Instrumentation: A Reader

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Juni 1986



This book contains a selection of papers and articles in instrumentation previously pub­ lished in technical periodicals and journals of learned societies. Our selection has been made to illustrate aspects of current practice and applications of instrumentation. The book does not attempt to be encyclopaedic in its coverage of the subject, but to provide some examples of general transduction techniques, of the sensing of particular measurands, of components of instrumentation systems and of instrumentation practice in two very different environments, the food industry and the nuclear power industry. We have made the selection particularly to provide papers appropriate to the study of the Open University course T292 Instrumentation. The papers have been chosen so that the book covers a wide spectrum of instrumentation techniques. Because of this, the book should be of value not only to students of instrumen­ tation, but also to practising engineers and scientists wishing to glean ideas from areas of instrumentation outside their own fields of expertise. In recent years instrumentation has emerged as a discipline in its own right rather than as an adjunct to traditional science and engineering disciplines. This development has been driven partly by the needs of industries for new and improved sensing techniques, and partly by new technological developments such as microprocessors, optical fibres and in­ tegrated silicon sensors which are revolutionising sensing and signal processing practice.


1. Future instrumentation: its effect on production and research.- 2. Sensors for mechanical properties.- 3. Digital transducers.- 4. Smart pressure transmitters.- 5. On-line measurement of liquid density.- 6. Measuring mass flow using the Coriolis principle.- 7. Humidity in air and gases.- 8. Development and application of a 0.14 g piezoelectric accelerometer.- 9. The use of ultrasonic techniques for non-invasive instrumentation on chemical and process plant.- 10. Level and density measurement using non-contact nuclear gauges.- 11. Analytical instruments for process control.- 12. Silicon sensors meet integrated circuits.- 13. Optical measurement methods.- 14. Sensing with optical fibres: an emerging technology.- 15. Feedback in instruments and its applications.- 16. Communications in process control.- 17. Measurement errors and instrument inaccuracies.- 18. How to calibrate flowmeters and velocity meters.- 19. Noise suppression and prevention in piezoelectric transducer systems.- 20. Process measurement in the food industry.- 21. Some instrumental techniques for hostile environments.- 22. The impact of the accident at Three Mile Island on plant control and instrumentation philosophy.
EAN: 9780412534003
ISBN: 0412534002
Untertitel: A reader. 1990. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1986
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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