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Previous Quizzes

Monday, October 24, 2016
What organization publishes a joint standard with SSPC on shop application of coatings?

Friday, October 21, 2016
In general, when is it better to use impact power tools rather than rotary power tools?

Thursday, October 20, 2016
True or false: ASTM has a test method for measuring surface profile that is appropriate for profile produced by power tools.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
True or false: Alkyds are the main generic type of sacrificial anti-graffiti coatings.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
True or false: The AISC certification program for steel fabricators contains a component on shop painting.

Monday, October 17, 2016
True or false: ASTM 4541, describing a test method for assessing the pull-off strength of coatings using portable adhesion testers, is designed for metal substrates but may also be used on wood and plastic but not concrete.

Friday, October 14, 2016
True or false: An entire session of the SSPC 2017 Conference in Tampa is devoted to surface profile.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Ion exchange pigments would most likely be used in what application?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
True or false: Shotcreting produces a surface profile too rough for thin coatings.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
True or false: One of the main strengths of polyureas is their ability to wet out a substrate.

Monday, October 10, 2016
According to a recent JPCL article, the most common timing for applying paint onto a newly galvanized surface is between two days and six months after galvanizing.

Friday, October 7, 2016
Examining the drip pattern from a burst of paint sprayed onto a vertical surface with an airless spray gun will reveal what possible problem?

Thursday, October 6, 2016
By what process is steel covered with an impervious oxide to inhibit chemical or electrochemical reactions on the surface?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
In the Masterspec section on fluid-applied air barriers, which category of coating meets the most rigorous air-barrier performance requirements of the International Code Council?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
True or false: RH and surface cleanliness are both critical factors in flash rusting.

Monday, October 3, 2016
True or false: Fluorourethanes are organic-inorganic hybrid coatings.

Friday, September 30, 2016
What is the term for the destructive reaction that occurs in concrete between cement paste and amorphous silica found in certain aggregates in the presence of moisture?

Thursday, September 29, 2016
True or false: ASTM offers only a visual method for determining the surface profile of concrete.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
OSHA estimates there are approximately how many ladder injuries each year?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
True or false: For non-conductive coatings up to 20 mils thick applied to conductive substrates, a low-voltage holiday detector is normally used to detect pinholes and other discontinuities.

Monday, September 26, 2016
True or false: SSPC has a performance standard for polymeric materials used to protect the interiors of concrete potable water storage tanks.

Friday, September 23, 2016
True or false: In the NIOSH hierarchy of hazard controls, administrative controls are preferred over use of personal protective equipment.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
What organization is presenting a paper describing a template for a biofouling management plan at an upcoming IMO committee meeting?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Philippe Le Calve is known for having written articles published in JPCL on what subject?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
What is the acronym for an instrument used to conduct the ASTM 4541 test, Standard Test Method for Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers?

Monday, September 19, 2016
To meet the requirements of AAMA 2605, what generic coating type would you be most likely to specify?

Monday, September 19, 2016
What is the name of a rigid cell used to collect soluble salts from a contaminated surface to determine the concentration of the salt?

Friday, September 16, 2016
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?

Thursday, September 15, 2016
True or false: Aliphatic hydrocarbons are among the exposure types listed in SSPC Environmental Exposure Zone 3E, “Chemical Atmospheric Exposure, Severe.”

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
True or false: Laitance, sealers and other surface contaminants do not have to be removed prior to performing a moisture test on a concrete floor slab, according to a recent JPCL article.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
True or false: The Federal Highway Administration creates and maintains a database reporting the results of performance testing of coatings for bridges.

Monday, September 12, 2016
Which of the following is an oxygenated solvent?

Friday, September 9, 2016
What do MPCAC and PLURAL have in common?

Thursday, September 8, 2016
True or false: ASTM D4417 describes three methods for measuring surface profile of blast-cleaned steel using either a digital profile gage or a surface profile comparator or a portable stylus instrument.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
What organization produces rubber replica templates to judge the degree of surface profile on concrete?

Tuesday, September 6, 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°F) and higher humidity (75 percent RH) in the shortest amount of time?

Friday, September 2, 2016
True or false: NACE and SSPC are the only organizations that certify coating inspectors.

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Which of the following formulating or application strategies can increase the hiding of a coating?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
True or false: Photographic standards are sometimes used to assess the degree of cracking of exterior coatings.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, the threshold values in ASTM standards for deeming concrete suitable to be coated are neither achievable nor realistic for below-grade structures.

Monday, August 29, 2016
True or false: OSHA estimates that its new “Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction” standard will save over 600 lives and prevent 900 new cases of silicosis each year.

Friday, August 26, 2016
True or false: No more than 30 percent of SSPC technical committee members may represent a single stakeholder interest category (e.g, contractors, coating manufacturers, consultants, equipment manufacturers).

Thursday, August 25, 2016
What is the acronym for gypsum-based or cementitious fire-resistant materials?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
PVDF is an essential component of what generic coating type?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
True or false: Atlas Test Cells are sometimes used to test the performance of immersion linings.

Monday, August 22, 2016
True or false: Flake-filled epoxy novolacs have been used to protect metal in flue gas desulfurization units.

Friday, August 19, 2016
True or False: ASTM D3359, “Standard Test Method for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test,” measures the tensile adhesion of a coating.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
How is profile measured in ASTM D4417?

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
True or false: Abrasive used for abrasive blast cleaning to remove rust and mill scale should have a Mohs hardness of 1.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
True or false: The Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) was created by ISO.

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