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The following list will prov ide few interv iew questions
asked in different interv iew for a Piping Stress Engineer
post. Hope y ou will be able to find the answers from
ASME B 31 .3 and any piping stress tex t books or from
piping hand book. In case y ou could not find out a
specific answer reply in comments section. This is the
part four of the collection. I hav e already posted few
other parts in my earlier posts. Click here to v isit those
and Keep checking the website regularly for other parts.
61 . If a power plant is designed inside a Process refinery
then where the specification break between ASME B31 .1 &
ASME B31 .3 should occur?
62.What is category M fluid serv ice? Prov ide some
ex amples?
63.What will be the consequences of a steam piping hav ing low pocket but not hav ing a steam trap?
64.When and why the reducer of a pump suction piping is installed in bottom flat condition?
65. If y ou found a specification break (at flange) between carbon steel and stainless steel in a ty pical P&ID.
What are the additional arrangements which a piping engineer should make for this?

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66.Assume a straight pipe of length L anchored at both ends. When a temp change occurs the anchor force
at one anchor becomes F1 . Now the length of the same pipw increased to L2 and with similar temp change
anchor force becomes F2. What is the relation between F1 and F2?
67 . What is Piping Speciality item? How many ty pes of piping speciality items are used in piping
engineering? Can we include them in standard piping specification, ex plain with reason?
68.Why does the sustained sagging for steam lines are limited within 3-5 mm?
69. What is a Double block & Bleed v alv e? When such ty pe v alv es are required?
7 0.In a normal tie-in where do y ou insert the spectacle blind? a) before block v alv e and towards new plant
or b) after block v alv e and towards ex isting plant . Ex plain why .
7 1 .What is the difference between a pipe elbow and a bend?
7 2. Among the following which material hav e the highest co-efficient of thermal ex pansion? A) Carbon steel
b) Cast Iron c) Duplex steel d)Stainless steel e) Galv anized Carbon steel
7 3.What are the major parameters to be reported in support tag for a Shoe/Saddle ty pe support?
7 4.What are the Metallic ex pansion joints? When they are used and when they could be av oided?
7 5.What is hot sustained stress? Why do we check it? Do we need to chech ex pansion stress for hot sustained
case?
7 6. What is the philosophy of arranging pipes in the Pipe rack and why ? Normally what % of area is kept
reserv ed for future ex pansion?
7 7 .What are the major difficulties faced by a stress engineer while analy sis two v ertical rebolers connected
with a single column?
7 8.What are the different ty pes of combination methods av ailable is Caesar II? What is the difference
between Scalar and Absolute method?
7 9. Are process plant water lines considered pressure piping sy stems?
80. For what fluid serv ice category may a hy dro test be waiv ed off as per B31 .3?

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