Wednesday, May 25, 2016
True or false: In air abrasive blasting operations, the same particle size mix of silica sand and coal slag yield the same profile ranges on steel.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
True or false: Among the performance properties of polyureas, according to a JPCL article by Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, tolerance of low-temperature application is the weakest.
Monday, May 23, 2016
True or false: Waterborne coatings require special spray guns when applied by electrostatic spray.
Friday, May 20, 2016
True or false: A body belt with a lifeline connected to a secure anchorage is accepted as a safe personal fall arrest system by OSHA.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
True or false: Bugholes can be caused by oil and grease on the surface being coated.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
How many inspector programs and certificates does SSPC offer?
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
In addition to trisodium phosphate, used for cleaning in painting operations, what other material has the acronym TSP?
Monday, May 16, 2016
Cutter bundles are used on what devices?
Friday, May 13, 2016
What was the name of the American Coatings Association before its merger with the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology?
Thursday, May 12, 2016
What is the content of the non-mandatory appendix of SSPC-SP 1, Solvent Cleaning, added during the 2015 revision of the standard?
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
True or false? Inorganic zinc pre-construction primers for shipbuilding normally have more zinc content than inorganic zinc primers applied after fabrication.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
True or false: Seismic retrofits of bridge piers can be carried out with Bresle patch fabric.
Monday, May 9, 2016
True or false: Some organic zinc-rich coatings have silicate binders.
Friday, May 6, 2016
How many coating inspection companies are certified to SSPC-QP 5, Certification for Coating and Lining Inspection Companies?
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Micaceous iron oxide provides what type of anti-corrosion protection to coatings?
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
A mandrel is used to test what coating characteristic?
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
True or false: Inorganic zinc-rich coatings are very resistant to solvents and oils.
Monday, May 2, 2016
True or false: Aliphatic polyurea coatings provide UV stability for their elastomeric properties but not for color and gloss retention.
Friday, April 29, 2016
SSPC recently entered into an agreement with what organization to provide global applicator training?
Thursday, April 28, 2016
According to NIOSH, the hierarchy of hazard controls considers which one of the following to be the least desirable?
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
True or false: One kind of wet blast system uses air rather than water pressure as the cleaning force.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Among the performance properties of polyureas, according to a JPCL article by O’Donoghue and Datta, which of the following is the weakest?
Monday, April 25, 2016
True or false: SSPC-VIS 1, Visual Standards for Blast Cleaned Steel, was initially produced by the Institute of Corrosion in the U.K.
Friday, April 22, 2016
SSPC’s new wet abrasive blast cleaning standards describe how many levels of flash rust following wet blast cleaning?
Thursday, April 21, 2016
True or false: Mineral paints with inorganic potassium silicate binders have very little permeability.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
True or false: Rubber replica templates from the American Concrete Institute can be used to judge the degree of surface profile on concrete.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
What is the association focused on the global thick film high performance elastomer industry?
Monday, April 18, 2016
Which of the following is not a term used for application of metallic wire, metallic powder or thermoplastic powder?
Friday, April 15, 2016
What is the relationship between a discontinuity and a holiday in a coating?
Thursday, April 14, 2016
True or false: Siloxane penetrating sealers fill the pores of concrete and prevent moisture from exiting the concrete substrate.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
What is the new permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica, in micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an 8-hour shift?
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
True or false: For resistance to fluorine in high heat exposure, potassium silicate polymer concretes are a good choice.
Friday, April 8, 2016
True or false: SSPC has an active chapter in Russia.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
True or false: Aromatic polyureas formulated as thick-film elastomers retain a significant portion of their elastomeric properties when subject to atmospheric exposure for long periods.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
True or false: In a JPCL article describing a study about surface preparation of repair mortars in wastewater treatment plants, the authors concluded that broom finishing was inferior to abrasive blasting in producing surfaces for the successful application of protective coatings.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
True or false: A person hanging in a harness after a fall can die from suspension trauma if the rescue is delayed.
Monday, April 4, 2016
Polysiloxanes are noted for all but which one of the following performance properties?
Friday, April 1, 2016
What is the topic of the five new standards SSPC just released?
Thursday, March 31, 2016
True or false: In hot-dip galvanizing, the coating forms four distinct layers.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
SSPC technical committees are organized under Interest Categories, including coating materials; surface preparation; application, inspection, and quality control; and coatings for cementitious substrates. Which Interest Category is missing from this list?
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
True or false: In the five joint SSPC/NACE Wet Abrasive Blast-Cleaning Standards completed in 2015, the definitions of cleanliness for the steel surface immediately following wet abrasive blast-cleaning are identical to the definitions in the five dry abrasive blast-cleaning standards.
Monday, March 28, 2016
What organization is engaged in performance testing of bridge coatings for state highway departments?
Friday, March 25, 2016
TDI and MDI are two types of what coating ingredient?
Thursday, March 24, 2016
SSPC technical committees must achieve a balance of interests among suppliers, end users and what other constituency?
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
What organization offers a certification for persons who test the moisture content of concrete slabs?
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
True or false: To be eligible for an SSPC college scholarship, an applicant must be an SSPC member or the son or daughter of an SSPC member.
Monday, March 21, 2016
True or false: Ion exchange pigments are normally used in intumescent coatings.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Which of these statements is not true about Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)?
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Pencil hardness is sometimes recommended to evaluate what characteristic of a coating?
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
What kind of zinc-rich coating has an epoxy binder?