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 II, Definition: Identify customer requirements and complete high-level analysis of the best way to meet those requirements.
What is required to find the MOST efficient operating points that are highly dependent on complex shifting process conditions, such as equipment fouling?
a) real-time optimization with a detailed process model
b) tactical schedulers with business economics
c) linear programs with detailed process economics
d) model predictive controls with a constraint pusher