Tuesday, August 19, 2014
True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, foul-release hull coatings can be divided into hard and soft technologies.
Monday, August 18, 2014
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 qualitative fit testing?
Friday, August 15, 2014
True or false: Inorganic zinc-rich primers should be topcoated as soon as they appear to be dry.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
What is normally meant by the phrase, “hold the blast?”
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
True or false: Non-osmotic blisters can develop in coatings on concrete floors.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
True or false: The greater the permeability of a coating on concrete, the more effectively it will perform.
Monday, August 11, 2014
What mechanism of corrosion protection does zinc phosphate provide to coatings?
Friday, August 8, 2014
True or false: Ethanol is corrosive and highly water soluble, according to the EPA.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
True or false: A wet blast system can use air pressure, rather than water pressure, as the cleaning force.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
According to a JPCL article in July, how can flash rusting of newly abrasive-blasted steel be prevented or minimized?
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Why is a gel coat consisting of paraffin wax in styrene often used over newly applied polyester and vinyl ester linings?
Monday, August 4, 2014
In coatings, “American process” and “French process” refer to the creation of what material?
Friday, August 1, 2014
True or false: Plastic shrinkage cracking of concrete can occur during the first few hours after placement.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
True or false: Some alkyd formulations will not undergo saponification if applied to high-pH substrates.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
In a laboratory test of metalized coatings reported recently in JPCL, which metal or alloy provided the best combination of corrosion protection and service life in immersion and intermittent immersion conditions simulating Bureau of Reclamation exposures?
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
True or false: The Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) is a committee of the United Nations.
Monday, July 28, 2014
All respiratory protection equipment used in the workplace must be approved by what organization?
Thursday, July 24, 2014
True or false: According to a published study, elevated exposure to crystalline silica can result when it is present in coating materials being removed by blast cleaning.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
True or false: Certain coating types can saponify on galvanized surfaces with elevated alkalinity.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
True or false: The Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) was created by ISO.
Monday, July 21, 2014
What type of coating material was described as the most appropriate for overcoating lead-based paint on steel penstocks in a 2009 JPCL article?
Friday, July 18, 2014
If coatings were removed before abrading a concrete floor slab to conduct the ASTM anhydrous calcium chloride test, how much time must elapse between grinding and conducting the test?
Thursday, July 17, 2014
True or false: SSPC’s CAS (Coating Application Specialist) training and certification is based upon a joint SSPC/IUPAT standard.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
True or false: Abrasive particle size, shape, and hardness all have an impact on the creation of surface profile.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Ammonium polyphosphate is most likely to be found in what type of coating?
Thursday, July 3, 2014
What do HUNKOR and CEFRACOR have in common?
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Which one of the following organizations does not train and certify coating inspectors?
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
What is a common name for the safety cut-out device at the blast nozzle of an abrasive blast system, which is connected to a pressure-relief valve on the blast pot?
Monday, June 30, 2014
True or false: An ASTM subcommittee is working on a proposed standard to test the slip-coefficient properties of coatings used in slip-critical bolted connections.
Friday, June 27, 2014
True or false: Abrasive blast particles in an air abrasive blast system using a venture nozzle can achieve speeds of 450 mph or higher.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
In what U.S. Cabinet-level department is transmission pipeline safety regulated?
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
True or false: OSHA’s work practice controls to minimize exposure to hazardous materials, such as toxic dust, can include, in most instances, job rotation.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
What organization developed a standard for measuring concrete surface profile with replica putty?
Monday, June 23, 2014
What organization publishes the Standard for the Preparation of Steel Substrates for PSPC?
Friday, June 20, 2014
What is the relationship between a discontinuity and a holiday in a coating?
Thursday, June 19, 2014
True or false: A Maryland State Highway Administration test of bridge coatings systems, supported by the Federal Highway Administration and recently reported in JPCL, found that two-coat systems performed equally as well as a conventional, three-coat high-performance system.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
True or false: Coating maintenance options after condition assessment can include spot repair, spot repair with full overcoat, and complete removal and replacement of the coating.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Among the various types of anti-foulings for ships, what are foul-release coatings?
Monday, June 16, 2014
What is the name of a work site safety precaution that is also the term used when an employer prevents workers from entering a facility in a labor dispute?
Friday, June 13, 2014
Which method of blasting produces the least blast debris, presuming the same substrate in the same condition is being cleaned by each method?
Thursday, June 12, 2014
What kind of test was developed by Frederick Knoop and colleagues?
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
True or false: According to a recent Applicator Training Bulletin in JPCL, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 lists and describes the responsibilities of both employers and employees for safety in the workplace.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
What SSPC/NACE blast cleaning standard is equivalent to Sa 2, Thorough Blast Cleaning, in ISO 8501-1?
Monday, June 9, 2014
True or false: Portable pull-off adhesion testers include ones that operate by application of mechanical or hydraulic or pneumatic force.
Friday, June 6, 2014
Which of the following statements about SSPC-SP 11, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal, is true?
Thursday, June 5, 2014
True or false: HVLP stands for high volume low particulate.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
True or false: The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation provides water and power to 17 western states.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
True or false: CEN produces European standards.
Monday, June 2, 2014
True or false: In versions of SSPC-PA 2 published before the 2012 version, the standard addressed the measurement of dry film thickness of coatings on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Friday, May 30, 2014
True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, planing is more effective than shotblasting in removing asphalt, latex, adhesives and other materials that are thicker than 2 mm from concrete floors.