AWS CWI Questions and Answers (Module 2)

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The Below Fifteen (15) Questions are model of 2018 version

Module 2: Safe Practice for Welding Inspector

Q2-1 Of those listed below, which is an acceptable way to correct an error on an inspection report?
a. Draw a line through the incorrect portion of the report.
b. Erase the incorrect word or words.
c. Throw away the report
d. Line out the error, make the correction, and initial and date the correction.
e. none of the above

Q2-2 What records should you keep as a CWI?
a. copies of reports of all inspections you perform
b. copies of reports relevant to your areas of responsibility (material test reports,
welder qualification paperwork, procedure qualification paperwork, etc.) even
though you didn’t prepare them
c. copies of sales literature describing welding equipment
d. both a and b
e. all of the above

Q2-3 When a particular type of weld is consistently marginal, with rejects occurring, what action would be appropriate for you as the inspector?
a. Tell the welder what you want.
b. Bring the problem to the attention of engineering personnel in order for corrective
action to be taken, if possible.
c. Simply continue to accept or reject the welds according to specified criteria [no
more action is appropriate for inspectors].
d. all of the above
e. none of the above

Q2-4 A specification for a weld joint which must be immediately accepted or rejected lacks detailed information about that particular joint. Who should rule on the meaning and intent of the specification?
a. the designer
b. the welding engineer
c. the project engineer or quality assurance personnel [if their approval is required by
d. you, as the CWI
e. none of the above

Q2-5 How can you identify an individual low hydrogen electrode which a welder is already consuming to make a weld?
a. Read the classification numbers painted on the covering near the stub end of the
b. Ask the welder what it is.
c. Ask the welding foreman. ,
d. Look at the completed weld and identify the type of electrode by the visual
appearance of the weld deposit.
e. Look on the drawing or specification to determine what type of electrode is required
for that weld.

Q2-6 How should low hydrogen electrodes be stored before use?
a. in their original unopened containers
b. in ovens held at a temperature which assures the maintenance of their low
moisture content
c. in tool room cribs, properly labeled, ready for quick distribution
d. either a or b
e. all of the above

Q2-7 what joint fit should you insist on?
a. within tolerances specified on drawings or specifications
b. Groove welds should have minimal root openings to reduce distortion.
c. root openings greater than 1/8″ to assure complete penetration
d. Fillet welds should have root openings so that the resulting weld’s effective throat will be greater.
f. none of the above

Q2-8 Which welders are allowed to work on a “CODE” job?
a. only those with certification papers from former jobs
b. only those tested by the fabricator for this particular job
c. only those qualified in accordance with job specifications
d. only those you have requalified for this job
e. all of the above

Q2-9 How should low hydrogen electrodes out of their original containers be stored?
a. in their original resealed containers
b. in heated storage ovens
c. in open tool crib shelves
d. in individual welders’ electrode pouches
e. none of the above

Q2-10 How can a CWI verify that the specified material is used on the job?
a. For code Jobs, each piece of material must be correctly marked with its identity.
b. Perform a quick carbon analysis with a field test kit.
c. Material must be scrapped if no identification is evident.
d. Once the material leaves the storage area, the CWI no longer has to verify it.
e. none of the above.

Q2-11 If a mill product has imperfections such as splits, tears or surface irregularities,  what action should you as the inspector take?
a. Reject any imperfect materials.
b. Judge whether or not the imperfections meet acceptance criteria according to applicable job specifications.
c. Ignore the irregularities if not in the immediate vicinity of the weld joint.
d. Wait until the welder finishes the weld to see if any cracking occurs before making any judgment.
e. none of the above

Q2-12 Which of the conditions below suggests a weld ability problem?
a. One of the welders seems to have inordinate trouble making a sound weld on the grade of steel being used.
b. Every Monday, five of the welders make poor welds, but the rest of the week all goes well.
c. One of the welders produces undercut with welding in the vertical position.
d. Cracking is repetitive when welding a certain steel alloy.
e. none of the above

Q2-13 Which of the following is a welding inspector´s responsibility prior to welding?
a. Check joint fit.
b. Check preheat temperature.
c. Check interpass temperature.
d. a and b above
e. b and c above

Q2-14 A 1/4″ fillet weld is specified on the drawing. When the CWI inspects the weld, it is measured to be 3/8″ What should be done?
a. Reject the weld for being oversize.
b. Accept the weld if no weld size tolerances are specified.
c. Ask for an engineering review of the design.
d. b and c above
e. none of the above

Q2-15 Fillet welds should be measured using what tolerance?
a.+ 1/16″
b.+ 1/32″
c. -1/16″
d. -1/32″
e. No tolerance

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