Thursday, May 21, 2015
True or false: Extender pigments are used only to reduce the cost of manufacturing paint.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
True or false: Abrasive particles in an efficient air abrasive blast system typically travel at a speed of 100 miles per hour.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
SP 3 is a shorthand version of SSPC-SP 3, Power Tool Cleaning, but it can also refer to what research program important to the coatings industry?
Monday, May 18, 2015
In what waters did an offshore platform disaster occur, resulting in the death of 167 men?
Friday, May 15, 2015
True or false: SSPC has a standard describing test methods for measuring surface profile.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
What generic coating type was tested on the Morgan-Wyalla pipeline in the 1940s?
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
True or false: One way to passivate steel is to remove its oxide layer.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
True or false: According to a JPCL article in 2014, high solids epoxies tend to have shorter pot lives but longer drying times than conventional epoxies.
Monday, May 11, 2015
True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, ISO’s Sa 2 “thorough” blast cleaning standard is equivalent to SSPC-SP 14, NACE No. 8 Industrial Blast Cleaning.
Friday, May 8, 2015
True or false: SSPC published a new technology update this month on polysiloxane coatings.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
True or false: The high alkalinity of concrete causes corrosion of rebar.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
True or false: “Discontinuity” and “holiday” mean the same thing in terms of application defects.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
True or false: The opposite of hydrophobic is hydrophilic.
Monday, May 4, 2015
True or false: SSPC has a guide to maintenance painting of concrete structures.
Friday, May 1, 2015
True or false: Carbamation is a form of concrete deterioration.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
True or false: It is likely that the VOC level for the same coating, as reported on product data sheets, will be different in Europe from the one reported in the United States.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
What is the name of a rigid cell used to determine soluble salt concentrations on steel?
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
True or false: Short-term exposure limits (STELs) to hazardous chemicals are measured as a time-weighted average exposure over 8 hours.
Monday, April 27, 2015
According to a study published in The Lancet, how many deaths worldwide were caused by silicosis in 2013?
Friday, April 24, 2015
Which of the following resins can be produced from a by-product of the coke oven process?
Thursday, April 23, 2015
True or false: Methyl methacrylate systems have been used successfully as waterproofing membranes for concrete bridge decks.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
True or false: A zinc silicate primer is classified as an organic zinc-rich coating.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
How many concrete surface profile (CSP) chips are available with ICRI Guideline 310.2R-2013?
Monday, April 20, 2015
SSPC classifies non-metallic abrasive into three kinds, two of which are mineral and manufactured. What is the third class?
Friday, April 17, 2015
True or false: While there are some quantitative requirements for levels of cleanliness in SSPC/NACE abrasive blasting standards (less than 5% stains allowed in Near-White blast cleaning), qualitative rather than quantitative assessments must be made to determine compliance with these requirements.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
True or false: According to the Coatings Encyclopedic Dictionary, “patina” is defined in part as “a thin layer of corrosion, usually green or brown."
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
True or false: Another name for a polyaspartic coating is a hybrid polyurea.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Which of the pigments below provide additional barrier protection to a coating by overlapping and causing moisture to follow a long, roundabout path before reaching the substrate?
Monday, April 13, 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in what year?
Friday, April 10, 2015
“Grading,” “sizing,” and “screening” are terms used to describe what process?
Thursday, April 9, 2015
What kind of coating test employs a mandrel?
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
True or false: Australia has a painting contractor certification program similar to SSPC’s PCCP in the U.S.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
True or false: SSPC Guide 15 details how to test for the presence of chlorides on concrete substrates.
Monday, April 6, 2015
True or false: ASTM has one pull-off adhesion test of coatings on concrete, and a separate one for coatings on metal substrates.
Friday, April 3, 2015
True or false: Persons designated as Program Administrators of a company’s respiratory protection program must be trained and certified by OSHA.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Why does the EPA make some solvents exempt from VOC calculations?
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
True or false: ASTM B117 salt fog testing is predictive of the performance of lining materials in potable water tanks.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
What is the name of the Norwegian standards on coating and surface preparation?
Monday, March 30, 2015
What organization created a standard definition of “coating work”?
Friday, March 27, 2015
True or false: Leafing aluminum pigments are completely wetted by the binder and thus spread evenly throughout the coating film.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
True or false: A drop-in liner is typically not attached to the walls and floor of a tank.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
What is the name of the provision in OSHA standards that is used in inspections where there are no specific standards applicable to the particular hazard involved?
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
True or false: In conditions of low humidity, water can be sprayed onto inorganic zinc-coated surfaces to accelerate cure.
Monday, March 23, 2015
True or false: With the ISO blast cleaning standards, the visual standards are an integral part of the written standard; that is, the reference to the applicable pictures is part of the written description.
Friday, March 20, 2015
True or false: The cure of an inorganic zinc-rich coating can be determined definitively by the MEK rub test (ASTM D4752).
Thursday, March 19, 2015
SSPC-SP 10 allows staining to remain on how much of each unit area of the steel surface being cleaned?
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
What is the name of an accelerated weathering apparatus that operates on a condensation type of water exposure at elevated temperature?
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
What type of product is Emmaqua?
Monday, March 16, 2015
The International Maritime Organization developed the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks (PSPC) as an amendment to what regulation?
Friday, March 13, 2015
True or false: Aliphatic polyureas do not have good color and gloss retention.