API 570 CERTIFICATION DATA SHEETS

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  1. Code to follow when performing an internal inspection on pipe
    API 510
  2. Positive material indentification (PMI)
    API 578
  3. Fitness for service (FFS)
    API 579
  4. Risked based inspection (RBI)
    API 580
  5. Valve inspection and testing
    API 598
  6. Cathodic protection
    API 651
  7. Welding on In-service equipment containing flammables
    API 2201
  8. NDE procedue guidlines
    ASME sec 5
  9. Design code for fabrication of piping relief devices
    ASME sec 8
  10. Welder and weld procedure qualification
    ASME sec 9
  11. NDE personnel qualification
    ASNT SNT-TC-1A
  12. API 570 scope (alteration,inspection, repair, rerate)
    AIRR
  13. API 570 repair organization (authorized by jurisdiction, owner, contractor)
    JOC
  14. API 570 AI's employer (jurisdiction, user, insurance company, contractor)
    JUIC
  15. Determine corrosion rate for new service or change in service ( same or similar service, owners experience, published data, or inspect in 3 months)
    SOPI
  16. Primary repsponsibilities of API 570 AI ( testing, inspection, examination) 
    TIE
  17. Define- alteration
    physical change
  18. Define - repair
    restore- suitable
  19. Define- imperfection that exceeds the acceptance criteria
    Defect
  20. Define- discontinuity that may or may not exceed the acceptance criteria
    Imperfection
  21. Define- RBI's two primary factors
    probability     consequence
  22. NDE- number of CML's to obtain thickness readings during inspection
    Represent- ative
  23. NDE- CML that must be measured during a thickness inspection
    CML w/ earliest renewal date
  24. PRD's- how relief device intervals are determined
    Performance
  25. Inspection- basis of API 570's piping classification
    Consequence of failure
  26. Corrosion- method by which process leaks can lead to brittle fracture
    Auto-refridgeration
  27. Corrosion- cause for fatigue crack
    Cyclic stress
  28. Corrosion-factors that affect the creep rate
    Time, temp, stress
  29. Corrosion- type of soil that is most corrosive
    Low resistivity
  30. Repairs- # of new flange assemblies to be inspected during repairs and alterations
    Represent- ative
  31. SCC can develop at hot spots, including where the  heat tracing attaches to pipe
    caustic
  32. Where dew point corrosion often occures
    overhead fractionation
  33. Potential for none or very few CMLs on circuit
    Olefin colde side, anhydrous ammonia
  34. Relatively uniform corrosion
    Sulfidation, sour water
  35. Valves that should be inspected for themal fatigue
    Cat reformer
  36. Design- mill tolerance for rolled and welded pipe
    -0.010"
  37. NDE- maximum length of crack, or incomplete fusion allowed on a new weld
    0"
  38. Flanges- typical flange face finish
    125-250 micro-inch
  39. Flanges- when mating flanges, the maximum amount of unparrallel allowed (per diameter of flange in feet)
    1/16" per foot
  40. Flanges- max offset for bolt-holes for mating flanges
    1/8"
  41. Welding- maximum allowed size of open discontinuity in a bend test
    1/8"
  42. Preheat zone- distance from toe of weld
    1"
  43. PWHT zone- distance from toe of weld
    1"
  44. NDE- minimum distance beyond the area to be examined to clean a part when performing a MT examination
    1"
  45. NDE- minimum distance beyond the area to be examined to clean a part when performing a PT examination
    1"
  46. Repairs- minimum radius of insert patch
    1"
  47. Repairs- minimum radius of insert patch
    1"
  48. NDE- max diameter of CML exam point for lines < or equal to 10 nps
    2"
  49. NDE- max diameter of CML exam points for lines > 10 nps
    3"
  50. NDE- minimum lenght of spot RT
    6"
