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Mick Crabtree

Editor and Managing Editor

Biography

He was appointed Editor and Managing Editor of South Africa's leading monthly journal dedicated to the general electronic and process control instrumentation industries. In 1989 he founded his own company – specialising in feature writing, articles, general PR, and advertising for the industrial process control sector. During this period he also wrote and published seven technical handbooks on industrial process control: ‘Flow Measurement’, ‘Temperature Measurement’, ‘Analytical On-line Measurement’; ‘Pressure and Level Measurement’; ‘Valves’; ‘Industrial Communications’ and ‘The Complete Profibus Handbook’.

For the last twelve years he has been involved in technical training and consultancy and has run workshops on industrial instrumentation and networking throughout the world (USA, Canada, UK, France, Southern Africa, Trinidad, Middle East, Australia, and New Zealand). During this period he has led more than 4500 engineers, technicians and scientists on a variety of practical training workshops covering the fields of Process Control (loop tuning), Process Instrumentation, Data Communications, Fieldbus, Safety Instrumentation Systems (according to both ISA S84 and IEC 61508/61511), Project Management, On-Line Liquid Analysis, and Technical Writing and Communications.