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.
Monday, June 8, 2015
The Commission Internationale d’Eclairage deals with what kinds of issues related to coatings?
Friday, June 5, 2015
True or false: There is currently no complete industry-wide performance standard for bridge deck waterproofing work in North America.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
A drawdown bar and a dolly have what in common?
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
True or false: Vinyl ester coatings are easy to apply.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
True or false: White rust is an iron oxide that forms naturally on ferrous metals in response to normal weathering.
Monday, June 1, 2015
True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, a thermal-spray metal protective film is more similar to hot-dip galvanizing than to a liquid-applied coating.
Friday, May 29, 2015
True or false: ASTM has a quantitative test method for evaluating the adhesion of a coating by cutting and probing it with a utility knife.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
What test produces blue spots on test paper when soluble salts are present?
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
True or false: Non-sparking tools can produce sparks.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
What is the name of a British publication on coating defects?
Friday, May 22, 2015
What ASTM committee focuses on coating work for the power industry?
Thursday, May 21, 2015
True or false: Extender pigments are used only to reduce the cost of manufacturing paint.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
True or false: Abrasive particles in an efficient air abrasive blast system typically travel at a speed of 100 miles per hour.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
SP 3 is a shorthand version of SSPC-SP 3, Power Tool Cleaning, but it can also refer to what research program important to the coatings industry?
Monday, May 18, 2015
In what waters did an offshore platform disaster occur, resulting in the death of 167 men?
Friday, May 15, 2015
True or false: SSPC has a standard describing test methods for measuring surface profile.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
What generic coating type was tested on the Morgan-Wyalla pipeline in the 1940s?
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
True or false: One way to passivate steel is to remove its oxide layer.