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DAILY EXAM 5 (CLOSED)


Note: Encircle the letter of only one answer which you think is most appropriate.

1.

Repair Organization is__________ and carries out repairs as per


API 510
a.
b.
c.
d.

2.

Which of the following are essential elements of a Quality control


system of a repair organization?
a.
b.
c.
d.

3.

Organisational Structure and documentation methods


Statements about working procedures
Statement of controls to ensure quality
All of the above

Which of the following is a typical deterioration that can


take place on the external surfaces of insulated vessels?
a.
b.
c.
d.

4.

Holder of ASME certificate & appropriate code


symbol stamp
Owner-user
Contractor under contract with owner-user
Any of above

CUI
Caustic embrittlement
Erosion
All of the above

Corrosion and minimum thickness evaluation may be conducted


by?
a.
b.
c.
d.

Use of a external micrometer


Ultrasonic testing
Using LPI
None of above

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5.

In API-510, the term RBI means:


a.
b.
c.
d.

6.

Which of the following defines the term hold point in


inspection practice?
a.
b.
c.
d.

7.

Restore the vessels to intended (original)design conditions


Not change the rating of vessel.
a and b above
Restore the vessels to some other usable conditions

Which of the following best describes creep cracking?


a.
b.
c.
d.

9.

For a vertical pressure vessel held in position by guy-wires,


the holding points on the vessels connected to guy-wires.
A support lug welded onto the vessel.
A point beyond which work may not proceed until
inspections have been performed and documented
A holding clamp used for aligning the joints for welding

Repair on pressure vessels will:


a.
b.
c.
d.

8.

Repairing Before Inspection


Report Based Inspection
Repair Based Inspection
Risk Based Inspection

Creep cracking is caused due to loss of ductility at low


temperatures.
Creep is high temperature phenomenon and is dependent
upon time, temperature and stress
Hydrogen attack aggravates creep cracks
b and c

The failure mechanisms


vibrations is:

common

in

vessels

a. Creep
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b. Fatigue
c. Erosion
d. All of above
10.

A Shell with nom. I.D. = 2200 mm is rolled and the inspector


observed following readings, D max = 2215mm, D min = 2195
mm. Should the shell be:
a.
b.
c.
d.

11.

Widely scattered pits may be ignored if which of the conditions


are satisfied:
a.
b.
c.
d.

12.

13.

Accepted
Rejected
Accept after NDT
Depends on opinion of inspector.

Thickness available at bottom of pit is greater than one half


the required vessel wall thickness
The total area of the pits does not exceed 7 square inches
within any 8 inch diameter circle
The sum of their dimensions along any straight line within
the circle of diameter 8 inches does not exceed 2 inches
All of the above

Which of the following are areas on pressure vessel which are


susceptible to CUI?
a.
All the area which is below insulation
b.
Insulated areas below steam vents
c.
Insulated areas exposed to cooling tower mist
d.
b and c above
Corrosion under insulation (CUI) due to environmental
factors like humidity, moisture, will be more pronounced at
temperature:
a.
b.
c.
d.

250F to 2500F
More than 2500F
Lower than 25F
CUI is independent of temperature
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14.

What can be done to extend the life of a 2 thk. vessel with a


corroded area in the shell plate 6 inches from the weld, a joint
efficiency of less than 1, and a corrosion thickness currently near
the minimum required thickness?
a.
b.
c.
d.

15.

A horizontal vessel is provided with 2:1 elliptical heads on both


ends. The tan tan shell length = 120 in. vessel dia = 40 in.
What will be overall length of the vessel?
a.
b.
c.
d.

16.

Recalculate t minimum for current operating conditions


using E < 1.
Recalculate t minimum for current operating conditions
using E = 1.
Recalculate t minimum for design conditions using E = 1.
Monitor the thickness during the run.

150 inches
140 inches
160 inches
None of above

According to API 510, authorized inspection agency is:


a.
b.

17.

Jurisdiction organization
Insurance company which under writes
insurance of
pressure vessels
c.
Inspection organization of owner-user
d.
Any of above
Shells of vessels adjacent to inlet impingement plates are
susceptible to:
a.
b.
c.
d.

18.

Stress-corrosion cracking
Erosion
Hydrogen embrittlement
Tamper emrittlement

For all repairs and alterations under API 510, the ultimate
responsibility rests with:
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a.
b.
c.
d.
19.

Which of the following changes on a vessel could be termed as


an alteration?
a.
b.
c.
d.

20.

Owner user
API Committee
API-510 Inspector
Jurisdiction authority

Addition of a reinforced nozzle of size equal to an


existing nozzle
Addition of a nozzle not requiring reinforcement
Addition of a reinforced nozzle of greater size, at
same location.
Only b and c

A pressure vessel has design pressure = 300 psi. Its safe stress
values at ambient and designed temperatures are 17100 psi and
16300 psi respectively. The hydrostatic test pressure and
inspection pressure for above will be:
a.
450 psi and 346 psi
b.
409 psi and 315 psi
c.
415 psi and 300 psi
d.
None of the above
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