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.
Monday, August 15, 2016
True or false: Red iron oxide pigment is stable at temperatures of 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Friday, August 12, 2016
What makes crushed glass a “green” abrasive, according to the JPCL article, “What is a Green Abrasive?”
Thursday, August 11, 2016
True or false: Spraying of in-place pipeline interiors with lining materials can be commercially completed by robotic systems on both straight runs and 45- and 90-degree radius bends.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
True or false: Germany has a painting contractor certification program modeled after the one overseen by SSPC in the U.S.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Which of the following pigment types are sometimes used as extenders?
Monday, August 8, 2016
What organization jointly publishes a QP (Qualification Procedure) standard with SSPC?
Friday, August 5, 2016
True or false: Prior to being used for measurements, all thermometers should be exposed to the environment they will be used in for sufficient time to allow them to stabilize, according to a recent JPCL article.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Where does a cohesive coating failure occur?
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
What name is sometimes given to a coating system comprised of galvanizing together with an organic coating?
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
True or false: All of the SSPC mechanical surface preparation standards require solvent cleaning to SSPC-SP 1 prior to performing any additional cleaning required by the project specification.
Monday, August 1, 2016
True or false: Waterborne acrylic primers for steel cannot be formulated with inhibitive pigments.
Friday, July 29, 2016
In a centrifugal wheel blast machine, what is another name for “operating mix?"
Thursday, July 28, 2016
True or false: According to a JPCL article, one year is a good starting interval between calibrations of a magnetic dry film thickness gage.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
True or false: A recent Naval Research Laboratory study determined that coating performance is not adversely affected by chloride contamination.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
True or false: Methyl methacrylate membranes have been used as water and root barriers beneath roof gardens.
Monday, July 25, 2016
What association is focused on thick-film high performance elastomer technologies?
Friday, July 22, 2016
True or false: Air abrasive blast workers are regularly exposed to noise in excess of 120 dBA.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The migration of asphalt from a roof to the surface of a white roof coating applied over it is called what?
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
True or false: SSPC certifies contractors that apply polymeric coatings and surfacings to concrete and other cementitious substrates.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
True or false: In coating work, a jeep test is a quantitative fit test for a respirator.
Monday, July 18, 2016
Which of the following is not a platey pigment?
Friday, July 15, 2016
What organization developed a standard for measuring concrete surface profile with replica putty?
Thursday, July 14, 2016
True or false: Non-skid coatings with aggressive abrasives such as aluminum oxide can be spray-applied with airless equipment.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
In surface preparation work, what is a jobsite standard?
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
True or false: MPCAC and PLURAL are two kinds of plural spray equipment.
Monday, July 11, 2016
True or false: Calcium borosilicate pigments have been used as inhibitive pigments in anti-corrosion coatings.
Friday, July 1, 2016
True or false: Sponge jetting requires ultra-high pressure (UHP) water.
Friday, July 1, 2016
True or false: Corn cobs, walnut shells, and olivine are used to make blast abrasives classified as agricultural.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
In what type of coating would you be most likely to find ammonium polyphosphate?
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
True or false: OSHA’s new Construction Industry Standard on exposure to crystalline silica establishes a PEL of 100 micrograms of silica per-cubic-meter of air at an eight-hour time weighted average (TWA).
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The list of corrosion control technologies, as described by NACE, includes cathodic protection, chemical inhibitors, coatings and what fourth technology?
Monday, June 27, 2016
True or false: A discontinuity in a coating is a more serious flaw than a holiday.
Friday, June 24, 2016
What organization 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 23, 2016
True or false: The French organization Cefracor offers long-term guarantees on tank lining and other protective coatings work.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
True or false: Both General Industry and Construction Industry standards promulgated by OSHA require that abrasive blasting respirators be worn during abrasive blasting operations.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
What organization has the Polymeric Floor Coatings Advisory Committee?
Monday, June 20, 2016
True or False: The International Standards Organization published the International Green Construction Code in 2012.
Friday, June 17, 2016
True or false: The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has a guide to selecting concrete repair materials.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
True or false: A White Metal Blast, SSPC-SP 5, allows stains to remain on 5 percent of the surface after blast cleaning.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
True or false: Zinc phosphate pigments, when used in primers for steel substrates, provide inhibitive protection of the metal.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
True or false: Zinc dust is the only sacrificial pigment commonly used in anti-corrosive coatings.
Monday, June 13, 2016
True or false: According to a study reported in JPCL, two-coat systems comprised of zinc-rich primers and high-build polyaspartic topcoats were markedly inferior in performance to three-coat systems comprised of zinc-rich primers, intermediate coats, and moisture-cured polyurethane topcoats on Virginia bridges after ten years of service.