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Instruments & instrumentation engineering

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Instrumentation

Instrumentation

Author: . NAPTA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

For instrumentation and measurement courses in process technology programs. The NAPTA Series for Process Technology can be used independently and does not require NAPTA participation. The national standard for process technology instrumentation and measurement Instrumentation is part of the NAPTA Series for Process Technology. Developed in partnership with Industry and Education, this unprecedented collection supports a consistent curriculum and exit competencies for process technology graduates. Instrumentation provides a common national standard for the process technology instrumentation and measurement course of a process technology degree program, while serving as a valuable reference guide. The 2nd edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to align with the new NAPTA curriculum. New! Also available as an eText within MyLab Process Technology By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab(TM) personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Process Technology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Process Technology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Sensors and Their Applications XII

Sensors and Their Applications XII

Author: S. J. Prosser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/12/2019

Sensors and Their Applications XII discusses novel research in the areas of sensors and transducers and provides insight into new and topical applications of this technology. It covers the underlying physics, fabrication technologies, and commercial applications of sensors. Some of the topics discussed include optical sensing, sensing materials, nondestructive monitoring, imaging sensors, system networks, and water quality monitoring.

Geography's Quantitative Revolutions Edward A. Ackerman and the Cold War Origins of Big Data

Geography's Quantitative Revolutions Edward A. Ackerman and the Cold War Origins of Big Data

Author: Elvin Wyly Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Do you have a smartphone? Billions of people on the planet now navigate their daily lives with the kind of advanced Global Positioning System capabilities once reserved for the most secretive elements of America's military-industrial complex. But when so many people have access to the most powerful technologies humanity has ever devised for the precise determination of geographical coordinates, do we still need a specialized field of knowledge called geography?Just as big data and artificial intelligence promise to automate occupations ranging from customer service and truck driving to stock trading and financial analysis, our age of algorithmic efficiency seems to eliminate the need for humans who call themselves geographers-at the precise moment when engaging with information about the peoples, places, and environments of a diverse world is more popular than ever before. How did we get here? This book traces the recent history of geography, information, and technology through the biography of Edward A. Ackerman, an important but forgotten figure in geography's quantitative revolution. It argues that Ackerman's work helped encode the hidden logics of a distorted philosophical heritage-a dangerous, cybernetic form of thought known as militant neo-Kantianism-into the network architectures of today's pervasive worlds of surveillance capitalism.

Introduction to Modern Instrumentation Methods and Techniques

Introduction to Modern Instrumentation Methods and Techniques

Author: SachchidaNand Shukla Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Modern Instrumentation Methods and Techniques is a book which aims to discuss the instrumentation methods or techniques which are used for the purpose of analysis. This book includes the classification of instrumentation and fundamental function of the techniques. This book provides the readers with a detailed description about the mass spectrometry and the experimental methods which are used for optical spectroscopy. There are certain surface analysis techniques which are highlighted in this book. The insights of some topics have been provided to the readers in the second half of this book which includes nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, UV/visible spectrophotometry and potentiometric analysis. The book is concluded with certain description about the infrared spectroscopy.

Cascading Logic A Machine Control Methodology for Programmable Logic Controllers

Cascading Logic A Machine Control Methodology for Programmable Logic Controllers

Author: Gary Kirckof Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2019

Written for programmable logic controller programmers, this book describes how to create a functional machine control program for industrial equipment that is sequential in nature.The programming methodology starts by breaking the machine into its basic elements. These small and manageable elements allow the programmer to focus on large concerns before dealing with specifics. The methodology then shows how to program each element and how to assemble the elements together into a complete machine control program. The book is intended to provide programmers with the confidence they need to reach decisions, and move forward with the certainty that the program is performing as intended without odd combinations of logic causing unintentional actions. The sequential nature of events will also help operators and maintenance personnel troubleshoot and maintain the equipment after it is put into operation. Ladder logic illustrations demonstrate each part of the text. Although the ladder logic examples use the instruction set for the Allen Bradley SLC 500 programmable logic controller, the concepts and techniques can be used with any brand of programmable logic controller.

