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Today's 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 information about the CCST program. This question is from the Level III study guide, Domain 2, Loop checking. (Level III represents a professional who has a 13-year total of education, training, and/or experience.)
What part of a test procedure should be performed FIRST?
a) operations test
b) visual inspection
c) output wiring check
d) continuity test
e) none of the above
Looking at a mechanical and electrical situation globally to spot obvious and safety threats first is always best. Then move to more local and specific unit areas of the task. The best answer is B, visual inspection.