A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge

Author: Vernon L. Trevathan

Publisher: Isa

ISBN: 9781556179846

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 506

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A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, 2nd Edition, has been updated and additional topics added covering custom software, control equipment structure, and continuous emissions monitoring systems to better provide the reader with comprehensive information about all major topics in the broad field of automation. Edited by Vernon L. Trevathan with contributions from over thirty-five leading experts from all aspects of automation, this book defines the most important automation concepts and processes, while also describing the technical skills professionals require to implement them in today's industrial environment. Whether you are an engineer, manager, control systems integrator, student, or educator, you will turn to this book again and again as the ultimate source on what is encompassed by automation.

A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge

Author: Vernon L. Trevathan

Publisher: Isa

ISBN: 9781556179617

Category: Reference

Page: 466

View: 1841

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"A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge" provides you with comprehensive information about all major topics in the broad field of automation. Edited by Vernon Trevathan with contributions from over thirty leading experts from all aspects of automation, this book defines the most important automation concepts and processes, while also describing the technical skills professionals require to implement them in today's industrial environment. Whether you are an engineer, manager, control systems integrator, student, or educator, you will turn to this book again and again as the ultimate source on what is encompassed by automation.

Certified Automation Professional (CAP) Study Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: Isa

ISBN: 9781556178887

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 42

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The CAP Study Guide is a comprehensive self-study resource for the CAP certification exam. The study guide contains a list of the CAP domains and tasks, 50 review questions and answers, complete with justifications and references. The study guide also includes a recommended list of publications that can be used for further study on specific domains. The study guide is recommended as a prerequisite to taking the CAP Exam.

Successful Instrumentation and Control Systems Design, Michael D. Whitt

Instrumentation & Control Systems

Author: I.S.A

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: 1556178441

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 407

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The information presented in this publication is for the general education of the reader. Because neither the author nor the publisher have any control over the use of the information by the reader, both the author and the publisher disclaim any and all liability of any kind arising out of such use. The reader is expected to exercise sound professional judgment in using any of the information presented in a particular application. Additionally, neither the author nor the publisher have investigated or considered the affect of any patents on the ability of the reader to use any of the information in a particular application. The reader is responsible for reviewing any possible patents that may affect any particular use of the information presented. Any references to commercial products in the work are cited as examples only. Neither the author nor the publisher endorse any referenced commercial product. Any trademarks or tradenames referenced belong to the respective owner of the mark or name. Neither the author nor the publisher make any representation regarding the availability of any referenced commercial product at any time. The manufacturer’s instructions on use of any commercial product must be followed at all times, even if in conflict with the information in this publication. Copyright © 2004 ISA – The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Fifth Edition

Author: Project Management Institute

Publisher: Project Management Institute

ISBN: 1935589814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 589

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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.

Troubleshooting

A Technician's Guide

Author: William L. Mostia

Publisher: Isa

ISBN: 9781556179631

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 215

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Troubleshooting loops and systems is something all technicians must do, but that few truly master. This newly revised edition draws on the authorÂ's long experience as an instrument and electrical engineer and his maintenance expertise to provide a detailed look at the skills and knowledge required for troubleshooting. Interspersed with a wealth of practical detail and real-world examples are MostiaÂ's no-nonsense discussions of what a good troubleshooter needs to know. He provides an in-depth discussion of the basic logical framework that underlies all troubleshooting as well as advanced troubleshooting techniques. He also explores the causes of failures and the techniques that engineers and technicians use to trace them down. This new edition covers troubleshooting methods, both basic and advanced, hints and troubleshooting aids, troubleshooting safety, basic maintenance concepts, information about training, and the developing troubleshooting skills. It also includes numerous examples of troubleshooting problems in mechanical systems, process connections, pneumatic systems, electrical systems, electronic systems, and valves. Mostia also explores test equipment, programmable electronic systems, communication circuits, transient problems, and software.

