Chapter 38. Instrument Installation and Commissioning
Plant safety and continuous effective plant operability are totally dependent upon correct installation and commissioning of the instrumentation systems. Process plants are increasingly becoming dependent upon automatic control systems, owing to the advanced control functions and monitoring facilities that can be provided in order to improve plant efficiency, product throughput, and product quality.
The instrumentation on a process plant represents a significant capital investment, and the importance of careful handling on site and the exactitude of the installation cannot be overstressed. Correct installation is also important in order to ensure long-term reliability ...