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15 - 21 May 2004, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

API 653 PREPARATORY COURSE


Exam 1 Open Book
Note: Tick only one alternative which you think is most appropriate.

1.

AST fabricated to API 650 is normally designed not to exceed an operating temperature of: a. b. c. d. 260 deg C 100 deg C 90 deg C 21 deg C.

2.

Minimum size of fillet welds in the construction or repairs of an AST built to API Standard 650 is: a. Higher of 6 mm (0.25) or half of the thickness of thinner plate joined. b. Higher of 9 mm (0.25) or one third of the thickness of thicker plate joined. c. Higher of 5 mm (0.1875) or one third of the thickness of thinner plate joined. d. Lower of 6 mm (0.25) or half of the thickness of thinner plate joined.

3.

As per API Standard 650, the overlap at lap-welded joints shall be at least five times the nominal thickness of the thinner plate, but need not exceed, a. b. c. d. 2 for single-welded lap joints and 4 for double welded lap joints 1 for single-welded lap joints and 2 for double welded lap joints 1.5 for single-welded lap joints and 2 for double welded lap joints 1.5 for single-welded lap joints and 1 for double welded lap joints

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4.

Calculate by the 1-Foot method the design shell thickness T d in inches, of the following description of tank built to API Standard 650: H = Design liquid level = 50 feet D = Nominal Tank Diameter = 180 feet G = Design Specific Gravity = 0.86 CA = Corrosion Allowance = 0. 0625 Sd= Allowable stress in design condition, in psi Shell Material = ASTM A36M Td = design shell thickness, inch(es) St= Allowable stress for hydrostatic test condition, in psi Tt = hydrostatic test shell thickness, inch(es). Where, Td = 2.6 D (H 1) G + CA Sd a.0.912 b.0.850 c.1 d.0.922

5.

Calculate by the 1-Foot method the hydrostatic test shell thickness Tt in inches, of the above referred tank, when water is used for the test : Where, Tt = 2.6 D (H 1) St 0.935 0.985 1 0.922

a. b. c. d. 6.

Maximum Reinforcement thickness of vertical butt joints of a tank shell plate of 28mm, of an AST built to API Standard 650 shall be: a. b. c. d. 5mm 2.4mm 1.6mm 3mm

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7.

Vertical joints of a 28mm thick shell of an AST built to API Std. 650 shall be radiographed to the extent as given below : a.Full b.Partial c.Spot d. Nil

8.

In an AST built to API Standard 650, the bottom annular plates have radial weld joints, and are single butt welded with permanent back-up bar, in which case, the extent of radiographing radial joints shall be, a. b. c. d. One spot on 50% of radial joint One spot on 10% of radial joints Full radiography of all radial joints RT Nil; only MT of 100% joints is adequate.

9.

As per API Std. 650, personnel who perform and evaluate radiographic examinations (RT) shall have a minimum qualification as follows : a. b. c. d. Shall Shall Shall Shall have a vision of Jaeger No.2 be qualified as Level II of ASNT SNT-TC-1A not be color blind have an experience of at least ten years in RT.

10.

The minimum required shell thickness of a Tank of 60 Meter diameter (200 ft. diameter), built to API Standard 650, shall be: a. b. c. d. Design shell thickness plus corrosion allowance Hydrostatic Test shell thickness 8 mm (5/16) Greater of a, b, c

11.

Determine whether impact testing is required for A516 gr 70 normalised plates 1 inch thick, Design temp = 0 degree F (-18 degree C): a. Not required b. Required

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c. Depends on opinion of design engineer d. Depends on opinion of tank inspector 12. Which of the following sets of the Transverse Charpy V-notch Impact Test Values of a fully killed 0.75 thick plate of ASTM A 516 gr 60 for a design metal temperature of -34 degree C, is acceptable as per API 650? Plates are not normalized. a.20, b.18, c.24, d.20, 11, 12 Joules 24, 12 Joules 22, 10 Joules 10, 27 Joules

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