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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.
a) tag numbers of instruments connected to the loop as shown on the P&IDs and depicted by the loop diagram
b) conduit size and material in which the wires are run for the loop
c) wire numbers for all wires and terminal numbers for all connections depicted in the loop diagram
d) indication of the interrelation to other instrumentation loops, including overrides, interlocks, cascaded set points, shutdowns, and safety circuits
e) none of the above
Tag numbers (A), wire numbers and terminal numbers (C), and indication of the interrelation to other instrumentation loops (D) are three of the essential elements of a loop diagram. They define the “blueprint” for wiring of the components in the loop shown on the loop diagram. The size of the conduit and the material of the conduit (B) are not usually shown on the loop diagram because these items are generally not required for design review, installation, or maintenance.
The correct answer is B.
Reference: Goettsche, L.D. (Editor), Maintenance of Instruments and Systems, 2nd Edition
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