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AutoQuiz: What Are the Detectors Used in Level Measurement?

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager.

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.

Hydrostatic head, weight, radioactive properties, density and sonic detectors are all used in what methods of level measurement?

A) point
B) pressure
C) inferential
D) direct
E) none of the above

Direct measurement of level would involve a sight glass, or markings on the side of a tank that indicate level or perhaps a mechanical apparatus such as a float. All the measurements or devices posed by the question can serve to calculate the level or do calculate the level using ancillary information about the contents of the vessel. We call this calculation method inferential.

The correct answer is C.

This oven temperature question may seem silly in these days of high-powered handheld calculators. During the pre-microprocessed days, Celsius was converted to Fahrenheit by multiplying Celsius by 1.8 and adding 32° to get Fahrenheit.

The correct answer is E. The conversion range is 101.667 to 104.444.

About the Editor
Joel Don is the community manager for ISA and is an independent content marketing, social media and public relations consultant. Prior to his work in marketing and PR, Joel served as an editor for regional newspapers and national magazines throughout the U.S. He earned a master's degree from the Medill School at Northwestern University with a focus on science, engineering and biomedical marketing communications, and a bachelor of science degree from UC San Diego.

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Joel Don
Joel Don
Joel Don is the community manager for ISA and is an independent content marketing, social media and public relations consultant. Prior to his work in marketing and PR, Joel served as an editor for regional newspapers and national magazines throughout the U.S. He earned a master's degree from the Medill School at Northwestern University with a focus on science, engineering and biomedical marketing communications, and a bachelor of science degree from UC San Diego.

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