Book offerings: A look inside

Have you ever thought about how Coriolis mass flowmeters operate? If so, The Consumer Guide to Coriolis Mass Flowmeters should be on your reading list. Authors David W. Spitzer, PE, and Walt Boyes have packed 25 years each experience in the instrumentation, systems, and automation industries, along with specific research and experimentation into writing this book.


Have you ever thought about how Coriolis mass flowmeters operate? If so, The Consumer Guide to Coriolis Mass Flowmeters should be on your reading list. Authors David W. Spitzer, PE, and Walt Boyes have packed 25 years each experience in the instrumentation, systems, and automation industries, along with specific research and experimentation into writing this book.

The book begins with Coriolis mass flowmeter technology, providing a principle of operation explanation that is easy to understand for any plant engineer or instrument technician. In addition to explaining the effects of temperature and temperature compensation, Spitzer and Boyes guide the reader through understanding the differences among Coriolis mass, volumetric, velocity, and inferential flowmeters, and other factors that may mislead a user as to which type of flowmeter to use.

The book includes chapters on flowmeter and transmitter design as well as supplier data sheets, and analyses of these data sheets. The chapter on actual performance of Coriolis mass flowmeters discusses the factors, such as temperature and humidity variations, direct sunlight, and precipitation, that can cause instrument variability that exceeds stated reference accuracy. The book also includes chapters on supplier performance claims, installation considerations, accessories, an explanation of attachments, and Coriolis mass flowmeter supplier profiles.

The Consumer Guide to Coriolis Mass Flowmeters by David W. Spitzer and Walt Boyes. Copperhill and Pointer, Inc. Spitzer and Boyes, LLC, 845-623-1830


Written by Jonas Berge, Fieldbuses for Process Control: Engineering, Operation, and Maintenance is based on experience collected from users in a wide range of industries. This book provides useful information on how to apply fieldbuses for process control. The implementation-oriented book provides how-to information for all phases of the system lifecycle from engineering to device and strategy configuration, installation, commissioning, troubleshooting, operation, and maintenance.

Fieldbuses for Process Control covers HART, FOUNDATION Fieldbus, and PROFIBUS-PA process fieldbus technologies. It includes both field-level and Ethernet-based host-level networking. The book addresses concerns and solutions for interoperability, integration, and migration, as well as availability and safety.

A chapter on benefits helps plant and control engineers justify business advantages to management, a factor often overlooked when attempting to upgrade equipment or processes. The final chapter provides an indepth explanation of how the aforementioned fieldbus technologies work. Berge exposes similarities, differences, and capabilities of each fieldbus technology. Fieldbus for Process is a must-have book for plant engineers, system designers, control engineer Controls, and technicians. Process engineers will also benefit when learning about the capabilities of fieldbus technologies. With questions at the end of each chapter, and corresponding answers in the back, the book is ideal for both organized training courses and self study. Fieldbus for Process Control is destined to become a handy reference for configuring and troubleshooting fieldbus systems.

Fieldbuses for Process Control: Engineering, Operation, and Maintenance by Jonas Berge. The Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society, 67 Alexander Dr., Triangle Park, NC 27709

Process control handbook

Industrial Process Control is a comprehensive guide to advances and applications in industrial process control. This book was written to guide you to improved results by enabling you to determine which system is right for your particular needs.

The book contains ample illustrations, diagrams, flowcharts, and graphs to help you understand the theory and practical applications of control systems. It is a compilation of the best instrumentation and control techniques used in industry, providing interesting theoretical content as well as practical topics on planning, integration, and application. It also includes information on Fieldbus, Profibus, and multiphase flow metering.

The book is a cross between a process control systems primer and an update on current, cutting-edge technology. Author Ghodrat Kalani has nearly 30 years experience with Fortune 500 companies and is an authority on control and instrumentation systems design. Kalani holds two masters degrees in operational research and systems engineering.

Industrial Process Control by Ghodrat Kalani. Elsevier Science, Order Fulfillment, 11830 Westline Industrial Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146; 800-545-2522;

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There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

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