This well-organized and comprehensive book presents the basic concept and terminology of process control citing examples from day-to-day life. The text discusses the order of dynamic elements and their responses, transportation lag, block diagrams, final control elements, controllers, the concept of stability, techniques to tune controllers, etc. in detail. It also explains the way the elements are put together to form a loop and their interactions to each other, Ziegler–Nichols and Tyreus–Luyben controller settings, and a host of other topics that help students understand the control configuration.
Primarily intended for undergraduate students of chemical engineering, this text can also be useful for undergraduate students of electrical and mechanical engineering.
KEY FEATURES :
Provides examples of several dynamic elements from chemical industry.
Includes a large number of diagrams illustrating the control action to be implemented.
Gives examples of dynamic elements from chemical industry to correlate functioning of equipment from control point of view.
Deals with both electronic and pneumatic controllers.