Process Automation Handbook

A Guide to Theory and Practice

  • Jonathan┬áLove

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlviii
  2. Technology and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction

      1. Pages 5-7
      2. Pages 9-14
      3. Pages 15-18
      4. Pages 19-21
      5. Pages 23-26
      6. Pages 27-34
      7. Pages 35-41
      8. Pages 43-47
      9. Pages 49-53
    3. Instrumentation

      1. Pages 57-60
      2. Pages 61-66
      3. Pages 67-75
      4. Pages 77-85
      5. Pages 87-92
      6. Pages 93-97
      7. Pages 107-112
      8. Pages 113-121

About this book


To be effective as an engineer practicing in the field of process automation requires a breadth of knowledge across a wide range of disciplines: chemical engineering, instrumentation, electrical engineering, control theory, mathematics, computing and management.

Previously published books exist in these areas but most are generic and, of those that are applied in nature, few are oriented towards the actual needs of the chemical and process industry. It is impractical for engineers and unreasonable for students to have to cope with this spectrum of material and lack of emphasis. The objective of Process Automation Handbook has been to distil into a single coherent handbook all the essentials of process automation at a depth sufficient for most practical purposes.

The handbook focuses on the knowledge needed to cope with the vast majority of process control and automation situations. In doing so, a number of sensible balances have been carefully struck between breadth and depth, theory and practice, classical and modern, technology and technique, information and understanding. A thorough grounding is provided for every topic. If more detailed information is required, the reader is referred to more specialised texts in the knowledge that he or she has been provided with a sound platform to ask the right questions and understand the answers.

Process Automation Handbook will be of value to any engineer actively concerned with process control and automation in the chemical and process industries and final-year undergraduate and postgraduate students studying process control.


Automatic control Control engineering Process automation Process dynamics Process instumentation Process systems SRUK Simulation automation chemical engineering control technology electrical engineering

Authors and affiliations

  • Jonathan┬áLove
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced MaterialsNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-281-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-282-9
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