  51. Welding- min lenght to RT/UT when  qualifying q welder with test coupon or 1st production weld
    6"
  52. Welding- minimum lenght of RT when qualifying a welding operator with a test coupon
    6"
  53. Corrosion- soil-to-air area- distance in air from interface
    6"
  54. Corrosion- distance to dig when inspecting for soil-to-air corrosion
    6-12"
  55. NDE- distance of eye-to-part to count as a visual exam
    6-24"
  56. Corrosion-soil-to-air area distance in soil from interface
    12"
  57. NDE- minimum upstream limit of intensive examination of injection point
    12"
  58. PWHT- min overlap for PWHT when using multiple heats
    12"
  59. Welding- minimum lenght of RT/UT when qualifying a welding operator on first production weld
    3'
  60. Underground- minimum lenght of buried pipe to expose when excavating for inspection
    6-8'
  61. repairs-maximum size of fillet weld patch on pipe
    1/2 diameter
  62. Circuits- minimum upstream limit of injection point circuit
    greater of : 12" or 3 diameters
  63. NDE- minimum downstream limit of intensive examination of injection point circuit
    10 diameters
  64. Circuits- min downstream limit of injection point circuit
    lesser of : 1st direction change + 25' or 2nd direction change
  65. Corrosion CUI affects carbon steel and low alloy (temperature range)
    10-350 degrees F
  66. UT calibration- calibration block must be within what temperature of the part to be examined
    25 deg F
  67. NDE- standard temperature range for a PT exam
    40-125 deg F
  68. Testing- min flash point of hydrocarbons used for leak testing
    120 deg F
  69. Corrosion- CUI affects austenitic stainless steel (temperature range)
    120-400 deg F
  70. Corrosion- typical dew point of hydrochloric acid
    130 deg F
  71. Corrosion- temperature where chloride stress corrosion cracking becomes a concern
    >140 deg F
  72. NDE- special procedures needed for UT thickness readings
    >150 deg F
  73. Corrosion- temperature swings that can cause themal fatigue
    +/- 200 deg F
  74. Corrosion- most agressive CUI temperature range
    212-350 deg F
  75. Corrosion- typical dew point of sulfuric acid
    280 deg F
  76. Welding- minimum pre-heat temperature, when pre-heat is substituted for PWHT
    300 deg F
  77. Welding- minimum pre-heat temperature, when a local PWHT is substituted for a full encirclement PWHT
    300 deg F
  78. Corrosion- starting temp for sulfidation on carbon steel per API 574
    450 deg F
  79. Corrosion- starting temp for sulfidation on Iron-based alloys per API 571
    500 deg F
  80. Corrosion- temperature range causing temper embrittlement in low chromes
    650-1100 deg F
  81. Inspection- operating temp when a corrosion specialist must input on an inspection plan
    >750 deg F
  82. Corrosion- graphatization occurs in carbon steel materials
    > or equal to 800 deg F
  83. Corrosion- creep occurs in 1-1/4% chrome materials
    > 900 deg F
  84. NDE- maximum temperature for UT readings per sect V
    1000 deg F
  85. NDE- maximum temperature for UT readings per API 574
    1100 deg F
  86. Materials- carbon steel PWHT temperature
    1100-1200 deg F
  87. Testing- minimum base metal temp during pressure testing when wall thickness is < or equal to 2" thick
    MDMT + 10 deg F
  88. Testing- minimum base metal temp during pressure testing when wall thickness is > 2" thick
    MDMT + 30 deg F
  89. NDE- maximum temperature for magnetic particles
    Manufacturer recommend
  90. Common material with an endurance limit( fatigue cracking cannot occur below this stress level)
    Carbon steel
  91. Subject to temper-embrittlement
    low-chromes
  92. common material without an endurance limit
    Stainless steel
  93. Subject to chloride stress- corrosion cracking
    300 SS
  94. Subject to polytheonic acid stress-corrosion cracking
