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API 2207

REVIEW
1. An act or operation that can produce a spark or flame hot enough to ignite flammable
vapors is called:
Hot work. 1.1
2. Tanks that have contained flammable or combustible liquids, regardless of their age
and type of construction, must be considered unsafe until approved by:
Safety inspections. 1.1
3. Who authorizes the hot work and should designate the necessary safety precautions?
A competently trained or experienced person. 3.1.2
4. What is an example of adequate first-aid and fire-fighting equipment that should be
available and ready for instant use?
Fire-extinguishers and water hose lines. 3.1.3
5. Work permits for the job, tank entry and hot work must be:
Properly signed and issued before the work is started. 3.2.3
6. What piece of equipment should be in operation at all times during entry and hot
work?
An air mover of large enough capacity to provide fresh air inside the tank.
3.2.2
7. Lines to and from the tank that have been disconnected, blanked off, or otherwise
isolated should not be __________ during entry and hot work.
Disturbed. 3.2.2
8. In order to weld on a tank that has contained leaded gasoline, the area 12 on each
side of the location to be welded must be scraped down to bare metal. As an alternate
to scraping down to bare metal:
The welders should use air-supplied respiratory equipment while welding.
3.2.4
9. Where do you attach grounding leads from a welding machine on a tank when hot
work is to be performed?
Attach the leads directly to a bared surface on the tank shell. 3.2.5
10. While hot work is in progress, all work areas must be monitored for _________ and
combustible and toxic atmospheres.
Oxygen deficiency. 3.2.7
11. Appropriately sized openings are sometimes made in the tank bottom by cold cutting
or by drilling holes in each area where hot work is to be performed. What purpose do
these openings have?
These openings facilitate VT and help free gas from beneath the tank btm. 4.2
12. In order to make small repairs, usually involving welding of corrosion pits and
patches or other localized jobs, the following procedure is used: Tap a (13mm)
hole adjacent to the repair area. Connect a supply of inert gas to the tap using metal
tubing. Use a control valve with a flow indicator to prevent over pressuring of the
tank bottom. Establish a flow of inert gas under the tank bottom in the vicinity of the
welding to sweep away the flammable vapors (or dilute them sufficiently). Monitor
the area to assure that the oxygen content remains between 19.5 and 22.5%. When
welding is complete, plug the hole with a tapered pin or other device and promptly
back weld the pin. An example of inert gas is:
Carbon dioxide. 5.2
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API 2207
REVIEW
13. When repairs involving hot work include most of the tank bottom, it may be desirable
to displace the flammable liquids/vapors beneath the tank by:
Water flooding. 5.3
14. Repairs around the perimeter of a tank may be made safely by excavating under the
edge of the tank a minimum of __________ beyond the point of any hot work area.
Monitor area continuously to assure the oxygen content and seal off all openings
between the floor plates and the tank foundation by packing them with mud. Use a
vapor indicator to check the excavations and the seals. Continuously monitor the
excavations and the surrounding area for airborne chemicals or gas. Ventilate the
excavation if necessary.
30 centimeters (12). 5.4
15. What is the depth of sand recommended by API publication 2207 to be placed over an
existing tank floor when a double bottom is to be installed?
10 centimeters (4). 5.5
16. When using a hand or air operated tool to cold cut a tank bottom, what should be
applied continuously to the cutting edge of the tool and why should it be applied?
A coolant should be applied to reduce the heat of friction. 5.6