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Process Instrumentation, 1st Edition

  • Charles Thomas
  • ISBN-10: 1111306346
  • ISBN-13: 9781111306342
  • 416 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2022 Available January 2030
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Overview

About the Product

PROCESS INSTRUMENTATION introduces the key elements of modern process control, and prepares readers for a career as a process technician in the chemical processing industry. Providing a thorough understanding of the basics, the book begins with an overview of industry symbols and diagrams, instruments, equipment, systems, and technology before advancing to the fundamental concepts of pressure, temperature, level, flow, and compositional variables, as well as how they apply to a control loop and various methods used in process control. Readers then progress from tracing and drawing simple process flow diagrams (PFD) to more sophisticated tasks, such as reading, sketching, and troubleshooting an operating unit on their own using a piping and instrumentation drawing (P &ID). PROCESS INSTRUMENTATION was written from the unique perspective of the process technician, rather than an instructor, which helps apprentices clearly identify and internalize their roles and responsibilities, and better prepare for their futures.

Features

  • PROCESS INSTRUMENTATION walks readers through the material one step at a time to ensure a thorough foundation in the basics before attempting complex tasks.

  • Clear and concise learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter set expectations for the readings, and help pinpoint the most important material.

  • Written from a process technician's point of view, PROCESS INSTRUMENTATION puts readers in the technician's shoes by showing how to perform each task--favoring the more useful, hands-on perspective over the abstract.

  • Realistic case scenarios take readers out of the book and into the workplace, while promoting the analytical and problem-solving skills that lead to greater success on the job.

  • State-of-the-art graphics, line-drawings, and photos enhance the lessons, and illustrate the process technician's potential roles in petrochemical and other industries.

About the Author

Charles Thomas

Charles E. Thomas is a professor and Division Chair at Lee College in Baytown, Texas where he teaches Process Technology, Safety Management, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology. Prior to joining the Lee College faculty, Dr. Thomas worked for Exxon Research and Engineering and Exxon Chemicals in a variety of operational, research and development, and training system roles. Dr. Thomas holds an A.S. from University of the State of New York, a B.A. from Western Illinois University, an M.S. from the University of Texas, and Ph.D. from Texas A. & M. University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Modern Process Control.
2. Symbols and Diagrams--1.
3. Symbols and Diagrams--2.
4. Process Flow Diagrams.
5. Common Instruments.
6. Equipment, Systems, & Technology.
7. Introduction to Control Loops.
8. Control Loops--1.
9. Control Loops--2.
10. Piping and Instrumentation Drawing P & ID.
11. Introduction to Math, Science, Chemistry, and Physics.
12. Troubleshooting Process Equipment and Systems Using Process Instrumentation.
13. The Future of Process Control.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111306354 | ISBN-13: 9781111306359)

The Instructor Resources commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor’s Manual, and other text-specific resources.

Introduction to Process Technology  (ISBN-10: 1435454251 | ISBN-13: 9781435454255)

Appropriate for individuals who are just beginning employment as process technicians, Introduction to Process Technology, 3E explores the development of process technology as well as the science and technology, equipment, systems, operations, and troubleshooting principles associated with modern manufacturing. The 3rd Edition is a proven product, the result of years of use and testing. It features a logical arrangement of topics that provides a strong foundation for a process technology training program, while illustrating how each topic relates to others. Comprehensive coverage explores safety, health, environment, process instrumentation, applied physics, applied chemistry, and principles of quality in an easy-to-understand style that is directly applicable to industry.

Process Technology Equipment and Systems  (ISBN-10: 1435499123 | ISBN-13: 9781435499126)

PROCESS TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS, 3E is a comprehensive introduction to the workings of a modern manufacturing facility in the process industry. The text, which fits a standard equipment and systems course, provides your students with the information they need to know and uses up-to-date graphics and photos to enhance their understanding of how process systems and equipment actually operate. This book carries on the tradition of excellence established by the first two editions, which have successfully launched thousands of process technicians into the chemical processing industry. Key topics include valves, vessels, and piping, pumps and compressors, motors and turbines, heat exchangers, cooling towers, boilers and furnaces, reactors and distillation, extraction and separation systems, and process instrumentation.

Process Technology Troubleshooting  (ISBN-10: 1428311009 | ISBN-13: 9781428311008)

For the first time, process technicians have a resource designed specifically for them that will provide a comprehensive, thorough overview of modern troubleshooting methods and models. Process Technology Troubleshooting utilizes a simple to complex approach that encourages readers to master basic concepts before progressing to more advanced ones for increased comprehension. The book covers troubleshooting models that apply concepts from advanced instrumentation, the control loop, and process equipment and systems, and includes coverage of such processes as a simple pump-around and feed system, compressor system, heat transfer system, cooling tower system, boiler system, furnace system, distillation system , stirred reactor system, and separations system. Each of these systems have operational information, set points, and start-up procedures. These sections include "what-if" scenarios and detailed illustrations. Process Technology Troubleshooting is an invaluable resource and reference for any novice, training manager or experienced process technician.

Student Supplements

Introduction to Process Technology  (ISBN-10: 1435454251 | ISBN-13: 9781435454255)

Appropriate for individuals who are just beginning employment as process technicians, Introduction to Process Technology, 3E explores the development of process technology as well as the science and technology, equipment, systems, operations, and troubleshooting principles associated with modern manufacturing. The 3rd Edition is a proven product, the result of years of use and testing. It features a logical arrangement of topics that provides a strong foundation for a process technology training program, while illustrating how each topic relates to others. Comprehensive coverage explores safety, health, environment, process instrumentation, applied physics, applied chemistry, and principles of quality in an easy-to-understand style that is directly applicable to industry.

Process Technology Equipment and Systems  (ISBN-10: 1435499123 | ISBN-13: 9781435499126)

PROCESS TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS, 3E will provide you with state-of-the-art graphics and photos, alongside updated information that keeps pace with industry developments. This book carries on the tradition of excellence, established by the first two editions, which have successfully launched thousands of process technicians into the chemical processing industry. This third edition is comprehensive and both student and industry-oriented and contains excellent line art to better illustrate key points and processes Key topics include valves, vessels, and piping, pumps and compressors, motors and turbines, heat exchangers, cooling towers, boilers and furnaces, reactors and distillation, extraction and separation systems, and process instrumentation.

Process Technology Troubleshooting  (ISBN-10: 1428311009 | ISBN-13: 9781428311008)

For the first time, process technicians have a resource designed specifically for them that will provide a comprehensive, thorough overview of modern troubleshooting methods and models. Process Technology Troubleshooting utilizes a simple to complex approach that encourages readers to master basic concepts before progressing to more advanced ones for increased comprehension. The book covers troubleshooting models that apply concepts from advanced instrumentation, the control loop, and process equipment and systems, and includes coverage of such processes as a simple pump-around and feed system, compressor system, heat transfer system, cooling tower system, boiler system, furnace system, distillation system , stirred reactor system, and separations system. Each of these systems have operational information, set points, and start-up procedures. These sections include "what-if" scenarios and detailed illustrations. Process Technology Troubleshooting is an invaluable resource and reference for any novice, training manager or experienced process technician.