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Field reference handbook for instrumentation and process control

Fourth Quarter 2023 News & events

This book covers information compiled from academic references, plant and field manuals, and fieldwork experience. It is not a textbook, nor can it be measured against any academic level or curriculum; but it contains useful practical information that can be used in the instrumentation and process control area, regardless of academic level.

The book covers instrumentation, electrical and electronics principles. The wide range of principles covered includes level, pressure, flow, temperature, valves, switches, PLC, telemetry, fault-finding methods, programmable instruments, isolation procedures, speed, dust monitoring, consistency, analytical methods, weight and mass, indicators and displays, moisture and humidity, relays, PIDs, VSDs, terminology, converting tables, and more.

It is divided into chapters that illustrate principles, topics and tasks, with examples of how each principle can be applied. Each chapter includes basic principles, typical drawings, diagrams or pictures of the principle, calibration procedures, and typical problems and solutions. It also gives tips and advice on fault finding in electronic instrumentation equipment. Recommendations on how to use equipment correctly in a particular application are also included.

The aim is to simplify the daily life of a technical person in the field of industrial instrumentation. The book is ideal for:

• Instrumentation apprentices.

• Learnerships (instrumentation, electrical and mechanical).

• Technicians or engineers newly qualified in the abovementioned fields.

• Millwrights and process controllers (cross-trades).

• Companies in mining, manufacturing, power, and municipal technical departments.

• Lecturers at universities and colleges.

• Individuals who need to understand how a certain instrument or electronic item works.

• Rusty personnel who need a refresher.

Let each of your artisans or technician have a copy in his or her tool bag or shelf. Even long-qualified artisans or technicians can use this book as a reference as it contains helpful practical advice that cannot be found in the usual academic texts.

This book is for all.

For more information contact Manqoba Siya Gumede, GUMCO Holdings, +27 83 672 6511, manqoba@gumcoholdings.co.za




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