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Sample Questions and

Practice Examination
for
Visual Inspection
Workshop
VIW Sample Questions
Refer to Part B Book of Specifications for acceptance criteria
1. What is the width of the reduced section tensile specimen B?
a. 0.75 inches
b. 0.80 inches
c. 0.85 inches
d. 0.90 inches
e. none of the above
2. What is the thicness of the reduced section tensile specimen B?
a. 5.8 mm
b. 0.2! inches
c. 0.185 inches
d. both a and b above
e. none of the above
!. "sin# the answers from $uestions 1 and 2 above to calculate tensile specimen B%s cross sectional area& and the
formula on 'a#e ( of these e)ercises& what is specimen B%s tensile stren#th if it fractured at a ma)imum load of
11&0!0 pounds durin# the tensile test?
a. 75&000 psi
b. 79&*95 psi
c. 8*&000 psi
d. 89&000 psi
e. 89&500 psi
*. What is the area of the reduced section of tensile specimen +?
a. 0.12 s,uare inches
b. 120 s,uare mm
c. 0.17 s,uare inches
d. both a and b above
e. none of the above
5. "sin# the answer from $uestion * above& and the formula on 'a#e ( of these -)ercises& what is .pecimen +%s
tensile stren#th if it e)hibited a ma)imum load of 1!&080 pounds durin# the tensile test?
a. 107&000 psi
b. 108&000 psi
c. 109&000 psi
d. 110&000 psi
e. 111&000 psi
(. /f the specimen from $uestion 5 was taen from a piece of 2 102 inch thic 151* steel& does it meet the
specification re,uirements for tensile stren#th?
a. 2es
b. no
c. impossible to determine from the information provided
d. no value for re,uired tensile stren#th provided
e. none of the above
7. /s the porosit2 in section 1! of the smallest 345oint weld sample acceptable?
a. 2es
b. no
c. cannot be determined
d. no acceptance criteria #iven
e. none of the above
8. What is the actual measured weld si6e on .ide B of the smallest 345oint sample?
a. 701( inch
b. 10* inch
c. 501( inch
d. !08 inch
e. none of the above
9. What is the actual measured weld si6e of .ide B of the lar#est 345oint sample?
a. !01( inch
b. 10* inch
c. 501( inch
d. !08 inch
e. none of the above
10. /s the porosit2 in section B2 of the smallest 345oint sample acceptable?
a. 2es
b. no
c. cannot be determined
d. no acceptance criteria #iven
e. none of the above
11. What is the si6e of the item bein# measured with the machinist%s scale in the setch below?
12. 1 and 2!0!2 inch
1!. 1 and 2!0(* inch
1*. 1 and 210(* inch
15. 1 and 210!2 inch
1(. 1 and 508 inch
12. 3he micrometer readin# below was obtained measurin# the width of a rectan#ular tensile specimen mared as
.ample 7?
a. 0.(58 inch
b. 0.5(8 inch
c. 0.7(2 inch
d. 0.(78 inch
e. 0.750 inch
1!. 3he dial caliper readin# below was obtained measurin# the thicness of .ample 7 noted in $uestion 12?
1*. 18.90 mm
15. 10.87 mm
1(. 187.0 mm
17. 18.70 mm
18. none of the above
1*. "sin# the conversion chart on 'a#e ( of these -)ercises& what is the ./ conversion for $uestion 12?
a. 22.7( mm
b. 20.(9 mm
c. 19.!5 mm
d. 19.15 mm
e. 18.77 mm
15. "sin# the conversion chart on 'a#e ( of these -)ercises& what is the "... +ustomar2 conversion for $uestion 1!?
a. 0.9!( inch
b. 0.778 inch
c. 0.887 inch
d. 0.9(( inch
e. 0.7!( inch
1(. "sin# the re,uired values from $uestions 12415 above& calculate the area of .ample 7 in s,uare inches and
s,uare millimeters.
a. 0.777 s,uare inches and 501.29* s,uare millimeters
b. 0.555 s,uare inches and !58.0(2 s,uare millimeters
c. 0.7!8 s,uare inches and *7(.1!1 s,uare millimeters
d. 0.5(1 s,uare inches and !(1.8*5 s,uare millimeters
e. cannot be calculated
17. /f the tensile .ample 7 fails at a load of 51&550 pounds& and usin# the values from $uestion 1(& what is its
ultimate tensile stren#th 8usin# the formula on 'a#e (9?
a. 91&889 psi
b. 82&800 psi
c. ((&*00 psi
d. !7&000 psi
e. cannot be calculated
18. What is the si6e of the weld bein# measured with the fillet weld #a#e shown below?
a. 501( inch
b. 10* inch
c. less than 10* inch
d. cannot properl2 measure weld with the #a#e shown
e. since the weld is conve)& it cannot be measured
19. 3he fillet weld below is re,uired to be !08 inch in si6e. What can be said about the weld measurement bein# made
in the setch below?
