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15 – 20 May 2004, Dammam
API 653 PREPARATORY COURSE
Final Exam — Open Book
1. Exclusive of corrosion allowance, what is the minimum nominal thickness for all new construction bottom plates? a. b. c. d. 2. ½ inch ¼ inch 3/16 inch 5/8 inch
For new or repaired shell horizontal joints, how many radiographs shall be taken for each 50 feet of horizontal joint, not including those required at intersection of vertical and horizontal joints? a. b. c. d. 1 2 3 4
The recommended minimum development time (penetrant testing ) allowed for a material made of high temperature alloy is: a. b. c. d. 5 min 10 min 7 min 60 min
Select suitable Hole type (source side) penetrameter for following weld joint Weld reinf. = 1/8"
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Backing strip = 3/16 " thk
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weld weld weld weld A and B C and D D only A and D 8. c.doc Created by Narciso Page 2 of 8 . what shall be the penetration time for penetrant a. d. Base Metal =SA 285 GrC Plates.1 is changed to wire type what shall be the wire designation (wire decimeter in inch) a. b. weld A. b. c. /var/www/apps/conversion/tmp/scratch_4/166696426. d. 10 min for plate 7. After applying the developer the examiner checked four welds for surface defects after following period. ¾” thk Welding electrode = AWS E 6015 This PQR will qualify which of the following combination of base metal. 11) none of the above 6. Dammam b) c) d) 5. 8) 0. weld C was checked after 30 minutes and weld D after 65 minutes which of the weld were checked wrongly a. For steel plates and weld to be checked LPI. 10 min for weld. Following combination of base metal and welding electrode was qualified by a certain PQR… impact testing is not required.032 (NO.after 5 minute.016 (NO. 0. 10) 0. 5 min for plate 5 min for both 10 min for both 5 min for weld. weld B after 10 minute. No 25 No 30 None of the above If type of penetrameter is Q.Professional Training and Consultation 15 – 20 May 2004. c.025 (NO.welding electrodes. d. b.
b. 4 4 3 3 inch inch inch inch to to to to 12 inch 10 inch 10 inch 8 inch 10.Professional Training and Consultation 15 – 20 May 2004. 3/16” (5mm) 1/4” (6mm) 5/16” (8mm) None of the above 11. c. d. d. b. Minimum thickness observed (t2) was 1 inch. Dammam a.doc Created by Narciso Page 3 of 8 . E 7018 electrodes None of the above For MT examination by prod techniques the spacing between prods shall be between a. average thickness = 0.085 inches. average thickness = 0. On a tank roof plate two corroded areas was observed at locations A and B for location A. c. 1” thk SA 515Gr 60 plates. b. d. c. For a tank with 130 ft diameter thickness of top course worked out was td=5mm tt=4mm. c. d. E 6013 electrodes 1 ¼ thk plates SA 516Gr70. What will be the minimum vertical length of for the area? a. E 6013 electrodes 1 ¾ “ rhk SA 285 GrC plates.095 inches. area = 105 in2 Location B. Area = 105 in2 your decision will be: /var/www/apps/conversion/tmp/scratch_4/166696426. What will be minimum nominal thickness provided for this course according to API 650 for a new tank? a. For a tank with diameter 100ft was found to have thickness reduction in a localized area. 40 inches 37 inches 45 inches None of the above 12. b. 9.
b. location A is out of limits 13. 4 inches NPS 14. location B is art of limits Both A and B are out of limits Location B in OK. Design temperature =30F the plates were not tested for impact testing. c.Professional Training and Consultation 15 – 20 May 2004. 10 inches NPS d.750 inches and C. (Consr. Thickness of first course and third course is also 5/8 inch. Hot tap connection is to be made on tank with following description shell plate thickness = ¾ inch. A replacement plate to be used on a shell thickness of 5/8 inch.5 Years 10 Years 5 Years 16. b. What will be inspection interval for next ultrasonic thickness inspection from outside of the tank? a. a. d. Plate Plate Plate Plate thickness thickness thickness thickness = = = = ¾” 5/8” 1/2” 1” 15. 8 inches NPS b.125” /var/www/apps/conversion/tmp/scratch_4/166696426.5mm and corrosion rate of the shell is 0. 15 Years 12. Dammam a. A tank is having remaining corrosion allowance of 2.1mm per year. Both A and B are within limits Location A is OK. What will be the maximum size of tapping connection? a. c. The un-corroded thickness of the shell palte is 0.doc Created by Narciso Page 4 of 8 . b. 6 inches NPS c. Code API 650-1974). Following 3 plates are available which one is most suitable to be used as replacement plate. d. on the second course of the tank. c.A is 0. Typical corroded areas on a shell plate are exhibited below in figure 1 with measured thickness in inches indicated on the sketch. d.