Managing Enterprise Content

A Unified Content Strategy

Author: Ann Rockley,Charles Cooper

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 0132931648

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Smartphones, eBook readers, and tablet computers like the Apple iPad have forever changed the way people access and interact with content. Your customers expect the content you provide them to be adaptive --responding to the device, their location, their situation, and their personalized needs. Authors Ann Rockley and Charles Cooper provide insights and guidelines that will help you develop a unified content strategy—a repeatable, systematic plan that can help you reach your customers, anytime, anywhere, on any device. This up-to-date new edition of Managing Enterprise Content helps you: Determine business requirements Build your vision Design content that adapts to any device Develop content models, metadata, and workflow Put content governance in place Adapt to new and changed roles Identify tools requirements With this book you’ll learn to design adaptable content that frees you from the tyranny of an ever increasing array of devices.

Computers as Components

Principles of Embedded Computing System Design

Author: Wayne Wolf

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780080886213

Category: Computers

Page: 544

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Computers as Components, Second Edition, updates the first book to bring essential knowledge on embedded systems technology and techniques under a single cover. This edition has been updated to the state-of-the-art by reworking and expanding performance analysis with more examples and exercises, and coverage of electronic systems now focuses on the latest applications. It gives a more comprehensive view of multiprocessors including VLIW and superscalar architectures as well as more detail about power consumption. There is also more advanced treatment of all the components of the system as well as in-depth coverage of networks, reconfigurable systems, hardware-software co-design, security, and program analysis. It presents an updated discussion of current industry development software including Linux and Windows CE. The new edition's case studies cover SHARC DSP with the TI C5000 and C6000 series, and real-world applications such as DVD players and cell phones. Researchers, students, and savvy professionals schooled in hardware or software design, will value Wayne Wolf's integrated engineering design approach. * Uses real processors (ARM processor and TI C55x DSP) to demonstrate both technology and techniques...Shows readers how to apply principles to actual design practice. * Covers all necessary topics with emphasis on actual design practice...Realistic introduction to the state-of-the-art for both students and practitioners. * Stresses necessary fundamentals which can be applied to evolving technologies...helps readers gain facility to design large, complex embedded systems that actually work.

Start-up

A Technician's Guide

Author: Diane R. Barkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936007530

Category: Industrial technicians

Page: 286

View: 9753

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When new plants or systems go online, Control Systems Technicians face special challenges. The start-up you are involved with may be a newly built, substantially changed, or the start-up of a portion of a manufacturing facility. In Start-Up: A Technician's Guide, author Diane R. Barkin explores and explains the crucial role a technician plays in this process. From the first start-up team meeting to the last round of tuning and loop checking, Diane uses her extensive practical experience in the process control field to walk you through the issues and skills typically required during a start-up. Updated significantly, since the first edition, Barkin has added content regarding project execution and information concerning the systems and personnel a technician will work with in the current manufacturing environment. Each chapter of Start-Up: A Technician's Guide includes self-study learning objectives, practice questions and exercises, answers and references to industry practices and standards. Written with the technician in mind, it is a non-mathematical, practical book that provides an overview of the scope of duties a technician must perform in real-world situations. Includes over 30 figures and tables; fully indexed.

Experiences of Test Automation

Case Studies of Software Test Automation

Author: Dorothy Graham,Mark Fewster

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0321754069

Category: Computers

Page: 617

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A unique book that consists entirely of test automation case studies from a variety of domains - from the top names in the field * *Proven advice to empower development organizations to save time by mirroring others' experiences and save money by avoiding others' mistakes. *Insightful case studies from a wide variety of domains, including aerospace, pharmaceuticals, insurance, technology, and telecommunications. *Focuses on the basic issues, rather then technology trends, to give the book a long shelf life. The practice of test automation is becoming more and more popular, but many organizations are not yet experiencing success with it. This book unveils the secrets of how automation has been made to work in reality. The knowledge gained by reading this book can save months or years of effort in automating software testing by helping organizations avoid expensive mistakes and take advantage of proven ideas. By its nature, this book shows the current state of software test automation practice. The authors aim to keep the contributions focused on those things that are more universal (e.g. people issues, return on investment, etc.) and to minimize detailed technical content where this does not impede the process of learning valuable lessons, in order to give the book as long a shelf life as possible. Software practitioners always enjoy reading about what happened to others. For example, at conferences, case study presentations are usually very well attended. The authors/editors have gathered together a collection of experiences from a cross-section of industries and countries, both success stories and failures, in both agile and traditional development. In addition to the case studies, the authors/editors comment on issues raised in these stories, and also include a chapter summarizing good practices and common pitfalls.