Security PHA Review for Consequence-Based Cybersecurity

Security PHA Review for Consequence-Based Cybersecurity

Author: Edward M. Marszal, Jim McGlone Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2019

Over the past few decades, the process industry has replaced mechanical safeguards with networked microprocessor-based devices that can be configured remotely. The new systems have more functionality their analog counterparts; however, they have also created greater risk from cyber attack. By focusing on hazard and operability studies (HAZOPs) designated scenarios, it is possible to identify hackable scenarios, rank them appropriately, and design non-hackable safeguards-such as relief valves and current overload relays-that are not vulnerable to the cybersecurity threat vector. Where inherently secure safeguard design is not feasible, the appropriate cybersecurity countermeasures must be deployed. The first step in this decision-making process is the application of a methodology for assessing the potential risks posed by a cyberattack on these process plants. In the process industries, the most widely accepted process for identifying hazards and assessing risk is the process hazard analysis (PHA) method, most commonly performed through a HAZOP. This book reviews the most common methods for PHA of process industry plants and then explains how to supplement those methods with an additional security PHA review (SPR) study to determine if there are any cyberattack vectors that can cause significant physical damage to the facility. If these attack vectors are present, then the study methodology makes one of two recommendations: (1) modify one or more of the safeguards so that they are not vulnerable to cyberattack or (2) prescribe the appropriate degree of cyberattack safeguarding through the assignment of an appropriate security level. SPR examples provide insight for implementing these recommendations.

Atomic Force Microscopy Fundamental Concepts and Laboratory Investigations

Atomic Force Microscopy Fundamental Concepts and Laboratory Investigations

Author: Wesley C. (Salt Lake Community College, UT, USA) Sanders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

This book focuses primarily on the atomic force microscope and serves as a reference for students, postdocs, and researchers using atomic force microscopes for the first time. In addition, this book can serve as the primary text for a semester-long introductory course in atomic force microscopy. There are a few algebra-based mathematical relationships included in the book that describe the mechanical properties, behaviors, and intermolecular forces associated with probes used in atomic force microscopy. Relevant figures, tables, and illustrations also appear in each chapter in an effort to provide additional information and points of interest. This book includes suggested laboratory investigations that provide opportunities to explore the versatility of the atomic force microscope. These laboratory exercises include opportunities for experimenters to explore force curves, surface roughness, friction loops, conductivity imaging, and phase imaging.

Atomic Force Microscopy Fundamental Concepts and Laboratory Investigations

Atomic Force Microscopy Fundamental Concepts and Laboratory Investigations

Author: Wesley C. (Salt Lake Community College, UT, USA) Sanders Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

This book focuses primarily on the atomic force microscope and serves as a reference for students, postdocs, and researchers using atomic force microscopes for the first time. In addition, this book can serve as the primary text for a semester-long introductory course in atomic force microscopy. There are a few algebra-based mathematical relationships included in the book that describe the mechanical properties, behaviors, and intermolecular forces associated with probes used in atomic force microscopy. Relevant figures, tables, and illustrations also appear in each chapter in an effort to provide additional information and points of interest. This book includes suggested laboratory investigations that provide opportunities to explore the versatility of the atomic force microscope. These laboratory exercises include opportunities for experimenters to explore force curves, surface roughness, friction loops, conductivity imaging, and phase imaging.

Fiber Optic Sensors

Fiber Optic Sensors

Author: Shizhuo Yin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

The need for both intrinsic and extrinsic fiber optic sensor technologies continues to grow. To meet the demands of this fast expanding applications-driven market, Fiber Optic Sensors, Second Edition presents both the latest advances in fiber optic sensor technology, such as the application of photonic crystal fibers to fiber optic gyroscopes, and recent application opportunities, including the use of fiber optic sensors as a minimally invasive medical treatment. The new edition of this seminal work highlights the development of fiber optic sensors, while providing an overview of current methods for the construction of high-speed and high-capacity fiber optic systems. Two new chapters cover topics such as femtosecond laser illumination inscription and the growing application sector of fiber optic chemical and biological sensors. Adding significant new material, the book continues to provide a progressive history of each sensor type as well as basic principles and fundamental building blocks for practical applications in the electrical aerospace, defense and manufacturing, smart structure, undersea surveillance, medical, and gas and oil industries.