a. the weld is not acceptable because it is too lar#e
b. the weld is acceptable
c. the weld is not acceptable because it is too small
d. cannot accuratel2 determine weld si6e because incorrect #a#e is bein# used
20. 3he #roove weld shown below is re,uired to have a ma)imum weld reinforcement of 10!2 inch. :rom the
measurement shown in the setch& what should be said about the weld?
a. the weld is unacceptable because there is not enou#h reinforcement
b. the weld is unacceptable because there is too much reinforcement
c. the weld is unacceptable because the re,uirement onl2 applies to the face reinforcement& and the root
reinforcement 8or face reinforcement if it is a bac weld9& is bein# measured
d. the weld area bein# measured is acceptable re#ardin# the amount of reinforcement
e. this #a#e should not be used to measure reinforcement
Conversion Factors
o Convert From! o! "ultipl# B#!
inches millimeters 25.*
millimeters inches !.9!7 ) 10
42
ensile Stren$th Formula
ensile Stren$th % &oad to fracture
area
VIW PR'CICE E('"I)'I*)
Refer to Part B Specification
Read each +uestion carefull# and select the one ,est ans-er. It is helpful for #ou to -rite do-n the 'ppendix
num,er/s0 and pa$e/s0 -here #ou find the ans-er. he exam should ,e completed -ithin a t-o hour period.
1. 3he desi#ner is specif2in# the ;oint desi#nation& B4"24<:& for the weldin# of two structural members. What is the
ma)imum acceptable ran#e of root openin# dimensions& as detailed& available to the desi#ner for that ;oint
confi#uration?
a. 0 to 108 inch
b. 101( inch to !01( inch
c. 0 to 10* inch
d. 0 to !01( inch
e. none of the above
2. Where should the desi#nation 15.18 be placed on the 1ppendi) / form?
a. space = 5
b. space = (
c. space = 7
d. space = 1
e. none of the above
!. Which of the followin# would be a matchin# electrode for <>1W of ! inch thic 151* steel?
a. -?110.
b. -?100.
c. -?110. with 20 ft4lbs minimum impact stren#th at 0
@
:
d. all of the above
e. none of the above
*. :or <>1W weldin# of ! inch thic 151* steel& what is the re,uired preheat and interpass temperature?
a. 225
@
: minimum
b. 225
@
: ma)imum
c. 225
@
: minimum to *50
@
: ma)imum
d. 225
@
: minimum to *00
@
: ma)imum
e. none of the above
Questions 1 and 2 refer to the Butt 3oint -eld sample.
5. /s the depth of the undercut on this weld sample acceptable if the weld a)is is parallel to the primar2 stress?
a. 2es
b. no
c. no acceptance criteria provided
d. not enou#h information provided
e. none of the above
(. /s the amount of weld reinforcement on this sample acceptable?
a. 2es
b. no
c. no acceptance criteria provided
d. not enou#h information provided
e. none of the above
7. Which of the followin# processes would be acceptable for the pre,ualified ;oint B4"2a4<:?
a. :+1W
b. .>1W
c. <31W
d. .1W
e. none of the above
he follo-in$ information applies for +uestions 4 throu$h 56!
' -eldin$ procedure is ,ein$ +ualified for the -eldin$ of '157 plate for a ,rid$e application. he -eldin$
process to ,e used is a FC'W8 and the -eld confi$uration is a sin$le9V9$roove -eld -ith a steel ,ackin$. he
thickness of the test plate is 595:; inches. his procedure +ualification coupon is ,ein$ -elded in the hori<ontal
position for plate.
8. What is the matchin# filler metal classification for this base metal?
a. -1173 with 20 ft4lbs minimum impact stren#th at 0
@
:
b. -1073
c. -873
d. -873 with 20 ft4lbs minimum impact stren#th at 0
@
:
e. none of the above
9. What is the re,uired preheat and interpass temperature for this procedure?
a. 150
@
+ minimum to 205
@
+ ma)imum
b. 125
@
: minimum to *00
@
: ma)imum
c. 50
@
+ minimum to 2!0
@
+ ma)imum
d. a and b above
e. b and c above
10. :or what thicnesses will this procedure be ,ualified if the re,uired tests are successfull2 passed?
a. !0* inch
b. ! inches ma)imum
c. unlimited thicness
d. !0* to 14102 inches
e. none of the above
11. /f the welder who performs this procedure ,ualification is successfull2 ,ualified& in what positions is that
individual ,ualified for production weldin#?
