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Instrument Engineers' Handbook Volume 1:
Process Measurement
and Analysis

Fourth Edition
edited by Bela G. Liptak

  • Presents the most up-to-date and complete information in the field--everything an instrument engineer needs to know
  • Describes the products of manufacturers from around the world
  • Includes contributions from approximately 100 leading industrial and academic professionals
  • Covers sensors, detectors, analyzers, and other measuring devices introduced since publication of the third edition

Unsurpassed in its coverage, usability, and authority since first published in 1969, the Instrument Engineers' Handbook continues to be the premier reference for instrument engineers around the world. It helps users select and implement hundreds of measurement and control instruments and analytical devices and design the most cost-effective process control systems that optimize production and maximize safety.

Volume 1: Process Measurement and Analysis now enters its fourth edition, fully updated and with increased emphasis on installation and maintenance consideration. Its coverage is now fully globalized with product descriptions from manufacturers around the world.


  1. General Considerations Introduction. Abbreviations. Measurement Accuracy. Maintenance.
  2. Flow Measurement Application and Selection. Accuarcy, the Effects of Installand and Flow Conditioning. BTU Flowmeters for Heat Exchangers. BTU Flowmeters for Gaseous Fuels. Cross-Correlation Flowmetering. Custody Transfer and Reticulation Meters. Elbow Taps. Flow Switches. Jet Deflection Flow Detectors. Laminar Flowmeters. Magnetic Flowmeters. Mass Flowmeters-Coriolis. Mass Flowmeters-Miscellaneous. Mass Flowmeters-Thermal. Metering Pumps. Multiphase Flow Metering. Orifices. Pilot Tubes, Averaging, and Duct Section Units. Positive Displacement Gas Flowmeters. Positive Displacement Liquid Meters and Provers. Purge Flow Regulators. Segmental Wedge Flowmeter. Sight Flow Indicators. Solids, Flowmeters and Feeders. Target Meters. Turbine and Other Rotary Element Flowmeters. Ultrasonic Flowmeters. Variable-Area, Gap, and Vane Flowmeters. V-Cone Flowmeter. Venturi Tubes, Flow Tubes, and Flow Nozzles. Vortex and Fluidic Flowmeters. Weirs and Flumes.
  3. Level Measurement Application and Selection. Bubblers. Capacitance and Radio Frequency (RF) Admittance Probes. Conductivity and Field Effect Level Switches. Diaphragm Level Detectors. Differential Pressure Level Detectors. Displacer Level Detectors. Float Level Devices. Laser Level Sensors. Level Gauges. Microwave Level Switches. Optical Level Devices. Radar Level Transmitters and Gauges. Radar, Buided Wave (TDR) Designs. Radiation Level Sensors. Resistance Tapes. Rotating Paddle Switches. Slip Tubes and Dipsticks. Tape Level Devices. Thermal Level Sensors. Time Domain Reflectometry and Phase Difference Sensors. Ultrasonic Level Detectors. Vibrating Level Switches. Chapter 4. Temperature Measurement. Application and Selection. Bimetallic Thermometers. Calibrators and Simulators. Color Indicators, Crayons, Pellets. Fiber-Optic Thermometers. Filled-Bulb and Glass-Stem Thermometers. Integrated Circuitry (IC) Transistors and Diodes. Miscellaneous Temperature Sensors. Pneumatic and Suction Pyrometers. Pyrometric Cones. Radiation and Infrared Pyrometers. Quartz Crystal Thermometry. Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs). Temperature Switches and Thermostats. Thermistors. Thermocouples. Thermowells. Ultrasonic Thermometers.
  4. Pressure Measurement Selection and Application. Accessories: Seals, Snubbers, Calibrators, and Manifolds. Bellows-Type Pressure Sensors. Bourdon and Helical Pressure Sensors. Diaphragm or Capsule-Type Sensors. Differential Pressure Instruments. Electronic Pressure Sensors. High-Pressure Sensors. Manometers Multiple Pressure Scanners. Multiple Pressure Scanners. Pressure Gauges. Pressure Repeaters. Pressure and Differential Pressure Switches. Vacuum Sensors.
