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1

According to OSHA a “protective system” is defined as
A. Method of protecting employees by using a shield
B. Method of protecting employees from cave ins
C. A system that assures employees are safe from all hazards
D. A system that assures employees are safe from expected hazards

B. 29 CFR1926.650

2

Design and development inputs shall be identified and reviewed for?
A. Punctuation, completeness, and lack of conflict
B. Inspection test plans, completeness, and lack of time table
C. Accuracy, completeness and lack of conflict
D. Proximity to underground services as a primary factor in development

C. Q1 5.4.2

3

The excavator calls the One Call Center prior to excavation at least:
A. Two working days and no more than ten working days prior to
Beginning excavation
B.One working day and no more than seven working days prior to
Beginning excavation
C. Five working days and no more than ten working days prior to
Beginning excavation
D. Within three working days

A. CGA 5-1

4

Encroachment area is the area where the ground disturbance occurs within:
A. 10 feet of the centerline of the existing facility or other easement
B. 25 feet from the edge of the existing facility or other easement
C.50 feet of the centerline of the existing facility or other easement
D. 50 from the edge of the existing facility or other easement

C. INGAA NG SECT II

5

The pressure recorders and deadweight gauge shall be located at a safe distance at least:
A. 100 ft from the facility being tested
B. 150 ft from the facility being tested
C. 75 ft from the facility being tested
D. 200 ft from the facility being tested

A. INGAA CS-S-9 4.8.9

6

In compliance with the Uniform color code the route and or areas to be excavated shall be identified by:
A. Pink
B.Blue
C.White
D. Black on white

C. CGA APPB

7

Markings may include one or any combination of the following: paint, chalk, flags, stakes, brushes, or offsets. Matching markings to existing and expected surface conditions is the responsibility of:
A. Locators
B. Excavators
C. Project Owner
D. Facility Owner

A. CGA 4-8

8

Sub part G of 49CFR192 prescribes minimum requirements for:
A. Design of transmission pipelines and mains
B. Construction of transmission pipelines and mains
C. Design and fabrication of transmission pipelines and mains
D.Design and quality assurance for transmission pipelines and mains

B. 49CFR192.301

9

If a newspaper was seeking information about the project, are inspection personnel allowed to interact with them to answer their questions?
A. Yes
B. No
C. Only if expressly allowed
D. Only if the chief inspector is present

C. 1169 4.10

10

Before placing new gas pipeline in service all piping and components must be subjected to:
A. Pressure test of 133W% of MOP for 4 hours
B. Pressure test of 125W% of MOP for 4 hours
C. Pressure test of 110% of MOP for 8 hours
D. Pressure test of 125% of MOP for 8 hours

B. 49CFR195.304

11

A detailed design developed from operating requirements and conforming to code requirements, including all necessary drawings and specification, governing a liquid petroleum pipeline installation is also know as?
A. Project Plan
B. Project summary
C. Engineering design
D. Architectural design

C. B31.4 400.2

12

Planned, systematic, and preventative actions that are required to ensure that materials, products, and services will meet specified requirements is called?
A. Inspection and test plan
B. Inspection procedures
C. Quality assurance system
D. Quality control system

D. B31.8 806

13

Any physical objects detected by an in-line inspection device that may be anomalies, components, nearby metallic objects, or some other item are also known as?
A. Themes
B. Captures
C. Features
D. Reports

C. 1110 3.1.12

14

What describes “rework” the best?
A. Filing the toes of the weld to create the correct profile
B. Any grinding or welding on a completed weld to correct an individual defect that was rejected by examination
C. The removal of an imperfection that requires grinding and/or welding that is performed prior to visual or NDT examination
D. Any grinding or welding on a completed weld to correct potentially reject able indications

C. 1104 3.1.25

15

General basic requirements for chief inspector qualification are?
A. Environmental and pollution control
B. NDT level II and III experience
C. CWI and welding
D. Personnel hiring

A. 1169 ANNEX A

16

What type of hazard is a waterway crossing?
A. Environmental
B. Job site
C. Site-specific
D. Climatic

