Automated Continuous Process Control pulls togetherin one compact and practical volumethe essentials for understanding, designing, and operating process control systems. This comprehensive guide covers the major elements of process control in a well-defined and ordered framework. Concepts are clearly presented, with minimal reliance on mathematical equations and strong emphasis on practical, real-life examples.Beginning with the very basics of process control, Automated Continuous Process Control builds upon each chapter to help the reader understand and efficiently practice industrial process control. This complete presentation includes:A discussion of processes from a physical point of viewFeedback controllers and the workhorse in the industrythe PID controllerThe concept and implementation of cascade controlRatio, override (or constraint), and selective controlBlock diagrams and stabilityFeedforward controlTechniques to control processes with long dead timesMultivariable process controlApplicable for electrical, industrial, chemical, or mechanical engineers, Automated Continuous Process Control offers proven process control guidance that can actually be used in day-to-day operations. The reader will also benefit from the companion CD-ROM, which contains processes that have been successfully used for many years to practice tuning feedback and cascade controllers, as well as designing feedforward controllers.