Measurement and Control Basics – Ideal for classroom use or self-study, this newly updated best-selling book has provided thousands of students, technicians, engineers, and sales people with a practical introduction to the principles, technologies, and strategies used in industrial process control. This fifth edition takes the same proven approach of previous editions.
Each chapter begins with basic definitions and concepts that allow readers to become well versed in the principles necessary to under-stand the variables that affect process control systems. New features in the fifth edition include improved coverage of process control computers and industrial networks and a new chapter on liquid density measurement. Sections were also added on human machine interface (HMI), wireless devices and networks. The book includes solutions to exercises that make it more suitable for self-study.
About the Author
Thomas A. Hughes, a Senior Member of ISA, has 35 years of experience in the design and installation of instrumentation and control systems, including 25 years in the management of instrumentation and control projects for the pro-cess and nuclear industries. He is the author of two books: Measurement and Control Basics, 4th Edition, (2007) and Programmable Controllers, 4th Edition, (2005), both published by ISA.Mr.
Hughes received a B. S. in Engineering Physics from the University of Colorado, a M.S. in Control Systems engineering from Colorado State Univer-sity and a PhD in Engineering Management from California Coast University. He has held professional engineering licenses in the states of Colorado and Alaska, and has held engineering and management positions with Dow Chemical, Stearns Roger Engineering, Rockwell International, EG&G Rocky Flats, Topro Systems Integration, and the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria.
Mr. Hughes has taught numerous courses in electronics, mathematics, and instrumentation systems at the college level and in industry during his career. He is retired and lives in Arvada, Colorado.