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Rate Technical Knowled e (!echanical" #C$%&) '(ality )ystems 1. Describe the difference between QA & QC? *nswer: Quality Control is the operational techniques (Inspection, !a"ination & #estin$% that are used to fulfill require"ents for quality. Quality Assurance is the syste" of action and plannin$ needed to pro&ide confidence that a 'roduct or (er&ice will satisfy quality require"ents ). *hat do quality syste" audits e&aluate? *nswer: #he de$ree of quality syste" confor"ance to established require"ents. +. (audi Ara"co has adopted the basic fra"ewor, and definitions of the International Quality (yste" (tandards I(-./000 (eries. #his has been done to pro&ide uni&ersal understandin$ and i"pro&e co""unication between the C-1'A23 and prospecti&e C-2#4AC#-4( whose Quality (yste" is con$ruent with the I(-./000 (eries. Describe the basic ele"ents of an I(- /000 (eries Quality 'ro$ra"? *nswer: Quality 1ana$e"ent & Quality Assurance (tandards per I(-./000 Quality (yste"s per I(-./001, /00), /00+ Quality 'lan 5uidelines per I(- 10006 !echanical/+eldin 7. *hat is an essential &ariable as related to a *eld 'rocedure (pecification (*'(%? *nswer: A chan$e in a weldin$ condition that will affect the weld8s "echanical properties. 6. *hat is the relationship between a 'rocedure Qualification 4ecord ('Q4% and a *'(? *nswer: #he 'Q4 docu"ents what occurred durin$ the weldin$ and testin$ of the test coupon. 9. :eat input ((1A* per A(1 I;% is a co"bination of what two electrical characteristics & tra&el speed? *nswer: <olta$e and A"pera$e =. !cessi&e heat input is "ainly attributed to what poor weldin$ techniques durin$ (1A* process? *nswer: !cessi&ely wide wea&in$ and slow tra&el speed. >. *hat are + potential sources of :ydro$en encountered durin$ (1A* process? *nswer: 1oisture in the "etal and electrode coatin$, oil, ele"ental :ydro$en in the base "etal /. *hat are se&eral li,ely causes of porosity in carbon steel welds usin$ the (1A* process? *nswer: 'oor weldin$ technique and equip"ent, e!cessi&e wind, "oisture & weld conta"inants. 10. *hat di"ension is "easured to deter"ine the si?e of a conca&e fillet weld? *nswer: #hroat 1). *hat di"ension is "easured to deter"ine the si?e of a con&e! fillet weld? *nswer: @e$ 1+. *here would crac,in$ "ost li,ely occur fro" e!cessi&e current input in a sin$le pass weld? *nswer: Centerline of the weld 17. Asin$ 5#A* process, describe what happens to a weld without proper pur$in$Bbac, $assin$ on (( "aterial? *nswer: -!idation at the ID ((u$arin$% 16. 2a"e + of the 6 "echanical tests in A(1 I; e"ployed for procedure & perfor"ance qualifications? *nswer: #ension, 5uided Cend, Dillet.weld, 2otch.tou$hness & (tud.weld tests

