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BPI Building Analyst
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Instructions:
Answer 35 questions in 15 minutes.
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Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it reenforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Boiler
Used in hydronic and steam systems
not done
Required Airflow = 15 cfm * # of occupants
Efficiency of unit in operation (with starts/stops) UNIT ONLY
2. Amount of permissible time after ignition that spillage is allowable from the flue.
250 Pascals
3412
60 Seconds
POSITIVE pressure
3. How many BTUS in 1 Therm of Gas
Movement of combusion byproducts through the flue and out of the building
100 000
1) Calculate BAS based on Volume  then 2) calculate based on Occupancy  then 3) Take the higher of the two standards
Fuel  Oxygen  Heat
4. Carbon Monoxide
Colorless  odorless  tasteless and DEADLYis the result of incomplete combustion
60 Seconds
1) Calculate BAS based on Volume  then 2) calculate based on Occupancy  then 3) Take the higher of the two standards
Fuel  Oxygen  Heat
5. Volume BAS
Fuel type  Distribution type  Vent design and General Condition
60 Seconds
Efficiency of unit in operation (with starts/stops) UNIT ONLY
.35 * Volume/60
6. Draft heating should always be checked for spillage at the...
base of the chimney liner or flue
5 minutes
1) Disable appliance 2)Repair before proceeding
POSITIVE pressure
7. Category IV includes...
8. One inch of Water Column
Used in hydronic and steam systems
NEGATIVE draft pressure
Movement of combusion byproducts through the flue and out of the building
250 Pascals
9. Heat Load
Used to measure appliance capacity
Used in forced hot air system
Movement of combusion byproducts through the flue and out of the building
5 minutes
10. 'Draft Measurement' is ______ in both Category I and IV heating systems.
NEGATIVE draft pressure
not done
100 000
Combustion Appliance Zone
11. NC
12. 3 Forms of Heat Transfer
5 minutes
Convection  Conduction  Radiation
100 000
Combustion Appliance Zone
13. Draft
Colorless  odorless  tasteless and DEADLYis the result of incomplete combustion
1) Disable appliance 2)Repair before proceeding
natural draf and fan assisted draft
Movement of combusion byproducts through the flue and out of the building
14. CAZ
Combustion Appliance Zone
Efficiency of unit in operation (with starts/stops) UNIT ONLY
Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
1) Disable appliance 2)Repair before proceeding
15. Category I includes...
natural draf and fan assisted draft
Fuel  Oxygen  Heat
Convection  Conduction  Radiation
1) Calculate BAS based on Volume  then 2) calculate based on Occupancy  then 3) Take the higher of the two standards
16. Combustion
Used in forced hot air system
250 Pascals
Chemical reaction that involves the combination of a fuel with oxygen
Total Seasonal Heat Loss
17. Heat Loss
.35 * Volume/60
Chemical reaction that involves the combination of a fuel with oxygen
Total Seasonal Heat Loss
Used to measure appliance capacity
18. Furnace
Efficiency of unit in operation (with starts/stops) UNIT ONLY
Used in forced hot air system
POSITIVE pressure
TOTAL system efficiency. AFUE PLUS distrib losses  average over course of heatin season
19. Calculating BAS (Building Airflow Standard)
Backdrafting
5 minutes
1) Calculate BAS based on Volume  then 2) calculate based on Occupancy  then 3) Take the higher of the two standards
Combustion Appliance Zone
20. AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency)
'N' Correction factor from LBL charts
CFMn*NC
natural draf and fan assisted draft
Efficiency of unit in operation (with starts/stops) UNIT ONLY
21. Category IV vents  under normal conditions  will have...
Smallest BTU input rating to highest
'N' Correction factor from LBL charts
POSITIVE pressure
Combustion Appliance Zone
22. Length of time that a combustion appliance should run to achieve'Steady State Efficiency'
not done
CFMn*NC
100 000
5 minutes
23. Combustion byproducts
CFMn*NC
Heat  Light  Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)  Water/vapor  Carbon Dioxide  Carbon MONOxide
base of the chimney liner or flue
Combustion Appliance Zone
24. Category I vents  under normal conditions  will have...
NEGATIVE draft pressure
Backdrafting
base of the chimney liner or flue
Used in forced hot air system
25. CO >35 ppm
CFMn*NC
TOTAL system efficiency. AFUE PLUS distrib losses  average over course of heatin season
1) Disable appliance 2)Repair before proceeding
Required Airflow = 15 cfm * # of occupants
26. CFM50
CFMn*NC
5 minutes
Colorless  odorless  tasteless and DEADLYis the result of incomplete combustion
Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
27. What is the order of testing when a chimney is shared by mutiple appliances?
Smallest BTU input rating to highest
.35 * Volume/60
Used in hydronic and steam systems
Forced Air  Gravity  Hydronic  Steam
28. Methods to differentiate Heating Systems
Fuel type  Distribution type  Vent design and General Condition
250 Pascals
'N' Correction factor from LBL charts
Heat  Light  Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)  Water/vapor  Carbon Dioxide  Carbon MONOxide
29. How Many BTUs in 1 kWh?
.35 * Volume/60
3412
Used to measure appliance capacity
Combustion Appliance Zone
30. Seasonal Efficiency
'Power vented' and 'sealed combustion'
.35 * Volume/60
Fuel type  Distribution type  Vent design and General Condition
TOTAL system efficiency. AFUE PLUS distrib losses  average over course of heatin season
31. Distribution Type
Used in hydronic and steam systems
not done
Efficiency of unit in operation (with starts/stops) UNIT ONLY
Forced Air  Gravity  Hydronic  Steam
32. 3 Elements required for combustion
'Power vented' and 'sealed combustion'
3412
Fuel  Oxygen  Heat
Total Seasonal Heat Loss
33. AFUE
Fuel type  Distribution type  Vent design and General Condition
250 Pascals
Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
Required Airflow = 15 cfm * # of occupants
34. Continuous Spillage
Colorless  odorless  tasteless and DEADLYis the result of incomplete combustion
not done
Backdrafting
Combustion Appliance Zone
35. Occupancy BAS
'N' Correction factor from LBL charts
TOTAL system efficiency. AFUE PLUS distrib losses  average over course of heatin season
CFMn*NC
Required Airflow = 15 cfm * # of occupants