  5. Density Measurement Application and Selection. Liquid Density - Displacement and Float-Type Densitometers. Liquid Density - Hydrometers. Liquid Density - Hydrostatic Densitometers. Liquid/Slurry Density - Miscellaneous Densitometers. Liquid Density - Oscillating Coriolis Densitometers. Liquid/Sludge Density - Radiation Densitometers. Liquid/Slurry/Gas Density - Vibrating Densitometers. Liquid Density - Weighing a Fixed Volume. Gas Densitometers.
  6. Safety, Weight, and Miscellaneous Sensors Anemometers. Boroscopes. Conveyor Belt Rip, Side Travel, Underspeed, Metals Sensors. Electrical Meters and Sensors. Energy Management Devices (Peak Load Shedding). Excess Flow Check Valves. Explosion Suppression and Deluge Systems. Flame Arresters, Conservation Vents and Emergency Vents. Detectors of Flame, Fire, and Smoke. Leak Detectors. Linear or Angular Position and Angular Speed. Metal Detectors. Motion Detectors. Noise Sensors. Proximity Sensors and Limit Switches. Relief Valves - Determination of Required Capacity. Relief Valves - Features and Sizing. Rupture Discs. Speed Detectors, Tachometers. Thickness and Dimension Measurement. Torque and Force Transducers. Vibration, Shock, and Acceleration. Weather Stations.
  7. Weight Measurement Weighing - General Considerations. Weighing - Mechanical, Hydraulic, Pneumatic. Weighing - Electronic Load Cells.
  8. Analyzers Analyzer Application and Selection. Analyzer Sampling - Process Samples. Analyzer Sampling - Stack Particulates. Analyzer Replacement by Using Soft Sensors. Air Quality Monitoring. Biometers. Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), and Total Oxygen Demand (TOD). Calorimeters. Carbon Dioxide. Carbon Monoxide. Chlorine. Chromatographs - Gas. Chromatographs - Liquid. Coal Analyzers. Colorimeters. Combustibles. Conductivity Analyzers. Consistency Analyzers. Corrosion Monitoring. Differential Vapor Pressure Sensor. Dioxin Analysis. Elemental Monitors. Fiber-Optic Probes. Fluoride Analyzers. Hydrocarbon Analyzers. Hydrogen Sulfide. Infrared Analyzers. Ion-Selective Electrodes. Mass Spectrometers. Mercury in Air. Mercury in Water. Moisture in Air: Humidity and Dew Point. Moisture in Gases and Liquids. Moisture in Solids. Molecular Weight. Nitrate, Ammonia, and Total Nitrogen. Nitrogen Oxide Analyzers. Odor Detection. Oil In or On Water. Open Path Spectrometry. Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP). Oxygen in Gases. Oxygen in Liquids (Dissolved Oxygen). Ozone in Gas. Ozone in Water. Particulates, Opacity, Dust, and Smoke. Particle Size and Distribution Monitors. pH Measurement. Phosphorus Analyzer. Physical Properties Analyzers - ASTM Methods. Raman Spectroscopy. Refractometers. Rheometers. Streaming Current or Particle Charge Analyzer. Sulfur-in-Oil Analyzers. Sulfur Oxide Analyzers. Thermal Conductivity Detectors. Total Carbon Analyzers. Toxic Gas Monitoring. Turbidity, Sludge, and Suspended Solids. Ultraviolet and Visible Analyzers. Virtual/Inferential Analyzers. Viscometers - Application and Selection. Viscometers - Laboratory. Viscometers - Industrial. Voltametric, Amperometric, and Other Electrochemical Analyzers. Water Quality Monitoring. Wet-Chemistry and Autotitrator Analyzers. X-Ray Analyzers.

International System of Units
Engineering Conversion Factors
Chemical Resistance of Materials
Composition of Metallic and Other Materials
Steam and Water Tables
Friction Loss in Pipes
Tank Volumes


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Process Measurement and Analysis

Fourth Edition edited by Bela G. Liptak
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