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Design-based Fortifications

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A design-based fortification is one rooted in technical details of…

Fiber Optic Data Communication

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

Error Corrections

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

Feedforward Control

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“Feedforward” is a rather under-used control strategy…

Relating 4 to 20 mA Signals to Instrument Variables

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A 4 to 20 mA current signal represents some signal along a 0 to 100…

Motives for Compromising the Security of an Industrial Control System

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There are multiple motives for compromising the security of an…

Ladder Diagram (LD) Structure Commands

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The simple PLC ladder diagram (LD) commands consist of contacts and…

Legal Code

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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License By…

Digital PID Controllers

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

Functional Diagrams: the Flow of Information within a Control System

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A unique form of technical diagram for describing the abstract…

Analog to Digital Conversion and ADCs

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

WirelessHART Radio Communication Standard

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An exciting development in industrial instrumentation is the…

Instruction List (IL) Programming

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(Will be addressed in future versions of this book)

Relay Circuits and Ladder Diagrams

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Electromechanical relays may be connected together to perform logic…

Ladder Diagram (LD) Programming Contacts and Coils

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In the United States, the most common language used to program PLCs is…

How to Teach Yourself PLC Programming

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Learning PLC programming is a very important skill. If your job…

Limit, Selector, and Override Controls

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Another category of control strategies involves the use of signal…

LRV and URV Settings, Digital Trim (Digital Transmitters)

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The advent of “smart” field instruments containing…

High-reliability Control Systems

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As discussed at the beginning of this chapter, instrumentation safety…

Control Valve Actuators

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

Chromatography: Methods, Detectors and Species

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Imagine a major marathon race, where hundreds of runners gather in one…

FOUNDATION Fieldbus Function Blocks

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

Logic Programming in PLCs

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Although it seems each model of PLC has its own idiosyncratic standard…

Electrical Pressure Elements

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Several different technologies exist for the conversion of fluid…

Elementary Thermodynamics

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Thermodynamics is the study of heat, temperature, and their related…

Controller Output Current Loops

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

Proportional-only Offset

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A fundamental limitation of proportional control has to do with its…

Proximity Switches

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A proximity switch is one detecting the proximity (closeness) of some…

Supervisory Control

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In a manually-controlled process, a human operator directly actuates…

Instantaneous and Time-overcurrent (50/51) Protection

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Perhaps the most basic and necessary protective relay function is…

Memory Maps and I/O Addressing

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A wise PLC programmer once told me that the first thing any aspiring…

Material Volume Measurement

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A variety of technologies exist to measure the quantity of stored…

Overpressure Protection Devices

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Fluid pressure exerts force on any surface area it contacts, as…

Classical Mechanics

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Classical mechanics (often called Newtonian mechanics in honor of…

Dampers and Louvres

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A damper (otherwise known as a louvre) is a multi-element flow control…

Chemical Reactor Temperature Control Example

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Sometimes we encounter a diversity of instrument signal standards in…

EIA/TIA-232, 422, and 485 Networks

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Some of the simplest types of digital communication networks found in…

What is Hydrostatic Pressure?

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

Digital Multimeter (DMM) Tips and Tricks

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The digital multimeter (DMM) is quite possibly the most useful tool in…

FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 Protocol Device Configuration and Commissioning

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