Building Utilities 08

28 Questions
Building Utilities Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Color code for pipes containing acid.
    • A. 

  • 2. 
    A type of lamp generally used for roadways and sidewalks, uses sodium gas.
    • A. 

  • 3. 
    A type of perimeter detector which is subject to false alarm from aircraft radar and from movement outside building through window, wood doors, and the like. It uses radio waves.
    • A. 

      Microwave

    • B. 

      Passive Infrared with Ultrasonic (or Microwave)

    • C. 

      Proximity / Capacitance

    • D. 

      Ultrasonic

  • 4. 
    This type of perimeter detector uses both the Passive infrared and Ultrasonic or Microwave system.
    • A. 

      Microwave

    • B. 

      Passive Infrared with Ultrasonic (or Microwave)

    • C. 

      Proximity / Capacitance

    • D. 

      Ultrasonic

  • 5. 
    This type of perimeter detector detects a change in capacitance of the area covered, caused by intrusion.
    • A. 

      Microwave

    • B. 

      Passive Infrared with Ultrasonic (or Microwave)

    • C. 

      Proximity / Capacitance

    • D. 

      Ultrasonic

  • 6. 
    A high intensity discharge lamp in which the light is produced by the radiation from a mixture of a metallic vapor, similar to that of a mercury lamp in construction.
    • A. 

      Mercury Lamp

    • B. 

      Metal Halide Lamp

    • C. 

      Tungsten Halogen Lamp

    • D. 

      High-Pressure-Sodium (HPS)

  • 7. 
    A type of lamp popular for lighting commercial interiors, uses argon gas to ease starting, it produces light by means of an electric discharge in mercury vapor.
    • A. 

      Mercury Lamp

    • B. 

      Metal Halide Lamp

    • C. 

      Tungsten Halogen Lamp

    • D. 

      High-Pressure-Sodium (HPS)

  • 8. 
    A type of lamp which produces light by means of the reaction of halogen additive in the bulb reacts with chemically with tungsten.
    • A. 

      Mercury Lamp

    • B. 

      Metal Halide Lamp

    • C. 

      Tungsten Halogen Lamp

    • D. 

      High-Pressure-Sodium (HPS)

  • 9. 
    In elevator, it detects the obstacles during the door closing, and reopens the door if there is something. Photocell can be used together with this.
    • A. 

      Safety Shoe

    • B. 

      Weighing Device

    • C. 

      Fascia Plate

    • D. 

      Handrail Guard

  • 10. 
    In elevator, it makes the buzzer alarm when the car is overloaded and the door remains open until overloading is eliminated.
    • A. 

      Weighing Device

    • B. 

      Handrail Guard Switches

    • C. 

      Fascia Plate

    • D. 

      Sheave

  • 11. 
    In elevator, it protects the equipment from over current.
    • A. 

      Circuit Breaker

    • B. 

      Handrail Guard Switches

    • C. 

      Limit Switches

    • D. 

      Disconnect Switch

  • 12. 
    In elevator, these prevent the excessive car travel at the highest and lowest floor.
    • A. 

      Circuit Breaker

    • B. 

      Handrail Guard Switches

    • C. 

      Limit Switches

    • D. 

      Disconnect Switch

  • 13. 
    In escalators, these stop the escalator if a foreign object becomes wedged at the guard.
    • A. 

      Circuit Breaker

    • B. 

      Handrail Guard Switches

    • C. 

      Limit Switches

    • D. 

      Disconnect Switch

  • 14. 
    In escalators, this is located at the bottom truss of the escalator and provided with on and off positions to stop or prevents the escalator from starting during maintenance service.
    • A. 

      Circuit Breaker

    • B. 

      Handrail Guard Switches

    • C. 

      Limit Switches

    • D. 

      Disconnect Switch

  • 15. 
    This device, in escalators, is provided at the drive unit location to protect against accidental movement of the escalator during inspection of the drives or during general maintenance.
    • A. 

      Mechanical Maintenance Locking Device

    • B. 

      Disconnect Switch

    • C. 

