More Resources for Managing Your Process Analyzer Systems

More Resources for Managing Your Process Analyzer Systems

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McLennan, F., and B. R. Kowalski. Process Analytical Chemistry, Blackie Academic and Professional, (Chapman and Hall), London, UK, 1995, 378 pp., ISBN 0-7514-0038-6. This text is an interesting mixture of process analytical chemistry, on-line physical properties determinations, automated laboratory analyses, and chemometrics. It partially reflects the second author’s (BRK) affiliation with CPAC and the developments from that organization.

Manka, D. P., Ed. Automated Stream Analysis for Process Control, Academic Press, New York,  USA, 1982, 323 pp., ISBN 0-12-469001-7. This is a multi-author, somewhat esoteric monograph about analyzers in nuclear power plants, pulp-and-paper plants, coke and steel plants, clinical laboratories and water-treatment plants. For specific applications, the chapter contents can be quite useful, but it omits many useful process analyzer systems applications addressed in sources such as Clevett and API RP555.

Mix, Paul E, The Design and Application of Process Analyzer Systems, John Wiley and Sons, New York, NY, USA, 1984, 312pp., ISBN 0-471-86518-4. This is an excellent book that combines analytical measurement theory, process analyzer instrument design, and field installation design. It includes separate chapters on basic sample systems, safety and maintenance and troubleshooting. The moisture analyzer chapter includes comments on corrosion monitoring, an often neglected area of process analysis. Though this book is likely out of print, it is an excellent addition to any process analyzer library.

Moore, Ralph L, Neutralization of Waste Water by pH Control, Instrument Society of America, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, 1978, 159 pp., ISBN 87664-383-7. Also out-of-print, this is an early process analyzer reference on pH control in several types of neutralization reactors. It is a commendable resource for any process analyzer system organization with an interest in wastewater neutralization and treatment.

Nichols, Gary D. On-Line Process Analyzers, John Wiley and Sons, New York, USA, 1988, 300 pp., ISBN 0-471-86608-3. Nichols’s book is similar to Clevett’s, but has the advantages of being shorter and less expensive. Like Clevett’s book, Nichols’s book is out of print.

Sherman, Robert E, and R. E. Sherman.  Process Analyzer Sample-Conditioning System Technology, John Wiley and Sons, New York, USA, 2002, 648 pp., ISBN 0-471-29364-4. This text explains how to use readily available industrial mechanical and electrical components to construct workable process analyzer system sample conditioning systems. Many manufacturers’ product cutsheets are reproduced in the book to demonstrate how to use the component or to show its operating characteristics.

Sherman, R. E., and L. J. Rhodes, eds, Analytical Instrumentation: Practical Guides for Measurement and Control, Instrument Society of America, Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, 1996, 728 pp., ISBN 1-55617-581-7. Many authors from the process analyzer community contributed many hours writing their respective chapters for this book. Most chapters begin with the technology or theory of the analytical method and then go into process applications. Auxiliary chapters on sample conditioning systems, statistical methods, analyzer system installations, validation, etc., are also included. A few obsolete analyzers are sited, but this is a minor nuisance rather than a problem. The book can still be purchased from ISA at a cost affordable for most engineering and maintenance budgets.. It is an excellent substitute for Clevett’s book where the latter is not available.

Willard, Hobart H., Lynne L. Metcalf, John A. Dean, Frank A. Settle, Jr. Instrumental Methods of Analysis, 7th ed., Wadsworth Publishing Company, Belmont, CA, USA, 1988, 895 pp., ISBN 0-534-08142-8. This is an upper level/graduate level text that explains many instrumental methods of analysis, including those not currently in process analytical use. Though its scope is very broad, it is a useful text to have handy when answering questions about old and new technology. It includes a chapter on process analytical chemistry, though the chapter can be confusing, since it includes information on automated laboratory analyzers. The book may be out of print, but it is sufficiently current to help answer day-to-day questions about numerous process analytical methods.

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