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Rate Technical Knowled e (!echanical" #C$%&) !echanical/NDT (ass(me )!*+ 0rocess (sed 1or all 2(estions) 19. :ow is 1a$netic 'article inspection of a weld usin$ the wet continuous test "ethod perfor"ed? *nswer: #he particles (usually fluorescent% are sprayed, poured on or applied by i""ersion and the "a$neti?in$ current is applied while the particles are still flowin$. 1=. Indications with @iquid 'enetrant #estin$ are easily seen if the surface has been prepared by $rindin$ prior to testin$? #rueBfalse? *hy? *nswer: Dalse, because $rindin$ can s"ear "etal and "as,Bco&er discontinuities. 1>. 2a"e an 2D# "ethod and technique that e"ploys a reflected sound bea" that can be used for the &olu"etric e!a"ination of welds? *nswer: Altrasonic #estin$ usin$ (hear *a&e #echnique pro&ides $ood &olu"etric e!a" co&era$e. 1/. @ist + disad&anta$es of 4# o&er other 2D# 1ethods. *nswer: 4adiation (afety 'recautions, 'lanar defects not readily detectable, :ea&y equip"ent )0. If a product is to be stress relie&ed, why is it i"portant to use e!actly the sa"e 4# procedure before and after stress relie&in$? *nswer: (o that a baseline e&aluation is perfor"ed to ensure that borderline indications are not "isinterpreted after stress relief. )1. A dar, narrow area ).+"" wide appears on a radio$raph all alon$ the ed$e of the area representin$ the weld. #he Eoint has a 90.De$ree double.&ee $roo&e. *hat is the indication "ost li,ely to be? *nswer: !ternal Andercut )). A locali?ed dar,er density 4adio$raphic i"a$e with fu??y ed$es in the center of the width of the weld i"a$e that "ay or "ay not be wider than the width of the root pass i"a$e is "ost li,ely what? *nswer: Curn.throu$h )+. 2a"e 6 co""on fil" artifacts that "ay be cause for reEection of 4adio$raphic Dil"? *nswer: Dil" (cratches, li$ht lea,s, che"ical stains, fo$$ed fil", static "ar,s, water "ar,s, strea,s, cri"p "ar,s, fin$er "ar,s, lint, dirt )7. *hen the radiation source is located inside pipin$ with the fil" located outside, sin$le.wall e!posure and sin$le.wall &iew, na"e this type of e!posure? *nswer: 'anora"ic )6. :ow do $a""a rays co"pare with ;.rays when applied to 4# of welds? *nswer: 5a""a rays ha&e $reater penetration ability, but $i&e poorer contrast. Rate )0eci1ic Knowled e (,30erience) )9. 'er A(1 C+1.+ (assu"e latest edition%, na"e three of the four Cate$ories of Dluid (er&ice? *nswer: Cate$ories D, 1, :i$h 'ressure & 2or"al )=. 'er A(1 C+1.+, who is responsible for classification of ser&ice to a $i&en cate$ory? *nswer: #he -wner )>. 'er A(1 C+1.+ (assu"e latest edition%, what are the 4# require"ents for (oc,et welds in se&ere cycle ser&ice? *nswer: 2one )/. 4elatin$ to the abo&e question, 5i&e $ood reasons why rando" 4# of soc,et welds is reco""ended? *nswer: Coth $ross weldin$ defects & poor quality welders can be identified, with repairs and correcti&e action ta,en, & 5ap can be &erified. +0. Criefly describe $ood QC practice relatin$ to the installation & boltin$ of flan$es? *nswer: <erify 1aterials (type, si?e and ratin$% are acceptable, $as,et &erification & $ood boltin$ practices (torque &alue require"ents "et% in accordance with appro&ed procedures. +1. *hat is an often.o&erloo,ed InspectionB2D# require"ent on the installation of an orifice flan$e?

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*nswer: <isual weld inspection of the seal weld & 2D# has been "issed prior to boltin$ of flan$es +). 'er A(1 (ection <III, Di&. 1, can a no??le to be attached to the e!terior surface of a pressure &essel without any portion of the no??le proEectin$ into the shell? *nswer: 3es, with "any restrictions ++. !plain the difference between a )F1 llipsoidal head and a he"ispherical head? *nswer: A he"ispherical head has no flan$e and ,nuc,le re$ion and holds $reater &olu"e. +7. *hich of the abo&e two heads $i&en equal thic,ness can withstand $reater internal pressure? *nswer: #he )F1 elliptical head can withstand "uch "ore internal pressure $i&en equal thic,ness. +6. In A(1 (ection <III, Di&ision 1, 'arts A* and AC( co&er what scope of wor,? *nswer: A* desi$nates require"ents for pressure &essels and &essel parts fabricated by weldin$, and AC( desi$nates require"ents for pressure &essels and &essel parts constructed of carbon and low alloy steels. +9. 2a"e se&eral Inspection ite"s on internal co"ponentBtray installation for new colu"ns? *nswer: 1. ). +. 7. 6. 9. Drawin$s, Calcs & Data re&iew <erification of 1aterial Construction of Internal co"ponents (tray asse"blies & syste"s, hardware, pac,in$ "ediu"% @ocation, le&elness and orientation of internal co"ponents per 1f$. Drawin$sBtolerances. (ea"s, holes, $aps, "issin$ ite"s, looseness of hardware in trays @ea,a$e #ests as needed for trays, trou$hs, weirs, etc. Dinal Cleanliness of #ray Asse"blies

