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AutoQuiz: What Is Receipt Verification in Industrial Processes?

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

This automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) certification program. ISA CAP certification provides a non-biased, third-party, objective assessment and confirmation of an automation professional's skills. The CAP exam is focused on direction, definition, design, development/application, deployment, documentation, and support of systems, software, and equipment used in control systems, manufacturing information systems, systems integration, and operational consulting. Click this link for more information about the CAP program.

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
e) none of the above

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.

ReferenceNicholas Sands, P.E., CAP and Ian Verhappen, P.Eng., CAP.A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge. To read a brief Q&A with the authors, plus download a free 116-page excerpt from the book, click this link.

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 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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