Monday, August 31, 2015
True or false: According to OSHA, inhalation hazards that can be derived from a concrete substrate when abrasive blasting include asbestos, silicates, silica sand and Portland cement.
Friday, August 28, 2015
True or false: SSPC has a technical committee on fluoropolymer coatings.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
True or false: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed replacement coatings that exceed the performance of high-VOC vinyls for locks and dams.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
True or false: The SWR Institute issues performance standards for coatings over aluminum extrusions and panels.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
What is the common name for aluminum silicate abrasive?
Monday, August 24, 2015
Acicular, fibrous, and nodular are terms that describe what pigment property?
Friday, August 21, 2015
True or false: According to NIOSH, hearing loss is the most common work-related injury.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The world’s largest coatings show was held this year in what city?
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
What claims are made in a recent JPCL article for using waterjetting and surface-tolerant coatings in newbuilding of ships?
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Which of the following coating adhesion tests is the least quantitative?
Monday, August 17, 2015
True or false: There is no good way to verify the dry film thickness of edge-retentive primers on steel edges in the field.
Friday, August 14, 2015
What is the acronym for a robotic spray process to reline pipeline interiors?
Thursday, August 13, 2015
True or false: Two-coat systems consisting of zinc primers and finish coats based on polyaspartics or polysiloxanes have proven effective on steel bridges, according to a JPCL article on innovations in bridge coatings.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
True or false: OSHA cannot issue a citation unless one of its regulations has been violated.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
What is the name of the technique used to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from cradle to grave?
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Which of the following polyurethane types tend to yellow in sunlight?
Monday, August 3, 2015
Non-metallic abrasives are derived from what source?
Friday, July 31, 2015
True or false: The various dry film thickness testing standards used around the world are significantly different from one another.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
What type of coating material was described as the most appropriate for overcoating lead-based paint on steel penstocks in a 2009 JPCL article?
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
True or false: SSPC Guide 15 describes methods to analyze soluble salt content on steel and concrete.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
True or false: Angular rather than round abrasives are best for removing soft pliable coatings, according to a JPCL Maintenance Tip.
Monday, July 27, 2015
What is one thing that John Peart, Bob Kogler, and Bernie Appleman have in common?
Friday, July 17, 2015
What polymer concrete resin is based on an alcohol derived from agricultural wastes such as rice and oat hulls and corn cobs?
Thursday, July 16, 2015
What is the acronym, used frequently in VOC regulations, for architectural and protective coatings?
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
True or false: SSPC’s environmental exposure zones are listed and described in Volume 1, Good Painting Practice, of the Steel Structures Painting Manual.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
What is a term used to describe the accelerated oxidation of galvanized steel caused by exposure to relatively high concentrations of moisture and oxygen trapped between pieces or sheets of steel that are closely stacked?
Monday, July 13, 2015
True or false: OSHA’s new rule on working in confined spaces in construction will take effect on August 3, 2015.
Friday, July 10, 2015
True or false: Waterborne acrylic primers for steel often contain inhibitive pigments such as zinc phosphate.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
What do Howard Mitschke, Manuel Morcillo and Shuang-Ling Chong have in common?
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
True or false: According to the SSPC Protective Coating Glossary, a mist coat and a fog coat are synonymous.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
True or false: A wet sponge holiday detector is a spark tester.
Monday, July 6, 2015
True or false: Cool roofs must be white in order to achieve solar reflectance.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
True or false: In a recent JPCL article, the authors state that Belgian offshore wind farms being developed in the North Sea will generate energy equivalent to 2.5 nuclear power plants.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
True or false: Permissible exposure limits and threshold limit values are legally binding limits.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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 SSPC SP 10/NACE No. 2, Near white metal, which requires a similar end condition.
Monday, June 29, 2015
True or false: To be effective, a seal coat over a thermal-sprayed zinc coating must be applied after a significant amount of natural oxidation has occurred.
Friday, June 26, 2015
According to a recent JPCL article, why is respiratory protection one of the violations most cited by OSHA?
Thursday, June 25, 2015
What do Brookfield and Stormer have in common?
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
True or false: According to the Coatings Encyclopedic Dictionary, the word “surfactant” is a contraction of the words “surface active agent.”
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
True or false: SSPC-SP 16 is often specified as part of the surface preparation of new galvanized steel before overcoating.
Monday, June 22, 2015
What generic coating type is most likely to be found on the faying surfaces of slip-critical joints?
Friday, June 19, 2015
True or false: The American Industrial Hygiene Association conducts research on safety and health issues and provides technical assistance to OSHA.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
In the list of actions below, which one precedes all the others in development of a maintenance painting program?
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
True or false: SSPC has a test method for evaluating the degree of blistering on painted steel substrates.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
True or false: In North America, SSPC is the sole publisher of hand- and power-tool cleaning standards.
Monday, June 15, 2015
What is the term used to describe particulate mass (dust) less than 10 micrometers in diameter?
Friday, June 12, 2015
True or false: NORSOK offers a standard that gives durability grades of low, medium, and high for paint systems in various environments and levels of surface preparation.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
What paint pigment is manufactured by the American and the French process?
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
True or false: SSPC recently issued a standard on measuring slip resistance of flooring materials.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
True or false: Recent work has shown that the use of robotic systems can significantly improve the uniformity of bridge deck membranes and increase the speed of installation.