Process Control Systems: Principles of design, operation and interfacing by F. JovicProcess Control Systems: Principles of design, operation and interfacing by F. Jovic

Process Control Systems: Principles of design, operation and interfacing

byF. Jovic

Paperback | October 3, 2013

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This book reflects the considerable current industrial interest and investment in process control systems. The use of computer systems in process control can provide great benefits, and it is estimated that efficiency can be increased by up to 30%. It is not surprising, therefore, that there have been considerable efforts by system designers and users to introduce and use such systems. Process hardware is integrated into a complete production system through data processing. It is for this purpose that technical specialists (e. g. electrical, mechanical, electronics, communication and process engineers and program­ mers) are involved in data processing. The scope of this book is therefore to assist in the selection of computer hardware and software that match the functional specification of the data processing component of a particular system. The principal points covered in this book are set out below. Part One: Production process hardware for a standard process is outlined and the information processing hardware is described. Large mechanical process hardware and process information devices (e. g. sensors and control elements involved in the process) create a coherent production unit, or system, which can be the control unit (i. e. the basic process unit). The hardware processes are described and the mathematics explained. This enables the application of control laws in order to linearize the process about its working point, as well as a stratification of process control tasks.
Title:Process Control Systems: Principles of design, operation and interfacingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:431 pages, 22.9 × 15.2 × 0.02 inPublished:October 3, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401053804

ISBN - 13:9789401053808

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Table of Contents

One Systems, Processes and the Role of Process Control Hardware.- 1 Signals, systems and process control.- 1.1 Introduction.- 1.2 A system approach to process control systems.- 1.3 Signals.- 1.4 Systems.- 1.5 The basic analytical concept of process control systems.- References.- 2 The basic process unit.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 The basic process unit.- 2.3 Basic process unit data processing.- 2.4 Process hardware for data input.- 2.5 Process hardware for data output.- 2.6 Auxiliary data for process control.- References.- 3 Stratification of control tasks and data communication.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 Stratification of computer tasks.- 3.3 Control levels and computer input/output hardware.- 3.4 Characteristics of process control computer systems.- 3.5 A survey of process control computer hardware.- 3.6 Communication codes and circuits.- 3.7 Channel capacity.- 3.8 Types of connection and communication hardware.- 3.9 Practical suggestions and recommendations.- 3.10 Open-ended communication in process control.- 3.11 Communication of smart process devices.- References.- Two The Role of Software in Process Control Systems.- 4 The relative roles of software and hardware.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 Data processing.- 4.3 Software for process control data processing.- 4.4 Software versus hardware.- References.- 5 System software.- 5.1 Introduction.- 5.2 Basic concepts of real-time operating systems.- 5.3 Structure and functions of real-time operating systems.- 5.4 Data and symbols for the operating systems.- 5.5 System software.- 5.6 Cost, safety and reliability of operating system software.- References.- 6 Application programs and databases.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Application program tasks.- 6.3 Structure and timing requirement of application programs.- 6.4 Database and basic process software.- 6.5 Distributed database.- 6.6 Extended real-time software.- References.- Three The Man-Machine Interface.- 7 Reduction and visualization of data and procedures.- 7.1 Introduction.- 7.2 Operator-system communication.- 7.3 Visualization and data logging.- 7.4 Recognition of process states.- References.- 8 Process management and control.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.2 Process states.- 8.3 Operator/process interaction - actions, commands and timing.- 8.4 Process protection and automatic actions.- References.- 9 The role of the operator in process control systems.- 9.1 Introduction.- 9.2 Formalization of the operator's role.- 9.3 Artificial inferencing tools - expert systems for process supervision and diagnostics.- 9.4 Controlling the operator's work using a process control system.- 9.5 The operator's reaction to process control systems.- 9.6 The limits of the operator's function.- References.- Four System Design.- 10 The feasibility study.- 10.1 Introduction.- 10.2 Data volumes and flows.- 10.3 Stratification of process control and basic system design.- 10.4 Cost/benefit analysis.- 10.5 Benefits.- References.- 11 Computer control system design.- 11.1 Introduction.- 11.2 Communication design.- 11.3 Data transmission units.- 11.4 Designing control and dispatching centres.- 12 Cost-effective system selection.- 12.1 Introduction.- 12.2 Buying and testing hardware.- 12.3 Designing and testing software.- 12.4 Human factors in system assembly.- 12.5 Programming teams.- References.- 13 The integrated approach.- 13.1 Introduction.- 13.2 Mounting and installation procedure.- 13.3 Testing and reliability.- 13.4 System commissioning.- 13.5 Commissioning and safety.- 13.6 Training personnel.- 13.7 Maintenance.- References.- Author index.