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.
Monday, December 8, 2014
True or false: Dry ice pellets used as abrasive cannot produce a profile on steel.
Friday, December 5, 2014
True or false: NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials, provides ventilation guidelines for containment structures used on bridges during painting operations.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
True or false: Sponge jetting requires ultra-high pressure (UHP) water.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Synthetic dirt was recently developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for accelerated testing of what kind of coating?
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
True or false: Polypropylene powder is sometimes applied by flame spray to create a field joint coating system for transmission pipeline.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Which of the following is not an inhibitive pigment used in coatings for corrosion control?
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
True or false: In air abrasive blast systems, the bull hose carries pressurized air and abrasive to the blast nozzle.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
True or false: The National Sanitation Foundation produces standards that impact the protective coatings industry.
Monday, November 24, 2014
What organization offers the LEED Green Associate credential?
Friday, November 21, 2014
With what organization did the National Paint and Coatings Association merge to create the American Coatings Association?
Thursday, November 20, 2014
What is another name for potassium silicate coatings?
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
True or false: Oil contamination of the atomizing air in an air spray system can cause fish eyes in the coating film.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Which of the following isocyanates is used in polyurethane coatings?
Monday, November 17, 2014
High ratio calcium sulfonate alkyds are recommended by some coating specialists for what kind of service?
Friday, November 14, 2014
What is the subject of SSPC-Vis 7?
Thursday, November 13, 2014
What polymer concrete resin is based on an alcohol derived from agricultural wastes such as rice and oat hulls and corn cobs?
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
True or false: SSPC has a program to train and certify inspectors of coatings on concrete.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Which one of the following organizations does not train and certify paint inspectors?
Monday, November 10, 2014
Much of the growth of single-component water-borne acrylics for industrial maintenance has been at the expense of what other single-component maintenance coating type, according to a recent JPCL article on acrylics.
Friday, November 7, 2014
True or false: TDI and MDI are aromatic isocyanates.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
In coatings work, what is a limpet cell?
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The last solvent in a solvent blend to evaporate from an applied coating film is called what?
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
True or false: An epoxy ester coating is a single-package material.
Monday, November 3, 2014
True or false: In paint failure analysis, gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy is normally used to detect and identify volatile or semi-volatile materials.
Friday, October 31, 2014
A chopper gun would most likely be used for what application?
Thursday, October 30, 2014
What is an alternative to hot potting?
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
True or false: The SSPC Committee on Commercial Coatings is developing guides for laboratory testing, selecting, and assuring the quality of thick-film coatings on CMU assemblies.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
What organization published a revised standard in 2012 on measuring dry film coating thickness that focuses on frequency of measurements and acceptablility of acquired results?
Friday, October 24, 2014
Which of the following is not the subject of an SSPC Qualification Procedure (QP)?
Thursday, October 23, 2014
According to Fred Goodwin, one of JPCL’s Top Thinkers, the three Ds negatively affecting the durability of concrete are deterioration, damage and ... what else?
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
True or false: The Norsok M 501 standard on protective coatings was created by the Norwegian petroleum industry.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Breathing grade compressed air (Grade D, as specified by the Compressed Gas Association) must contain what percentage of oxygen by volume?
Monday, October 20, 2014
True or false: A dilatant paint is said to be thixotropic.
Friday, October 17, 2014
SSPC’s specification for the application of thermal spray coatings is issued jointly with what other organization(s)?
Thursday, October 16, 2014
True or false: Coatings based on silicone resins have little resistance to chalking.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
True or false: Surface profile on steel can be measured in the field.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Acicular, fibrous, and nodular are terms used to describe what property of pigments?
Monday, October 13, 2014
True or false: Osmotic blisters are likely to be filled with liquids that contain solvents or salts.
Friday, October 10, 2014
In what country was the first large-scale application of zinc-rich coatings?
Thursday, October 9, 2014
True or false: The U.S. coatings industry is experiencing a large net trade surplus in 2014.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
True or false: SSPC-SP 10 is typically specified as the level of surface preparation for the application of an inorganic zinc-rich coating.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Which of the following organizations maintains coating standards for architectural aluminum extrusions and panels?
Monday, October 6, 2014
What level of voltage does a wet sponge holiday detector employ?