HB 349 Final Exam

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Material safety data sheets (MSDS):

A. inform employees about potentially hazardous materials used in the workplace and explain how to work with these materials.

The two primary facility-related operating expenses for a hospitality business are:

B. property operation and maintenance (POM) and utilities.

The major element of the utilities expenditure:

B. electricity

Which of the following statements regarding a building's initial construction and ongoing maintenance costs is true?

C. The more a building costs initially to construct, the more it generally costs to maintain it.

Which of the following expense items is not covered by replacement reserve funds?

B. building and expansion

Maintenance that pertains to the general upkeep of the property, recurs on a regular basis, and requires minimal training is referred to as:

B. routine maintenance

Which of the following types of maintenance has an immediate revenue effect?

C. emergency or breakdown maintenance

A room data card typically includes all of the following components except:

A. a detailed outline of the process to follow for requisitioning any new room furniture, fixtures, or equipment.

All of the following provisions are normally included in a maintenance contract except:

D. automatic renewal

Which of the following is a consideration when determining whether to repair or replace a piece of equipment?

D. all of the above

Proper and regular maintenance of equipment reduces energy use by:

C. maintaining the efficiency and prolonging the life of the equipment

Submetering, as a function of energy-use tracking and recording, is:

A. a method of energy management in which meters are installed in energy-using areas to monitor their specific usage

Which of the following statements about mixing valves is true?

C. They are designed to protect water users from being burned or scalded by hot water

How do heat pump water heaters work?

B. They extract heat from the air within a space, the outside air, or a water source.

Water-filled sections of pipe within a building's wastewater system that keep sewer gases and odors from entering the building are called:

D. traps

A restaurant's storm sewer system disposes of:

A. rainwater

One new method to keep swimming pools clean is to use _________ rather than chlorine.

A. salt

The owner of the St. Paul Motor Inn in Minnesota is expanding the property and wants to install a new indoor swimming pool. To prevent heat loss, the owner plans to install the pool in as air-tight an enclosure as possible. As the facilities manager at the inn, you have been researching the swimming pools and pool heaters on the market. Based on what you've learned, you decide to recommend that the property should not purchase a directly fired heater for the new indoor pool, because directly fired water heaters:

C. have been blamed for incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning when used for indoor pools

The balance between acidity and alkalinity in a swimming pool is established by using a test kit to measure the:

A. pH of the water

Water is "softened" by:

A. replacing hardness-causing minerals with sodium

The device that submeters water used for cooling towers, irrigation, and swimming pools, so that this water can be deducted from the property's water disposal (sewer) bill, is known as a:

B. deduct meter

On average, purchase costs account for about __________ percent of water costs; disposal costs account for the remaining __________ percent.

C. 50; 50

A measure of the electrical potential provided by an electric utility (often compared with water pressure in a water system) is termed:

A. voltage

Which of the following statements is a good rule for taking care of equipment that uses electricity?

D. Electrical equipment should be kept clean.

Items that are usually required by law or code to be connected to a hospitality business's emergency power system are:

D. B. Fire pumps and C. Public Safety communication systems

In an electrical system, "phases" refers to:

B. the number of energized or "hot" wires in the electrical supply.

The charge based on a business's highest rate of energy usage during a billing period is called the __________ charge.

C. ground fault circuit interrupter

A property's distribution and control system splits the electrical supply into:

C. feeders

The maximum current flow capability of the electrical service is measured in:

C. amperes

When an electric utility imposes a minimum demand charge based on the peak demand for some period of the year this is referred to as the:

D. ratchet clause

The telecommunications system within a hotel property used to switch calls between internal users and allow the sharing of lines for external use is called:

C. private branch exchange

An appliance is using 1400 watts on a 120 volt circuit. What is the amperage flow of this device?

A. 11.6 amps

How many kilowatt hours will a 100 watt light bulb consume in 30 hours?

A. 3

In the vapor compression refrigeration cycle, the refrigerant is first __________ in the evaporator unit, then moved to the compressor and condenser units.

A. boiled

The measure of the total heat content of the air, including both sensible and latent heat is called:

A. Enthalpy
B. Wet Bulb Temperature

The heat that causes a product to change its state of matter is referred to as:

D. Latent Heat

The comfort zone is defined as containing all the combinations of air temperature and relative humidity that satisfy at least _____% of the population with regard to thermal comfort.

C. 80%

Convection heat loss reduces body temperature by way of:

B. transferring heat by moving cooler air over the body.

The energy efficiency ratio (EER) of cooling equipment can be calculated by:

D. dividing the amount of cooling achieved by the amount of energy used.

When comparing refrigeration and air conditioning units, the_________ the energy efficiency ratio (EER), the more efficient the unit.

C. higher

Water is cooled in a cooling tower through a process of:

B. evaporation

A ton of cooling is equivalent to:

B. 12,000 Btu's/hour

The basic job of a thermostat is to:

C. sense the temperature of the air at the thermostat and signal an HVAC unit to either turn on or turn off.

The centralized HVAC system offering the greatest room temperature flexibility is the:

C. four-pipe system

In the vapor compression refrigeration cycle, the refrigerant enters the compressor as a:

C. low pressure gas

CFM stands for:

A. cubic feet per minute

CKV stands for:

C. Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

RRU stands for:

D. restaurant roof units

Illumination is typically measured in:

C. footcandles or lumens

Sarah, the maintenance manager at the Ralston Hotel, purchased some replacement lamps for the hotel's guestrooms. The lamps have a lamp life of 1,000 hours; this means that each lamp is:

B. expected to last for approximately 1,000 hours before burning out.

What is the most common type of electric discharge lamp?

