Category Archives: Instrumentation & Controls

Designing control schemes and selecting instrumentation.

pH System Modeling and Control

When dealing with acids and bases, the subject of pH and pH control often comes up. In this post we'll discuss some methods of modelling acidic and basic streams and talk a little about the practical difficulties in controlling pH … Continue reading

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Skills, process descriptions, and solved problems at the Enggcyclopedia

An excellent resource on process, instrumentation, and piping engineering: the Engineering Design Encyclopedia. Whether you're looking for a sample heat exchanger calculation, just learning what the term flow meter means, or trying to discover how a sulfur recovery unit works, … Continue reading

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More help finding salaries and control valve pressure drops

Hi everyone, I updated the articles Salary Comparison & Prediction Tools and Assign Control Valve Pressure Drops with new resources. So you don't have to re-read, here they are: I found a spot in the U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics … Continue reading

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Assign Control Valve Pressure Drops

Ever had to determine the pressure drops to assign to the control valve while doing hydraulics? This post will help you specify the control valve pressure drop on a rigorous and sound basis. For this post, I’m going to assume … Continue reading

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Fluid Controls Institute Articles on Piping Elements

Check this out: the Fluid Controls Institute Technical Resources Page. If you have to select piping elements, the papers will help you. Things like: Strainers Instrumentation Control Valves Safety Vales Tracing Steam Traps If you need a practical read on … Continue reading

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