ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) program

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Certified Automation Professionals (CAPs) are responsible for the direction, design, and deployment of systems and equipment for manufacturing and control systems.

CAP question

Which of the following is not part of receipt verification?
A. Comparison of loop checks to loop diagrams
B. Match to purchase order and instrumentation
C. Correct quantity of operator manuals received
D. Manufacturer and model number

CAP Answer

Receipt verification is a systematic process by which a site verifies that what was specified and ordered is actually what is received. To do this effectively, the person who performs this function will:

  1. Verify the received item was what was actually purchased by checking the item’s model number against the purchase order (answer B)
  2. Make sure the correct quantity of each item has been received (answer C)
  3. Verify that the manufacturer and model number match that shown on the specification for the item (answer D)

Loop checks (answer A) are completed in the same phase of the project (deployment phase), but only after receipt verification and installation tasks are completed. Therefore, A is the correct answer, as it is the only choice that is not part of the receipt verification task.

Reference: Trevathan, Vernon L., A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, Second Edition, ISA, 2006.