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API 510.

DAILY EXAM 9 (Closed book)


Note: Encircle the letter of only one answer which you think is most appropriate.

1.

Cracks are likely to occur in or adjacent to welded seams in


which of the following vessels?
a.
b.
c.
d.

2.

If alloy steels have undergone temper embrittlement, the


appropriate testing to confirm the same is:
a.
b.
c.
d.

3.

Brinell & Rockwell


Izod & Charpy V-notch
Charpy V-notch only is acceptable.
Brinell only is acceptable.

The API authorized pressure vessel inspector may give prior


authorization for repairs that do not involve:
a.
b.
c.
d.

5.

Hardness testing
Impact testing
Ductility testing
Tensile strength testing

The rules for impact testing of carbon steel in Section VIII vessel
materials require what kind(s) of impact test?
a.
b.
c.
d.

4.

Vessels constructed of high strength steels


(above 70,000 psi)
Vessels made from coarse grain steels
Vessels made of low chrome materials and
operating at high temperature
All of the above

Pressure tests
Radiography
Pneumatic testing of pads
Final visual inspections

Prior to witnessing a pneumatic test of a pressure vessel, the


inspector should:
a.
b.

Ensure that welds around nozzles were inspected by PT or


MT prior to commencement of test.
Ensure that test pressure is maintained throughout the
leak testing inspection.
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c.
d.
6.

Ensure that all butt welds were UT checked prior to


commencement of test.
Both a and b

Widely scattered pits may be ignored as long as the following


conditions are satisfied:
i.
Thickness at bottom of pits is greater than one half the
vessels required wall thickness
ii.
The total area of the pits does not exceed 7 square inches
(45 square centimeters) within any 8-inch (20-centimeter)
diameter circle.
iii.
The sum of their dimensions along any straight line within
the circle does not exceed 2 inches (5 centimeters).
iv.
?
What is the missing item in iv above?
a.
b.
c.
d.

7.

The thickness at bottom of pit must be measured by pit


gauge.
The 8diameter is to be measured from the center of the
deepest pit.
There are no missing items; there are only 3 items to be
considered
The total area of the pits cannot exceed 3.5 square inches
in a 4-inch diameter circle.

Before any repair to a pressure vessel in accordance with its


code of construction, what if any additional requirements (over
and above those in API 510) may need to be considered?
a.

8.

Jurisdictional requirements that might override the API 510


Code.
b.
Is repair being done by repair organisation?
c.
The quality of the repair materials.
d.
The need for qualified welding procedures.
Reduction in likelihood of brittle fracture can be obtained by
performing
a.
b.
c.
d.

9.

Impact testing
Hydrostatic testing
PWHT
Pneumatic testing

A new vessel has been installed, what must be done in order to


accept the vessel for operation?

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a.
b.

c.
d.
10.

Ordinarily non-metallic coatings and linings


effectively inspected by what technique?
a.
b.
c.
d.

11.

most

Low voltage holiday tester


Radiography
Hammer testing
Using a high voltage low current brush type electrode
device. (Spark Tester)

High temperature embrittlement


Low temperature embrittlement
Hi-alloy effect
Hydriding

Cracks
Cracks
Cracks
Cracks

run parallel to the surface.


run at right angles to the surface.
are usually wide at one end and narrow at the other.
always run slant to the surface.

Temper embrittlement is best described as:


a.
b.
c.
d.

14.

be

Which of the following describes a crack in metal?


a.
b.
c.
d.

13.

can

Titanium alloys are subject to loss of ductility in certain


environments, what is this condition called?
a.
b.
c.
d.

12.

A first internal inspection


A first internal inspection, however if a manufacturers
data report (U1) assuring that the vessel is satisfactory for
its intended service is available the first internal inspection
may be waived.
Base line thickness readings must be taken per OSHA 1920
(j).
Base line thickness reading must be taken per OSHA 1910
(j).

Cracking due to operating at high temperatures above


700F
Loss of ductility and notch toughness due to exposure
above 700F
Flaking of the metal surfaces, causing dip pits
Cracking due to low temperature service

Thermal fatigue cracks usually are

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a.
b.
c.
d.
15.

Erosion/Corrosion mitigation can be achieved by


a.
b.
c.
d.

16.

Overheating
Erosion
Corrosion
Cracks

The inspection of a vessel to determine if a hydrogen blister is


present is often best performed by:
a.
b.
c.
d.

18.

Increasing the pipe diameter to decrease velocity


Increasing surface hardness by using harder alloys or hard
facing
Using corrosion resistant alloys
All of the above.

Which of the following is a major concern when operating vessels


that utilize the slurries with solid suspensions?
a.
b.
c.
d.

17.

Branching, Transgranular and initiate from within the


material.
Dagger shaped, intergranular and initiate form within the
material.
Dagger shaped, oxide filled and initiate form the surface.
Dagger shaped, clean and intergranular.

Researching the inspection records


Determine the vessels material to see if hydrogen
attack is likely
Swaying a flash light parallel to the vessels
surface
Recommending metallurgical tests for blisters in a
laboratory

When preparing to inspect a vessel which has had previous


inspections what is the initial step in preparation for the
inspection?
a.
b.
c.
d.

Assemble all the required tools to perform the


inspection.
Review previous inspection records.
Advice maintenance of any anticipated repairs.
Insure that all non-destructive examinations
required have been scheduled.

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19.

Which of the following best describes a Corrosion Button as


might be found in a pressure vessel?
a.
b.
c.
d.

20.

Buttons made of highly corrosion resistant material


from which corrosion loss can be measured.
Buttons which corrode at about the same rate as the
vessels material and are used to estimate the
vessels corrosion losses.
No such thing exists; there is however a corrosion
tab used in vessels.
A form of corrosive product produced by certain
chemicals in a vessel when is constructed of high
chrome alloy material.

In a PRV in which the major relieving device or main valve is


combined with and controlled by a self activated auxiliary
pressure relief valve is:
a.
b.
c.
d.

Pilot operated valve


Bellow type balancing valve
Relief valve
Safety valve

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