    Sensitized 300 SS
  95. P-numbers allowed to use pre-heat in lieu of PWHT
    P1 & P3
  96. Flanges- thread engagement acceptance criteria
    -1
  97. Ratio of endurance limit stress to ultimated tensile stress for carbon steel
    0.4-0.5
  98. Testing- minimum range of pressure guage used during a pressure test(multiplied by test pressure)
    1.5
  99. Testing- preferred range of pressure gauge used during a pressure test (multiplied by test pressure)
    2
  100. NDE-  # of additional welds or joints to examine when a weld defect is found during a random examination
    2
  101. PWHT- minimum # of thermocouples required when performing a local PWHT instead of a 360 degree band
    2
  102. Weld qualification- number of tension tests to qualify a WPS
    2
  103. Weld qualification- number of bend test to qualify a welder or welding operator in welding positions 1G-4G
    2
  104. NDE- minimum # of exposures to RT 360 deg of a weld using a double-wall technique, double-wall view (elliptical shot)
    2
  105. NDE- RT film density range- allowed for the weld & IQI when using a gamma ray source
    2.0-4.0
  106. Impact test- number of test bars required in each set
    3
  107. NDE- when using a shim under a hole-type IQI, the number of sides of the IQI that must be seen in the RT image
    3
  108. Testing- maximum range of pressure gauge used during a pressure test (multiplied by test pressure)
    4
  109. Weld qualification- number of bend tests to qualify a WPS
    4
  110. Weld qualification- number of bend tests to qualify a welder or welding operator in welding postions 5G & 6G
    4
  111. Design- # of stress cycles needed to become rated as severe cyclic service
    7000
  112. NDE- minimum time an examiner should be in a darkened area prior to using a black light for MT & PT exams
    5 minutes
  113. Testing- minimum duration for a pressure test
    10 minutes
  114. NDE- final interpretation of a PT exam after application of developer (time range)
    10-60 minutes
  115. NDE- max calibrating interval- MT permanent magnetic yoke
    Daily
  116. NDE- max calibrating interval - RT densitometer
    90 days
  117. Maximum time for obtaining thickness readings when corrosion rate on new pipe is not known (no other data available)
    3 months
  118. Welding- max time a welder  or welding operator maintains qualifications for a process without using that process
    6 months
  119. Interval- suggested interval for above-grade visual surveillance of buried pipe.
    6 months
  120. NDE- max calibrating interval- electromagnetic MT yoke
    1 yr
  121. NDE- maximum interval for a visual examiners eye exam
    1 yr
  122.  
    NDE- max interval to calibrate pressure gauge used in testing
    1 yr
  123. AI- length of time before an API 570 AI must recertify
    3 yrs
  124. Insp- max thickness inspection interval for an injection point
    lesser 3 yr or 1/2 life
  125. Insp- max external inspection interval for class 1 & 2 piping
    5 yr
  126. Insp- maximum interval for relief devices in fouling or corrosive service
    5 yr
  127. Insp- suggested interval for close-interval potential survey of buried pipe with no CP
    5 yr
  128. Insp- suggested interval for evaluation of soil corrosivity for buried pipe with no CP
    5 yr
  129. Insp- max thickness inspection interval for class 1 pipe
    lesser 5 yr or 1/2 life
  130. Insp- maximum interval for relief devices in non-fouling or non-corrosive service
    10 yrs
  131.  
    Insp- minimum years of experience for owner's inspector during new fabrication
    10 yrs
  132. Insp- maximum external inspection interval for class 3 piping
    10 yrs
  133. Insp- maximum thickness inspection interval for class 2 & 3 piping
    lesser 10 yr or 1/2 life
  134. RBI- maximum interval for the RBI reassessment
    per table 2
  135.  
