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This automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) certification program. ISA CAP certification provides a non-biased, third-party, objective assessment and confirmation of an automation professional’s skills. The CAP exam is focused on direction, definition, design, development/application, deployment, documentation, and support of systems, software, and equipment used in control systems, manufacturing information systems, systems integration, and operational consulting. Click this link for more information about the CAP program.
a) energy management
b) access control
c) substation capacity
d) lighting control
e) none of the above
Energy management, access control, lighting control, asset management, communications, life safety, fire alarm, and HVAC controls are all of interest when designing a building automation system and should be addressed in the appropriate design definition documents.
The correct answer is C, substation capacity. This is a concern to the electrical systems design, not to the building automation system design effort.
Reference: Nicholas P. Sands and Ian Verhappen, A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge (Third Edition)
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