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