Best Reference Books – Instrumentation and Process Control Theory

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Instrumentation and Process Control Theory subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Instrumentation and Process Control Theory along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Instrumentation and Process Control Theory subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Instrumentation and Process Control Theory" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Automatic Control Engineering” by F H Raven

Book Review: This book describes all the automatic control systems that are used in different fields of engineering. The book covers all the applications related to control systems ranging from precision control device design to massive equipment design. The book also describes applications for automatic controls. The book also discusses about how control systems are represented with the help of block diagrams. The book also explains linear differential equations that describe the operation of different control systems. The book also describes state space methods, digital control systems, frequency response methods and system compensation.

2. “Engineering Systems and Automatic Control” by P Dransfield
3. “Instrumentation, Measurement and Analysis” by B C Nakra and K K Chaudhry

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“Instrumentation, Measurement and Analysis” Book Review: Various aspects of instrumentation, measurement and analysis are covered in this book. It can be accessed mainly by students of the domain. Recent technological advances in the fields are highlighted. New and relevant topics of the subject are also discussed.

4. “Industrial Instrumentation” by D P Eckeman

Book Review: This book reviews the methodologies and principles of many methods that are used in industrial processing and manufacturing. The book stresses more on the methods rather than mechanisms. The book also focuses on the basics on engineering applications and uses analytical approaches to solve measurement problems. This is a very good book for undergraduates studying engineering. Knowledge of elements of calculus, mechanics and thermodynamics is a pre requisite for this book.

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5. “Applied Instrumentation in the Process Industries: Control Systems – Theory, Troubleshooting and Design” by Leslie M Zoss
6. “Advanced Instrumentation, Data Interpretation, and Control of Biotechnological Processes” by J F van Impe

“Advanced Instrumentation, Data Interpretation, and Control of Biotechnological Processes” Book Review: The main idea of the book is problems faced in the field of instrumentation in biotechnological problems and strategies of solution. Engineers, researchers as well as students can refer to this book. The first part of the book deals with modern hardware sensors such as viable biomass measurement, membrane inlet mass spectrometry, flow cytometry and microcalorimetry. The second part covers concepts of model based process diagnosis and control techniques including bioprocess modeling, identification, data processing and software sensor design.

7. “Measurement Theory for Engineers” by Ilya Gertsbakh

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“Measurement Theory for Engineers” Book Review: The book deals with a wide variety of applications of statistical measurement theory. Graduate students and researchers of the field can find this book of interest. Basics and fundamentals of measurement theory are covered. Every topic in the book starts by introducing the basics to the readers before diving into further complex aspects. Related mathematical concepts are elucidated wherever needed. Readers can also find a plethora of exercise problems throughout the text.

8. “Tuning of Industrial Control Systems” by A B Corripio

“Tuning of Industrial Control Systems” Book Review: The book talks about multi-facetted concepts of tuning. It is recommended to students of undergraduate level courses in the domain. Practical aspects of the concepts are emphasised. The book begins with the topic of feedback controllers and goes on to highlight open-loop characterization of process dynamics and selection strategies for feedback controller modes. Further, the book deals with tuning of feedback controller modes including both computer and microprocessor based controllers.

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9. “Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes” by Terrence Blevins

“Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes” Book Review: The concepts of process control are discussed in detail in this text. It targets engineers and working technicians in the field. Single and multi-loop control techniques are discussed before dealing with advanced control techniques. Industrial applications are elucidated with the help of simple processes. Last section of the book focuses on complex examples of various industries.

10. “PC Interfacing and Data Acquisition: Techniques for Measurement, Instrumentation and Control” by Kevin James
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