Overview of Industrial Process Automation by K.L.S. SharmaOverview of Industrial Process Automation by K.L.S. Sharma

Overview of Industrial Process Automation

byK.L.S. Sharma, K.l.s. Sharma

Other | August 19, 2011

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Man-made or industrial processes, localised or geographically distributed, need be automated in order to ensure they produce quality, consistent, and cost-effective goods or services. Automation systems for these processes broadly consist of instrumentation, control, human interface, and communication subsystems.

This book introduces the basics of philosophy, technology, terminology, and practices of modern automation systems with simple illustrations and examples.

  • Provides an introduction to automation
  • Explains the concepts through simple illustrations and examples
  • Describes how to understand technical documents
Dr. Sharma is an industrial automation professional by education, qualification, and practice. He worked in the automation industry for over 33 years (25 years in ABB India) followed by academic institutions promoting automation education and training. He has totally dedicated himself to teach/train people in industry and academic inst...
Title:Overview of Industrial Process AutomationFormat:OtherDimensions:320 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 19, 2011Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0124157904

ISBN - 13:9780124157903


Table of Contents

  1. Why automation?
  2. Automation system structure
  3. Instrumentation subsystem
  4. Control subsystem
  5. Human interface subsystem
  6. Automation strategies
  7. Programmable control subsystem
  8. Hardware structure of controller
  9. Software structure of controller
  10. Programming of controller
  11. Advanced human interface
  12. Types of automation systems
  13. Special purpose controllers
  14. System availability
  15. Common configurations
  16. Advanced Input/Output system
  17. Concluding remarks


  1. Appendix A - Hardwired control subsystem
  2. Appendix B- Processor
  3. Appendix C - Hardware-software interfacing
  4. Appendix D - Instruction set of processor
  5. Appendix E - Basics of programming
  6. Appendix F - Advanced control strategies
  7. Appendix G - Power supply system
  8. Appendix H - Further reading