5”.Professional Training and Consultation 15 – 20 May 2004. /var/www/apps/conversion/tmp/scratch_4/166696426. a. Comment on the acceptability of the corroded condition.8” and 0. B and C are 1. The pitting can be ignored as a case of widely scattered pitting as both pitting depth and dimensions are within limits Not acceptable as size are not OK. Dammam Figure 1 AREA “A” 0. total length of the pit dimensions is more than permitted The pitting can be ignored as a case of widely scattered pitting since depth are OK b.66 AREA “C” AREA “B” 0.75 The total length of a arrow line drawn is 8 inches.doc Created by Narciso Page 5 of 8 .65 0.54 0.66 0.72 0 0. c.72 0. 0.5 inches respectively.75 0. The length of the line in each of the corroded areas A.
B shall be re-tested 18. using lapped (lap welded) patch plate of 1/8” thick was carried out. another plate of 0. What should be the minimum clear distance between the outer edges of the adjacent but welds of vertical and horizontal joints. Repair of a 5/8” thick shell. c. Dammam d.25” thick shell plate of an AST. because: a. A shall be re-tested a is OK. c.25” thickness to ASTM A36 is used. 16ft lb. For replacement to an existing 0. 14ft lb. d. 10” & 6” 6” & 3” 8” & 4” 12” & 6” 19. Results on sample ‘B’: 12ft lb.Professional Training and Consultation 15 – 20 May 2004. Such a repair is not acceptable as per API standard 653. respectively? a. sample sample sample sample A and B both OK A and B both to be re-tested B is OK. 20 ft. lb Your assessment will be: a. They belonged to Group No. Owner had not specified use of patch plate repairs Lap patch plate of less than 3/16” is not permitted Lap patch plate repair on shell thickness more than above ½” is not permitted All of above /var/www/apps/conversion/tmp/scratch_4/166696426. Two plates sample A and B were tested for longitudinal impact testing. I as per API 650: Results of impact test for sample A were 18ft lb. The pitting cannot be ignored as a case of widely scattered pitting since depth are not OK 17. without informing the Owner. d. Following were results observed. c. b. b.doc Created by Narciso Page 6 of 8 . b. d. 8ft lb.
where ‘t’ is the plate thickness of thicker shell course at the offset c. 2 mm 1. where ‘t’ is the plate thickness of thicker shell course at the offset d. shall not exceed: a. Dammam 20. 4t. 1” (25 mm) ½ “ (12.5 mm 0. where ‘t’ is the plate thickness of thicker shell course at the offset 21.Professional Training and Consultation 15 – 20 May 2004. c. 3 t. where ‘t’ is the plate thickness of thicker shell course at the offset b. c. b. c.doc Created by Narciso Page 7 of 8 . Misalignment in a completed 20 mm thick vertical seam of an AST built to API Standard 650 shall be more than: a. d. When butt welded annular bottom plates are used. b. the offset between vertical seams of adjacent shells shall be a minimum distance of: a. b. Out of roundness measured as deviation from radius measured 1 foot above the bottom corner weld of a 250 ft diameter AST built to API Standard 650. d. 5 t. d. 2 t. in an AST built to API Standard 650.8 mm 3 mm 23. their width from inside of the shell shall be at least: a. 900 mm 300 mm 600 mm None of the above 22. As per API Standard 650.7 mm) ¾” (19 mm) 1-1/4” (32 mm) /var/www/apps/conversion/tmp/scratch_4/166696426.
An AST has remaining corrosion allowance of 3. d. c.Professional Training and Consultation 15 – 20 May 2004. Dammam 24. specifically “Peaking” at vertical joints or “Banding” at horizontal weld joints as measured over an appropriate sweepboard of 36” shall not exceed: a. 19 mm (3/4”) 13 mm (1/2”) 16 mm (5/8”) 1/8 mm (3”) 25. when should the external visual inspection by an Authorized Inspector shall be carried out at an interval not exceeding: a. As per API Standard 653. 5 years 8 years 4 years 15 years /var/www/apps/conversion/tmp/scratch_4/166696426. b. b. The known rate of corrosion of shell is 200 microns per year. built to API Standard 650. Local deviations from theoretical shape of an aboveground storage tank (AST). d.doc Created by Narciso Page 8 of 8 . c.2 mm.