Friday, January 13, 2017
True or false: In an air abrasive blasting operation, if you change from a sand abrasive with a specific gravity of 2 to a garnet abrasive with a specific gravity of 4, you should expect an increase in cleaning rate.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
True or false: Intumescent fire-resistive coatings are classified as active rather than passive fireproofing materials.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
True or false: For high-performance protective coatings, polysiloxanes that combine silicone with acrylic or epoxy have demonstrated the greatest benefit.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
True or false: A Hegman number is used to indicate particle size of blast abrasive.
Monday, January 9, 2017
What is the name usually given to the contacting surfaces of joints in steel structures formed with the use of high-strength bolts?
Friday, January 6, 2017
True or false: SSPC recently signed a partnership agreement with a publisher who will create the primary media communication channel for SSPC in the Asia-Pacific region.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
True or false: Common HAPs include xylene, styrene and toluene.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
True or false: During abrasive blasting operations inside containment in cold weather, dust collection may pull heat out of the containment structure as fast as it is being put in by heating equipment.
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
What can cause oil-alkyd coatings to saponify on new galvanizing?
Friday, December 23, 2016
What term is used to describe the temperature at which the non-crystalline portion of a polymer is transformed from a rubbery material to a brittle, glass-like material?
Thursday, December 22, 2016
What kind of blasting abrasive is composed of aluminum silicate?
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
True or false: On all SSPC technical committees, no stakeholder category, such as coating suppliers, can have more than 33 percent representation.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
MPCAC and PLURAL have what in common?
Monday, December 19, 2016
According to a recent JPCL article, the zinc carbonate that forms on weathered galvanizing can remain on the surface and is favorable to subsequent coating adhesion.
Friday, December 16, 2016
True or false: A pretreatment primer is also sometimes called a wash primer.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
How does an intumescent coating function?
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
True or false: A conversion coating can be created by either a chemical or an electrochemical treatment.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The presence of water in new versions of wet abrasive blasting systems increases abrasive breakdown rates, according to a recent JPCL article.
Monday, December 12, 2016
True or False: According to the EPA, HAPS stands for hazardous abrasive pollutants.
Friday, December 9, 2016
A drawdown bar and a dolly have what in common?
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Additives based on hydrated lime would find use in what type of coating?
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Recommendations in SSPC-Guide 12 on lighting of industrial coating projects, formerly derived from the now defunct ANSI/IES, Practice for Industrial Lighting, have been replaced with recommendations from what state’s specification on bridge construction?
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
What is another name for potassium silicate coatings?
Monday, December 5, 2016
Chemical-resistant polyesters and vinyl esters are used in what way?
Friday, December 2, 2016
True or false: As with epoxy non-skid coatings, siloxane non-skid coatings for ships’ decks were found to require color toppings to retain their appearance properties, according to a Naval Research Laboratory study reported in JPCL.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
What is the name for an abrasive’s resistance to breakdown on impact?
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
True or false: SSPC has a performance standard for coatings on concrete in waste treatment facilities.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
What U.S. organization has published a complete industry performance standard for bridge deck waterproofing material on highway bridges?
Monday, November 28, 2016
True or false: The photographic guides developed by SSPC to aid in the assessment of surface cleanliness were designed to be used with a hand-held magnifying glass when examining blast-cleaned steel and comparing it with the VIS-1 photos?
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Where would you find sulfate-reducing bacteria?
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The diffusion of colored matter from a substrate through a paint film causing discoloration is called what?
Monday, November 21, 2016
What kind of material requires an acid source, a carbon source, and a blowing agent?
Friday, November 18, 2016
True or false: 100 percent solids coatings are sometimes selected for potable water tank interiors, in part, because they can cover difficult-to-coat areas with higher film builds than can be achieved with solvent-containing coatings, according to a JPCL article on the subject.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
What is the abbreviation for the emission standard set by EPA to cover exposure to hazardous air pollutants in steel fabrication and paint shops, among other facilities?
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
True or false: Some causes of blistering of concrete floor coatings are air entrapment in pores of the concrete, osmotic pressure and insufficient cleaning of the concrete surface.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
What is the order of SSPC power-tool cleaning standards, from most to least rigorous?
Monday, November 14, 2016
If SSPC-SP 16 is specified to prepare architectural aluminum for recoating, what blast pressure should be used?
Friday, November 11, 2016
True or false: Thermoplastic powders can be applied by thermal spraying.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
True or false: Hand-tool and power-tool surface preparation standards in the U.S. are jointly issued by SSPC and NACE.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Which of the following is a typical binder for an organic zinc-rich coating?
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
True or false: The technology used today for the majority of non-toxic, foul-release systems on ships is based on silicone elastomers, according to a JPCL article on the subject.
Monday, November 7, 2016
True or false: The pencil hardness test is used mainly to determine the abrasion resistance of coatings.
Friday, November 4, 2016
In a study of shop-applied topcoats reported in JPCL, which generic type achieved a hardened film that resisted handling damage at lower temperatures (50 degrees Fahrenheit) and higher humidity (75 percent RH) in the shortest amount of time?
Thursday, November 3, 2016
What organization offers a Concrete Coating Inspector program?
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
True or false: Abrasive fines are debris found in blasting abrasive.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
True or false: Hare classifies pigments into four types according to their roles in coatings: functional pigments, extender pigments, prime pigments and pigmentary additives.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Abrasive blast cleaning to remove lead-based paint is governed by what EPA regulation?
Friday, October 28, 2016
True or false: Polyurea coatings require use of low-voltage holiday detectors for continuity testing.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
What is another name for surface profile on steel?
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Which of the following generic coating types is a thermoplastic lacquer no longer widely used?