Metal Oxide Nanostructures as Gas Sensing Devices

Metal Oxide Nanostructures as Gas Sensing Devices

Author: G. Eranna Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Metal Oxide Nanostructures as Gas Sensing Devices explores the development of an integrated micro gas sensor that is based on advanced metal oxide nanostructures and is compatible with modern semiconductor fabrication technology. This sensor can then be used to create a compact, low-power, handheld device for analyzing air ambience. The book first covers current gas sensing tools and discusses the necessity for miniaturized sensors. It then focuses on the materials, devices, and techniques used for gas sensing applications, such as resistance and capacitance variations. The author addresses the issues of sensitivity, concentration, and temperature dependency as well as the response and recovery times crucial for sensors. He also presents techniques for synthesizing different metal oxides, particularly those with nanodimensional structures. The text goes on to highlight the gas sensing properties of many nanostructured metal oxides, from aluminum and cerium to iron and titanium to zinc and zirconium. The final chapters deal with existing and future devices that are based on nanostructures. Miniaturized systems that analyze air ambience need sensors capable of identifying different gaseous species. Exploring state-of-the-art gas sensing devices, this book shows how nanostructured metal oxides are ideally suited for use as gas sensing elements.

Geography's Quantitative Revolutions Edward A. Ackerman and the Cold War Origins of Big Data

Geography's Quantitative Revolutions Edward A. Ackerman and the Cold War Origins of Big Data

Author: Elvin Wyly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Do you have a smartphone? Billions of people on the planet now navigate their daily lives with the kind of advanced Global Positioning System capabilities once reserved for the most secretive elements of America';s military-industrial complex. But when so many people have access to the most powerful technologies humanity has ever devised for the precise determination of geographical coordinates, do we still need a specialized field of knowledge called geography? Just as big data and artificial intelligence promise to automate occupations ranging from customer service and truck driving to stock trading and financial analysis, our age of algorithmic efficiency seems to eliminate the need for humans who call themselves geographers-at the precise moment when engaging with information about the peoples, places, and environments of a diverse world is more popular than ever before. How did we get here? This book traces the recent history of geography, information, and technology through the biography of Edward A. Ackerman, an important but forgotten figure in geography's quantitative revolution . It argues that Ackerman's work helped encode the hidden logics of a distorted philosophical heritage-a dangerous, cybernetic form of thought known as militant neo-Kantianism-into the network architectures of today's pervasive worlds of surveillance capitalism.

Solar and Infrared Radiation Measurements, Second Edition

Solar and Infrared Radiation Measurements, Second Edition

The rather specialized field of solar and infrared radiation measurements has become increasingly important due to the increased demands by the renewable energy and climate change research communities for data with higher accuracy and increased temporal and spatial resolutions. Recent advances in radiometry, measurement systems, and information dissemination also have increased the need for refreshing the literature available for this topic. This book provides the reader with an up-to-date review of the important aspects of solar and infrared radiation measurements: radiometer design; equipment installation, operation, maintenance, and calibration; data quality assessment parameters; and the knowledge necessary to properly interpret and apply the measured data to a variety of topics. Each of the authors has more than 40 years of experience with this subject, primarily as the result of developing and operating multiple measurement stations, working with the industry to improve radiometry, and conducting various research projects. The book's scope and subject matter have been designed to help a wide audience gain a general understanding of this subject and to serve as a technical reference. A student new to the field will benefit from the review of terminology and the historical perspective for radiometry before addressing more detailed topics in radiometry that we hope will be of interest to the more experienced reader. Describes the strengths and weaknesses of irradiance instruments Provides detailed information on how to assess uncertainty in measurements Offers comprehensive background information needed to understand the use of solar instrumentation Discusses design concepts for shadowband radiometers, sky imagers, and satellite-based estimates of solar irradiance at the Earth's surface Includes chapter-end questions, references, and useful links