QUIZ: Pipeline Crack Inspection (15 Questions to Test Your Knowledge)

By Shivananda Prabhu
Published: April 15, 2020
Presented by NDT Global
Key Takeaways

Test your knowledge of pipeline cracks and nondestructive testing methods with this quiz!

Pipelines are the vital lifelines of the industrial economy, transporting vital energy, water and other essentials needed by households and industry. The integrity of pipeline networks is threatened by cracks and other defects generated during manufacturing, installation and operation of the system. If these defects are not detected in time, then catastrophic failures leading to loss of life and environmental and economic damage can occur.


The objective of this quiz is to evaluate the readers’ understanding of pipeline nondestructive testing (NDT) and ultrasonic testing (UT) methods.


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Written by Shivananda Prabhu

Shivananda Prabhu

Shivananda Prabhu is a Graduate Engineer from the University of Mysore, Karnataka, India and PGDBM (Equivalent to MBA) from XLRI, a top-ten management institute. He previously worked for Tata Steel, Jamshedpur, in the area of maintenance as a Manager and Specialist in tribology, lubrication, wear prevention, corrosion prevention, maintenance management and condition monitoring. He has contributed to loss prevention and value engineering as well as knowledge management initiatives.

He later worked as a Technical Trainer, Safety Trainer, Lead Auditor of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, Management Trainer, and Training and HR specialist.

For about four years he worked in academics in PG institutions, as a Professor and later as Director of IPS (Management Institute) in Pune. He also worked for three years as an editor and writer for research papers, newspapers, trade journals and websites. Overall his experience spans more than 25 years.

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