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glossary of Instrumentation and Controls terms
Does anyone know of or have a general glossary of Instrumentation and Controls terms, that would define such items as PLC, DCS, HMI, etc.?
By Mark L. Goldstein on 11 April, 2003 - 4:34 pm

Does anyone know of or have a general glossary of Instrumentation and Controls terms, that would define such items as PLC, DCS, HMI, etc.?

By Troy Woloshyn on 12 April, 2003 - 11:02 am

One that I find useful is at the link below.

http://www.geocities.com/ikind_babel/babel/babel.html

You can download the data at this link, in-case it no longer is available in the future.

Hope this helps.

By Walt Boyes on 13 April, 2003 - 11:27 am

I would go to the source.

The ISA Dictionary of Measurement and Control is THE authoritative source for such definitions...and is available online for members at http://www.isa.org.

Walt Boyes

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Not sure what you want. The above names are acronyms. Have never seen a glossary for 1. Programmable Logic Controller, 2. Distributed Control System, or 3. Human Machine Interface.

Be specific.

PID - Proportional, Integral, Derivative.
PV - Process Variable
SP - Set Point
CV - Control Variable
FB - Feedback

By Francis Lovering on 14 April, 2003 - 10:28 am

Try this one

http://www.tony-s.co.uk/Glossary_automati.htm

Francis

I NEED GLOSSARY OF c&I TERMS.

By Diana C Bouchard on 31 October, 2003 - 11:11 pm

ISA has an Automation, Systems, and Instrumentation Dictionary that might fill the bill.

http://www.isa.org/Template.cfm?Section=Books1&template=/Ecommerce/ProductDisplay.cfm&ProductID=4518

Price is $69 US for ISA members, $84 US for non members.

Diana Bouchard

By lamar e womac on 9 July, 2004 - 2:02 pm

http://www.isa.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Members_and_Leaders/Dictionary/Definitions/Definitions.htm