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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
True or false: Use of replica putty, as described in an ASTM standard, provides only a visual assessment of surface profile on concrete.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
True or false: The EPA’s definition of a VOC is an “air pollutant known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects, such as reproductive effects or birth defects, or adverse environmental effects.”

Monday, July 17, 2017
What is the common chemistry in all polysiloxane coating types?

Friday, July 14, 2017
True or false: Lydia Frenzel says that flash rust and rust back are two terms for the same phenomenon.

Thursday, July 13, 2017
True or false: Coatings for faying surfaces require the special performance property of edge retentiveness.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
In its degree of cleaning, SSPC-SP 14 sits between what other two SSPC blast cleaning standards?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
ASTM D7234, Standard Test Method for Pull-Off Adhesion Strength of Coatings on Concrete Using Portable Pull-Off Adhesion Testers, can also be used to measure the surface strength of uncoated concrete.

Monday, July 10, 2017
True or false: Gunnar Ackx from SCICON Worldwide will complete his term as SSPC president at the end of 2017.

Friday, July 7, 2017
True or false: Cleaning of stainless steel is covered in SSPC-SP 17.

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Which of the following types of contaminants, introduced in the vicinity of a person wearing a half-mask respirator to determine if it fits properly, are allowed by OSHA for quantitative fit testing?

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
True or false: A flake-filled epoxy novolac is a reasonable selection for use in a flue-gas desulfurization unit.

Friday, June 30, 2017
True or false: An epoxy novolac tank lining with pre-dispersed reinforcement fiber, applied by plural component spray, has the same or greater physical strength than an epoxy tank lining system with hand-laid reinforcement, according to a JPCL article.

Thursday, June 29, 2017
True or false: A Maryland State Highway Administration study of coatings’ field performance confirmed that two-coat bridge painting systems are more cost-effective than the standard three-coat, zinc-epoxy-urethane system.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
True or false: A conductivity meter is normally used to check for oil contaminants on blast abrasives.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) developed what single-component coating type to replace silicone alkyds used on ships’ topsides to achieve significant performance upgrades?

Monday, June 26, 2017
True or false: Carbonation is sometimes formed by the reaction of an amine with carbon dioxide and water to create amine blushing of epoxy coatings.

Friday, June 23, 2017
In what SSPC standard can you find requirements for frequency and location of instrument readings and evaluation criteria to ensure that the surface profile over the entire prepared surface complies with project requirements are included?

Thursday, June 22, 2017
True or false: Power tools called bristle blasters are classified as impact tools by SSPC.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
True or false: The standards for testing coatings adhesion, ASTM D4541 for metal and ASTM D7234 for concrete, are based on imposing a shear stress on the coating.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
True or false: SSPC-SP 11, Bare Metal Power Tool Cleaning, requires Method C, replica tape, of ASTM D4417 to be used to measure the surface profile after cleaning.

Monday, June 19, 2017
True or false: Electroplating and anodizing are two terms used to describe the same process.

Friday, June 16, 2017
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, June 15, 2017
True or false: ASTM has a test method for determining if an abrasive is contaminated with oil.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
True or false: A zinc silicate primer is an inorganic zinc-rich primer.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
True or false: Generally speaking, chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents are toxic.

Monday, June 12, 2017
The failure mode called “scaling” applies to what material type?

Friday, June 9, 2017
True or false: Among SSPC’s dry abrasive blasting standards, only SSPC-SP 5 disallows the presence of all stains after cleaning.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Which of the following is a prime pigment?

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
True or false: Among SSPC power tool cleaning standards, only SSPC-SP 11, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal, requires a surface profile.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
According to ASTM nomenclature, what is the name of the synthetic resin made from polyhydric alcohols and polybasic acids; generally modified with resins, fatty oils or fatty acids?

Monday, June 5, 2017
True or false: Walnut shells are sometimes used in non-slip, textured coatings.

Friday, June 2, 2017
True or false: Wet adhesion is the ability of a dry coating to adhere to a substrate under wet conditions such as immersion or high humidity.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
True or false: SSPC publishes its disciplinary actions against PCCP-certified contractors.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
What is a typical speed that abrasive reaches after leaving the nozzle in an air abrasive blast-cleaning system?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
True or false: Acrylic resins are sometimes used to make polymer mortars and concretes.

Friday, May 26, 2017
True or false: Descaling is the removal of mill scale by either mechanical or chemical means.

Thursday, May 25, 2017
According to the ASTM definition, what is the function of a fire-retardant?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The International Maritime Organization developed the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks (PSPC) as an amendment to SOLAS.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Which one of the following agricultural materials is typically not used to create abrasives for blasting?

Monday, May 22, 2017
True or false: A recently published study in JPCL determined that wet surface preparation methods are less effective and result in higher remaining chloride levels than dry methods when cleaning corroded, chloride-contaminated steel surfaces.

Monday, May 22, 2017
True or false: According to a recent D+D In Depth article, coatings utilizing polyurethane resins are the leading polymer technology in the coatings industry.

Friday, May 19, 2017
One coating failure type manifests itself by stickiness and discoloration of the paint and in severe cases by complete liquefaction. What is the failure?

Thursday, May 18, 2017
True or false: With periodic field maintenance, a coating system for steel bridges with a zinc-rich primer and typically used midcoats and topcoats can exceed a service life of 100 years, according to a JPCL article on the subject.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
In what country are these coatings and coatings-related associations headquartered: OCCA, BCF, PRA, ICORR?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
True or false: ISO offers a standard that gives durability grades of low, medium, and high for paint systems in various environments and levels of surface preparation.

Monday, May 15, 2017
True or false: A study published in The Lancet estimated that 4,600 deaths worldwide were caused by silicosis in 2013.

Friday, May 12, 2017
In what geographic regions has SSPC recently set up Advisory Councils?

Thursday, May 11, 2017
What type of corrosion is characterized by a definite thread-like structure and directional growth under coatings on steel?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Which of the following features of a corrosion-control coating do not contribute significantly to barrier protection?

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
True or false: The word “bloom” is sometimes used to denote a surface condition, both on bare steel and on coatings.


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