C. 1169 5.2.2

17

What would a continuous run of pipe between adjacent blocks valves be called?
A. A pipeline
B. An isolation area
C. An isolation blocked section
D. A pipeline section

D. B31.4 400.2

18

Does a section of pipe removed and scheduled for reuse, but then reinstalled in the same location need to be retested?
A. Hydrostatic testing required
B. Pneumatic testing required
C. Helium leak testing required
D. No testing required

D. B31.8 817.1.1

19

In international codes and standards, this is often referred to as the maximum steady state operating pressure or maximum allowable operating pressure.
A. Operating pressure limit
B. Operating max pressure
C. MOP
D. MOAP

A. 1110 3.1.22

20

The letter “I” identifies shipping names appropriate for:
A. Describing materials in intrastate transportation by rail
B. Describing materials in interstate transportation by rail
C. Describing materials in transportation between NAFTA members
D. Describing materials in international transportation

D. SUBPART B 49CFR172.101

21

Who is responsible for all safety on the job site?
A. Contractor
B. Owner operator
C. Chief inspector
D. 1169 inspector

A. 1169 5.2.3

22

What identifies hazards that necessitate the use of PPE?
A. Contract
B. Inspection plan
C. JSA
D. Work permit

C. 1169 5.3.1

23

Which is an example of a sustained load?
A. The total length of the pipeline including components, fluids, and slurries
B. The total volume of the pipeline including components, fluids, and slurries
C. The total flow and volume of the pipe line including components, fluids and slurries
D. The weight of the pipeline including components, fluids, and slurries

D. B31.4 401.1.2

24

What is the standard of acceptance for welds of piping systems operating at hoop stress levels 50% of the SMYS?
A. ASME B31.4
B. ASME B31.8
C. API 1110
D. API 1169

B.

25

What is a near miss?

D. Occurrences that have happened, but did not lead to injury or damage

26

In regards to road and highway use, what should the inspector be aware of?
A. Size and weight restrictions for heavy equipment
B. Size and weight of the equipment required
C. Size and capacity of the equipment
D. Size, weight, and capacity of the equipment

A. 1169 5.7.2

27

It is not necessary to vary the design stress for metal temperatures between what range?
A. -20F and 250F
B. -20F and 150F
C. -50F and 250F
D. -50F and 150F

A. B31.4. 401.2.3.7

28

Which pressure test is designed to establish the operating pressure limit of a pipeline?
A. Strength pressure test
B. Hydrostatic pressure test
C. Spike pressure test
D. Leak pressure test

A. 1110 3.1.35

29

What is LOTO?
A. A practice to ensure exposure to electrical hazards
B. A practice to prevent exposure to electrical hazards
C. A practice to ensure all welders are on site and working
D. A practice to prevent exposure to all hazards

B OR D. 1169 5.9.2 5.9.3

30

Where shall the requirements for verifying conformance with applicable product quality plans be included during production?
A. Engineering design
B. Right to know area
C. Shop routers or travelers
D. Documented procedures

C. Q1 5.7.1.3

31

What would be considered a mechanical property of a finished weld?
A. Soundness
B. Ductility
C. Strength
D. Notch toughness

B. 1104 5.1

32

There are three key pieces of joint design information that need to be included on a qualified WPS they are ?
A. Angle of bevel, size of the root face, and root opening dimension
B. Angle width, size of the root face, and root opening dimension
C. Angle of bevel, angle of root face, and root opening dimension
D. Angle of the bevel, size of root face, and root opening angle dimension

A. 1104 5.3.2.4

33

How is the test pressure ratio derived?
A. Maximum pressure divided by operating pressure limit
B. Test pressure divided by operating pressure limit
C. Operating pressure divided by test pressure
D. Operating pressure multiplied by test pressure

B. 1110 3.1.39

34

A uniform color code marking system is employed to identify underground facilities and marking construction ROWS. The color code is adopted:
A. Worldwide
B. US and Canada
C. States
D. Nationwide

D. CGA APXB

35

When steel butt welded fittings are used, they shall conform to?
A. ASME B16.11
B. ASME B16.9
C. MSS-SP-55
D. ASME B16.49

B. B31.4 404.1.1

36

All excavations made in type B soil 20ft or less in depth, which have vertically sided lower portions shall be?
A. Approved for entry with no additional support or sheliding
B. Required to have the lower portion be shielded or supported to a height at least 18inches above the top of the vertical side
C. Required to have the lower portion and half the upper portion be shielded or supported entirely
D. Required to have the lower portion be shielded or supported to a height equal to the top of the vertical side

B 1169 5.10.3

37

A confined space is?

