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Previous Quizzes


Thursday, March 26, 2015
True or false: A drop-in liner is typically not attached to the walls and floor of a tank.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
What is the name of the provision in OSHA standards that is used in inspections where there are no specific standards applicable to the particular hazard involved?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
True or false: In conditions of low humidity, water can be sprayed onto inorganic zinc-coated surfaces to accelerate cure.

Monday, March 23, 2015
True or false: With the ISO blast cleaning standards, the visual standards are an integral part of the written standard; that is, the reference to the applicable pictures is part of the written description.

Friday, March 20, 2015
True or false: The cure of an inorganic zinc-rich coating can be determined definitively by the MEK rub test (ASTM D4752).

Thursday, March 19, 2015
SSPC-SP 10 allows staining to remain on how much of each unit area of the steel surface being cleaned?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
What is the name of an accelerated weathering apparatus that operates on a condensation type of water exposure at elevated temperature?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
What type of product is Emmaqua?

Monday, March 16, 2015
The International Maritime Organization developed the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks (PSPC) as an amendment to what regulation?

Friday, March 13, 2015
True or false: Aliphatic polyureas do not have good color and gloss retention.

Thursday, March 12, 2015
True or false: Polypropylene or polyethylene powder is sometimes applied by flame-spray to protect pipeline field joints.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Chlorinated rubber coatings are no longer used in most applications. What is the main reason?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
True or false: Four SSPC abrasive blasting standards, organized from most to least rigorous, are SP 10, SP 7, SP 6, and SP 5.

Monday, March 9, 2015
True or false: The SWR Institute validates the performance test results published by manufacturers of deck coatings.

Friday, March 6, 2015
What is the relationship between polyalcohols and polyols?

Thursday, March 5, 2015
What organization maintains a data mine showing the results of performance testing of bridge coatings?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
True or false: Arc-spray application of thermal-sprayed metal coatings is conducted only in the shop.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
True or false: Woven roving is sometimes used to reinforce tank linings.

Monday, March 2, 2015
True or false: The “Cold Wall Effect” on tank linings refers to a temperature differential between the ambient air outside the tank and the temperature of the product stored inside.

Friday, February 27, 2015
What term is normally used to describe surface opalescence on epoxy films caused by reaction of amine co-reactant with carbon dioxide and water?

Thursday, February 26, 2015
True or false: OSHA’s General Duty Clause requires employees to comply with safety standards and regulations.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
What type of alkyds are most likely to be used for overcoating lead-based bridge coatings?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
True or false: According to the American Chemistry Council, OSHA is regulating the permissible exposure limits of 99% of the 8,300 chemicals used in significant amounts in the workplace.

Monday, February 23, 2015
True or false: Australia has a Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP).

Friday, February 20, 2015
What organization publishes performance standards for coatings on aluminum panels and extrusions?

Thursday, February 19, 2015
True or false: Wet storage stain need not be removed from galvanizing before coatings are applied.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
What term denotes migration of a substance to the surface of a coating film?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
True or false: According to a JPCL article in 2013, resinous linings used for manhole rehabilitation do not need to be spark-tested.

Monday, February 16, 2015
True or false: Cashew nut shell liquid is sometimes used in the formulation of protective coatings.

Friday, February 13, 2015
True or false: A spark test is another name for a low-voltage holiday detector test.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
What is the subject of the paint application guide recently amended and reissued by SSPC, together with AASHTO and the National Steel Bridge Alliance?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
What agency created the PM-10 standard?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
What may be the result of excessive pressure in airless spray painting?

Monday, February 9, 2015
How do you determine the particle size distribution of abrasive material used for blast cleaning?

Friday, February 6, 2015
True or false: Some silicone aluminum coatings are claimed to have heat resistance above 1000 degrees F.

Thursday, February 5, 2015
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?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
True or false: The working time or gel time of a polyurea coating is generally 10 seconds or less.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
What is the process by which vegetable oils and animal fats are turned into soap?

Monday, February 2, 2015
True or false: In addition to SSPC-PA 17, there are two ASTM standards on measuring surface profile of blast-cleaned steel.

Friday, January 30, 2015
True or false: Relative humidity and surface cleanliness are both critical factors in the speed of flash rusting of newly blast-cleaned steel.

Thursday, January 29, 2015
True or false: More than 95 percent of OSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) on hazardous chemicals in the workplace were updated in 2013-2014.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
True or false: The photocatalytic activity of titanium dioxide in a coating can produce self-cleaning functionality.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
How is a water ring used?

Monday, January 26, 2015
True or false: In the lexicon of the EPA, HAPs stands for hazardous air particulates.

Friday, January 23, 2015
What is an example of an engineering control, according to OSHA, during cleaning or painting operations in an enclosed space?

Thursday, January 22, 2015
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has developed an alternative to epoxy non-skid/non-slip deck coatings based on what technology?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Which of the following coating types is an inorganic/organic hybrid?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The accumulation of fats, oils and greases (FOG) can have what negative impact on sewer systems?

Monday, January 19, 2015
True or false: Some coatings become solvent-resistant, as shown by a solvent rub test, before they are sufficiently cured for service.

Friday, January 16, 2015
True or false: Resistance to dirt pick-up is important to the performance cool roof coatings.


Today's Quiz

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Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).
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Sherwin-Williams
Heat-FLex® Hi-Temp 1200

Improved Corrosion
Resistance
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BASF
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International Paint LLC

International Paint Engineered Coatings

Learn about our solutions for:
  • Structural Steel
  • Piping & Equipment
  • Storage Tanks
  • Pressure Vessels
  • Secondary Containment


    Carboline Company
    Hyrdrocarbon Fire & Jet Fire Protection

    Pyroclad X1 is the latest breakthrough in epoxy based intumescent fireproofing technology


    Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
    Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

    A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.


    Elcometer, Inc.
    Elcometer 106 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester

    Portable, easy to operate; Provides numerical value for adhesion; Comes in carrying case - Ideal for site tests; No power supply necessary.


    Axxiom Manufacturing
    Revolutionary Units

    By integrating Schmidt's Aftercoolers with our blast pots, these systems remove moisture from air and minimize equipment footprint on jobsite.
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