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Pick the correct manual welding rod that must be used to make Hot Taps or for reconstruction of above ground storage Tanks. E7018 2. The new nameplate for a reconstructed API 653 tank shall be placed: Adjacent to existing nameplate. 3. Radiographs for reconstructed tanks shall be: Retained for at least 1 year. 4. It is not necessary to consider the possibility of brittle fracture of a tank if the following exists. The tank shell thickness is: Less than/equal (</=) ½”, the tank operates over 60F or the membrane stress of the tank is below 7000psi. 5. The following welds do not need a welder identification. Roof plate welds and flange-to-nozzle neck welds. 6. Roof plates of an aboveground storage tank shall be repaired or replaced if the average thickness of the plates have corroded to: Less than 0.09” in any 100 square inch area. 7. If the requirements of a jurisdiction are more stringent than the requirements of API 653, then the requirements of: The jurisdiction shall govern. 8. Aboveground storage tanks are primarily inspected to: Ensure the safety and integrity of the tanks. 9. Atmospheric storage tanks are defined as tanks that are designed to withstand an internal pressure: Up to but not exceeding 2.5 psi gauge. 10. Three types of external inspections of above ground tanks are: Routine in-service inspections, formal visual external inspection, and in-service UT thickness measurements of the shell. 11. When corrosion rates are not known, tank bottom actual thickness shall be determined by inspection within the next ______ years of tank operation to establish corrosion rates. 10 12. A 48’ high by 100’ diameter aboveground storage tank is checked for out-ofplumbness. The permissible out-of-plumbness was found to be: 5” 13. A hot tap is installed on an aboveground storage tank. A reinforcing plate has been welded to the shell and pneumatically tested per API 650. After the valve has been installed on the hot tap nozzle, a pressure test is performed on the nozzle prior to mounting the hot tap machine. What pressure is used? 1.5 times the hydrostatic head.
If any provision of API 653 presents a direct or implied conflict with any statutory regulation and the statutory regulation is more stringent: The government regulations govern. Determine the corrosion rate. 5 18. In no case shall the internal inspection interval of an aboveground storage tank exceed _____ years. External. The minimum number of settlement points around a tank periphery is: 8 25. A formal visual external inspection by an authorized aboveground storage tank inspector shall be made at least every _____ years or at RCA/4N years. The original thickness of the bottom course of the tank was 1”. When a fully hydrostatic test is required. 28. A tank built new in January. A full hydrostatic test is always required on: A reconstructed tank. The bottom course of the tank showed the most general corrosion (no isolated corrosion was found). the limits of responsibilities are defined by: The owner / operator. UT measurements of a new tank shell shall be made not later than _____ years after commissioning. Routine visual in-service inspections of aboveground storage tanks from the ground may be done by: Owner / user personnel other than authorized inspectors.0070”/year 21. and UT inspections. API 653 specifies what temperature for preheat on plate thickness over 1. 27.5”? 200F 16.93”. 24 22. The maximum acceptable undercutting on horizontal butt welds of a reconstructed tank is _____ inch.API 650 & 653 PRACTICE QUESTIONS (CLOSED BOOK) 14. 23. 1/32 24. 1998. it shall be held for ____ hours. formal visual (external). 17. If a contractor is to relocate or reconstruct an aboveground storage tank. 5 19. Which of the following is not considered shell distortion? Uniform settlement of a tank. 15. 32 26. 1988 was removed from service and internally inspected January. 0. 2 . whichever is less. The maximum spacing of settlement points is _____ feet around the circumference. A new tank is placed in service. 20 20. In seven (7) years the following inspections should have been made: Routine visual. The measured thickness of the bottom course at the inspection was 0.