Data Strategy

How to Profit from a World of Big Data, Analytics and the Internet of Things

Author: Bernard Marr

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749479868

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Less than 0.5 per cent of all data is currently analysed and used. However, business leaders and managers cannot afford to be unconcerned or sceptical about data. Data is revolutionizing the way we work and it is the companies that view data as a strategic asset that will survive and thrive. Bernard Marr's Data Strategy is a must-have guide to creating a robust data strategy. Explaining how to identify your strategic data needs, what methods to use to collect the data and, most importantly, how to translate your data into organizational insights for improved business decision-making and performance, this is essential reading for anyone aiming to leverage the value of their business data and gain competitive advantage. Packed with case studies and real-world examples, advice on how to build data competencies in an organization and crucial coverage of how to ensure your data doesn't become a liability, Data Strategy will equip any organization with the tools and strategies it needs to profit from big data, analytics and the Internet of Things.

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

A technician's and engineer's guide

Author: Andrew Parr

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483102386

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 234

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Hydraulics and Pneumatics: A Technician's and Engineer's Guide provides an introduction to the components and operation of a hydraulic or pneumatic system. This book discusses the main advantages and disadvantages of pneumatic or hydraulic systems. Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of industrial prime movers. This text then examines the three different types of positive displacement pump used in hydraulic systems, namely, gear pumps, vane pumps, and piston pumps. Other chapters consider the pressure in a hydraulic system, which can be quickly and easily controlled by devices such as unloading and pressure regulating valves. This book discusses as well the importance of control valves in pneumatic and hydraulic systems to regulate and direct the flow of fluid from compressor or pump to the various load devices. The final chapter deals with the safe-working practices of the systems. This book is a valuable resource for process control engineers.

Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century

Compilation of Work on Rigging Practices, Safety, and Related Topics

Author: Bill Sapsis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1134462654

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 604

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From the basics of physical forces and mathematical formulas to performer flying and stage automation, Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century provides you with insider information into rigging systems and the skills you need to safely operate them. Over the past decade, the entertainment industry has witnessed major changes in rigging technology, as manually operated rigging has given way to motorized systems in both permanent and touring productions, and greater attention has been paid to standardizing safety practices. This book leads you through what is currently happening in the industry, why it’s happening, and how. Accessible for riggers and non-riggers alike, it contains details on the technology and methodology used to achieve the startling effects found in concerts and stage shows. With a foreword written by Monona Rossol, this text contains contributions from industry leaders including: Rocky Paulson Bill Gorlin Tray Allen Roy Bickel Keith Bohn Karen Butler Stuart Cox Bill Sapsis Dan Culhane Eddie Raymond Chris Higgs Carla Richters Joe McGeough Scott Fisher

Loop Checking

A Technician's Guide

Author: Harley Jeffery

Publisher: ISA

ISBN: 9781556179105

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 141

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In todayA's competitive markets, manufacturers strive to continually improve manufacturing performance to meet their business needs and goals. As process control loops have a major impact on a plantA's financial performance, focusing on loop performance is critical. This technicianA's guide defines loop checking in the broader scope of control loop performance in addition to the more traditional terms of the plant startup. It discusses general methods and practices that can be applied across many processes/industries. Featured topics include: loop checking basics, factory acceptance testing, wiring and loop checks, performance benchmarking, and sustaining performance.

The Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control

Author: N. E. Battikha

Publisher: Isa

ISBN: 9781556179952

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 441

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Selecting and implementing measurement and control devices for process automation applications is made easier with this best-selling reference. This clear and concise third edition provides quick access to ISA symbology, instrument and control valve selection criteria, and conversion guidelines, with new sections on maintenance, calibration, decision-making skills, and consulting. A bonus CD-ROM is also included. Whether you are an experienced engineer, technician, salesperson, or project manager, or new to the field, you will better understand how to assess, compare, and select the various methods of measurement and control with this valuable and economical handbook in your library.

