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Previous Quizzes

Thursday, December 1, 2016
What is the name for an abrasive’s resistance to breakdown on impact?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
True or false: SSPC has a performance standard for coatings on concrete in waste treatment facilities.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
What U.S. organization has published a complete industry performance standard for bridge deck waterproofing material on highway bridges?

Monday, November 28, 2016
True or false: The photographic guides developed by SSPC to aid in the assessment of surface cleanliness were designed to be used with a hand-held magnifying glass when examining blast-cleaned steel and comparing it with the VIS-1 photos?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Where would you find sulfate-reducing bacteria?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The diffusion of colored matter from a substrate through a paint film causing discoloration is called what?

Monday, November 21, 2016
What kind of material requires an acid source, a carbon source, and a blowing agent?

Friday, November 18, 2016
True or false: 100 percent solids coatings are sometimes selected for potable water tank interiors, in part, because they can cover difficult-to-coat areas with higher film builds than can be achieved with solvent-containing coatings, according to a JPCL article on the subject.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
What is the abbreviation for the emission standard set by EPA to cover exposure to hazardous air pollutants in steel fabrication and paint shops, among other facilities?

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
True or false: Some causes of blistering of concrete floor coatings are air entrapment in pores of the concrete, osmotic pressure and insufficient cleaning of the concrete surface.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
What is the order of SSPC power-tool cleaning standards, from most to least rigorous?

Monday, November 14, 2016
If SSPC-SP 16 is specified to prepare architectural aluminum for recoating, what blast pressure should be used?

Friday, November 11, 2016
True or false: Thermoplastic powders can be applied by thermal spraying.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
True or false: Hand-tool and power-tool surface preparation standards in the U.S. are jointly issued by SSPC and NACE.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Which of the following is a typical binder for an organic zinc-rich coating?

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
True or false: The technology used today for the majority of non-toxic, foul-release systems on ships is based on silicone elastomers, according to a JPCL article on the subject.

Monday, November 7, 2016
True or false: The pencil hardness test is used mainly to determine the abrasion resistance of coatings.

Friday, November 4, 2016
In a study of shop-applied topcoats reported in JPCL, which generic type achieved a hardened film that resisted handling damage at lower temperatures (50 degrees Fahrenheit) and higher humidity (75 percent RH) in the shortest amount of time?

Thursday, November 3, 2016
What organization offers a Concrete Coating Inspector program?

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
True or false: Abrasive fines are debris found in blasting abrasive.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
True or false: Hare classifies pigments into four types according to their roles in coatings: functional pigments, extender pigments, prime pigments and pigmentary additives.

Monday, October 31, 2016
Abrasive blast cleaning to remove lead-based paint is governed by what EPA regulation?

Friday, October 28, 2016
True or false: Polyurea coatings require use of low-voltage holiday detectors for continuity testing.

Thursday, October 27, 2016
What is another name for surface profile on steel?

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Which of the following generic coating types is a thermoplastic lacquer no longer widely used?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
In OSHA’s hierarchy of hazard controls, which one is the least effective?

Monday, October 24, 2016
What organization publishes a joint standard with SSPC on shop application of coatings?

Friday, October 21, 2016
In general, when is it better to use impact power tools rather than rotary power tools?

Thursday, October 20, 2016
True or false: ASTM has a test method for measuring surface profile that is appropriate for profile produced by power tools.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
True or false: Alkyds are the main generic type of sacrificial anti-graffiti coatings.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
True or false: The AISC certification program for steel fabricators contains a component on shop painting.

Monday, October 17, 2016
True or false: ASTM 4541, describing a test method for assessing the pull-off strength of coatings using portable adhesion testers, is designed for metal substrates but may also be used on wood and plastic but not concrete.

Friday, October 14, 2016
True or false: An entire session of the SSPC 2017 Conference in Tampa is devoted to surface profile.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Ion exchange pigments would most likely be used in what application?

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
True or false: Shotcreting produces a surface profile too rough for thin coatings.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
True or false: One of the main strengths of polyureas is their ability to wet out a substrate.

Monday, October 10, 2016
According to a recent JPCL article, the most common timing for applying paint onto a newly galvanized surface is between two days and six months after galvanizing.

Friday, October 7, 2016
Examining the drip pattern from a burst of paint sprayed onto a vertical surface with an airless spray gun will reveal what possible problem?

Thursday, October 6, 2016
By what process is steel covered with an impervious oxide to inhibit chemical or electrochemical reactions on the surface?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
In the Masterspec section on fluid-applied air barriers, which category of coating meets the most rigorous air-barrier performance requirements of the International Code Council?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
True or false: RH and surface cleanliness are both critical factors in flash rusting.

Monday, October 3, 2016
True or false: Fluorourethanes are organic-inorganic hybrid coatings.

Friday, September 30, 2016
What is the term for the destructive reaction that occurs in concrete between cement paste and amorphous silica found in certain aggregates in the presence of moisture?

Thursday, September 29, 2016
True or false: ASTM offers only a visual method for determining the surface profile of concrete.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
OSHA estimates there are approximately how many ladder injuries each year?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
True or false: For non-conductive coatings up to 20 mils thick applied to conductive substrates, a low-voltage holiday detector is normally used to detect pinholes and other discontinuities.

Monday, September 26, 2016
True or false: SSPC has a performance standard for polymeric materials used to protect the interiors of concrete potable water storage tanks.

Friday, September 23, 2016
True or false: In the NIOSH hierarchy of hazard controls, administrative controls are preferred over use of personal protective equipment.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
What organization is presenting a paper describing a template for a biofouling management plan at an upcoming IMO committee meeting?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Philippe Le Calve is known for having written articles published in JPCL on what subject?

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