    Repairs- when should temporary welded pipe repairs be replaced
    next oppurtunity
  136. Repairs- when shall non-welded repairs & temporary leak sealing devices and be removed and pipe repaired
    next turnaround
  137. NDE- max calibrating interval- check the light intensity of black light used in a MT or PT exam
    before and after use
  138. NDE- pipe size where RT is preferred for thickness readings
    < or equal to 1 nps
  139. NDE- pipe size where UT thickness readings may require specialized UT equipment
    < or equal to 2 nps
  140. Terms- small bore piping
    < or equal to 2 nps
  141. Maximum pipe size normally allowed for threaded pipe
    < or equal to 2 nps
  142. Maximum pipe size normally allowed for socket welded pipe
    < or equal to 2 nps
  143. NDE- maximum pipe size for performing in elliptical shot ( double-wall technique, double-wall view)
    3 nps
  144. Pipe size where OD is equal to pipe size (nps)
    > or equal to 14 nps
  145. Pipe size where pipe is almost always made using rolled & welded plate
    > 16 nps
  146. NDE- weight used to check magnetic strenght of an AC yoke
    10 lb
  147. NDE- weight used to check magnetic strength of a DC yoke
    40 lb
  148. NDE- weight used to check magnetic strength of a permanent magnet yoke
    40 lb
  149. NDE- min angle of eye-to-part to count as a visual exam
    30 degrees
  150. NDE- two primary gamma-ray RT sources
    IR 192. CO 60
  151. NDE- lead letter used during RT to check for backscatter radiation
    b
  152. NDE- lead letter used during RT to indicate film side IQI
    f
  153. NDE- hole size that must be visible in RT when using a hole-type IQI
    2t
  154. NDE- minimum light intensity when performing non-flourescent MT or PT or VT exams
    100 ft-candles
  155. NDE- minimum black light intensity when performing MT or PT fluorescent exams
    1000mw/cms
  156. NDE- maximum UT scanning speed
    6"/sec
  157. Weld qualification- maximum allowed thickness on a WPS based on the plate thickness (T) of a PQR test coupon
    2t
  158. Weld qualification- the "all-position" test coupon
    6g
  159. Weld qualification- rejectable in RT when qualifying a welder
    Crack, lack of fusion, IP
  160. Weld qualification- which welding process can a welder NOT be qualified by RT/UT
    GMAW-SC
  161. Welding- variables needed on WPS
    essential & non-essential
  162. Welding- variables needed on PQR
    essential
  163. Welding- minimum taper required for welds with mismatch
    30 degrees
  164. Design- two most common CS pipe materials
    A53  & A106
  165. Repair- maximum allowed SMYS for pipe if fillet-welded patch is installed
    40,000 psi
  166. Test- maximum stress allowed during a pressure test
    90% of SMYS
  167. Test- pH of water needed to reduce liklihood of MIC (bugs)
    > 10 pH
  168. Corrosion- typical external corrosion rate for dry rural environments
    < 1 mpy
  169. corrosion- typical external corrosion rate for inland locations with moderate rain and humidity
    1-3 mpy
  170. corrosion- possible external corrosion rate for industrial environments with acid or sulfur compounds
    5-10 mpy
  171. Corrosion- possible external corrosion rate for marine environments
    20 mpy
  172. NDE- limits of RT film density of weld as compared to IQI
    -15 to +30 %
  173. Design- mill tolerance of seamless pipe
    -12.5%
  174. pipe class- % of h2s in process to classify as class 1 pipe
    > or equal to 3%
  175. NDE- % of welds to RT when fabricating normal service pipe
    5%
  176. NDE- % of welds to VT when fabricating normal service pipe
    5%
  177. NDE- % of welds to brinell after PWHT in furnace (if BHN are required)
    10%
  178. NDE- overlap with a UT scan, % of transducer diameter
    10%
  179. AI- amount of time inspector must be involved in inspection activities- required to maintain API 570 certification
    20%
  180. Mtls- amount of nickel required for a material to be considered a nickel alloy
    > 30 %
  181. NDE- % of welds to brinell after local PWHT (if BHN is reqd)
    100%
  182. NDE- % of visual & RT required when fabricating severe cyclic pipe
    100%
  183. Testing- pneumatic test pressure, % of design pressure
    110%
  184. Testing- leak test pressure of underground pipe, % of operating pressure
    110%
  185. PRV- maximum set pressure for thermal relief valves, % of design pressure
    120%
  186. Document owner/user must have that is following API 570
    QA/repair manual
  187. Document required for each piping system
    inspection plan
  188. Document required when changes are made to hardware or process
    MOC
  189. Document required when owner audits inspection program
    Tracking system
  190. Document required of examiner's employer
    certification records
  191. Document required for each PRD repair organization
    QA manual
  192. Document required concerning personnel at PRD repair organization
    training program
  193. Records maintained by repair organization and available to the inspector
    WPS(s) & WPQ(s)
  194. Another record that the owner/ user must maintain
    Inspectin Iso's
  195. Another record that the owner/ user must maintain
    Track repairs recommendations
  196. Another record that the owner/ user must maintain
    External inspections
  197. Another record that the owner/user must maintain
    Track temporary repairs
  198. Another record that the owner/user must maintain
    Deferrals

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