You are on page 1of 2

ARAMCO QUESTIONS FOR API LINE PIPE

State difference between Defect and Imperfection / indication.


Defect is a rejectable.
Imperfection or indication is not a rejectable and which size exceeding the applicable
standard is rejectable.

What is jointer in API?


Two pipes welded or coupled together are called Jointer.

What are the processes of Manufacturing Steel?


Open-hearth furnace,
Basic oxygen furnace and
Electric arc furnace

State two NDT methods for ERW Pipes.


UT and EMI

State two NDT methods for SAW Pipes.


UT and RT

In pipe diameter indicates i) Outside diameter ii) Inside diameter dimensions.


i)Outside diameter

For coupling diameter indicates i) Outside diameter ii) Inside diameter dimensions.
ii)Inside diameter

What is the maximum imperfection allowable in API?


Max.12.5% of wall thickness

Which standard is followed for threads in API pipe?


API 5B

10

What % of pipes for hydro test in casings & tubings


100%

11

How do you measure straightness?


By using piano wire held at two ends and side of the pipe with the same size support
pieces and the deviation measured should not exceed .2% of the total length.

12

IS the ASTM wants pipe to be weighed True or False?


True

13

Hydro test Pressure for API Line Pipe is 5 seconds which irrespective of size
True or False.
False

14

Hydro test can be done after cold expansion in API pipe True or False.
True

16

17

18

What are the dimensions to be checked on pipe?


1. Wall thickness
2. Out side Diameter
3. Straightness
4. Total Length
5. Squareness
6. Ovality
Name any three visual defect found on pipes
1. Dent
2. Bead Offset
3. Arc Burn
What indicates the last two digit x in material represents in API.
Min. Yield strength requirement of plate/Coil

19

While welding which joint should be welded first a) Long seam welding b) circum
welding
a)Long Seam welding

20

What Mechanical property do you get in DWTT?


Fracture Toughness

21

While measuring pipe length, coupling length is considered?


No

22

Mention 3 API standards related to Line Pipe?


API 5L - Line Pipe Specification
API 5 CT Specification for Casing and Tubing
API 5D Specification for Drill Pipe

23

Two API Standards for Seamless Pipes.


API 5 CT Specification for Casing and Tubing
API 5D Specification for Drill Pipe

24

Which API Spec is covers for BELL and SPIGOT Joint?


API 5L

25

Two Physical attributes in Flattening test?


Weld area Ductility
Weld Brittleness

26

Minimum yield strength value for X42 grade.


X 42 42100 PSI (As per API 5L 44th Edition)