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Term

Definition

The service (s) that has


potential for none or very
few CMLs on circuit

Olefin Cold
Side,

1.

Anhydrous
Ammonia

2.

Answer found API 570: 5.6.2


Term

Definition

Service (s) that Valves


should be inspected for
thermal fatigue

Cat Reformer

See API 570 section 5.10


Term

Service(s) with reatively


uniform corrosion

Definition

1.

Sulfidation,

2.

Sour Water
Answer found API 570: 5.6.3

Term

Definition

What class abbreviation is used to helpJOC


define the

API 570 Repair Organization

J= one who is autherized by


theJurisdiction
O= Owner/User who repairs
thier own equipment

C= Contractor that is
acceptble to Owner/User

Answer found in API 570: 3.1.79

Term

Definition

What class abbreviation is used to help


define the

JUIC

API 570 Authorized Inspection Agency


(AI's Employer)

J= Inspection Org. of
the Jurisdiction

U = Owner/User who maintians


inspection Org.

I = Inspection Org. of
an Insurance Company

C= Contractor employed by Owner


/User

Answer found in API 570: 3.1.6


Term

Definition

The class abbreviation that is used to


help:
Determine of corrosion Rate for New
Service or Change in Service
is?

SOPI
S= Same or Similar Servic
e,
O= Owners Experience,
P= Published Data, or
I= Inspection in 3 months

Answer found in API 570:7.1.2

Term

Definition

What is the Class


TIE
Abbreviation to help
T= Testing
reminber the
Primary Resonsiblities ofI= Inspection
API 570 Authorized

Inspector

E= Examination

Answer found in API 570: 4.3.4


Term

AIRRis the Class


Abbreviation for?

Definition
API 570 Scope which is:
A = Alteration,
I

= Inspection,
R = Repair,
R = Rerate.

Answer found in API 570: 1.1.1

Term

Definition

On repairs the minimum radius of an


insert patch is

Min of a 1" Radius

Answer found
API 570: 8.1.4.2.c/ Fig C.2

Term

Definition

When performing NDE inspection what


is the maximum diameter of the CML
examination point for lines equal to or
less than 10 NPS

max dia. of 2"

Answer found API 570 : 3.1.20


Term

Definition

When performing NDE examinations of


lines greater than 10 NPS what is the
maximum diameter of the CML

Max dia. of 3"

Answer found API 570 : 3.1.20


Term

Definition

For partially buried pipe What is the


soil-to-air distance above the soil
interface that is considered for
corrosion

6" above soil interace shall be


considered

Answer found API 570:3.1.87


Term

Definition

What is the distance below the soil dig 6"-12" when inspection for soil-tointerface to dig when inspecting for soilair corrosion
to-air corrosion
Answer found API 570: 7.4.5
Term

Definition

For partially buried pipe What is the


soil-to-air distance below the soil
interface that is to be considered for
corrosion

12" below soil interface

Answer found
API 570: 3.1.87
Term

Definition

At an Injection point curcuit what is theminimum 12" upsteam of the injection


minimum upsteam limit of a more
nozzle shall be examined
extensive examination.

Answer found API 570: 5.5.9


Term

Definition

For underground piping what is the 6 to 8 feet will need to be excavated for
minimum length of buried pipe to
inspection
expose when excavating for inspection
Answer found API 570: 9.3.6
Term

Definition

Difine:

Alteration is a Physical change in any


component that has design implications.

ALTERATION
Note: Comparable or duplicate
replacements and the addition of smallbore attachments that do not require
reinforcement or additional support are
not considered an alteration

Answer found in API 570: 3.1.2


Term

Definition

Define:

Repair

Restore to
Suitablecondiction for safe
operation at designed
condition
Answer found in API 570: 3.1.78

Term

Definition

Define:

Defect is difined as

Defect

An Inperfection that
exceeds acceptance
criteria
Answer found in API 570: 3.1.17

Term

Definition

Define:

Inperfection

Discontinuity that may or


may not exceed the
acceptance criteria
Answer found in API 570: 3.1.30

Term

Definition

RBI's two Primary factors


are?

1.

Probability of failure

2.

Consequence of
failure

Answer found in API 570:5.2

Term

Definition

What word is used to


Represent-ative
define the number of
CML's to obtain thickness
readings during NDE Representative sampling should
include data for all the various
inspection

types of components and


orientations found in each cicuit.

Answer found in API 570: 6.5

Term

Definition

CML's
CMLs with the earliest
that shall be measured
renewal date
during a Thickness NDE
as of the previous
Inspections, are?
inspection
Answer found in API 570: 6.5

Term

Definition

Intervals for Pressurerelieving devices


(PRD's) are
determined by:

Performance
The API 570 sec 6.7.3.1 states that
PRD's shall be tested and inspected
at intervals that are frequent
enough to verify that the valves
perform reliably in the particular
service conditions.

Answer found in API 570: 6.7.3.1


Term

Definition

API 570 Piping

Classification Inspection
scheme in section 6.3.4 is
based on:

Consequence of
failure

See API 570 6.3.1


Term

Definition

Corrosion -Method by
which process leaks can
lead to brittle failure is

Auto-Refigeration

API 570 section 6.3.4.2.a


Term

Definition

Crrosion- Type of soil that


is most corrosive is soil
with

Low Resistivity

Answer found in
API 570 section 9.2.4

Term

Definition

Number of Repairs of new


flange assemblies to be
inspected during repairs

Representative

and alterations is refered API 570 section 5.12 States: The


markings on a representative
to as
sample of newly installed fasteners
and gaskets should be examined to
determine whether they meet the
material specification.