a. hori6ontal #roove and fillet welds in plate
b. flat and hori6ontal #rooves in plate
c. flat and hori6ontal #rooves in pipe if the pipe is #reater than 2* inches diameter with bacin# or bac#ou#in#
d. flat and hori6ontal fillets in pipe
e. all of the above
12. What is the : number of the filler metal re,uired for this ,ualification test?
a. 1
b. !
c. (
d. 5
e. none of the above
1!. What test specimens are re,uired for this ,ualification test?
a. 2 reduced section tensiles& 2 root bends& 2 face bends
b. 2 reduced section tensiles& * side bends
c. 2 reduced section tensiles& 2 macroetch specimens& * side bends
d. 2 reduced section tensiles& 2 macroetch specimens& 2 root bends& 2 face bends
e. none of the above
1*. 1 shieldin# #as flow rate is 7.5 liters per minute. What is the flow rate in cubic feet per hour?
a. 15.9
b. !.5*
c. 159
d. !5.*
e. 12.8
15. Aurin# the evaluation of a #uided bend test specimen& a 501( inch corner crac is observed. 3here is no evidence
of sla# inclusions or other fusion t2pe discontinuities. 3he specimen isB
a. acceptable
b. re;ectable because the crac is #reater than10* inch lon#
c. re;ectable because the crac is #reater than108 inch lon#
d. disre#arded and a replacement specimen should be removed from the ori#inal weld.
e. disre#arded and a replacement specimen should be removed from a different weld
1(. Where should the desi#nation -(010 be placed on the 1ppendi) / form?
a. space = 5
b. space = (
c. space = 7
d. no prescribed place for this information
e. this information is not applicable for procedure ,ualification
Questions 5= and 54 refer to the lar$est 93oint sample
17. Based on the actual si6e of the fillet weld on .ide 1& what is the ma)imum si6e this weld will meet per the 'art B
.pecification?
a. 10* inch
b. 501( inch
c. !08 inch
d. 701( inch
e. none of the above
18. 3he discontinuit2 occurrin# in the re#ion of the fillet weld from 0 to 11 is properl2 referred to asB
a. root porosit2
b. linear porosit2
c. cluster porosit2
d. ali#ned porosit2
e. wormhole porosit2
Questions 5> and ;? refer to the smallest 93oint sample
19. /s the porosit2 at location 11 acceptable?
a. 2es
b. no
c. cannot be determined
d. no acceptance criteria #iven
e. none of the above
20. /s the porosit2 at location 12 acceptable?
a. 2es
b. no
c. cannot be determined
d. no acceptance criteria #iven
e. none of the above
he follo-in$ information applies for Questions ;5 throu$h ;2!
1 welder successfull2 ,ualifies on a #roove weld in the 5< position on 8 inch& schedule 80 pipe usin# the .>1W
process. 3he pipe materials are 1'/ 5C7& <rades 7*2 and 752.
21. :or what ma)imum thicness ran#e is this ,ualification valid?
a. 501( inch throu#h !0* inch
b. 102 inch throu#h 1 inch
c. 0.187 inches to unlimited
d. all of the above
e. none of the above
22. Which electrode classification is an appropriate matchin# filler metal for this ,ualification to 'art B?
a. -7018
b. -7028
c. -(010
d. both a and b above
e. none of the above
2!. :or what ran#e of pipe diameters is this ,ualification valid?
a. 1 inch throu#h * inch
b. * inch and smaller
c. * inch and lar#er
d. test diameter and below
e. all diameters
2*. What test specimens were re,uired?
a. 2 face bends& 2 root bends
b. 1 face bend& 1 root bend
c. 2 face bends& 2 root bends& 2 reduced section tensile samples
d. * side bends& 2 reduced section tensile samples
e. * side bends
25. What is the re,uired preheat and interpass temperature for this ;oint?
a. none re,uired
b. none if the base metal is above !2
@
:
c. 50
@
: minimum
d. 150
@
: minimum
e. 50
@
: minimum and *00
@
: ma)imum
2(. What : number8s9 appl2 to the proper filler metal for this application?
a. 1 and (
b. 2 and (
c. 1 and *
d. * onl2
e. 1 onl2
Questions ;= throu$h ;> refer to the sample tensile specimen '
27. What is the width of the reduced section?
a. 0.*5 inches
b. 0.50 inches
c. 12.7 millimeters
d. 15.* millimeters
e. b and c above
28. What is the thicness of the reduced section?
a. 0.20 inches
b. 5.1 millimeters
c. 0.25 inches
d. both a and b above
e. both b and c above
29. "sin# the answers from $uestions 27 and 28 above to calculate an area& what is its tensile stren#th if it e)hibited a
ma)imum load of 85(0 pounds durin# the tensile test?
ensile Stren$th % &oad
'rea
a. (8&000 psi
b. (8&*80 psi
c. 72&500 psi
d. 7*.500 psi
e. 75&000 psi
!0. /f a welder completes a weld ;oint in the (< position for a welder ,ualification test b2 startin# the weld at the
bottom of the pipe and travels upward toward the top& where should that information re#ardin# the weldin#
direction be placed on the 1ppendi) // form?
a. space = !
b. space = 7
c. space =12
d. space = 1(
e. none of the above
Questions 65 and 6; refer to the smallest 93oint sample.
