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INTECH NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 47 CAP question The mission of the Abnormal Situation Management ® (ASM ® ) Consortium is best described as: A. to develop products and services to effectively manage and test changes made to safety systems B. to promote research and development that minimizes failure rates of field devices C. to identify problems resulting from in- dustrial plant incidents and to develop solutions D. to share best-practice modeling tech- niques used to analyze and predict safety system performance CAP answer The correct answer is C, "to identify prob- lems resulting from industrial plant inci- dents and to develop solutions." From its website, the ASM mission is: "The ASM Consortium promotes its vision by con - ducting research, testing and evaluating solutions that develop and advance the collective knowledge of the members, and by directing development of tools, best practices, and services that facilitate the conversion of ASM knowledge into practice." To celebrate its 20th year, the ASM Con- sortium will be spreading further awareness about managing and mitigating abnormal situations in process industries through vari- ous events, presentations, and conferences. ASM has been instrumental in provid- ing research and solutions in many ar- eas, most notably in the areas of alarm management, effective human-machine interface design, and effective use of pro - cedural practices. Reference: Trevathan, Vernon L., A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, Second Edition, ISA, 2006. ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) program Certification Review | association news Certified Automation Profession- als (CAPs) are responsible for the direction, design, and deploy- ment of systems and equipment for manufacturing and control systems. Certified Control System Techni- cians (CCSTs) calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program CCST question What is the value of a resistor that is color coded: green – brown – orange – gold? A. 51 K ohms ± 5% B. 80 K ohms ± 5% C. 51 ohms ± 10% D. 503 ohms ± 10% CCST answer The correct answer is A, 51 K ohms ± 5%. The four-color band coding is: Color Value Multiplier Black 0 1 Brown 1 10 Red 2 100 Orange 3 1000 Yellow 4 10 K Green 5 100 K Blue 6 1 M Violet 7 10 M Gray 8 White 9 Gold ± 5% 0.1 Silver ± 10% 0.01 So a resistor with four bands, green–brown–orange–gold, has a value of: 5 1 x 1000 ± 5% Or 51 KΩ. Reference: Goettsche, L. D. (Editor), Mainte- nance of Instruments and Systems, Second Edition, ISA, 2005.

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