ASME Section IX MCQ (Section 9) with answers Part-1

ASME Section IX MCQ (Section 9)

  1. The purpose of the WPS and PQR is to determine that:

    A. the welder is qualified
    B. the base metals are strong enough
    C. the weldment has the desired properties
    D. the skill of the welder

  2. The WPS lists:

    A. nonessential variables
    B. essential variables
    C. ranges for 1 & 2 above
    D. all of the above

  3. The PQR must list:

    A. essential variables
    B. qualification test & examination results
    C. supplementary essential variables (when notch toughness is required)
    D. all of the above

  4. Each _________ shall conduct the tests required by Section IX to qualify the WPS’s used during the construction, alteration, or repair.

    A. Welder or welding operator
    B. Manufacturer or contractor
    C. Inspector
    D. All of the above

  5. The records of procedure, welder and welding operator qualification must be available to the ______ .

    A. Manufacturer
    B. Welder
    C. Authorized Inspector
    D. Foreman

  6. A welder qualifying with a groove weld in plate in the 4G position is qualified to weld groove welds in plate and pipe over 24″ O.D. in at least _____ the positions.

    A. Vertical
    B. Flat & horizontal
    C. Flat & overhead
    D. Horizontal

  7. A welder qualifying with plate fillet welds in the 3F and 4F positions is qualified to weld groove welds in plate in the ______ positions.

    A. Flat only
    B. Flat and horizontal
    C. Flat and vertical
    D. None of the above

  8. A welder qualifying by making a groove weld on pipe with an O.D. of 3/4″ in the 5G position is qualified to weld groove welds in:

    A. 1/2″ 0.D. Pipe in the overhead position
    B. 6″ O.D. Pipe in the vertical position
    C. 3/4 0.D. pipe in the horizontal position
    D. None of the above

  9. In general, qualification on groove welds also qualifies a welder to make:

    A. Stud welds
    B. Overhand welds
    C. Fillet welds
    D. All of the above

  10. Charpy V-notch tests are performed to determine a weldment’s _____ .

    A. Tensile strength
    B. Ductility
    C. Notch toughness
    D. All of above

  11. A welder making a groove weld using the SAW process on P1 materials may be qualified using radiography.

    A. True
    B. False

  12. When a tensile specimen breaks in the base metal outside of the weld or fusion line, the strength recorded may be at most _____ below the specified tensile and be accepted.

    A. 3.5%
    B. 0.5%
    C. 5%
    D. All of the above

  13. Guided-bend specimens shall have no open defects in the weld or heat effected zone exceeding _____ measured in any direction on the convex surface of the specimen after bending.

    A. 1/16″
    B. 3/32″
    C. 1/8″
    D. None of the above

  14. When using radiographs to qualify welders, the acceptance standards used are found in

    A. ASME Section V
    B. ASME Section IX
    C. ASME Section VIII
    D. The referencing code

  15. A WPS must describe:

    A. Essential variables
    B. Nonessential variables
    C. Supplementary essential variables when required for notch toughness
    D. All of the above

  16. A PQR must describe

    A. Nonessential variables
    B. Essential variables
    C. Results of Welder Qualification tests
    D. Project description & NDE methods

  17. The ______ must certify the PQR as accurate.

    A. Inspector
    B. Manufacturer or contractor
    C. Welder
    D. All of the above

  18. For the SMAW process _____ is an essential variable for the WPS.

    A. Groove design
    B. Post Weld Heat Treatment
    C. Root spacing
    D. Method of cleaning

  19. For the SAW process ___ is an essential variable for the WPS.

    A. Supplemental powdered filler metal (if used)
    B. Filler metal diameter
    C. Preheat maintenance
    D. Addition or deletion of peening

  20. The basic purpose of testing a welder is to establish the welder’s ___

    A. Knowledge of welding requirements
    B. Ability to deposit sound weld metal
    C. mechanical ability to operate equipment
    D. General attitude toward welding inspectors

  21. The record of a welder’s performance test is called a ___

    A. PQR
    B. WQR
    C. WPS
    D. WPQ

  22. If a welder qualified with the SMAW process on Jan. 1, 1994 and last welded with SMAW on March 15, 1994, would he still be qualified on October 7, 1994?

    A. Yes
    B. No

  23. A welder qualifying with a groove weld welded from both sides is qualified to weld ___

    A. Without backing
    B. With all base metals
    C. With backing only
    D. With P1 backing only

  24. Immediate retests of welders qualifications coupons

    A. Must use the same method
    B. May use any method
    C. Are not allowed
    D. Require Inspector approval

  25. Welder performance qualification records must describe all ___ the variables specified.

    A. Essential & nonessential
    B. Nonessential
    C. Essential
    D. Brazing

  26. A welder depositing 1/2″ of weld metal with the SMAW process is qualified to deposit up to ___ of weld metal.

    A. 8″
    B. Max to be welded
    C. 1″
    D. 1/2″

  27. “P” numbers are used to designate groups of

    A. Electrodes
    B. Flux
    C. Base metals
    D. Joints

  28. A welder qualifying by welding P-No. 21 to P-No. 21 is qualified to weld

    A. P-1-P-1ft0P-1-P-11
    B. P-8-P8
    C. P-21-P-25 to P-21-P-25
    D. P21 to P21 only

  29. Welding electrodes are grouped in Section IX by

    A. AWS class
    B. ASME specification
    C. SFA
    D. “F” number

  30. Ferrous weld metal chemical composition (undiluted) may be designated using

    A. “P” number
    B. Welder I.D.
    C. “A” number
    D. page number

  31. For welder qualification with the SMAW process ___ is an essential variable.

    A. Base metal thickness
    B. Peening
    C. P-number
    D. Electrode diameter

  32. Each welder must be assigned ___

    A. P number
    B. Unique identifier
    C. Hood & gloves
    D. Inspector

  33. May a welder who qualified in the 2G position on 1/4 inch thick plate, weld a 1 inch outside diameter groove weld in pipe, 1/4 inch thick in the horizontal position without requalification?