!1. /s the porosit2 at location B1 on .ide B acceptable?
a. 2es
b. no
c. cannot be determined
d. no acceptance criteria #iven
e. none of the above
!2. 3he porosit2 appearin# at B1& .ide B& would best be described asB
a. linear or ali#ned porosit2
b. cluster porosit2
c. wormhole porosit2
d. elon#ated porosit2
e. #rouped porosit2
!!. What is the heat input for a weld made with the <>1W process usin# 2( volts& 2(0 amperes& and a travel speed
of ( inches per minute?
@eat Input % 'mps x volts x 2?
ravel Speed /ipm0
a. (*&000 50inch
b. ((&000 50inch
c. ((&(00 50inch
d. (7&(00 50inch
e. (8&000 50inch
Questions 67 throu$h 62 refer to the sample Fillet Weld '.
!*. What re;ectable discontinuit2 e)ists in the fillet weld on .ide 1?
a. toe crac
b. crater crac
c. underfill
d. e)cessive weld reinforcement
e. overlap
!5. /f the fillet weld on .ide ! is measured& what is the ma)imum fillet weld si6e it will meet per 'art B?
a. !01( inch
b. 10* inch
c. 501( inch
d. !08 inch
e. none of the above
!(. /s the undercut on .ide * acceptable if the weld a)is is transverse to the direction of primar2 stress?
a. 2es
b. no
c. no acceptance criteria provided
d. not enou#h information provided
e. none of the above
!7. Which of the followin# filler metals is best suited for weldin# the austenitic stainless steel base metals?
a. -7018
b. -?!08
c. -!08C
d. both b and c above
e. none of the above
!8. /f 2ou encounter a metal plate for which there is no identification of its specification and #rade& what test8s9 could
be performed to mae that determination?
a. tensile test
b. chemical anal2sis
c. macro#raphic etchin#
d. both a and b above
e. both b and c above
Questions 6> and 7? refer to the Auided Bend Samples.
!9. /f this set of #uided bend samples is from a welder ,ualification on pipe& .pecimens 1 and B areB
a. root bends
b. face bends
c. side bends
d. not enou#h information provided
e. none of the above
*0. /s the welder who welded this test pipe ,ualified if all the bend test samples are re,uired for ,ualification?
a. no
b. 2es
c. one bend test is unacceptable& but the welder would be considered ,ualified if the weld was made in the 2<
position where onl2 two specimens are necessar2.
d. not enou#h information provided
e. none of the above
*1. "sin# a matchin# filler metal for 1 inch thic 151*& what is the minimum re,uired 2ield stren#th of the weld metal
if usin# the .>1W process?
a. 87 si
b. 87&000 psi
c. 97 si
d. both a and b above
e. none of the above
Questions 7; throu$h 77 refer to the Fillet Weld Sample B.
*2. /s the weld si6e on side 2 of sufficient si6e if the drawin# re,uires a 102 inch fillet weld?
a. 2es
b. no
c. no acceptance criteria provided
d. not enou#h information provided
e. none of the above
*!. What discontinuit2 is present on the base metal surface ad;acent to the weld on .ide !?
a. underfill
b. overlap
c. crac
d. arc strie
e. none of the above
**. /s the weld on .ide 1 acceptable?
a. 2es
b. no
c. no acceptance criteria provided
d. not enou#h information provided
e. none of the above
*5. /f a welder ,ualifies on a !08 inch thic plate #roove ;oint& what thicness of plate #roove ;oint is that welder not
,ualified to weld in production?
a. 10* inch
b. 102 inch
c. !0* inch
d. 1 inch
e. both b and c above
*(. /f a weldin# procedure is ,ualified on 10 inch diameter& schedule 20 pipe& for what ran#e of diameters and wall
thicnesses is this procedure considered ,ualified?
a. diameters * inches and over& wall thicnesses over !01( inch
b. diameters 10 inches and over& wall thicnesses over 10* inch
c. diameters 10 inches and over& wall thicnesses over 108 inch
d. diameters 10 inches and over& wall thicnesses from 108 inch to 10* inch
e. diameters 10 inches and over& wall thicnesses from 108 inch to 102 inch