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.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
An Atlas test cell is normally used to test the performance of what type of coating material?
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
True or false: The adhesion of a coating to a steel substrate depends entirely upon the mechanical attachment or hooking of the coating to the profile of the steel.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
True or false: If there are non-burst blisters in a tank lining, the lining must be immediately replaced.
Monday, January 12, 2015
True or false: A needle gage is used to measure water pressure in a UHP water jetting system.
Friday, January 9, 2015
What qualifies a metal to be used in a sacrificial coating?
Thursday, January 8, 2015
True or false: OSHA was established during a Republican administration.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
True or false: Where insulation is required to maintain hot service in tanks and piping, thermal insulative coatings are now sometimes used in place of insulating wraps covered with metallic jackets.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
True or false: Thick-film intumescent coatings are used only to resist the impact of cellulosic fires on structural steel.
Monday, January 5, 2015
True or false: Most of OSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) on hazardous materials have been updated since their inception.
Friday, January 2, 2015
True or false: The appearance of steel after blast cleaning is affected by the type of abrasive used, among other factors.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
What organization published the document, “Preparing and Using Protective Coating Specifications”?
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
What occurred on the Piper Alpha?
Monday, December 22, 2014
Alkyds are a specific type of what broader class of resins?
Thursday, December 18, 2014
True or false: Based on a study of coatings for offshore platforms reported in JPCL, fluoropolymer topcoats replaced polyurethanes in an oil company’s specification.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
What type of corrosion is characterized by a definite thread-like structure and directional growth under coatings on steel?
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
True or false: Thick-film, epoxy novolac coatings are sometimes recommended for railroad tank cars carrying crude oil.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Sulfate-reducing bacteria contribute to corrosion by what mechanism?
Friday, December 12, 2014
White rust appears on which of the following substrates?
Thursday, December 11, 2014
When the recently deceased Mark Schilling wrote in a JPCL article, “I do not advocate the specification of 'sniff tests' because I don’t know how to calibrate a nose,” he was discussing what coating failure phenomenon?
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
At what dry film thickness is a high voltage rather than a low-voltage holiday detector required?
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
True or false: “Solvent pop” occurs because of hackles in a steel substrate.