D. 1169 5.11.1. A space that can be entered bodily by an individual but is not designed for continuous occupancy and has limited and restricted means of entry and exit

38

What information concerning position should be noted on the qualified WPS?
A. Horizontal position
B. Vertical position
C. Roll or position welding
D. Heat input and position

C 1169. 5.3.2.8

39

Pipelines are pressure tested to demonstrate?
A. Their total capacity
B. Their fitness for service
C. Their maximum allowable operating pressure
D. Their maximum operating pressure

B. 1110

40

According to OSHA structural ramps for employee access or egress shall be
A. Fabricated from structural steel products
B. Designed in accordance with AWS D1.1
C. Fabricated in accordance with AWS D1.1
D. Designed by a competent person

D. CFR1926.651

41

When making induction bends, the pipe diameter shall not be reduced at any point by?
A. More than 1.25%
B. More than 2.5%
C. More than 5%
D. More than 10%

B. B31.4. 404.2.3

42

If the inspector witnesses suspicious activities on the job site, what should happen?
A. Report it immediately to the chief inspector,project manager, or owner operator
B. Report it to the contractor’s production supervisor
C. Note the occurrence and include it in the inspector’s final project report
D. Report it to the local law enforcement authorities for action

A. 1169. 4.7

43

According to API 1169, what is a hazardous atmosphere?
A. An atmosphere that could become dangerous withou workers being aware
B. An atmosphere that may be immediately dangerous to life and health
C. An atmosphere that may be imminently dangerous to life and health
D. An atmosphere that may accumulate dangerous gases

B. 1169 5.12.1

44

Who is responsible to inspect and maintain equipment on the work site
A. Inspector
B. Contractor
C. Chief inspector
D. Owner/operator

B. 1169 5.16.1

45

The time between passes shall be designated on the WPS and is a critical period of time during welding, it means?

A. The max time between the completion of the root bead and the start of the second bead, and between the completion of the second bead and the start of any subsequent beads

1104 5.3.2.10

46

When there is a possibility of hazardous exposure to radiant energy, how far back must the head area be protected?
A. A horizontal line in back of the ears
B. A vertical line in front of the ears
C. A vertical line in back of the ears
D. A horizontal line in front of the ears

C. Z49.1 4.2.2.3

47

Cleaning is an essential part of the welded fabrication process, the WPS being utilized shall?
A. Describe method of back gouging
B. Indicate whether power or hand tools are to be used
C. Indicate if power chipping is permitted
D. Indicate that cleaning should be performed first,then grinding

B. 1104 53312

48

Which best describes flammable liquids?
A. Liquids having a flashpoint below 100F
B. Liquids having a flashpoint above 100F
C. Liquids having a flashpoint below 110F
D. Liquids having a flashpoint above 110F

A. 1169 5.16.2

49

In order to ensure environmental protection and pollution control regulatory compliance, the inspector shall have basic knowledge of?
A. Local governmental regulation
B. FWPCA 1972
C. EPA directives
D. Hazardous waste storage restrictions

B. 1169 6.1,6.2

50

A trench is defined as:
A. A narrow excavation beneath the surface of the ground no more than five feet wide
B. A narrow excavation beneath the surface of the ground where depth is greater that width
C. A narrow excavation beneath the surface of the ground where width doesn’t exceed 10ft
D. A narrow excavation beneath the surface of the ground no deeper than 15ft

B. CFR1926.650 SUBPART P

51

The crossing company will identify areas where blasting will be used along the route within:
A. 150ft of the existing facilities to be crossed
B. 300ft of the existing facilities to be crossed
C. Size, weight, and capacity of the equipment
D. 100ft of the existing facilities to be crossed

B. INGAA NG SECT II

52

Which document includes within its scope pipe-type storage tanks fabricated from pipe and fittings:
A. B31.8
B. B16.34
C. B31.4
D. B16.28

C.

