Automation is a growing, worldwide fundamental technology. The driving force for its growth are the variety of distinct economical and environmental requirements of the basic food and energy supply for an efficient, low emission utilization of natural resources and energy and the increased productivity in all manufacturing and distribution processes.
As a result of the enormous growth of the markets in certain regions of the world and the increasing integration between them, new requirements and unexpected opportunities have arisen.
The interaction between the actual measurement technology and the processes is continually becoming tighter. The transfer of information and quality evaluations have traditionally been a key requirement and a fundamental strength of the ABB-Engineers for worldwide optimization through automation.
Temperature, for many processes in the most varied applications, is the primary measurement value. The wide spectrum of applications in which the measurement locations are usually directly in the fluid medium, often pose difficult requirements on the process technician.
With this Handbook for industrial temperature measurements we are attempting to provide the technician with solutions to his wide variety of responsibilities. At the sametime, it provides for those new to the field, insight into the basics of the most important measurement principles and their application limits in a clear and descriptive manner.
The basic themes include material science and measurement technology, applications,signal processing and fieldbus communication. A practice oriented selection of appropriate temperature sensor designs for the process field is presented as well as the required communication capability of the meter locations.The factory at Alzenau, Germany, a part of ABB, is the Global Center of Competence for Temperature, with numerous local experts on hand in the most important industrial sectors, is responsible for activities worldwide in this sector.