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What are abrasive fines?

EPA fines for excessive dust generation during blasting
Debris found in blasting abrasive
Soluble salt contaminants on abrasive that are detected with a conductivity meter
Broken down abrasive particles too small to be useful for cleaning in a recycling system

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Previous Quizzes from the Past Week

Thursday, December 22, 2011
SSPC’s Charles G. Munger Award is given for what achievement?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Which of the following elements of design of steel structures is most likely to promote corrosion?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
True or false: Hybrid alkyd coatings containing both water and oil are now available for industrial maintenance applications.

Monday, December 19, 2011
True or false: The color options available when anodizing aluminum are more extensive than those available with paint.

Friday, December 16, 2011
How is induction heating used in protective coating work?

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