A volume that strikes a unique balance between process control systems theory and effective application. Every major control system element, from sensors to final control elements, is discussed in the context of overall control strategies and system design. Each chapter emphasizes practical issues such as the use of standards and sound documentation for project management. Seventeen control experts give time-tested advice on the installation and maintenance of each system element. There is a chapter on design and planning considerations for plant safety and ease of operation. The editors have included appendices to the text that readers can use as a quick references on chemistry, electricity, and instrument laboratory fundamentals. Subjects covered: Sensors: pressure, flow, temperature and weight measurement, and electricity/electronics analyzers: including chemistry and instrumentation process and process control final control elements including control valves, regulators and other elements computer technology control system theory analog and digital control devices: automatic, pneumatic and electronic, plus telemetry distributed control systems: hardware, software, selection, specification and installation programmable controllers ergonomics, human factors and safety systems applications and engineering practices.