Instrumentation and Control Systems

Author: William Bolton

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0081006217

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

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Instrumentation and Control Systems addresses the basic principles of modern instrumentation and control systems, including examples of the latest devices, techniques and applications in a clear and readable style. Unlike the majority of books in this field, only a minimal prior knowledge of mathematical methods is assumed. The book focuses on providing a comprehensive introduction to the subject, with Laplace presented in a simple and easily accessible form, complimented by an outline of the mathematics that would be required to progress to more advanced levels of study. Taking a highly practical approach, the author combines underpinning theory with numerous case studies and applications throughout, to enable the reader to apply the content directly to real-world engineering contexts. Coverage includes smart instrumentation, DAQ, crucial health and safety considerations, and practical issues such as noise reduction, maintenance and testing. PLCs and ladder programming is incorporated in the text, as well as new information introducing the various software programs used for simulation. The overall approach of this book makes it an ideal text for all introductory level undergraduate courses in control engineering and instrumentation. It is fully in line with latest syllabus requirements, and also covers, in full, the requirements of the Instrumentation & Control Principles and Control Systems & Automation units of the new Higher National Engineering syllabus from Edexcel. Completely updated Assumes minimal prior mathematical knowledge Highly accessible student-centred text Includes an extensive collection of problems, case studies and applications, with a full set of answers at the back of the book Helps placing theory in real-world engineering contexts

Advanced Machining Processes of Metallic Materials

Theory, Modelling, and Applications

Author: Wit Grzesik

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444637206

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

View: 900

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Advanced Machining Processes of Metallic Materials: Theory, Modelling and Applications, Second Edition, explores the metal cutting processes with regard to theory and industrial practice. Structured into three parts, the first section provides information on the fundamentals of machining, while the second and third parts include an overview of the effects of the theoretical and experimental considerations in high-level machining technology and a summary of production outputs related to part quality. In particular, topics discussed include: modern tool materials, mechanical, thermal and tribological aspects of machining, computer simulation of various process phenomena, chip control, monitoring of the cutting state, progressive and hybrid machining operations, as well as practical ways for improving machinability and generation and modeling of surface integrity. This new edition addresses the present state and future development of machining technologies, and includes expanded coverage on machining operations, such as turning, milling, drilling, and broaching, as well as a new chapter on sustainable machining processes. In addition, the book provides a comprehensive description of metal cutting theory and experimental and modeling techniques, along with basic machining processes and their effective use in a wide range of manufacturing applications. The research covered here has contributed to a more generalized vision of machining technology, including not only traditional manufacturing tasks, but also potential (emerging) new applications, such as micro and nanotechnology. Includes new case studies illuminate experimental methods and outputs from different sectors of the manufacturing industry Presents metal cutting processes that would be applicable for various technical, engineering, and scientific levels Includes an updated knowledge of standards, cutting tool materials and tools, new machining technologies, relevant machinability records, optimization techniques, and surface integrity

Fundamentals of Business Process Management

Author: Marlon Dumas,Marcello La Rosa,Jan Mendling,Hajo A. Reijers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662565099

Category: Computers

Page: 527

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This textbook covers the entire Business Process Management (BPM) lifecycle, from process identification to process monitoring, covering along the way process modelling, analysis, redesign and automation. Concepts, methods and tools from business management, computer science and industrial engineering are blended into one comprehensive and inter-disciplinary approach. The presentation is illustrated using the BPMN industry standard defined by the Object Management Group and widely endorsed by practitioners and vendors worldwide. In addition to explaining the relevant conceptual background, the book provides dozens of examples, more than 230 exercises – many with solutions – and numerous suggestions for further reading. This second edition includes extended and completely revised chapters on process identification, process discovery, qualitative process analysis, process redesign, process automation and process monitoring. A new chapter on BPM as an enterprise capability has been added, which expands the scope of the book to encompass topics such as the strategic alignment and governance of BPM initiatives. The textbook is the result of many years of combined teaching experience of the authors, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as in the context of professional training. Students and professionals from both business management and computer science will benefit from the step-by-step style of the textbook and its focus on fundamental concepts and proven methods. Lecturers will appreciate the class-tested format and the additional teaching material available on the accompanying website.