UT measurements are required on a tank shell. 3 . What is the main factor in determining the efficiency of a rivet joint in a tank? The number of rivet rows. such as a lump of clay in the sand of a foundation pad under the tank bottom is one factor that: Can cause corrosion and tank bottom leakage. peaking shall not exceed _____ inch. The following repairs are allowed within the critical zone of repair of a tank bottom: Welding of widely scattered pits. how many measurements shall be taken: Owner / operator judgment. One 34. Widely scattered pits may be ignored provided _______ and the sum of their dimensions along any vertical line does not exceed 2” in an 8” length. With a horizontal sweep board 36” long. how many additional radiographs are required? Two spots adjacent to the unacceptable weld section shall be RT’d. What is the max out-of-plumbness allowed? 5.API 650 & 653 PRACTICE QUESTIONS (CLOSED BOOK) 29. 41. 0. 43. 42. API 653 requires that _____ radiograph(s) is/are required for a repaired vertical weld joint. In addition to API 650 requirements. If a weld is made on a tank shell plate that is thicker than 1 inch. 31. ¼” 39. A new 100’ diameter tank must have at least _____ inches thick shell plates. All leaks in pontoons or compartments of double deck floating roofs shall be repaired by: Rewelding the leaking joints and/or the use of patch plates. 33. 45. A 48’ high tank has a diameter of 127’. The critical zone is that portion of the bottom or annular plate with in: 3” of the inside edge of the shell measured radially inward.0” 37. Non homogeneous fill. 46. Acceptance criteria for a radiograph of a repaired on a tank is found: Section VIII of the ASME Code. the base metal within 3 inches of the welding shall be heated to a temperature of approximately: 140F 30. 38. 44. 35. When a weld fails RT. No pit depth is greater than ½ tmin exclusive of the corrosion allowance. pinholes. and cracks in the bottom plate. API Standard 653 requires new welds of shell to bottom plate to be inspected: Their entire length by right-angle vacuum box and solution film or by applying light diesel oil.500” 36. Welders are qualified to what standard or code? Section IX of ASME Code 40. An internal inspection interval for above ground storage tanks must not be greater than: 20 years. Radiographs of repaired work and records of radiographs of repaired work shall be marked with: The letter “R”. 32.
RT procedures to satisfy the requirements of API 653 should be evaluated in accordance with: ASME Code. Newly welded bottom joints shall be tested using a vacuum box and solution film or by means of: Tracer gas and detector examination.API 650 & 653 PRACTICE QUESTIONS (CLOSED BOOK) 47. The recommended procedure for accessing the risk of failure due to brittle fracture is based on: A decision tree analysis and appropriate factors. For this tank. 52. 53. 4 . Formal in service visual external inspection must be conducted by: An inspector qualified in accordance with API 653. 58. UT testing inspection of the shell plate for laminations in the affected area is mandatory when: A reinforcement plate is added to an existing un-reinforced shell penetration. 56. A tank has a shell corrosion rate of 5 mils per year and a remaining corrosion allowance of 0. Who has the ultimate responsibility for complying with the provisions of API 653? Owner / Operator. 54. 57. Section V. the maximum interval for service UT thickness measurements is: 15 years. When preparing a tank prior to installing a replacement bottom over an existing bottom.17”. 51. 50. Certification that the tank has been reconstructed in accordance with API 653 is normally done by: Reconstruction organization. 60. 59. 61. Guidance for evaluation of an existing external floating roof shall be based on criteria in: API 650 appendix C. Distortion of anchor bolts and excessive cracking of the concrete structures in which the anchor bolts are embedded may be indications of: Over pressure up lift condition. 49. the tank shell must be separated from the tank bottom by cutting the shell parallel to the tank bottom a minimum of __________ above the bottom-to-shell weld or by removing the entire shell-to-bottom weld and the HAZ by gouging or grinding. All the following must be included in a general inspection report except: Operating history of the tank. Which type of repair of a crack is allowed in the tank shell to tank bottom weld? Remove the entire crack and repair the weld. Penetrations installed using insert plates shall have the butt-weld examined by means of: Full radiograph. 48. ½” 55. what is the maximum interval for ultrasonic thickness measurements? 5 years. When external ultrasonic thickness measurements are used to determine a rate of general uniform corrosion relevant to the integrity of new tank shell and the rate of corrosion is not known.
the welder or welding operator’s identification mark shall be hand or machine stamped adjacent to and at intervals along the completed weld not exceeding: 3’ along completed welds. An alternate to this is: A rigorous stress analysis of the tank may be carried out. When a tank is reconstructed. in lieu of other means of identification. 72. no more than: 1/4 of the roof seal system should be out of an in-service tank at one time. Material not identified shall be: Tested and identified by chemical analysis and mechanical test as required by ASTM A-6 and A370 including Charpy V-notch test. repaired. 63. the new roof rim shall be a minimum thickness of: 3/16” 69. 73. letter. 71. If it necessary to replace a roof rim. When a tank is reconstructed. each welder and welding operator shall be assigned: An identifying number. the correct statement below is that this test: Is always required for major repairs/alterations unless special requirements of API 653 are followed. The minimum dimension of a lapped patch repair plate is: 6” 75. Radiographs taken of a reconstructed tank shall be retained: One year. all shell plate materials and bottom plates welded to the shell shall be identified. 74. Acceptable settlement may be determined as described in Appendix B of API Standard 653. The thickness to be used for each shell course when checking the design for a reconstructed and relocated tank shall be based on measurements taken within _____ days prior to relocation. 68. or replaced. 70. Completed welds of stress relieved assemblies of shell penetrations shall be examined by visual and MT or PT methods: After stress relief and before the hydrostatic test. With regard to a full hydrostatic test of a tank. During hydrostatic tests of repaired or reconstructed tanks foundation settlement shall be measured during filling and when water reaches what percentage of the test level? 100% 65. 66. 64. The maximum vertical and horizontal dimension of a lapped patch repair plate is ____ & ____ inches respectively.API 650 & 653 PRACTICE QUESTIONS (CLOSED BOOK) 62. 48” & 72” 67. or symbol. Welding procedure specification (WPS). To minimize evaporation losses and reduce potential hazards to workers. and welders and welding operators shall be qualified in accordance with: Section IX of the ASME Code. For tanks to be reconstructed. 180 5 . Rim-mounted primary shoe seals and toroidal seal systems can be removed.
