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?
Thursday, February 6, 2014
True or false: Though not described in a standard, one check for oil contamination of abrasives involves putting abrasive in a clean glass jar with clean water, putting a lid on the jar and shaking it, and then checking for an oil film on the surface of the water or coloration or cloudiness of the water itself.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
True or false: Among SSPC's qualifications procedures used to certify industrial painting contractors is one that applies to contractors with less than 6 months of industrial painting experience.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
True or False: SSPC and NACE jointly publish a standard on applicator training and certification for commercial painters.
Monday, February 3, 2014
True or false: SSPC-AB 1, Mineral and Slag Abrasives, includes manufactured, non-metallics such as silicon carbide.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Among the performance properties of polyureas, according to a recent JPCL article by O’Donoghue and Datta, which of the following is the weakest?
Thursday, January 30, 2014
What organization has a product validation program for deck coatings?
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
What is the relationship between a polyol and a polyalcohol?
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
In coating work, what is a jeep test?
Monday, January 27, 2014
What is the subject of an SSPC/NACE standard that describes a “body of knowledge?”
Friday, January 24, 2014
True or false: OSHA can issue a citation even when one of its regulations has not been violated.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
In measuring coating thickness, one mil equals approximately how many microns?
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Before a worker enters a permit-required confined space, OSHA requires testing of the atmosphere in the space to determine which of the following?
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
True or false: Some of SSPC’s surface preparation standards are not published jointly with NACE.
Monday, January 20, 2014
True or false: The threat of mudcracking in thick, heavily pigmented coatings is more likely with spherical than with platey pigments.
Friday, January 17, 2014
True Or False: ASTM D 7091 and SSPC-PA 2 deal with measurement of dry film coating thickness on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
What SSPC standard covers cleaning of stainless steel?
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
True or false: Unlike their roles in entertainment and boxing, promoters in coatings induce, alter, or accelerate chemical reactions.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
What solvent is used in the solvent rub test for cure of inorganic zinc coatings?
Monday, January 13, 2014
True or false: In a JPCL article describing a study about surface preparation of repair mortars in wastewater treatment plants, the authors concluded that broom finishing was superior to abrasive blasting in producing surfaces for the successful application of protective coatings.
Friday, January 10, 2014
True or false: ISO 12944, Part 5 lists 9 factors that are important for the durability of a protective coating system.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
In abrasive blasting work, how small do dust particles have to be to make them respirable?
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
True or false: Flake-filled, novolac vinyl esters have been successfully used on scrubber modules, exit ducts and stacks in fossil-fueled power plants.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
What term is used to describe the temperature at which the non-crystalline portion of a polymer is transformed from a rubbery material to a brittle, glass-like material?
Monday, January 6, 2014
True or false: The speed of abrasive exiting a venture nozzle in an efficient air abrasive blasting system is typically about 200 mph.
Friday, January 3, 2014
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°F) and higher humidity (75% RH) in the shortest amount of time?
Thursday, January 2, 2014
True or false: The main reason for using citric acid to etch concrete is to create a profile coarser than that created by other etching agents.
Monday, December 23, 2013
What instrument or device is used to determine steel profile roughness/peak count requirements as required in SSPC-SP 17 and described in ASTM D4417?
Friday, December 20, 2013
True or false: Odor control ventilation systems in wastewater treatment plants stop biogenic sulfide corrosion.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
TDI and MDI are two types of what coating ingredient?
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
What organization validates the performance test results published by manufacturers of deck coatings?