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Instrumentation and Process Control, 6th Edition

  • Franklyn W. Kirk
  • Thomas A. Weedon
  • Philip Kirk
  • ISBN-10: 0826934420
  • ISBN-13: 9780826934420
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2011
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

Instrumentation and Process Control is a comprehensive resource that provides a technician-level approach to instrumentation used in process control. With an emphasis on common industrial applications, this textbook covers the four fundamental instrumentation measurements of temperature, pressure, level, and flow, in addition to position, humidity, moisture, and typical liquid and gas measuring instruments. Fundamental scientific principles, detailed illustrations, descriptive photographs, and concise text are used to present the following instrumentation topics: Process control and factory automation measurement instruments and applications; Control valves and other final elements; Digital communication systems and controllers; Overview of control strategies for process control; Safety systems and installation in hazardous locations and; Systems approach to integration of instruments in process control.

About the Author

Franklyn W. Kirk

Franklyn Kirk is the founder of the Franklyn W. Kirk Company, an industrial instrument distributorship. Mr. Kirk developed and taught a four-semester course in Basic Instrumentation at the Technical Institute of Fenn College (now Cleveland State University) in Cleveland. He co-authored the first edition of the text, Instrumentation. Technical schools worldwide have used this text and the subsequent editions. Mr. Kirk continued to teach at Fenn and later for the Continuing Education Department of Cleveland State University. Recently, Mr. Kirk received the Technical Educator Award from the Cleveland Technical Societies Council. This award goes to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding performance, creative abilities, technical competence, and integrity in the practice of his or her discipline.

Thomas A. Weedon

Thomas Weedon is an engineering graduate of the Case Institute of Technology and a licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio. Mr. Weedon has more than 40 years of industrial experience in instrument engineering. He developed a course in instrumentation for a training program for new engineers. The course was taught for many years. Mr. Weedon was involved in the control system design of many chemical plants around the country, including one of the first computer-controlled chemical plants in his field. He was one of the founders of Instrumentation Technology, Inc., a control systems consulting company providing services to chemical equipment makers and plants worldwide. Consulting provided him with extensive experience in all types of instrument applications including large-scale DCS and PLC installations with modern digital instruments. He is the author of the Instrumentation chapter in the 5-volume book, Handbook of Chlor-Alkali Technology.

Philip Kirk

Philip Kirk is President of the Franklyn W. Kirk Company. Mr. Kirk has over 25 years of experience in the instrumentation industry. His instrumentation experience includes specifying and designing instrumentation system solutions for industrial and commercial users. In this capacity, Mr. Kirk has acquired a practical knowledge of process sensors, controllers, software, and industrial instrumentation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Instrumentation
Chapter 2: Temperature Measurement
Chapter 3: Pressure Measurement
Chapter 4: Level Measurement
Chapter 5: Flow Measurement
Chapter 6: Analyzers
Chapter 7: Position Measurement
Chapter 8: Transmission and Communication
Chapter 9: Automatic Control
Chapter 10: Final Elements
Chapter 11: Safety Systems
Chapter 12: Instrumentation and Control Applications


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Instructor Supplements

Answer Key for Instrumentation and Process Control  (ISBN-10: 0826934447 | ISBN-13: 9780826934444)