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ASME SECTION IX for


ASME 570
ASME SECTION IX WELDING PRACTICE QUESTIONS:

1. The purpose of the WPS and PQR is to determined that:

1. the welder is qualified


2. the base metals are strong enough
3. the weldment has the desired properties
4. the skill of the welder

2. The WPS lists:

1. nonessential variables
2. essential variables
3. supplementary essential variables if required
4. all of the above

3. The PQR must list:

1. essential variables and supplementary essential variables when notch toughness is


required
2. nonessential variables
3. welder qualification variables
4. all of the above

4. What is the earliest Edition of Section IX recognized by the current edition?

1. 1958
2. 1992
3. 1987
4. 1962

5. New Welding Procedure Specifications must meet the ____________ Edition and
addenda of Section IX.

1. 1962
2. current (latest mandatory)
3. Inspector
4. All of the above

6. Each ______________ shall conduct the tests required by Section IX to quality the
WPSs used during the construction, alteration, or repair.

1. Welder or welding operator


2. Manufacturer or contractor
3. Inspector
4. All of the above
7. The records of procedure, welder and welding operator qualification must be available to
the ________________.

1. Manufacturer or Contractor
2. Welder
3. Authorized Inspector
4. Foreman

8. A welder qualifying with a groove weld in plate in the 4G position is qualified to weld
groove welds in plate and pipe over 24 O.D. in the ______________ positions.

1. Overhead
2. Flat and horizontal
3. Flat and overhead
4. Horizontal

9. A welder qualifying with the plate fillet welds in the 3F and 4F positions is qualified to
weld groove welds in plate in the ________________ positions.

1. Flat only
2. Flat and horizontal
3. Flat and vertical
4. None of the above

10. A welder qualifying by making a groove weld on pipe with an O.D. of 3/4" in the 5G
position is qualified to weld groove welds in:

1. 1/2" O.D. Pipe in the overhead position


2. 6 O.D. Pipe in the vertical position
3. 3/4" O.D. pipe in the horizontal position
4. None of the above

11. In general, qualification on groove welds also qualifies a welder to make:

1. Stud welds
2. Overhead welds
3. Fillet welds
4. All of the above

12. Charpy V-notch tests are performed to determine a weldments

1. Tensile strength
2. Ductility
3. Notch toughness
4. All of above
13. A welder making a groove weld using the SAW process on P1 materials may be qualified
using radiography.

1. True
2. False

14. When a tensile specimen breaks in the metal outside of the weld or fusion line, the
strength recorded may be _______________ below the specified tensile and be accepted.

1. 3.5%
2. .5%
3. 5%
4. All of the above

15. Guided-bend specimens shall have no open defects in the weld or heat effected zone
exceeding ____________ measured in any direction on the convex surface of the
specimen after bending.

1. 1/16
2. 3/32
3. 1/8
4. None of the above

16. When using radiographs to qualify welders, the acceptance standards used are found in:

1. ASME Section V
2. ASME Section IX
3. ASME Section VIII
4. The referencing code

17. A WPS must describe:

1. Essential variables
2. Nonessential variables
3. Supplementary essential variables when required for notch toughness
4. All of the above

18. A PQR must describe:

1. Nonessential variables
2. Essential variables
3. Results of Welder Qualification tests
4. Project description & NDE methods
19. The ____________________ must certify the PQR as accurate.

1. Inspector
2. Manufacturer or contractor
3. Welder
4. All of the above

20. For the SMAW process ___________________ is an essential variable for the WPS.

1. Groove design
2. Post Weld heat treatment (PWHT)
3. Roof spacing
4. Method of cleaning

21. For the SAW process ________________ is an essential variable for the WPS.

1. Supplemental powdered filler metal (if used)


2. Filler metal diameter
3. Preheat maintenance
4. Addition or deletion of peening

22. The basic purpose of testing a welder is to establish the welders ______________.

1. Knowledge of welding requirements


2. Ability to deposit sound weld metal
3. mechanical ability to operate equipment
4. General attitude toward welding inspectors

23. The record of a welders performance tests is called a ________________.

1. PQR
2. WQR
3. WPS
4. WPQ

24. if a welder qualified with the manual SMAW process on Jan. 1, 1997 and last welded
with manual SMAW on March 15, 1997, would he still be qualified on October 7, 1997?

1. Yes
2. No
25. A welder qualifying with the SMAW process with a double welded groove weld is
qualified to weld.

1. Without backing
2. With all base metals
3. With backing only
4. With P1 backing only

26. Immediate retests of welders qualifications coupons __________________.

1. shall use the same method


2. May use any method
3. Are not allowed
4. Required Inspector approval

27. Welder performance qualification records must describe all the _____________ variables
specified.

1. Essential & nonessential


2. Nonessential
3. Essential
4. Brazing
28. A welder depositing 1/2 of weld metal in three layers in a groove weld with the SMAW
process is qualified to deposit up to __________________ of weld metal.

1. 8
2. 1
3. Max to be welded
4. 1/2"

29. P numbers are used to designate groups of

1. Electrodes
2. Flux
3. Base metals
4. Joints

30. A welder qualifying with P-No.21 is qualified to weld

1. P-1 P-11 to P-1 P-11


2. P-8 P8
3. P-21 P-25 to P-21 P-25
4. P21 to P21 only
31. Section IX groups welding electrodes by

1. AWS class
2. ASME specification
3. SFA
4. F number

32. Ferrous weld metal chemical composition may be designated using

1. P number
2. Welder I.D.
3. A number
4. page number

33. For welder qualification with the SMAW process _________________ is an essential
variable.

1. Base metal thickness


2. Peening
3. P-number
4. Electrode diameter

34. Each welder must be assigned a(n)

1. P number
2. Unique identifier
3. Hood & gloves
4. Inspector

35. A welder qualification coupon welded in the 2G position of 5/16 thick plate material
must have how many root and face bends?

1. 2 1 each
2. 4 2 each
3. 6 2 face and 4 root
4. 8 4 each

36. A WPS shall have:

1. the welder referenced.


2. the PQR referenced.
3. the NACE referenced.
4. the PDQ referenced.
37. Welding in the 1G position qualifies a welder in what position?

1. horizontal
2. vertical
3. flat
4. overhead

38. Which of the following is an essential variable for qualification of an SMAW welding
procedure?

1. F number
2. joint design
3. diameter of the electrode
4. pipe diameter
39. A welder may be qualified by RT if:

1. The first 3 of the first production weld is radiographed.


2. the first production weld passes mechanical tests.
3. If the first production weld passes mechanical tests.
4. If the first production weld is passes by MT examination.

40. A welder may be qualified using RT in these processes except for _______________.

1. GMAW (short-circuiting mode)


2. GMAW (pulsed-arc)
3. GMAW (spray-arch)
4. SMAW