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INTECH NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 43 Certification Review | association news ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) program ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program CAP question Which of the following procedures would NOT be included in an instrument commis- sioning testing matrix? A. loop checks and loop tuning B. calibration C. receipt verification D. justification analysis CAP answer The correct answer is D, "justification analy- sis." In an instrument commissioning testing matrix, activities are listed that are involved in the verification that the instrument instal- lation is properly received and installed ac- cording to the specifications. First, a receipt verification is performed to verify that the in- strument received is the correct item, includ- ing vendor, model number, size, and process connection type. The item is then typically bench calibrat- ed and installed in the process according to the piping and instrumentation draw- ings and installation drawings, includ- ing loop drawings. When construction is complete, loop checks are performed. During initial startup, loop tuning is per- formed, and all instrument readings are verified for consistency and reasonable- ness. Any deviating instruments may be recalibrated in the field. Justification analysis was not included in the above discussion. Justification is typically performed during the feasibility phase of a project, or in the case of late scope additions, before purchase in the detailed design phase. Reference: Trevathan, Vernon L., A Guide to the Au- tomation Body of Knowledge, Second Edition, ISA, 2006. CCST question The _________________ process confirms that a company (1) documents what it does, (2) does what it documents, and (3) docu- ments that it did it. A. ISA12.11 B. ISO 9000 C. NFPA: 70-84 D. CENELEC CCST answer The answer is B, "ISO 9000." ISO 9000 is a family of international quality manage- ment systems standards designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory re- quirements related to a product or service. In short, this standard verifies that a com- pany has a set of written procedures for manufacturing its product or service, that it follows these procedures 100 percent of the time, and that it documents that these procedures have been followed. ISA12 is a group of standards relating to electrical equipment in hazardous (classi- fied) locations. NFPA: 70-84 is the National Electrical Code (NEC). CENELEC is the Euro- pean Community for Electrotechnical Stan- dardization electrical standard. Reference: Goettsche, L. D. (Editor), Maintenance of Instruments and Systems, Second Edition, ISA, 2005. Certified Automation Professionals (CAPs) are responsible for the direction, design, and deployment of systems and equipment for manufacturing and control systems. Certified Control System Technicians (CCSTs) calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. Former ISA president David Nolan Bishop passed away 19 September 2018 at the age of 78. Bishop, who had a master's degree in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University, retired from Chev- ron after 35 years as an electrical engineer. He was a member of ISA from 1971–2018 and served as president in 1991–1992. In addition, he was named Mississippi State Engi- neering Alumnus of the year in 1990 and served on the MSU Engineering Advisory Board. During his professional career, he logged 12,000 student hours teaching electrical installations in hazardous locations. Bishop was a problem solver who gave his all to any project he encountered. As one of the many young professionals he mentored said, "He was a great inspiration and role model to me and many, many others." n Paul Whitfield Murrill, chemical engineer and for- mer chancellor of Louisiana State University, died 2 April 2018. Receiving a Naval ROTC scholarship, Murrill earned a degree in chemical engineering at the University of Mississippi. After a time in the Navy and working as a chemical engineer at Columbia-Southern, he returned to academic life. Murrill completed his master's degree and PhD at Louisiana State and began working as a professor in 1963, later moving into leadership positions. Murrill wrote and edited many books, including seminal texts on process theory still in use today. He also worked with Cecil L. Smith on early research in digital system tuning methods. In 2003, ISA named him one of the 50 most influential people in history in the fields of automation, instrumentation, and control technologies. n In memoriam In memoriam

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