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Temperature Measurement and Control


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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Definitions of temperature and heat
  • Chapter 2: Brief review of simple indicating thermometers for low-cost temperature measurement in the -30 DegreesC to +400 DegreesC range
  • Chapter 3: Thermocouples
  • Chapter 4: Resistance thermometers and thermistors
  • Chapter 5: Radiation thermometry
  • Chapter 6: New developments in temperature sensors
  • Chapter 7: Commonly arising industrial temperature-measurement problems
  • Chapter 8: Heat sources
  • Chapter 9: Heat sources: Non-combustion aspects
  • Chapter 10: Temperature control - 1: On-off control
  • Chapter 11: Temperature control - 2: Criteria and techniques for design of controllers for use with continuously variable actuators
  • Chapter 12: Temperature control - 3: Control of spatial temperature distribution
  • Chapter 13: Temperature control - 4: Some illustrative applications
  • Chapter 14: Commercially available temperature controllers
  • Chapter 15: Temperature control in buildings
  • Chapter 16: Energy conservation
  • Appendix: A review of some basic definitions and some thermodynamic fundamentals

About the Author

Professor Leigh was educated at Sheffield City Grammar School, Sheffield College of Technology (Freshgate Scholarship Prizewinner) and at Cambridge and London Universities, from which he holds higher degrees in both Control Engineering and Pure Mathematics. He has worked in both small and large industrial organisations on the development and application of control systems. His last industrial post was Head of Control Systems Research in the Corporate Engineering Laboratory of the British Steel Corporation. In his current appointment as Post Above Reader in the Polytechnic of Central London, he is concerned with control theory and with industrial control applications. These interests are supported by consultancy on novel control applications, particularly in the biotechnological field. He is an editorial adviser on process control to the journal 'Process Engineering'. He has published or coauthored over 100 research papers and several books, including 'Essentials of nonlinear control theory', 'Applied control theory', 'Modelling and simulation' and 'Modelling and control of fermentation processes'. He is active in both the London Biotechnology Centre and in the Institute of Biotechnological Studies of which he is an Honorary Associate. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, a Member of the Cambridge University Engineers' Association, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and a Member of the London Mathematical Society.

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