Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook

Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook

Edioted by John G. Webster and Halit Eren

Published by CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group

ISBN-13: 978-1-4398-4891-3

 

Electromagnetic, Optical, Radiation, Chemical, and Biomedical Measurement

Second  Edition
Edited by:  John G. Webster and Halit Eren

In the transition to the Smart Grid one of the trends is the digitalization of all its components - something that requires proper interfaces with the process, whatever it is.
This is why it is so important for all specialist in the field of electric power systems protection, automation and control to understand very well what sensors are required, the instrumentation and measurements that are available to meet the needs of the different applications.
The Second Edition of the Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook is the source that can help us meet this goal.
This huge book (almost 3600 pages) is published in two volumes. The first covers Electromagnetic, Optical, Radiation, Chemical, and Biomedical Measurement in close to 2000 pages while the second describes Spatial, Mechanical, Thermal, and Radiation Measurement in more than 1600 pages.

The handbook brings together all aspects of the design and implementation of measurement, instrumentation, and sensors for many different domains. Obviously, we will focus our attention only to parts of the book that have something to do with protection and control of electric power system.

The material in the first volume is divided in 10 parts, each including multiple chapters, totaling 96 chapters. Considering the fact that the book covers such a wide range of topics, the editors of the book have assembled a team of experts in their fields to write the material in each chapter.
The editors of the book are John. Webster and Halit Eren. Dr. Webster received his BS from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA and M.Sc and Ph.D from University of Rochester, New York, USA. An IEEE fellow, authored/co-authored and edited/co-edited numerous books and publications, and received the IEEE-EMBS Career Achievement Award, he is currently a professor emeritus at University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
Halit Eren received his BS, M.Sc, and Ph.D from University of Sheffield, UK. A senior member of IEEE, he is currently teaching and conducting research at Curtin University.

This second edition of the book has significantly expanded the content by adding many new chapters and updating the existing material in order to keep it up to the state of the art of the instrumentation, measurements and sensors technology.
Of more specific interest to PAC specialists are the first five parts of the first volume. Part one focuses on Sensors and sensor technology and describes concepts such as software based sensors, bio and life inspired sensors and smart sensors, as well as sensor networks and communications.

Part II is dedicated to electrical variables. It includes chapters on electric currents and voltages sensors and measurements, power, power factor, energy and phase measurements, and many others.
Part III covers electromagnetic variables related measurements, such as microwave, electric field strength and magnetic field measurements. Part IV focuses solely on time and frequency measurements. 
Part V describes optical sensors and related devices and measurements. The last two parts – IX and X cover signal processing and displays and recorders.

The above listed parts of the book represent a good reference for anyone in our industry that would like to expand their knowledge and understanding of Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors.

Relion advanced protection & control.
BeijingSifang June 2016