Introduction to Modbus

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Developed by the Modicon company (the original manufacturer of the…

Examples of PLC Systems

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Programmable logic controllers are essentially nothing more than…

Digital PID Controllers

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The vast majority of PID controllers in service today are digital in…

Instruction List (IL) Programming

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(Will be addressed in future versions of this book)

Common Diagnostic Mistakes in Control Systems

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Volumes could be written about poor diagnostic technique. The…

Teaching Technical Practices (Labwork)

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Labwork is an essential part of any science-based curriculum. Here,…

WirelessHART Radio Communication Standard

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An exciting development in industrial instrumentation is the…

Policy-based Fortifications

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These fortifications focus on human behavior rather than system design…

Valve Positioners

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The reason why a pneumatic control valve’s stem position…

Analog to Digital Conversion and ADCs

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In order to provide an interface between the internal (digital) world…

Function Block Diagram (FBD) Programming

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(Will be addressed in future versions of this book)

Interposing Relays in PLCs

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In addition to directly performing logic functions, electromechanical…

VSD and VFD Motor Drive Features

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Modern DC and AC motor drives provide features useful when using…

FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 Protocol Device Configuration and Commissioning

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Fieldbus devices require far more attention in their initial setup and…

Error Corrections

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Abdelaziz, Ahmed (June 2014) Identified numerous typographical errors…

How to Teach Yourself PLC Programming

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First and foremost, you need to get your very own PLC to work with.…

“Normal” status of a Process Switch

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Perhaps the most confusing aspect of discrete sensors is the…

Introduction to Power System Automation

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Those familiar with industrial instrumentation will find much within…

Level Sensor Accessories

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Disturbances in the liquid tend to complicate liquid level…

Differential (87) Current Protection

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One of the fundamental laws of electric circuits is Kirchhoff’s…

AC Motor Braking

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There are several different methods useful for causing an AC induction…

Legal Code

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License By…

Relay Circuits and Ladder Diagrams

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Electromechanical relays may be connected together to perform logic…

VSD and VFD Motor Drive Features

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Modern DC and AC motor drives provide features useful when using…

Digital PID Controllers

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The vast majority of PID controllers in service today are digital in…

P, I, and D Responses Graphed

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A very helpful method for understanding the operation of proportional,…

Auxiliary and Lockout (86) Relays

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An important type of “accessory” relay, especially for…

Transfer Function Analysis

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An extremely important topic in engineering is that of transfer…

A Comparison of PID Controller Tuning Techniques

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In this section I will show screenshots from a process loop simulation…

Valve Positioners

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The reason why a pneumatic control valve’s stem position…

Rotating Phasor in Three-dimensional Form

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The following animation shows a rotating phasor in three-dimensional…

Colorimetric and Potentiometric pH Measurement

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pH is the measurement of the hydrogen ion activity in a liquid…

Capacitive Level Measurement

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Capacitive level instruments measure electrical capacitance of a…

Use of Line Reactors

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Regulating the electric power sent to an electric motor is a task…

Analysis of Practical Pneumatic Instruments

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To better understand the design and operation of self-balancing…

Energy in Chemical Reactions

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A chemical reaction resulting in a net release of energy is called…

Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs)

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Programmable logic controllers are built to input various signal types…

Process Flow Diagrams

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To show a practical process example, let’s examine three…

Teaching Technical Practices (Labwork)

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Labwork is an essential part of any science-based curriculum. Here,…

What is Hydrostatic Pressure?

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A vertical column of fluid generates a pressure at the bottom of the…

Flow Measurement from Differential Pressure

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Take for instance the problem of measuring fluid flow through a pipe.…

Electronic Structure

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Earlier in this chapter you were shown a model of a nitrogen atom with…

Understanding Area, Volume and Common Geometry

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Area refers to the size of two-dimensional surface. Volume refers to…

Mechanical Vibration Switches

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A much simpler alternative to continuous vibration sensors…

Troubleshooting Current Loops

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A fundamental principle in instrumentation system troubleshooting is…

Chemiluminescence Measurement

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Recall that an exothermic chemical reaction is one that releases a net…

Periodic Table of the Elements

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All substances are comprised of various elements in various…

Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs)

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Programmable logic controllers are built to input various signal types…

Radiation Level Measurement

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Certain types of nuclear radiation easily penetrates the walls of…

Basics of Electrical Current

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Current is the name we give to the motion of electric charges from a…

Laminar Flowmeters

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A unique form of differential pressure-based flow measurement deserves…

Analysis of Practical Pneumatic Instruments

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To better understand the design and operation of self-balancing…

Basic Components Common to all Radio Systems

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“Radio” systems use electromagnetic fields to communicate…

Instrument Identification Tags

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Up until this point, we have explored various types of instrumentation…

Control Valve Actuators

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The purpose of a control valve actuator is to provide the motive force…

Rotating Phasor in Three-dimensional Form

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The following animation shows a rotating phasor in three-dimensional…

FOUNDATION Fieldbus Function Blocks

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Data-processing modules within FF systems are known as function…

Error Corrections

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Abdelaziz, Ahmed (June 2014) Identified numerous typographical errors…

Fiber Optic Data Communication

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Light has long been used as a long-range signaling medium. While…

Controller Output Current Loops

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The simplest form of 4-20 mA current loop is the type used to…