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Question: A nonmetallic substance that carries an electric current, or a substance

which, when dissolved in water, separates into ions which can carry an electric current
is:
A. the electrolyte.
B. cathodic protection.
C. the concentration cell.
D. the electrochemical cell.

Question: API 653 provides information pertaining to requirements for:


A. inspection and repair of vessels operating at near atmospheric pressure.
B. inspection, repair, and reconstruction of aboveground storage tanks.
C. inspection and repair of underground storage tanks.
D. inspection and testing of new aboveground storage tanks.

Question: What form of NDE may not be effective for finding tight, scale filled cracks and
should not be used as the only means of detection for Caustic Stress Corrosion Cracking?

Question: The performance life of a lining is directly related to the quality. Inspection
records to capture the project activity and issues per the written specifications should be
documented:
A. twice a day.
B. once per shift.
C. once a day.
D. twice per shift.

Question: Bacteria [e.g. sulfate reducing bacteria (SRB) and acid producing bacteria
(APB)] can often be found in tanks containing:
A. alkylate.
B. diesel or fuel oils.
C. gasoline containing water.
D. raw gasoline.

Question: A tank with a floor that was constructed of a carbon steel material has been
taken out of service for an internal inspection. In the event that repairs are required;
what material shall NOT be used to repair perforations found on tank floor?
A. Patches
B. Filler metals
C. Resins
D. Epoxies
Question: What is the shell-to-bottom weld preparation requirement for the
reinstallation of a butt welded door sheet, with no vertical seam offset, where the door
will intersect the bottom plate?
A. Cut the existing weld a minimum of 12 inches (305 mm) beyond the new vertical weld
seam. The cut shall not extend past any existing bottom plate welds by more than 3 inches (76
mm) or 5t
B. Cut the existing weld a minimum of 12 inches (305 mm) beyond the new vertical weld
seam. The cut shall extend past or stop short of existing bottom plate welds by at least 3
inches (76 mm) or 5t
C. Cut the existing weld a minimum of 3 inches (76 mm) or 5t beyond the new vertical
weld seam. The cut should extend past any existing bottom plate welds by at least 12 inches
(305 mm)
D. Cut the existing weld a minimum of 3 inches (76 mm) or 5t beyond the new vertical
weld seam. The cut shall not extend past or stop short of existing bottom plate welds by at
least 12 inches (305 mm)

Question: Surface contour or roughness of a blast cleaned or substrate surface, when


viewed from the edge is called the:
A. anchor.
B. surface prep.
C. anchor pattern or profile.
D. holiday.

Question: Inlet diffusers shall be provided when specified by the purchaser or the:
A. floating roof manufacturer.
B. inspector.
C. owner.
D. engineer.

Question: The governing factor in the inspection plan for many tanks is the maximum
appropriate interval for inspection:
A. of the floating roof.
B. of the lower shell.
C. based on assessment of dike drainage and cathodic protection.
D. of the floor.
Question: One of the reasons to conduct periodic scheduled inspections is to identify
deficiencies that:
A. affect availability.
B. could result in a safety process incident.
C. fail regulatory minimum requirements.
D. inhibit reliability and efficient operation.

Question: Inspection tasks typically associated with hot tapping or welding on in-
service equipment should include:
A. ferrite testing.
B. hardness testing.
C. verification of process flammability.
D. positive metal identification (PMI).

Question: Repair of perforations of the steel tank bottom:


A. may be done with epoxies to repair minor perforations.
B. shall be by welding of steel patch plates or replacement of bottom plate.
C. may use double FRP laminates to bridge perforations up to 12 inches (304.8 mm) in
diameter.
D. may use single FRP laminates to bridge perforations up to 6 inches (152.4 mm) in
diameter.

Question: The chemical or electrochemical reaction between a material, usually a


metal, and its environment that produces a deterioration of the material and its
properties is called:
A. preferential corrosion.
B. corrosion cell.
C. corrosion.
D. galvanic corrosion.

Question: Removal of mill scale from the underside of new steel bottoms in an effort to
promote a more uniform corrosion and minimize accelerated pitting corrosion that may
occur:
A. shall be performed.
B. may be considered.
C. is not required.
D. is recommended.

[4/6/2019 2:54 PM] Kuppusamy, Vijayakumar QSGTL-IGQ/PEN:


Question: The condition of the tank foundation should be evaluated following the
repair to a leak that occurred in a tank bottom of a cathodically protected tank in order
to assess change in:
A. the active passive characteristics of the foundation.
B. decreased resistivity of the foundation.
C. the corrosion properties of the foundation.
D. the voltage of an impressed current cathodic protection system requiring the need to
reverse rectifier polarity.

[4/6/2019 2:58 PM] Kuppusamy, Vijayakumar QSGTL-IGQ/PEN:


Question: What should the inspector do after a rejectable defect has been identified?
A. Consult a metallurgist
B. Notify operations personnel
C. Perform RT inspection
D. Mark the area for repair

[4/6/2019 3:00 PM] Kuppusamy, Vijayakumar QSGTL-IGQ/PEN:


Question: Any repair welding should be performed according to a procedure accepted
by the:
A. owner user.
B. inspection agency.
C. repair organization.
D. inspector or engineer.

Question: While assisting an Inspector during the inspection of an aboveground


storage tank, when is it considered acceptable for an examiner to interpret the specific
nondestructive examination results in accordance with API 653?
A. When the examiner is specifically trained on that examination method and authorized to
do so by the owner/user
B. When the examiner is authorized to do so by the owner/user and trained on any
examination method
C. When the examiner is specifically trained on that examination method by the authorized
tank inspector
D. It is never acceptable that an examiner interprets specific nondestructive examination
results
Question: If the minimum bottom thicknesses at the end of the in-service period of
operation are calculated to be less than the minimum bottom renewal thickness given in
API 653,:
A. the bottom shall be lined, repaired or replaced.
B. owner/user shall determine whether the bottom should be lined or replaced.
C. inspector shall determine whether the bottom should be lined or replaced.
D. the bottom should be lined, repaired or replaced.

Question: In brittle fracturing where can the fine shear lips be found?
A. On the external side of the fracture
B. Along the free edge of the fracture
C. At the “fish mouth”
D. At the beginning of the fracture

Question: What materials are highly resistant but not immune to Cl SCC?
A. 400 series stainless steel
B. Duplex stainless steels
C. Nickel based alloys
D. Low alloy steels

Question: The lowest thickness at which a tank component should operate, as


determined by the parameters in the applicable tank design standard (such as API 650,
API653, etc.), the fitness for service principles in API 579, or other appropriate
engineering analysis is the:
A. design thickness.
B. corroded thickness.
C. design thickness plus corrosion allowance.
D. minimum acceptable thickness.

Question: When poor bottom steel plate conditions are found:


A. either single or double fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) can be used for restoration.
B. only single fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) should be used for restoration.
C. neither single nor double fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) can be used for restoration.
D. only double fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) should be used for restoration.