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Pressure Sensor Accessories

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Multiple accessories exist for pressure-sensing devices to function…

Level Sensor Accessories

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Disturbances in the liquid tend to complicate liquid level…

Non-contact Temperature Sensors

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Virtually any mass above absolute zero temperature emits…

Temperature Sensor Accessories

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One of the most important accessories for any temperature-sensing…

Logic Programming in PLCs

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

The Basics of Control Relays

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An electromechanical relay is an electrical switch actuated by an…

Polyphase AC Power

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“Polyphase” means “many phases,” describing a…

Examples of PLC Systems

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Programmable logic controllers are essentially nothing more than…

Auxiliary and Lockout (86) Relays

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

Applications of Spectroscopy for Analytical Measurement

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Much of our knowledge about atomic structure comes from experimental…

Numerical Differentiation

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As we have seen, the concept of differentiation is finding the…

Proportional-only Control

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Imagine a liquid-level control system for a vessel, where the position…

Instantaneous and Time-overcurrent (50/51) Protection

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Perhaps the most basic and necessary protective relay function is…

Transformer Basics and Principles of Operation

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The transformer is one of the most important components in all of AC…

The Difference Between Series and Parallel Circuits

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In addition to Ohm’s Law, we have a set of rules describing how…

Basics of Electrical Current

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

Valve Positioners

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

Laser Spectroscopy

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A laser is a light source emitting waves of light that not only…

Level Sensor Accessories

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Disturbances in the liquid tend to complicate liquid level…

Velocity-based Flowmeters

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The Law of Continuity for fluids states that the product of mass…

Troubleshooting Current Loops

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A fundamental principle in instrumentation system troubleshooting is…

Calibration Errors and Testing

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The efficient identification and correction of instrument calibration…

Non-dispersive Luft Detector Spectroscopy

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Non-dispersive analysis, while newer in discovery than dispersive…

Pressure Sensor Accessories

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Multiple accessories exist for pressure-sensing devices to function…

Calibration Procedures in Linear, Non-Linear and Discrete Instruments

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As described earlier in this chapter, calibration refers to the…

New Content

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Coy, John J. et. al. (December 2012) Sampled graphic illustrations…

Integral (Reset) Control

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Imagine a liquid-level control system for a vessel, where the position…

Circuit Failure Analysis

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Perhaps the most valuable skill an instrument technician can possess…

Chromatography: Methods, Detectors and Species

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

Process/Instrument Suitability

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Every flow-measuring instrument exploits a physical principle to…

Proper Care and Feeding of Pneumatic Instruments

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Perhaps the most important rule to obey when using pneumatic…

The Concept of Differentiation

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Suppose we wished to measure the rate of propane gas flow through a…

Non-contact Temperature Sensors

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Virtually any mass above absolute zero temperature emits…

Tuning PID Controllers

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Learning how to tune PID controllers is a skill born of much practice.…

Filled-bulb Temperature Sensors

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Filled-bulb systems exploit the principle of fluid expansion to…

High-reliability Control Systems

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

Kirchhoff’s Current and Voltage Laws

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Two extremely important principles in electric circuits were codified…

How to Teach Yourself PLC Programming

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

Ladder Diagram (LD) Structure Commands

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

Split-range Control

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There are many process control applications in the industry where it…

Directional Overcurrent (67) Protection

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While 50 and 51 (instantaneous and time overcurrent) relay functions…

Single-line Electrical Diagrams

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Electrical power grids primarily consist of three-phase AC circuits.…

Insertion Flowmeters

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This section does not describe a particular type of flowmeter, but…

Analog to Digital Conversion and ADCs

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