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This automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program. Certified Control System Technicians calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. Click this link for more information about the CCST program.
b) over-current protection
c) heat dissipation
d) electrical noise reduction
e) none of the above
Grounding practices do not address or affect heat dissipation in electrical circuits or components. Proper grounding provides safety, over-current protection, electrical noise reduction, lightning protection, and static electricity reduction. In each of these cases, proper grounding is important to provide a common reference voltage for electrical equipment and to provide a low-resistance pathway for stray currents and current surges to be carried away from electrical circuits. Proper grounding also prevents the buildup of excess charge, which can be harmful to equipment and dangerous to personnel.
The correct answer is C, “Heat dissipation.”
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