Instrumentation and Control Systems,
Edition 3
By William Bolton

Publication Date: 18 Jan 2021

Instrumentation and Control Systems, Third Edition, addresses the basic principles of modern instrumentation and control systems, including examples of the latest devices, techniques and applications. The book provides a comprehensive introduction on the subject, with Laplace presented in a simple and easily accessible form and complemented 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, thus enabling the reader to directly apply the content 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 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.

Key Features

  • Assumes minimal prior mathematical knowledge
  • Includes an extensive collection of problems, case studies and applications, with a full set of answers at the back of the book
  • Helps place theory in real-world engineering context
About the author
By William Bolton, Formerly Lecturer, Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK
Table of Contents

1. Measurement systems
2. Instrumentation systems elements
3. Instrumentation case studies
4. Control Systems
5. Process controllers
6. Correction elements
7. PLC systems
8. Systems
9. Transfer function
10. Systems response
11. Frequency response
12. Nyquist diagrams
13. Controllers

A: Errors
B: Differential equations
C: Laplace transform

Book details
ISBN: 9780128234716
Page Count: 392
Retail Price : £56.95
9780123819604; 9780123948502; 9780713134315
This book is appropriate for all pre-degree students and first year engineering undergraduates who require a general introduction to the principles of instrumentation engineering and control engineering, such as students in BTEC Higher National Engineering programmes (HNC and HND) and Foundation Degree students.
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