Thursday, April 17, 2014
What organization issued the 2006 publication Abrasive Blasting Hazards in Shipyard Employment?
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
True or false: Carbon steel railroad tank cars carrying crude oil may now require tank linings, where in the past, they went unlined.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
True or false: Amine carbamation is sometimes called amine blushing.
Monday, April 14, 2014
What organization conducted exposure studies showing that coatings performance diminished on wood substrates that were pre-weathered before painting?
Friday, April 11, 2014
True or false: There is an organization of paint makers and industrial painting contractors in France that provides long-term guarantees for tank lining and other coating work.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
True or false: There is a quantitative test method for measuring surface profile of concrete.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
What organization provides education and certification of concrete slab moisture testing technicians?
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
What is the process called when steel shot is used to improve the fatigue properties of steel?
Monday, April 7, 2014
What material is necessary to create an intumescent coating?
Friday, April 4, 2014
True or false: One ASTM Test Method for measuring profile on blast-cleaned steel describes the use of a portable stylus instrument.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
True or false: Staurolite sand can be considered a “green” abrasive because it is an industrial byproduct.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
What U.S. President signed into law the Environmental Protection Act, establishing the EPA?
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Most coatings applied to concrete substrates provide what type of protection?
Monday, March 31, 2014
True or false: Air barrier installers are certified by the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC).
Friday, March 28, 2014
True or false: ASTM has a test method for determining the size of abrasives.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
If an abrasive fractures easily, it is said to be which of the following?
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Olivine is what type of blasting abrasive?
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Where will you find the body of knowledge an applicator must master to become a certified industrial applicator?
Monday, March 24, 2014
True or false: OSHA has developed three sets of regulations on abrasive blasting in three primary industries: general industry, maritime, and construction.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Which of the following features of a corrosion-control coating contribute to barrier protection?
Thursday, March 20, 2014
How does one surface preparation industry expert, Dr. Lydia Frenzel, differentiate between flash rust and rust back?
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
True or false: Zinc oxide is an effective UV absorber.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
True or false: The International Maritime Organization has developed a Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) designed specifically for crude oil tankers.
Monday, March 17, 2014
How is a mandrel used in testing of coatings?
Friday, March 14, 2014
In what SSPC publication do you find environmental zones listed and described?
Thursday, March 13, 2014
True or false: The porosity of inorganic zinc-rich coatings increases over time after they are applied.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
What organization did the National Paint and Coatings Association merge with to form the American Coatings Association?
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
True or false: Many toxic and oxygen-displacing gases are heavier than air and accumulate at the bottom of confined spaces.
Monday, March 10, 2014
True or false: The MEK solvent rub test (ASTM D 4752) and the coin rub test are both used to provide an estimate of the cure of an inorganic zinc-rich coating.
Friday, March 7, 2014
True or false: The only ways to combine abrasive and water in a wet blast system are to inject water into a pressurized abrasive stream or to inject abrasive into a pressurized water stream.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
True or false: When two dissimilar metals are in contact in the presence of an electrolyte, the more noble metal will experience galvanic corrosion.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
True or false: The resin furan employs di- and tri-functional silanes as its primary building blocks.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
True or false: According to one study reported in JPCL, the ability to resist permeation of sewer gases is a very significant performance attribute of coatings used in the headspaces of sewage collection systems.
Monday, March 3, 2014
What name is usually given to blasting abrasive residue that has been broken down into a powder?
Friday, February 28, 2014
Which of the following organizations trains and certifies coating inspectors?
Thursday, February 27, 2014
What is the name of a rectangular metal tool used to deposit a specified thickness of wet coating on a test panel or other substrate?
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
What is the name of a blast cleaning abrasive manufactured by fusing the mineral bauxite at high temperature?
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
True or false: A hygro thermometer is used to measure the moisture content and temperature of insulation on hot piping.
Monday, February 24, 2014
True or false: The overlapping of platey pigments in a coating creates crevices that diminish the coating’s barrier properties.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Fluoropolymers are generally classified as what type of anti-graffiti coating?
Thursday, February 20, 2014
True or false: Fusion-bonded epoxies have been used for more than 50 years to protect transmission pipeline.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
High-pressure, supplied-air respirators are given an Assigned Protection Factor of 25 by NIOSH. What does this 25 mean?
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
True or false: With zinc-rich coatings on steel, the zinc becomes the anode in a galvanic cell and sacrifices itself to protect the cathode, the underlying steel.
Monday, February 17, 2014
True or false: A Bresle patch is used to treat dynamic cracks in concrete, especially in secondary containment structures around tanks.
Friday, February 14, 2014
True or false: Krebs units are units of elasticity of a paint.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
True or false: If a zinc-rich coating has an epoxy binder, it is classified as both an organic and an inorganic zinc-rich coating.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
What happens to the condition of a steel substrate when waterjet cleaning is used to remove rust or existing coatings?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
True or false: Continuity testing of a 10-mil coating on a pipeline is normally conducted with a high-voltage holiday detector.
Monday, February 10, 2014
What country will be the focus of SSPC's first International Spotlight at the society's conference and expo this week?
Friday, February 7, 2014
What organization publishes a test method for measuring the slip coefficient of coatings used on the faying surfaces of bolted joints?