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Details related to NDE of welds that should be reviewed by the inspector include:
A. inspector is in agreement with welder’s interpretations and findings.
B. work of each pipefitter included in random examination techniques.
C. specified frequency of examination.
D. NDE performed during final PWHT.

What inspection technique is preferred for SBP when digital ultrasonic thickness
gauging (DUT) are not very reliable?
A. Profile radiographic testing (PRT)
B. Magnetic particle examination
C. Guided Wave examination (GWT)
D. Eddy Current

Process parameter exceedances can be held in check by:

A. conducting process hazards analyses on a more frequent basis.
B. implementing and maintaining an effective IOW program.
C. training new process engineers to monitor historical operating data.
D. holding operations personnel accountable.

Piping that is abandoned-in-place must meet all of the following except:

A. completely de-inventoried/ purged of hydrocarbon/chemicals.
B. decommissioned with no intention of future use.
C. physically disconnected (e.g. air-gapped) from all energy sources and/or other
D. removed from the piping inspection program.

API 570 does not cover inspection of piping systems in:

A. sour water service above threshold limits as defined by jurisdictional regulations.
B. LPG loading rack piping.
C. hazardous waste service below the threshold limits as defined by jurisdictional
D. gasoline blender service.

From a mechanical integrity perspective, injection fittings on valves to seal fugitive

(LDAR) emissions from valve stem:
A. can remain in place for a longer time only if approved by a piping engineer.
B. shall be removed in the next maintenance opportunity.
C. are not considered to be temporary repairs.
D. are considered to be temporary repairs

The preferred methods for inspecting injection points are UT scanning, closely spaced
UT grid inspection, or:
A. Magnetic Particle.
B. Pulsed Eddy Current Testing.
C. Guided Wave Ultrasonics.
D. Radiographic Testing.

Which API document provides a set of methodologies for assessing risk (both POF and
COF) and for developing inspection plans?
A. API 577
B. API 581
C. API 580
D. API 578

Under what circumstances may CMLs be reduced or eliminated?

A. When determined that CMLs are too expensive by the owner/user and plant manager
B. When the expected damage mechanism will not result in a wall loss or other forms of
C. Only after an RBI indicates that they are not necessary
D. When the piping circuit is placed in corrosive service and will be replaced during the
next scheduled outage

Replacement in kind of a piping circuit is:

A. not an alteration.
B. a repair.
C. an integrity operating window.
D. an alteration.

For dummy leg supports, consideration should be given to:

A. capping and providing a hole at the 12 o’clock position for heat evacuation.
B. capping without providing a hole in order to prevent ingress of moisture.
C. leaving open ended and providing a hole at the lowest position for drainage.
D. capping and providing with a hole at the lowest position for drainage.

A welding technique where the heat and placement of weld passes in deposited weld
layers is controlled so that sufficient heat is provided to temper each previously
deposited weld layer is known as:
A. buttering.
B. interpass temperature welding.
C. temper bead welding.
D. autogenous welding.

Any repair welding should be performed according to a procedure accepted by the:

A. owner user.
B. repair organization.
C. inspector or engineer.
D. inspection agency.

A signal of discontinuity in the material under nondestructive examination is

A. a flaw
B. a defect
C. an artifact
D. an indication

The alternating current field measurement (ACFM) method is an electromagnetic

inspection technique which can be used to detect and size defects that:
A. break the surface of the material
B. that are in magnetic materials only
C. that are in thin non-magnetic materials only
D. that are located in the center of the base material
Useful guidance on the design, limitations, fabrication, installation, inspection, and
testing of mechanical clamps can be found in:
A. API RP 577.
C. API 570.
D. API RP 571.

Which type of ultrasonic display shows the amplitude of the signal coming from the
discontinuity as a function of time?
A. A-scan display
B. B-scan and C-scan display
C. A-scan and C-scan display
D. C-scan

Who should keep appropriate records of CP monitoring and maintenance performed as

a result of CP system monitoring?
A. Local jurisdiction
B. Records do not need to be kept
C. CP inspection contractor
D. Owner/user

What should owner/users utilize to ensure each different type of flexible hose is
compatible with the process service in which it is used?
A. The selection recommended by a Corrosion Specialist Piping engineer
B. Their own quality assurance system
C. Guidelines shown in the appropriate section of API RP 571
D. The recommendations of a reputable supplier

Temporary repairs to buried piping can remain in place if the time extension is
approved by the:
A. Authorized Piping Inspector.
B. Piping Engineer.
C. Corrosion Specialist.
D. Authorized Inspection Agency.

Who should define the criteria which constitutes an “as received” pop test failure?
A. Owner/user
B. API 579
C. Valve repair/inspection shop
D. API RP 574

Which is often the NDE technique of choice on piping, NPS 8 (DN 200) and under, when
localized corrosion is suspected?
A. Profile Radiographic Examination
B. Guided Wave Examination
C. Pulsed Eddy Current Examination
D. Automated Ultrasonic Examination

For cases where UT is used in lieu of a pressure test, who shall specify industry-qualified
UT angle beam examiners?
A. Owner/user
B. Piping design engineer
C. API 570 Inspector
D. Inspection department manager

Supplemental Essential variables must be addressed on the WPS when:

A. base metal is greater than 0.5 inches (12.7 mm).
B. welder requires further instruction.
C. multiple welding processes will be used.
D. impact testing is required or specified.