    A. Yes
    B. No
    C. Not enough information provided
    D. Yes, provided pipe is carbon steel, P#1

  34. What is the basic difference between gas metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding processes?

    A. GMAW uses a continuously fed fillet metal and GTAW a tungsten electrode
    B. The SFA specification of the filler metal
    C. The F# of the filler metal
    D. GTAW is run with gas; gas is optional with GMAW

  35. A welder has been tested in the 6-G position, using an E-7018 F-4 electrode, on 6 sch 160 (.718 nom) SA 106B pipe. Is this welder qualified to weld a 2″ 300# ANSI schedule 80 bore flange to a 2″ schedule 80 SA 106 B nozzle neck?

    A. Yes
    B. No
    C. Not enough information provided
    D. Yes, provided a backing strip is provided in the 2″ weld.

  36. May a welder who is qualified using a double-groove weld, make a single V-groove weld without backing?

    A. Yes
    B. No
    C. Not enough information provided
    D. Yes, because backing is not an essential variable for a welder

  37. May a GTAW welder be qualified by radiography, in lieu of bend tests? The test coupon will be P-22 material and the production welds will be P-22 also.

    A. Yes
    B. No
    C. Not enough information provided
    D. Yes, provided the P-22 is welded with F-22 fillers

  38. Who is responsible for qualification of welding procedures, welders and welding operators?

    A. The Inspector
    B. The A.I.
    C. The Shop Foreman
    D. The Manufacturer of Contractor

  39. A welding electrode has the marking E-6010. The “1” marking indicates:

    A. Flat position only
    B. Horizontal position only
    C. All positions
    D. Only good for heat treated welds

  40. May a FCAW welder qualified using UT, be used to weld in production?

    A. Yes, welder can be used
    B. No welder cannot be used
    C. Yes, if welder is using GMAW (Short Arc)
    D. Yes, if welder is qualified with backing

  41. A welder may deviate from the parameters specified in a WPS if they are a nonessential variable. (True or False)

    A. True
    B. False

  42. A repair organization has a WPS which states it is qualified for P-8 to P-8 material welded with either E308, E308L, E309, E316, electrodes (SMAW process). The PQR, supporting this WPS, states the weld test coupons were SA-240 Type 304L material, welded with E308 electrodes. Is the WPS properly qualified for the base material listed?

    A. Yes
    B. No
    C. Not enough information given
    D. Yes, if properly heat treated

  43. What positions are necessary to qualify a welder for all position pipe welding?

    A. 3G and 4G
    B. 2G and 5G
    C. 3G and 1G
    D. 4G and 5G

  44. What ASME Code Section has welding electrode storage requirements?

    A. ASME IX
    C. ASME B31.1
    D. ASME II Part C

  45. What are the number of transverse guided bend tests required for Performance Qualification in a 6G position?

    A. 2
    B. 4
    C. 6
    D. 3

  46. May a GMAW, short circuit transfer, welding procedure be qualified using real-time ultrasonics?

    A. Yes
    B. No
    C. No t enough information given
    D. Yes, provided bend tests are done

  47. Three arc welding processes are:


  48. You are reviewing a WPQ (QW-484) for a welder testing in the 2-G position; on SA-53 grade B pipe (TS-60,000 psi). The test results indicate the following:
    #1 Tensile developed 51,000 psi, broke in the weld
    #2 Tensile developed 56,900 psi, broke in base metal
    #1 Transverse root bend satisfactory
    #2 Transverse face bend satisfactory
    Will these test qualify the welder?

    A. Yes
    B. No
    C. Not enough information given
    D. Tension test is acceptable but #1 is unacceptable

  49. Is a welding procedure qualified under the 1965 ASME Code Section IX still applicable?

    A. Yes
    B. No, must be requalified
    C. Is only applicable for 1965 pressure vessels
    D. Cannot be used for new construction – repairs only

  50. A nonessential variable must be documented on:

    A. The WPQ
    B. The PQR
    C. The WPS
    D. All of the above

  51. What are the various positions in which a welder may qualify for plate groove welds?

    A. 1G
    B. 3G
    C. 4G
    D. All of the above

  52. A welder was qualified with a P-1 test coupon using SMAW E7018 electrodes. May the welder weld P-4 material using E8028 electrodes in production? (Assume the P-4 procedure using E8028 electrodes has been qualified.)

    A. Yes
    B. No
    C. Not enough information provided
    D. None of the above

  53. What are the primary classifications of guided-bend tests permitted by the Code?

    A. Side and Transverse
    B. Face and Root
    C. Transverse and Longitudinal
    D. Side and Face

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