      Knife Switch

    • D. 

      Limit Switches

  • 16. 
    This device, in escalators, stops the escalator automatically if an abnormal current is supplied to the motor.
    • A. 

      Disconnect Switch

    • B. 

      Knife Switch

    • C. 

      Limit Switches

    • D. 

      Current Overload Safety Switch

  • 17. 
    This switch cuts off all current supply to the escalator for inspection, maintenance, or repairs.
    • A. 

      Disconnect Switch

    • B. 

      Knife Switch

    • C. 

      Limit Switches

    • D. 

      Current Overload Safety Switch

  • 18. 
    In a lightning protection system, the combination of a metal rod and its brace or footing, on the upper part of a structure.
    • A. 

      Ground Rod

    • B. 

      Air Terminal

    • C. 

      Lightning Rod

    • D. 

      Protective Assembly

  • 19. 
    One of the earlier plastic to be developed in 1938, a du pont trade name for the white, soft, waxy, and non-adhesive polymer of tetrafluoroethylene.
    • A. 

      Teflon

    • B. 

      Solvent

    • C. 

      O-ring

    • D. 

      Adhesive

  • 20. 
    The number of cycles per unit time of a wave or oscillations expressed in hertz of cycles per second.
    • A. 

      Wavelength

    • B. 

      Frequency

    • C. 

      Sine Wave

    • D. 

      Sound Wave

  • 21. 
    Of a partition, the number of decibels by which sound is reduced in transmission through it; a measure of the sound insulation value of the partition, the higher the number, the greater the insulation value.
    • A. 

      Transmission Loss

    • B. 

      Audible Transmission

    • C. 

      Sabin

    • D. 

      Decibel Drop

  • 22. 
    The cooling effect obtained when 1 ton of ice at 32 oF (0 oC) melts to water at the same tmeperature in 24 hrs. (equivalent to 12,000 Btu/hr)
    • A. 

      Ton of Refrigeration

    • B. 

      HP of Refrigeration

    • C. 

      Ton of Ventilation

    • D. 

      HP of Ventilation

  • 23. 
    Which statement is not true?
    • A. 

      Cleanouts may be omitted on a horizontal drain less than 1.5 meters in length unless such line is serving sinks or urinals.

    • B. 

      No galvanized wrought iron or galvanized steel pipe shall be used underground and shall be kept at least 15 cms above ground.

    • C. 

      1 3/4" diameter is 'not' a commercial size of G.I. Pipe for water supply.

    • D. 

      3" diameter is 'not' a commercial size of G.I. Pipe for water supply.

  • 24. 
    Which statement is not true?
    • A. 

      Number of fixture unit is one parameter in sizing a drainage pipe.

    • B. 

      Brass and cast iron body cleanouts shall not be used as a reducer or adapter.

    • C. 

      60˚ branches or offsets may be used only when installed in a true vertical positio

    • D. 

      Wooden septic tanks are allowed.

  • 25. 
    TW in electrical wire specification means.
    • A. 

      Moisture and Heat Resistant- Cross-Linked Thermosetting

    • B. 

      Moisture resistant, in wet and dry location

    • C. 

      Heat Resistant in wet and dry location

    • D. 

      Moisture Resistant Cross-Linked Thermosetting

  • 26. 
    XHHN in wire specification means.
    • A. 

      Moisture and Heat Resistant- Cross-Linked Thermosetting

    • B. 

      Moisture resistant, in wet and dry location

    • C. 

      Heat Resistant in wet and dry location

    • D. 

      Moisture Resistant Cross-Linked Thermosetting

  • 27. 
    Collection line of a plumbing system is sometimes referred to as.
    • A. 

      House Drain

    • B. 

      House Sewer

    • C. 

      House Sanitary Drainage

    • D. 

      House Plumbing System

  • 28. 
    An assembly consisting of a pulley wheel, side plates, shaft, and bearings over which a cable or roped is passed.
    • A. 

      Governor

    • B. 

      Sheave

    • C. 

      Weighing Device

    • D. 

      Fascia Plate