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AutoQuiz: How to Create a Bill of Materials for a Project Purchase

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

 

Today's automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Automation Professional 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 information about the CAP program. The following question comes from the CAP study guide, Performance Domain V, Deployment.

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A bill of materials for purchase of cable on a project is created by completing a material:  

a) procurement
b) inspection
c) take off
d) requisition
e) none of the above

A material takeoff is the process of analyzing the drawings and determining all the materials required to accomplish the design. We then use the material takeoff to create a bill of materials. Inspection does not aid in creating a bill of material. Procurement and requisition are activities that occur after the bill of materials is complete.

The correct answer is C.

Reference: Whitt, Successful Instrument and Control System Design.

process control, process automation, industrial automation, industrial control

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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