53

Excavation tolerance zone is the area in which soil must be removed by non-mechanical means (such as hand digging,pot holing, or hydro-vac) rather than mechanical means
A. 24” of the existing facility
B. 12” of the existing facility
C. 36” of the existing facility
D. 18” of the existing facility

A. INGAA NG SECT II

54

In a new gas petroleum pipeline a wrinkle bend may not be made on steel pipe to be operated at a pressure that produces a hoop stress of
A. 30% or more of SMYS
B. 40% or more of SMYS
C. 20% or more of SMYS
D. 50% or more of SMYS

A. 49CFR192.315

55

Liquid petroleum that is being considered as a pressure test medium will have a Reid vapor pressure of?
A. <7 pisa
B. <7 pasig
C. >7 psia
D. >7 psig

A. 1110 4.3.3

56

What is the minimum diameter and minimum specified wall thickness to be used for a second test during a multiple qualification?
A. 4,500in OD and 0.237in. Wall thickness
B. 8.625 in OD and 0.322in. Wall thickness
C. 6.625in OD and 0.250in. Wall thickness
D. 2.375in. OD and 0.125in. Wall thickness

C. 1104 6.3.1

57

The hazardous materials table designates materials listed therein:
A. For the purpose of categorizing like hazards
B. For the purpose of listing materials category
C. For the purpose of prohibiting transportation of listed materials
D. For the purpose of transportation of those materials

B. Subpart B 49CFR172.101

58

How accurate should the test medium temperature instrument be
A. Within 2F of actual temp
B. Within 5F of actual temp
C. Within 10F of actual temp
D. Within 1F of actual temp

D. 1110 4.3

59

When operating within an API Q1 QA system API product or other external specification requirements are used in the design or manufacture of the product, what shall the organization maintain for the integration of these requirements into the product realization process and any other affected process?
A. Codes, addenda, errata, etc
B. CMTR
C. A documented procedure
D. Drawing notes and errata

C. APIQ1 4.4.4

60

In order to determine the weldability of a section of unidentified steel pipe to be reused at a hoop stress level above 6000 psi but les than 24,000 psi, what needs to be done?
A. Nothing is required other than cleaning and inspection
B. A qualified welder shall make a girth weld in the pipe and be tested in accordance with B31.4
C. A qualified welder shall make a girth weld in the pipe and be tested in accordance with API 1104
D. A qualified welder shall make a girth in the pipe and be tested in accordance with B31.

C. B31.8 817.1.3

61

The inspector should be familiar with location methods for other utilities, such as?
A. Other pipelines
B. Water mains
C. Sewer lines
D. Fiber optic lines

A. 1169 5.10.5

62

The site superintendent wants all the welders to increase their production, he wants them to increase their welding travel speed. Is this allowable?
A. Yes, this is allowed as a nonessential variable
B. Yes, this should not be an overall consideration to make a sound weld
C. No, this is a change to an essential variable, requalify
D. No, this is a change to a nonessential variable, requalify

C. 1104 5.42.2.12

63

Where could an inspector find detailed information regarding test pressures and the duration of the pressure test for the project?
A. ASME B31.4
B. Site-specific test procedure
C. API 1110
D. ASME B31.8

B 1110 5.1

64

Inspectors are required to make sure a plan is in place for?
A. Rescue from a confined space
B. One call
C. Evacuation for emergencies
D. LOTO

A. 1169 5.11.2

65

What are some fall protection systems that can be used on work sites?
A. Flat planking
B. Toe nails
C. Barricades
D. Toe boards

C. 1169 5.14.2

66

This legislation covers hazardous substances, site contamination, and cleanup.
A. 49 CFR 172
B. 40 CFR 300
C. CERCLA
D. RCRA

C. 1169 6.4.6

67

What legislation governs the safe working distances of pressure testing piping systems with liquid petroleum, or inert gas or carbon dioxide operating at hoop stress levels>50% of the SMYS?
A. API 1104
B. 49 CFR 195
C. 49 CFR 172
D.29 CFR 1926