Answer found API 570: 5.12


Term

Definition

What pipe size is RT preferred for


thickness readings

1 NPS

570: 5.7.1
Term

Definition

What is the pipe size where UT


thickness reading may require
specialized UT equipment

2 NPS

570 5.7.1
Term

Definition

The term small bore piping refers to


piping that is

2 NPS

570 3.1.86
Term

Definition

What P-numbers allow the use of preheat in lieu of PWHT

P1 & P3

570: 8.2.3.2
Term

For flanges, the thread engagement


acceptance criteria is

Definition

-1

570: 5.12
B31.3:335.2.3

Term

Definition

What is the minimum # of


thremocouples required when
performing a local PWHT instead of a
360 degree band

Term

570:8.2.3.3.d

Definition

When performing
an Internal Inspection on
piping, What code should
be followed ?

API 510
Pressure Vessel
Inspection Code
Answer found API 570 5.5.1

Term

Definition

What recommended
practice is used for

API 578

Positive Meterial
Indentification (PMI)
The Recommedned
Pratice for:
Material Verification

Program for New and


Existing Piping Systems
Answer can be found in API 570
sec 5.9

Term

Definition

What Standard is used


for

API 579

Fitness for Service (FFS)


Answer is found in API 570: 7.4
Term

Definition

What Recommended
Practice covers

API 580

Risk based Inspections

Answer found in

Answer found API 570:


5.2
Term

Which standard covers

API 570: 5.2


Definition

API 598

Valve Inspection and


Testing

Term

Answer is found API 570: 5.10

Definition

What is the
Recommended Practice
for

API 651

Cathodic Protection
Cathodic Protection of aboveground
Petroleum Storage Tanks

Answer found in API 570: 9.3.5


Term

Definition

When

API 2201

Welding on In-Service
Equipment containing
Flammbles,

Safe Hot Tapping


Practices in the
Protroleum and
Petrochemical Industries

What Publication shall


be followed?

Answer found in
API 570: 8.2.1
Term

Definition

What is the minimum flash point temp

120F

of hydrocorbons used for leak testing

Answer found
API 570: 5.8.1
Term

Definition

At what temperature are special


procedures needed for UT thickness
readings

>150F

Answer found
API 570 5.7.1
Term

Definition

When welding, What minimum preheat temp is substituted for PWHT

300F

API 570: 8.2.3.2


Term

Definition

What is the minimum pre-heat


temperature, when a local PWHT is
substituted for a full encirclement
PWHT

Term

300F

570: 8.2.3.3.c
Definition

When developing a Inspection


plan, at what operating temperature
should a Corrosion Specialist be
consulted

Term

>750F

570:5.1.1.1

Definition

What is the Minimum base metal temp


during pressure testing when the wall

(Minimum design metal

thickness is 2" thick

temperature) MDMT + 10F

570:5.8.3
Term

Definition

What is the Minimum base metal temp


during pressure testing when the wall
thickness is > 2" thick

(Minimum design metal


temperature) MDMT + 30F

570:5.8.3
Term

Definition

Whats the minimum duration of a


hydro test to evluate integrity of buried
pipe

8 hr's

570: 9.3.7
Term

Definition

Whats the Maximum time for obtaining


thickness reading when corrosion rate
on new pipe is not known (no other data
available)

Term

3 months

API 570: 7.1.2.c

Definition

Whats the suggested interval for abovegrade Visual surveillance of buried pipe

6 months

570: 9.3.1
Term

Definition

What is the length of time a API 570 AI


must recertify

3 years

API 570 A.3.1


Term

Definition

What is the max thickness


inspection interval for an injection
point
Term

Lesser 3yrs or 1/2 life

Definition

What is the Max External Inspection


interval for
Class 1 & 2 Piping

Term

5 Years

API 570 6.7.3.2


Definition

What is the Maximum Interval for


Relief devices in fouling or corrosive
service

5 years

API 570: 6.7.3.2


Term

Definition

What is the suggested interval for


closed-interval Potential Survey of
buried pipe with poor CP

5 Years

API 570: 9.3.2


Term

Definition

What the suggested interval fo


evaluation of Soil Corrosivity for
buried pipe with no CP

5 years

API 570 9.3.4


Term

Definition

What is the max thickness inspection


interval for Class 1 Piping

Lesser of
5 years or 1/2 life

570 table 2
Term

Definition

What is the maximum interval for


Relief devices in non- fouling or nocorrosive srvice

10 years

570: 6.7.3.2
Term

Definition

Whats is the Maximum External


Inspection interval for Class 3 Piping

10 years

570: Table 2
Term

Definition

Whats the maximum Thickness


Inspection interval for Class 3 piping

10 years

570: table 2
Term

Definition

What the maximum interval for RBI


Re-assessment

Per table 2

570: 5.2.4
Term

Definition

When should temporary welded


piping repairs be replaced

Next Opportunity

570: 8.1.4.1
Term

When shall non-welded repairs &


temporary leak sealing devices be

Definition

Next turnaround

removed and pipe repaired


570: 8.1.5
Term

Definition

What is the maximum size fillet weld Size of a the fillet weld patch should not
patch on pipe repairs
exceed 1/2" the pipe diameter

Answer found
API 570: Fig C.2
Term

Definition

At an Injection point curcuit what is the12" or 3 pipe dia. whichever is greater


minimum upsteam limit that is to be
examined
Answer found
API 570: 5.5.9
Term

Definition

At an Injection point curcuit what is the


10 pipe dia. downstream of the injection
minimum downstream limit of a more
point
extensive examination
Term

Definition

What is the minimum downstream limit


of an Injection point curcuit

Lesser of:
1st change in direction + 25'
or
2nd change in direction

API 570: 5.5.9