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 comes from the Level I study guide, Domain 3, Troubleshooting. Level I represents a professional who has a five-year total of education, training, and/or experience.
The dead band of an instrument is:
a) the band that prevents the instrument from being tampered with by unauthorized persons
b) the range of valves for which the instrument gives inaccurate readings
c) the size of the instrument indicated by the divisions on the scale of the instrument
d) the range that an input signal may be changed on reversal of direction without an observable change in the output
e) none of the above