The book provides an excellent account of Laboratory Instruments Operation and Maintenance. The sophistication in instrumentation over the years has necessitated the knowledge in traditional areas like design of optical components, optical filters, photoelectric sensors, thin film deposition techniques, skills in handling high pressure cylinders and flames, discharge lamps, followed by electronic circuits, displays / readout systems, microprocessor/ micro-controller and use of modern test and measuring instruments. The successes in effective troubleshooting measures depend upon adequate use of knowledge and skills in these areas. With heavy emphasis in curricula and teaching for both undergraduates and post graduates for theoretical formulations in science subjects, the art of experimentation has suffered irreparably. Repairing, servicing and maintenance of instruments are a serious problem in educational, sector all over the country and additionally the problem is compounded by short of grant -in-aids from state government and scientific establishments. Finally the, way to solve problem of maintenance passes through nature of faults, equipment failures, causes of failure, production deficiencies, trouble shooting, preventive maintenance and personal safety. This book will discuss these aspects.
This book is of immense value to post graduate student, research scholar, technician and scientist of zoology, botany and chemistry and all those doing research with handling of sophisticated instruments during his investigation and also, who are interested to good skill on laboratory instruments and its maintenance. This book besides providing technical how to know to every section of the scientific society is helpful in various ways, so that any required information towards operation of instruments can readily assess and also located.