B. 49 CFR 195.306

68

During handling, hauling, stringing, or storing, the pipe shall not be allowed to?
A. Be stored outside
B. Be dropped and strike objects
C. Be stored on the ground
D. Be lifted with fork trucks

B. B34.4 434.4

69

Inspectors should be aware of the provisions of environmental permits, including?
A. The different types and agency jurisdiction
B. The different forms and where to file
C. The different locations where permits are granted
D. Posting requirements of approved permits

A. 1169 6.3

70

All B31.8 welders shall be requalified at least?
A. Every 6 months
B. Once each year
C. Prior to production
D. Every 18 months

B. B31.8 823.3

71

Does an increase in minimum specified preheat temperature constitute a change in an essential variable?
A. Yes
B. No, but a decrease is
C. Yes, but with a corresponding change to minimum allowable inter pass temperature
D. Preheat is only a consideration if the ambient temperature is below 50F

B. 1104 5.4.2.13

72

Which legislation governs hazardous substances, site contamination, and cleanup?
A. RCRA
B. NHPA
C. CERCLA
D. CEFTE

C. 1969 6.4.5

73

Notches or laminations on the ends of pipe sections shall?
A. Be repaired by welding before making the root pass
B. Not be repaired
C. Be removed and verified by NDT methods
D. Be removed or repaired by grinding only

B. B31.4 434.5(b)3

74

Inspectors should be familiar with environmental requirements for crossings of waterway crossings, water bodies, and wetlands, including:
A. Knowing who is responsible for mitigation of intrusion
B. Who determines where the crossing is to take place
C. Where the closest pedestrian and vehicle bridges are impacted
D. Understanding of permit documentation requirements

D. 1169 6.5

75

Welding procedures and welders performing work for new construction and out-of-service pipeline systems operating at hoop stresses of 20% or more of the specified minimum yield strength shall be qualified under which standard?
A. API 1104
B. ASME SECTION IX
C. API 1104 OR ASME SECTION IX
D. B31.4/B31.8 AND API 1104

C. B31.8 823.2.1

76

For test pressure greater than 290 psig, it is preferable for the total amount of residual air in the test section to be?
A. Less than 0.1% of the volume
B. Less than 0.2% of the volume
C. Less than 1% of the volume
D. Less than 2% of the volume

B. 1110 5.3

77

For pipe less than 2.375in. OD, how many test welds shall be performed to obtain the required number of the test specimens?
A. 1
B. 2
C. 3
D. 4

B. 1104 5.6.1

78

Inspectors should, in terms of handling contamination issues:
A. Have knowledge of waste control permits
B. Have good knowledge of permitting and monitoring skills
C. Have knowledge of the requirements in SPCC plans
D. Have a good understanding of spearheading the cleanup required

C. 1169 6.7

79

Inspectors should perform a pipeline route review in order to?
A. Know how to tell the state inspector what is going on
B. Know how to observe and report route selection deficiencies
C. Know how and when to walk the route for compliance to ROW contract
D. Inspectors do not need to review the pipeline route

B. 1169 7.3.2

80

When is stress relieving required for welds in all carbon steels?
A. Nominal wall thickness does not exceed 2 inches
B. Thickness through the branch weld does not exceed run pipe thickness
C. Nominal wall thickness exceeds 1-1/4
D. Wall thickness exceeds 1-1/4 but less than 1 1/2inch with preheat of 200F

C. B31.8 825.2

81

Each gas service line must be buried with at least:
A. 18 inches of cover in private property or 24in in streets
B. 12in of cover in private property or 18in in streets
C. 24in of cover in private property or 36in in streets
D. 18in of cover in private property or 30in in streets

B. 49CFR192.361

82

How is pipeline stationing typically shown?
A. Tens of feet(stations) with additional footage shown as zeros
B. Tens of feet(stations)with additional footage shown as pluses
C. Hundreds of feet(stations) with additional footage shown as zeros
C. Hundreds of feet(stations) with additional footage shown as pluses