1 87. Plus or minus 1/8”._____ inch in any 30’ of circumference and +/. and recommendations. Where concrete ring walls are provided under the shell. after stress relieving. Excess settlement during a hydrotest shall be cause to: Stop the test for foundation investigation and / or repair. Repaired shell vertical joints shall have ______ radiograph taken in every joint. 6 . but before hydrotest. what is the in-service UT interval? 5 years. VT & MT or PT 86. If the corrosion rate is not known. In lieu of stamping complete welds: A record may be kept that identifies the welder or welding operator employed for each welded joint. 1/8” and ¼” 84. 82.3750 77. General inspection reports shall include: Metal thickness measurements. any settlement measurements. 78. 83.API 650 & 653 PRACTICE QUESTIONS (CLOSED BOOK) 76. When design and construction details are not given and are not available for a tank.500” 79. repairs. conditions found. If a tank shell has a thickness no greater than _____ the risk of failure due to brittle fracture is minimal. When the corrosion rate of a tank is known the interval between taking UT thickness measurements shall be the smaller of RCA/2N or: 15 years. The measurement for internal bottom settlement shall have maximum of _____ feet spacing between elevation points across the diameter? 10 85. The projection of the bottom plate beyond the outside toe of the shell-to-bottom weld shall be at least ____ inch. the top of the ringwall shall be level within ____ in any 30’ of the circumference measured from the average elevation. 0._____ inch in the total circumference measured from the average elevation. 80. Impact testing is not required for a design temperature of: Greater than 60F. 0. 90. A name plate for a reconstructed tank shall have: Design condition listed 88. then details that will provide a level of integrity equal to the level provided by the current edition of _______ must be used. The minimum length of readable RT film according to API 653 is? 6” 89. 91. API Standard 650 81. Where concrete ringwalls are provided under the shell. the top of the ringwall shall be level within +/. provided that an evaluation for suitability of service per section 2 of API 653 has been performed. Completed welds of stress relieved assemblies shall be examined by _______.
97. 0. shell distortions.31” 100. 96. condition of foundation. how many measurement points are necessary on a 50 feet diameter tank? 8 98. 0.37.25. The critical zone for repairs to tank bottoms is that portion of the bottom or annular plate within ______ of the inside edge of the shell. 0. 93. 99.39. 0.31.30. 0.API 650 & 653 PRACTICE QUESTIONS (CLOSED BOOK) 92.34. If the number of elevation measurement points is determined by N = D/10.25. Which of the following is an alteration? Addition of a 14” diameter nozzle. and 0. 0. Corroded roof plates shall be repaired or replaced.26. measured radially inward. 0.32. when the: Average thickness is less than 0. 0. 95. Sixteen UT readings are taken every 2” over the length of “L”. 0. signs of corrosion.23. 0. Hydrostatic test stress for a new tank is based upon: The lesser of ¾ the yield stress or 3/7 the minimum tensile stress of the tank’s material of construction. It has been determined that L=32” in a corroded area of a tank 125’ in diameter and 40’ high. Routine in-service inspection includes: Visually checking the exterior tank’s surface for leaks. The joint between the new material of an insert plate and the old material of the existing tank shell plate shall be: Butt welded. Peaking shall not exceed ½” when measured with: A horizontal sweep board 36” long and made to the true outside radius of the tank. 0. signs of settlement. 0.26. 0. condition of paint.42. Round to the nearest hundredth. 0.28.33.09” in a 100 square inch area. and condition of appurtenances. The readings are as follows: 0. 0.38. Determine t1(tavg). 3”s 7 . condition of insulation system. 94.29.
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