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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Anatase and rutile are mineral forms of what pigment?

Monday, November 23, 2015
True or false: Bimetallic corrosion, such as that which results when two dissimilar metals are connected electrically in a water tank interior, occurs most rapidly when the two metals are close together rather than far apart in the galvanic series.

Friday, November 20, 2015
True or false: The Norwegian organization offering coating inspector training and certification is called BLESIO.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
True or false: The International Maritime Organization initiated the ban on copper in antifoulings in 2008, and the ban takes full effect in 2016.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
True or false: The two types of dehumidification for coating projects are desiccant and high pressure.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
True or false: A respiratory protection program administrator in a company must be certified by OSHA as a program administrator.

Monday, November 16, 2015
The acronym TSP stands for “Trisodium phosphate,” as well as for what other material?

Friday, November 13, 2015
What is the source of the specification for Grade D breathing air?

Thursday, November 12, 2015
What type of corrosion is characterized by a definite thread-like structure and directional growth under coatings on steel?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
True or false: The scraping, abrading and brushing methods are typically used to retrieve soluble salts from a steel substrate.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Replica tape increases in transparency where it is compressed. What feature of surface profile does this reveal?

Monday, November 9, 2015
What SSPC certification program deals with a broad range of topics with which the experienced coatings consultant, inspector, manager, specifier and project manager should be familiar?

Friday, November 6, 2015
Which of the following is most likely to be a disadvantage rather than an advantage of shop painting?

Thursday, November 5, 2015
How is the Taber Abraser used?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
True or false: An Atlas Cell Test is normally used to test the performance of concrete floor coatings.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
True or false: According to a recent Basic Training column in JPCL, heat is the operator’s best friend in spraying with plural component spray equipment.

Monday, November 2, 2015
True or false: SSPC’s CCI certification of concrete coating inspectors applies to architectural coatings as well as protective coatings.

Friday, October 30, 2015
Darkside Scientific LLC is noted for what kind of coating product?

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Barrier protection can be achieved in a coating with all but which of the following means?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
True or false: Zirconium silicate is crushed, dried and screened to produce the blast cleaning abrasive aluminum oxide.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
What organization has published a 5th edition of a manual on test sieving methods?

Monday, October 26, 2015
How is a mandrel used in testing of coatings?

Friday, October 23, 2015
In what type of coating would you be most likely to find ammonium polyphosphate?

Thursday, October 22, 2015
True or false: In an air abrasive blasting system, the blast hose ID should be at least 3-4 times the size of the nozzle orifice to achieve productive blasting results.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
True or false: Respirator types suitable for use in Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) atmospheres do not include a combination full-facepiece pressure-demand supplied-air respirator (SAR) with auxiliary self-contained air supply.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
What organization requested that SSPC issue guidance addressing hazards in confined spaces as a result of the Xcel Energy Penstock fire in Georgetown, CO?

Monday, October 19, 2015
True or false: Plastic shrinkage cracking of concrete tends to occur during the first few hours after placement.

Friday, October 16, 2015
True or false: Like hot-dip galvanizing, thermal-spray zinc coatings produce an iron-zinc alloy at or near the surface of the steel substrate being coated, according to a recent JPCL article.

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Among SSPC’s visual reference guides and photos, which one does not contain photos of steel after cleaning?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
What is the process called when steel shot is used to improve the fatigue properties of steel?

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
True or False: Weldability is very significant to the formulation of inorganic zinc preconstruction primers used in ship building.

Monday, October 12, 2015
The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was just recognized as the 2015 Outstanding Structure Award from what industry association?

Friday, October 9, 2015
Which SSPC Board member has a PhD in corrosion engineering?

Thursday, October 8, 2015
True or false: According to a study by German researchers, specifying a particular edge geometry is not the most significant factor in controlling corrosion of steel edges in seawater environments.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
What organization published a voluntary standard in 2015 on reactive coatings for fire protection of metallic substrates?

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
True or false: SSPC has a committee to qualify contractors to install polished concrete floors.

Monday, October 5, 2015
True or false: The first salt spray test for evaluating coating performance in the lab was called a Prohesion Test.

Friday, October 2, 2015
True or false: Adhesive and cohesive coating failures present identical physical results.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
In its 65-year history, SSPC has had how many executive directors prior to the recent hiring of Bill Worms?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
True or false: The application of a coating to stainless steel that is electrically connected to carbon steel in immersion service can reduce but cannot completely eliminate the effects of galvanic corrosion, according to a recent JPCL article.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
True or false: OSHA’s proposed “Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds,” which has been long awaited, will not cover the construction or maritime industries.

Monday, September 28, 2015
Ventilation is classified by OSHA as what kind of hazard control?

Friday, September 25, 2015
SSPC and what other organization offer a certification for shop application of coatings to structural steel?

Thursday, September 24, 2015
SSPC-SP 5/NACE No. 1 is most closely aligned with what ISO surface preparation standard?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
True or false: A highly friable abrasive is good for recycling.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
True or false: Coatings based on silicone resins have little resistance to chalking.

Monday, September 21, 2015
What organization recently published a technology update on fluoropolymer coatings?

Friday, September 18, 2015
What organization conducts a National Transportation Product Evaluation Program?

Thursday, September 17, 2015
What does the IR stand for in IR pigments.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
How is film build normally achieved during the thermal spray process?

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