D. 1169 7.3.4

83

What is typically found on “line lists?”
A. Lengths and types of pipe in storage on the landowner’s property
B. Specific agreements between the landowner and the pipeline owner
C. Specific places where stringing should be laid
D. List of all pipeline section dimensions

B. 1169 7.3.5

84

The total amount of residual air in the hydrostatic test section should not exceed?
A. 1% of the volume
B. 2% of the volume
C. 4%of the volume
D. 5% of the volume

D. 1110 5.3

85

When using a pressure relief valve(pop-off valve), it should be set to:
A. 10% above test pressure
B. A pressure just above maximum test pressure
C. 3% above test pressure
D. A pressure reasonably above test pressure

B. INGAA NG CS-S-9 4.8.9

86

Typically, temperature and pressure data are recorded how often when hydro testing?
A. Every hour throughout the duration of the test
B. Every 3hours throughout the duration of the test
C. Every 30 minutes throughout the duration of the test
D. Every 10 minutes throughout the duration of the test

C. 1110 5.5

87

What information on stakes should an inspector understand?
A. Pipeline ROW data
B. Pipeline stationing
C. Pipeline safety data
D. Pipeline excavation information

B. 1169 7.3.7.

88

How shall tensile strength(tensile testing) be computed?
A. Multiply the max load at failure with the smallest cross-sectional area of the specialness
B. Divide the max load at failure with the smallest cross-sectional area of the specimen
C. Multiply the minimum load at failure with the larges cross-sectional area of the specimen
D. Divide the minimum load at failure with the largest Croats-sectional area of the specimen

B. 1104 5.6.2.2

89

Where can pipeline location and marking requirements be found?
A. Applicable CFRs
B. B31.4/B21.8
C. API 1169
D. API 1110

C. 1169 7.4

90

Where might the inspector find landowner requirements such as the removal of permanent fences?
A. Punch list
B. Report list
C. Line list
D. ROW agreement

C. 1169 7.5.3

91

What is the typical distance range between the new pipeline and other existing structures?
A. 1in to 18in
B. 12in to 18in
C. 1in to 24in
D. 12in to 24in

D. 1169 7.6.5

92

If the pressure changes in a pipeline section being tested, what other change is directly related to this pressure change?
A. Stress
B. Volume
C. Temperature
D. Weight

B. 1110 5.8.3

93

In the CGA Best practices an icon of a green square indentities
A. One call center
B. Facility owner
C. Designer
D. Excavator

B. CGA 2.1

94

What is the minimum stress relieving temperature for ferritic alloy steels?
A. 1150F
B. 1200F
C. 1100F
D. 1350F

B. B31.8 825.6

95

The minimum cover required for a buried liquid pipeline running through a farmer’s corn field would be?
A. There is no minimum cover required
B. 24in
C.36in
D. 48in

D. B31.4 434.6

96

Inspectors should have knowledge of OSHA 1926 Subpart P to ensure?
A. Scaffolding meets the requirements and are safe to use
B. Knowledge of jurisdiction permitting requirements for excavation
C. Ladders meets the requirements and are safe to use
D. Ditching/excavations safety plan addresses the threat of cave in

D. 1169 7.6.6.1

97

A specimen at failure is observed to have a strength greater than or equal to the SMTS of the pipe material and meets all soundness criteria, but breaks in the weld or fusion zone. Is this weld acceptable?
A. No, failure in the fusion zone is cause for rejection
B. Yes, acceptable
C. No, failure in the weld is unacceptable
D. Yes, if it passes a nick-break test also

B. 11045.6.2.3

98

What are some blasting activities that should be monitored?
A. Explosive storage
B. Permits and precautions
C. Movement and demolition
D. Signage and placards placement

B. 1169 7.6.9

99

Of particular interest to the inspector, the following conditions should be noted
A. Soil moisture content and settlement
B. Permit placement and location
C. Coating condition of the pipe
D. Lowering the pipe into the ditch

C. 1169 7.7

100

Available records(of underground facilities) should be available to all potential users: especially the:
A. Locator
B. Project manager
C. Designer
D. Excavator

A. CGA 4-1