- Hardcover: 434 pages
- Publisher: ISA (October 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1556178158
- ISBN-13: 978-1556178153
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,039,789 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Inside Flap
This book is a guide for both experienced engineers as well as newcomers to advanced control. It serves as a bridge between theoretical concepts and effective practical implementations.
The major topics are:
* Setting a foundation, finding the opportunities, and estimating the benefits for advanced control
* Using Auto Tuners
* Applying Model Predictive Control and integrating optimization techniques
* Getting the most out of Dynamic Estimators, Abnormal Situation Management, and Fuzzy Logic Control
* Employing dynamic simulations of processes and control systems for design, prototyping, and training
* Setting up an online system for automated analysis and evaluation of control system and process performance
Each topic is summarized to capture important concepts, rules of thumb and best practices.
The book includes a CD with practical design, simulation, and implementation examples. This interactive learning environment includes overviews by the authors and video demonstrations that make key examples in the book come alive. Configuration and case files are supplied for a hands-on experience and PowerPoint files suitable for lectures on each unit are included on the CD.
Reading the book and observing the simulation exercises offers the shortest path for getting the most value out of applying advanced control. The book should be a good companion for every engineer practicing advanced control.
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It is not a difficult book to read but does require focus and digging through the details and logic presented.
I was concerned that it was copyrighted in 2003, a long time ago in the world of industrial control. That proved not to be a problem, the ideas and issues presented are to a great extent universal and timeless.
Until recently most of this knowledge ended up with consultants, and the success of the application often deteriorated once they departed. There is now an opportunity to for the engineers closest to the process and daily operations to take a much more active role in the development and support of APC applications.
This book serves a bridge for industrial practitioners of Process Control to enter into the world of APC applications. Greater understanding, support and involvement of onsite engineers can increase the success rate and longevity of any APC project and application.
The book focuses on practice and applications, backed up by enough theory to insure a deeper understanding. The book demystify APC and makes it more accessible.
I am an Industrial Practitioner of Process Control. I have been working for more than 16 years as an Instrumentation, Automation, and Process Safety and Control Engineer for the Oil & Gas Industry. This book helped me to get a better understanding of APC in order to identify possible opportunities for its applications on my job.