B. fluorescent

"Strike time" refers to:

C. the time required for a lamp to reach full output from a cold start.

What are the drawbacks to natural light?

A. It can create a substantial heat gain within a building.

David is considering buying a luminaire with a visual comfort probability (VCP) rating of 90. What does this tell him about the luminaire?

A. Most people would not find this luminaire objectionable due to glare.

Some current and most older electric discharge lamps present special disposal problems because they contain:

A. small amounts of mercury.

Exit signs must operate:

C. 24 hours a day, every day.

Why should plastic fixtures be air-dried?

D. Wiping them dry might give them a new static charge.

Which of the following is a consideration when determining whether to repair or replace a piece of equipment?

the age of the equipment, the availability of parts, the effects of repair on equipment efficiency

Which of the following statements regarding a building's initial construction and ongoing maintenance costs is false?

One advantage of higher initial construction cost is that it generally reduces ongoing maintenance costs.

All of the following provisions are normally included in a maintenance contract except:

automatic renewal

Which of the following statements about emergency and breakdown maintenance is true?

An effective maintenance management system greatly reduces the need for emergency maintenance. Even the best ongoing maintenance possible will not eliminate all emergency maintenance needs. Emergency and breakdown maintenance tends to be quite costly.

A form used for all major pieces of equipment to record important maintenance information is called a:

equipment data card.

Maintenance that includes preparing equipment for changes in the seasons is called:

scheduled maintenance.

Which of the following types of maintenance has an immediate revenue effect?

emergency or breakdown maintenance

Which of the following statements about indoor swimming pools is true?

They require their own HVAC system.

The problem with rooftop HVAC units is that:

The problem with rooftop HVAC units is that:

A notable change in guestroom lighting in recent years is that:

incandescent lamps are being replaced with compact fluorescent lamps.

A disadvantage of through-the-wall air-conditioning units is that they are:

not very quiet

The vast majority of space within all hotels is devoted to:

guestrooms

Facilities benchmarking for establishing goals for quality is based on:

comparisons

The largest portion of the maintenance department's POM expenditure is usually:

wages and benefits

Which of the following approaches to dealing with solid waste is the most desirable, since it yields the greatest savings in resources and energy?

source reductions

Sustainability is a business concept that addresses all of the following dimensions except:

selecting products and service with only short term profitability.

When it comes time for an older property to replace some of its original equipment, the property should:

evaluate whether smaller equipment with lower capacities might make more economic sense for the property.

A building's sensible load involves:

removal or addition of heat.

Which of the following statements about facilities issues for commercial kitchens is true?

Kitchens should use lighting with good color rendition.

Which of the following statements about electricity issues in hospitality properties is true?

The engineering department should be involved in checking the electric utility bill for accuracy.

The device that submeters water used for cooling towers, irrigation, and swimming pools, so that this water can be subtracted from the property's water disposal (sewer) bill, is known as a:

Deduct meter

Capturing heat from exhaust air and using it to pre-heat the building's incoming air is an example of:

recovery and reuse

Submetering, as a function of energy-use tracking and recording, is:

a method of energy management in which meters are installed in energy-using areas to monitor their specific usage.

Which of the following is an example of waste transformation?

grinding up garbage in a garbage disposal

Which of the following systems is generally the most expensive option for heating water?

electric resistance

How do heat pump water heaters work?

They extract heat from the air within a space, the outside air, or a water source.

Because electric utilities have been deregulated in the United States:

hotel managers must choose a utility company to supply their hotel's electricity.

Items that are usually required by law or code to be connected to a hospitality business's emergency power system are:

fire pumps

Which of the following provides a much higher level of protection than a standard circuit breaker?

ground fault circuit interrupter

Which of the following statements is not a good rule for taking care of equipment that uses electricity?

Overloading electrical equipment at least once during its use cycle helps the equipment operate at peak
performance.

The concept known as thermal storage conserves energy by:

using stored ice and cold water for cooling during periods of high energy cost.

The basic job of a thermostat is to:

sense the temperature of the air at the thermostat and signal an HVAC unit to either turn on or turn off.

The centralized HVAC system offering the least room temperature flexibility and least efficiency is the:

two-pipe system.

What is normally called "the humidity" of a guestroom is also known in the HVAC industry as:

the wet bulb temperature.

Ralph, the purchasing director at the Spartan Motel, purchased some replacement lamps for the hotel's guestrooms. The lamps have a lamp life of 3,000 hours; this means that each lamp is:

expected to last for approximately 3,000 hours before burning out.

Which of the following is not true about natural light?

It has poor color rendition.

A light source's ability to provide a perceived color similar to that which results from sunlight is known as the source's:

color rendition

In part one, Create an Energy Management Program, of the Energy Management and Conservation Guide it was discussed that combining staff and guest conservation awareness programs has the benefit of:

increasing the reduction rate of energy consumption creating a public awareness of the hotel's commitment to environmental conservation (both a and b)

An electrical device consumes 825 watts at 110 volts. What is the amperage capacity of this device?

7.5

An electrical motor is rated at 25 amps and is wired to operate on a 120 volt circuit. What is the wattage consumed by the motor at full power?

3000

A column of water that is 150 feet high creates a pressure at its base of ________?

64.5 psi

Three quarter (3/4) ton of cooling is equivalent to:

9,000 BTUs per hour

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