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Previous Quizzes

Thursday, February 11, 2016
True or false: A hygro thermometer is used to measure the moisture content and temperature of insulation on hot piping.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
True or false: There is a quantifiable method for determining the surface profile on concrete substrates.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
According to NIOSH, the hierarchy of hazard controls considers which one of the following to be the least desirable?

Monday, February 8, 2016
True or false: Single-ply roofing membranes such as EPDM cannot be restored by application of liquid-applied coating systems.

Friday, February 5, 2016
True or false: Organic media such as corncobs and walnut shells are sometimes recommended for brush-off blasting of galvanized steel.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
What is a name sometimes given to the creation of microcracks in a concrete surface through use of impact, pulverizing, or other mechanical surface preparation methods?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Which of the following attributes is not normally considered an advantage of vinyl ester coatings?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
True or false: The ASTM test method for determining the pull-off strength of coatings using portable adhesion testers is applicable to both steel and concrete substrates.

Monday, February 1, 2016
True or false: Zinc phosphate pigments, when used in primers for steel substrates, do not provide sacrificial protection of the metal.

Friday, January 29, 2016
True or false: All wet abrasive blast systems use water pressure as the cleaning force.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
True or false: ASTM publishes performance standards for coatings applied over aluminum extrusions.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
An alkyd is a modified form of what other resin?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
True or false: In a water tank, galvanic corrosion is the major suspect when attack at the junction between two dissimilar alloys is limited to only one of the two metals.

Monday, January 25, 2016
How is film build normally achieved during the thermal spray process?

Friday, January 22, 2016
Five painters died and three were injured in a 2007 confined space accident in what type of facility?

Thursday, January 21, 2016
True or false: Polymer concrete is sometimes used to protect fusion bond epoxy on steel pipe when it is subjected to severe handling conditions during installation.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
True or false: ISO Sa2.5, describing very thorough abrasive blast cleaning, gives a less comprehensive written description of the end condition of the steel after blasting than does SSPC-SP 10/NACE No. 2, Near white metal, which requires a similar end condition.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
What is the name for units of viscosity of paint as determined by testing with a Krebs-Stormer viscometer?

Monday, January 18, 2016
True or false: OSHA stated that where the definition of a Construction Industry versus a General Industry confined space is unclear, compliance with the new Construction Industry confined space standard will also be considered to be compliance with the General Industry confined space standard.

Friday, January 15, 2016
What is the name of a small, bowl-shaped depression in a coating at a point of contamination on the surface?

Thursday, January 14, 2016
True or false: Lydia Frenzel, a noted authority on waterjetting of steel as a surface preparation method, says there is no distinction between flash rusting and rust back.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
True or false: Thermoplastic powders cannot be applied by thermal spraying.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
What new technology has been used recently in coating work on the Sydney Harbour Bridge?

Monday, January 11, 2016
What is the process called when steel shot is used to improve the fatigue properties of steel?

Friday, January 8, 2016
True or false: In coatings technology, “American process” and “French process” refer to the creation of titanium dioxide.

Thursday, January 7, 2016
True or false: The Transportation Research Board (TRB) has commenced a study on detection and remediation methods used to guard against the tendency of retained soluble salts to reduce the life of protective coatings on steel highway structures, including bridges and tunnels.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Crack-bridging is normally associated with what type of coating?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
What two organizations worked cooperatively in the last few years to revise their standards on measuring dry film thickness of coatings?

Monday, January 4, 2016
True or false: Calcium sulfonate alkyds are non-toxic, inhibitive primers.

Monday, December 21, 2015
Cementitious, fire-resistive coatings for unexposed structural steel in buildings often contain which of these materials?

Friday, December 18, 2015
True or false: Foul-release antifouling coating types include those based on silicones, fluoropolymers, and glass-flake-filled vinyl ester resins.

Thursday, December 17, 2015
True or false: Moisture-cured polyurethanes are two-component materials.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
True or false: An ultrasonic dry film thickness gage can measure coating thickness on concrete, but not on wood substrates.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
True or false: Three-layer polyethylene or polypropylene pipe coating systems sometimes have fusion-bond epoxy primers.

Monday, December 14, 2015
What is a typical particle speed for abrasive in an air abrasive blast system that utilizes a venturi nozzle?

Friday, December 11, 2015
True or false: A recent JPCL article stated that an epoxy novolac with a polycyclamine curing agent performed best in accelerated tests assessing exposure to crude oils.

Thursday, December 10, 2015
True or false: A hypodermic pressure gage is used to check abrasive flow rates in a blast hose.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Which of the following organizations provides information about good practice in the selection and use of sealants in expansion joints?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
True or false: A mandrel is used to test the hardness of a coating.

Monday, December 7, 2015
What general name is given to a coating that responds with corrective measures when corrosion is detected beneath the coating?

Friday, December 4, 2015
A paper being given at SSPC 2016 on Jan. 18-21 in San Antonio describes more than a decade of performance by what coating system on a steel bridge?

Thursday, December 3, 2015
What is the minimum surface profile required to meet SSPC’s specification, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
True or false: A silyl-terminated polyether is sometimes used as a liquid-applied flashing around windows and other openings.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
True or false: In the bio-based family of binders, there are emulsions made of vegetable oils.

Monday, November 30, 2015
True or false: All wet blast systems use water pressure as the cleaning force.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
True or false: SSPC’s power-tool surface preparation standards are issued jointly with NACE International.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Anatase and rutile are mineral forms of what pigment?

Monday, November 23, 2015
True or false: Bimetallic corrosion, such as that which results when two dissimilar metals are connected electrically in a water tank interior, occurs most rapidly when the two metals are close together rather than far apart in the galvanic series.

Friday, November 20, 2015
True or false: The Norwegian organization offering coating inspector training and certification is called BLESIO.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
True or false: The International Maritime Organization initiated the ban on copper in antifoulings in 2008, and the ban takes full effect in 2016.

Today's Quiz


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US Minerals
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Modern Safety Techniques
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SAFE Systems, Inc.
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NACE International, The Corrosion Society
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Dampney Co., Inc.
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