+=. *hat A'I docu"ents apply to the replace"ent of an e!istin$ floor for an Abo&e$round -il (tora$e tan,? *nswer: A'I 96+ & A'I 960 +>. *hat are two ,ey ite"s to be resol&ed prior to addition of new no??les to older tan,s per A'I 96+? *nswer: #an, 1aterial identification, 1aterial Desi$n Considerations & selection (need for shell insert%. +/. Criefly describe an area i"pressed Cathodic 'rotection (yste"? *nswer: lectrical current & use of selecti&ely placed sacrificial anodes is e"ployed to stopBslow the electroche"ical reaction that occurs durin$ the corrosion process. 70. 4elatin$ to Contractor *eld (hop e&aluation prior to the be$innin$ of pipe weldin$ for a "aEor proEect, what are se&eral ,ey ite"s you would loo, for as the Inspector assi$ned to appro&e the shop for Co"pany? *nswer: 4! 5 , 1orm(la G 1anpower, 1ethods, 1aterials, 1achines, 1easure"ent, n&iron"ent 1. ). +. 7. 6. 9. 1anpowerG nsure adequate 'ersonnel that are trained, qualified, certified & appro&ed 1ethodsG nsure that standards are followed and that weldin$ procedures, special processes ('1I, '*:#, etc% are acceptable and that there is a $ood quality syste" (paper trail% in place. 1aterialsG nsure 1aterials are appro&ed, certified, docu"ented (traceable%, stored correctly with area for deficient ite"s (quarantined%, and se$re$ation of dissi"ilar "etals. 1achinesG nsure quip"ent is adequate for the intended wor, and in $ood wor,in$ condition. 1easure"entG nsure Contractor QC 'ro$ra" & testin$Bcalibration pro$ra" is in place for equip"ent and wor,. n&iron"entG nsure that the wor,in$ en&iron"ent (buildin$% is safe, sheltered fro" the ele"ents and adequate to ensure quality wor,.

'er (A (.*.011 (show section where infor"ation is found, re&iew with candidate% 1. ). *hat is the "a!i"u" si?e of low :ydro$en ( =01>% per"itted? *hat are the dia"eter li"itations (per pipe si?e% for different weldin$ processes? (1A*G

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5#A*G 51A*G +. 7. a% *hat is the require"ent (1aterial, location% for brid$e tac,s? b% In what "ust brid$e tac,s be contained to a&oid the need for (urface 1ethod 2D#? a% Dor te"porary supports and attach"ents welded to the pipe, what are require"ents related to 1aterial? b% 2D#? 6. 9. =. >. /. *hat is the "a!i"u" a"ount of ti"e that .=01> electrodes can be ,ept out in the field? *hat is the "ini"u" dryin$ te"perature and dryin$ ti"e? :ow "any ti"es can electrodes be reba,ed? *hat is the "a!i"u" internal "isali$n"ent of butt Eoints? 'ipin$ durin$ preparation before fit up shall be cleanedB$round internallyBe!ternally for what distance fro" the ed$e of the prepared Eoint?

10. 1oist surfaces require "oisture re"o&al and surfaces to be preheated "ust be preheated to what distance fro" the Eoint ed$e?