|1. 7.05 What does an innage/sounding measure? |
¡. a. The distance from the surface of the liquid in the tank to the reference gauge point of the tank.¢. b. The distance between the point where the floating roof of the tank is floating freely and the point where it is resting fully on it s supports.¤. c. The level of liquid in a tank measured from the datum plate or tank bottom to the surface of the liquid.§. d. The distance from the tank datum plate or bottom to the tank reference gauge point.
|2. 7.49 When is a provisional gauge or insurance gauge taken prior to the official gauge? |
¡. a. When the official gauge will not be taken for a significant period of time after completion of cargo operations.¢. b. When it is required by your employer's insurance company¤. c. When it is required by the Charter Party§. d. Answers a., b. and c. are all correct
|3. 7.14 When rainwater or snow accumulates on the roof of an external floating roof tank, what will happen to the gauged level in the tank? |
¡. a. It will decrease¢. b. It will remain the same¤. c. It will increase§. d. Answers a., b. and c. are all wrong
|4. 7.41 According to common industry practice, How often must a gauging tape be checked for accuracy by comparison against a traceable master tape? |
¡. a. Prior to each use¢. b. Every six months¤. c. Prior to initial use and at least annually§. d. At least once per week
|5. 7.27 Which industry documents describe the procedures for the gauging of petroleum or petroleum products? |
¡. a. API MPMS Chapter 17.1/EI HM28¢. b. API MPMS Chapter 17.9/EI HM49¤. c. API MPMS Chapter 3/EI HM4§. d. API MPMS Chapter 1/EI HM0
|6. 7.18 Some measurement systems are gas-tight (closed) and other systems (restricted) permit some vapour to escape around the Portable Measurement Unit (PMU) when tanks are under positive pressure. |
¡. a. True¢. b. False¤. c.§. d.
|7. 7.15 An innage (dip) tape and bob may be used to take an outage (ullage) gauge. |
¡. a. True¢. b. False¤. §.
|8. 7.34 When gauging a terminal storage tank prior to loading a barge, an inspector notes that his observed gauge height does not match the reference gauge height. On gauging the same tank on completion of loading the barge he again observes the same difference in observed and reference gauge heights, such that both opening and closing observed gauge height readings are identical. Can the gauges obtained be used for determining the loaded volume? |
¡. a. Yes¢. b. No¤. c.§. d.
|9. 7.17 According to API MPMS Chapter 3.1A/EI HM4, when must gauge tapes be verified for accuracy? |
¡. a. Before initial use and once per year¢. b. Once per month¤. c. Before each use§. d. Once every three months
|10. 7.50 What is one of the problems with water finding paste? |
¡. a. It tends to freeze in cold weather¢. b. It does not perform consistently with all crudes¤. c. Tends to run down the bob§. d. It is easily confused with gasoline paste
|11. 7.22 What is the term for the distance from the datum plate or tank bottom to the reference gauge point, as shown on the tank capacity table? |
¡. a. Observed gauge height¢. b. Innage gauge height¤. c. Reference gauge height§. d. Ullage gauge height
|12. 7.20 Which gauge measures the distance from the surface of the liquid to the tank reference gauge point? |
¡. a. Innage or dip¢. b. Ullage¤. c.§. d.
|13. 7.24 Which of the following can affect the accuracy of tank s capacity table? |
¡. a. The flexing of the tank bottom with the transfer of contents¢. b. Expansion at the vertical middle (barreling) occuring during filling¤. c. Accumulated deposits of previous contents on the tank shell§. d. Answers a., b. and c. are all correct
|14. 7.35 When gauging a tank by the innage method, a comparison between the observed and reference gauge height is made to ensure which of the following? |
¡. a. The gauge tape and bob are suspended in a vertical position within the tank.¢. b. The gauge bob is in contact with the tank bottom or datum plate¤. c. The tape has not been lowered too far into the tank§. d. Answers a., b. and c. are all correct
|15. 7.32 For what reasons may a quantity of free water (water bottoms) be maintained within a shore tank? |
¡. a. To permit easy determination of the shore tank free water quantity.¢. b. So that a certain percentage of free water can be pumped with each movement in order to aid in S&W blending of cargoes.¤. c. To negate any effect that bottom flexing of the tank bottom would have on tank measured quantities.§. d. To aid in detection of any product seepage from the tank.
|16. 7.55 What is the purpose of a floating roof correction in a shore tank calculation? |
¡. a. To account for the compression of the liquid due to the roof weight¢. b. To account for the volume of liquid displaced as a result of the weight of the roof¤. c. To allow for the effect of the roof temperature on the temperature of the product§. d. To allow for the effect of the temperature on the thickness of the roof
|17. 7.06 What does an outage/ullage measure? |
¡. a. The distance from the tank datum plate or bottom to the tank reference point.¢. b. The distance from the surface of a liquid in a tank to the reference gauge point of the tank.¤. c. The amount of product transferred out from a tank.§. d. The level of liquid in a tank measured from the tank bottom to the surface of the liquid.
|18. 7.56 What action should an inspector take when requested to set a stop gauge? |
¡. a. Refuse, it s not an inspector s reponsibility¢. b. Follow the company s procedure¤. c. Set the stop gauge and take full responsibility§. d. Tell the vessel/terminal personnel to set the stop and then check it for accurac
|19. 7.49 When is a provisional gauge or insurance gauge taken prior to the official gauge? |
¡. a. When the official gauge will not be taken for a significant period of time after completion of cargo operations.¢. b. When it is required by your employer s insurance company¤. c. When it is required by the Charter Party§. d. Answers a., b. and c. are all correct
|20. 7.07 What is water finding paste used for? |
¡. a. To determine the S&W of the product in the tank¢. b. To detect the presence of suspended water within the product in the tank¤. c. To indicate the product / free water interface within the tank§. d. Answers a., b. and c. are all wrong
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