CSWIP 3.1 Certification Exam Sample Test

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CSWIP 3.1 Certification Exam Sample Test

The CSWIP 3. 1 (Certification Scheme for Weldment Inspection Personnel) certification exam sample test will help you exercise and revise as you look forward to taking on your main exam. How well prepared are you? Find out below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When ‘hydrogen control’ is specified for a manual metal arc welding project the electrode would normally be:
    • A. 

      Cellulosic

    • B. 

      Iron oxide

    • C. 

      Acid

    • D. 

      Basic

  • 2. 
    You would certainly recognize a hydrogen controlled flux covered electrode from its:
    • A. 

      Color

    • B. 

      Length

    • C. 

      Trade name

    • D. 

      BS639/AWS code letter

  • 3. 
    When manual metal arc welding is being carried out on an open construction site, which group of welders is most likely to require continuous monitoring?
    • A. 

      Concrete shuttering welding teams

    • B. 

      Pipe welding teams

    • C. 

      Plater welders

    • D. 

      Plant maintenance welders

  • 4. 
    You notice manual metal arc electrodes, stripped of flux, are being used as filler wire for TIG welding. You would object because:
    • A. 

      It is too expensive

    • B. 

      The wire would be too thick

    • C. 

      The metal composition may be wrong

    • D. 

      The wire is too short

  • 5. 
    When open site working, severe porosity in metal arc welds is brought to your attention. What would you investigate?
    • A. 

      Electrode type

    • B. 

      Power plant type

    • C. 

      Electrode storage

    • D. 

      Day temperature

  • 6. 
    The steel composition in a structural contract is changed from 0.15% carbon 0.6% manganese to 0.2% carbon 1.2% manganese. This might influence the incidence of:
    • A. 

      Porosity

    • B. 

      Cracking in the weld area

    • C. 

      Undercut for fillet welds

    • D. 

      Lack of fusion defects

  • 7. 
    One of the following alloys is non-magnetic:
    • A. 

      4.0% chromium molybdenum

    • B. 

      12.0% chromium

    • C. 

      Austenitic stainless steel

    • D. 

      9.0% nickel steel

  • 8. 
    When TIG welding austenitic stainless steel pipe, argon gas backing is called for. This is to:
    • A. 

      Prevent oxidation

    • B. 

      Prevent underbead cracking

    • C. 

      Prevent porosity

    • D. 

      Control the penetration bead shape

  • 9. 
    Pre-heating a carbon steel manual metal arc welding is carried out to minimize the risk of:
    • A. 

      Scattered porosity

    • B. 

      Worm hole porosity

    • C. 

      Parent metal cracking

    • D. 

      Lack of penetration

  • 10. 
    In UK practice, BS499 specifies that the drawing dimension quoted for a fillet weld is the:
    • A. 

      Leg length

    • B. 

      Throat thickness

    • C. 

      Weld width

    • D. 

      Actual throat thickness

  • 11. 
    For open site manual metal welding the following equipment is available. Which would you choose for safe site working?
    • A. 

      Single operator transformer

    • B. 

      Multi operator transformers

    • C. 

      AC/DC composite power unit

    • D. 

      Diesel engine driven motor generator

  • 12. 
    If submerged arc welding is used to make butt welds, which would you be most critical of?
    • A. 

      The root gap tolerance

    • B. 

      The angle of preparation

    • C. 

      The root face width

    • D. 

      The gas cut finish

  • 13. 
    Preheating for arc welding applies to:
    • A. 

      Assembly welding only

    • B. 

      Assembly and tack welding

    • C. 

      Joints over 25 mm thick only

    • D. 

      Cruciform welds only

  • 14. 
    Which one of the following statements is correct?
    • A. 

      Preheating increases hardness

    • B. 

      Preheating increases cooling

    • C. 

      Preheating increases dilution

    • D. 

      Preheating increases shrinkage stress

  • 15. 
    You see a welder using an oxy-acetylene flame with a long feathered inner cone. What would be the effect of this on carbon steel?
    • A. 

      The weld would be hard and brittle

    • B. 

      The weld could be too soft

    • C. 

      There will be no effect on the weld

    • D. 

      The weld will have undercut

  • 16. 
    A fabricating procedure calls for fillet welds to be 'blended in' by grinding. This influences:
    • A. 

      HAZ. cracking

    • B. 

      Fatigue life

    • C. 

      Residual stress

    • D. 

      Yield strength

  • 17. 
    During CO2 welding, the arc length is most likely to be affected by:
    • A. 

      The wire diameter

    • B. 

      The current return connections

    • C. 

      The gas flow rate

    • D. 

      The torch to work angle

  • 18. 
    Bend test specimens have been taken from a 25 mm thick carbon steel butt weld. Which would show lack of inter-run fusion?
    • A. 

      Side bend

    • B. 

      Root bend

    • C. 

      Face bend

    • D. 

      Guided bend

  • 19. 
    Lamellar tearing has occurred in steel fabrication. BEFORE welding could it have been found by:
    • A. 

      X-ray examination

    • B. 

      Dye penetrant

    • C. 

      Ultrasonic examination

    • D. 

      It would not have been found by any inspection method

  • 20. 
    You are to oversee the arc welding of some machine fittings and find that they are cadmium plated. Would you:
    • A. 

      Permit it to proceed

    • B. 

      Permit it to proceed with fume extraction

    • C. 

      Stop the operation at once

    • D. 

      Advise the welder to drink milk and proceed

  • 21. 
    One of the reasons for excluding hydrogen from the weld metal is to prevent the weld from:
    • A. 

      Cracking

    • B. 

      Cooling slowly

    • C. 

      Cooling quickly

    • D. 

      Expanding

  • 22. 
    When a metal regains its original shape when stress acting upon it is removed, the metal is said to have:
    • A. 

      Ductility

    • B. 

      Plasticity

    • C. 

      Malleability

    • D. 

      Elasticity

  • 23. 
    To test a component for vibrational loading, a suitable mechanical test would be:
    • A. 

      Impact

    • B. 

      Tensile

    • C. 

      Compressive

    • D. 

      Fatigue

  • 24. 
    The predominant structure of hyper-eutectoid steel that has been quenched at above its upper critical point will be:
    • A. 

      Austenite

    • B. 

      Martensite

    • C. 

      Troostite

    • D. 

      Sorbite

  • 25. 
    When weld metal refinement takes place in a multi-run deposit, it is known by the term:
    • A. 

      Weld annealing

    • B. 

      Weld refining

    • C. 

      Weld normalising

    • D. 

      Weld recrystallisation

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