This clear, easy-to-comprehend resource offers a state-of-art treatment of the instrumentation, sensors and process control used in modern manufacturing. The book covers a wide range of technologies and techniques, fully explaining important related terminology. You learn how to use microprocessors for both analog and digital process control, as well as signal conditioning. Additionally, you gain a thorough understanding of the various types of valves and actuators used for flow control. Moreover, this cutting-edge reference provides in-depth discussions on analog digital circuits and controllers, and details microelectromechanical devices and smart sensors. You discover how to use Fieldbus protocols with smart sensors and programmable logic controllers. The book presents numerous worked examples using both English and SI (international system) units, which allows for easy conversion between the two systems. Nearly 250 illustrations and more than 150 equations support key topics throughout the book.