Practical Industrial Data Communications
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Practical Industrial Data Communications by Deon Reynders
Book DescriptionThe objective of this book is to outline the best practice in designing, installing, commissioning and troubleshooting industrial data communications systems. In any given plant, factory or installation there are a myriad of different industrial communications standards used and the key to successful implementation is the degree to which the entire system integrates and works together. With so many different standards on the market today, the debate is not about what is the best - be it Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus, Devicenet or Industrial Ethernet but rather about selecting the most appropriate technologies and standards for a given application and then ensuring that best practice is followed in designing, installing and commissioning the data communications links to ensure they run fault-free. The industrial data communications systems in your plant underpin your entire operation. It is critical that you apply best practice in designing, installing and fixing any problems that may occur. This book distills all the tips and tricks with the benefit of many years of experience and gives the best proven practices to follow. The main steps in using today's communications technologies involve selecting the correct technology and standards for your plant based on your requirements; doing the design of the overall system; and, installing the cabling and then commissioning the system. Fiber Optic cabling is generally accepted as the best approach for physical communications but there are obviously areas where you will be forced to use copper wiring and, indeed, wireless communications. This book outlines the critical rules followed in installing the data communications physical transport media and then ensuring that the installation will be trouble-free for years to come. The important point to make is that with today's wide range of protocols available, you only need to know how to select, install and maintain them in the most cost-effective manner for your plant or factory - knowledge of the minute details of the protocols is not necessary. This is an engineer's guide to communications systems using fiber optic cabling, copper cabling and wireless technology. It covers: selection of technology and standards; system design; installation of equipment and cabling; and, commissioning and maintenance. It is crammed with practical techniques and know how - written by engineers for engineers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750663953
(254mm x 178mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Deon Reynders
Practical Telecommunications and Wireless Communications, Paperback (October 2004)
The technology and structure of telecommunications networks has changed dramatically over the years. This book provides a grounding in the fundamentals of telecommunications systems in use in industrial, engineering and business settings. It includes networking for control systems, and use of Wireless LANs for on-site communications systems.
Practical Industrial Data Networks, Paperback (February 2004)
Intended for control engineers and network designers working in area of networking. This book explores the industrial application of networking in terms of design, installation and troubleshooting, building the skills required to identify, prevent and fix common industrial data communications problems.
Practical Modern SCADA Protocols, Paperback (January 2004)
SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems are at the heart of the modern industrial enterprise ranging from mining plants, water and electrical utility installations to oil and gas plants. This book covers the essentials of SCADA communication systems focussing on DNP3, the IEC 60870.5 standard and other developments in this area.
Practical TCP/IP and Ethernet Networking for Industry, Paperback (August 2003)» View all books by Deon Reynders
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is the suite of communications protocols used to connect hosts on the Internet. This book covers troubleshooting and maintenance of TCP/IP networks. It provides an understanding of the application of TCP/IP from an engineering perspective.
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Author Biography - Deon Reynders
Deon Reynders is a professional engineer working for IDC Technologies, with over thirty years' experience. He has worked as a consulting engineer and focussed particularly on data communications and industrial networking. He has presented training courses to over 12,000 engineers and technicians throughout the world. Deon has had over 20 years experience in various aspects of data communications and Local Area Networks with specific experience in Systems Engineering, Project Management, software and hardware development. He has worked on various IT projects in a multinational corporate environment ranging from the commercial side to the factory automation area. He is currently retained as a consultant to industry in the LAN and data communications area. Deon is a practical, hands-on engineer and an entertaining speaker on Information Technology topics specialising in TCP/IP and LANs. He has received excellent reviews from course attendees in regions ranging from Europe/North America to Africa and Australia. Steve Mackay is a professional engineer with over twenty-five years' experience throughout the world with a particular interest in data acquisition techniques, industrial data communications and process control. He is the Technical Director of IDC Technologies and consults widely to clients in the oil and gas, mining and manufacturing industries. Steve has presented courses to over 12,000 engineers and technicians throughout the world. A professional engineer working for IDC Technologies with over thirty-five years' experience focussing mainly on the telecommunications and data communications industries who has consulted in these areas and presented training courses to over 15,000 engineers and technicians throughout the world. Edwin has over 20 years of practical experience in the planning, design, construction and operation of telecommunications systems, data networks and SCADA systems. He has also been involved as Project Manager on many SCADA and telecommunications projects and has a passion for the topic. He is the co-author of three best selling books on Ethernet, OPC, and Computer Networks. The Internet and TCP/IP and the Principles of Data Communications and has also published numerous papers. He has also consulted widely on SCADA, OPC, data communications and telecommunications issues in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Over the past five years more than 8000 engineers and technicians have attended his workshops worldwide. When not working in the communications world he relaxes by reading and writing on technology issues at his beachside home.
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