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Thursday, November 16, 2017
True or false: The ASTM solvent rub test to determine cure of inorganic zinc-rich coatings allows both MEK and toluene to be used as the solvent.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
True or false: High ratio calcium sulfonate alkyds are recommended by some coating specialists for overcoating lead-based paint.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, the acidity of rainfall east of the Mississippi is at a pH level sufficiently low to promote a corrosion rate on zinc substrates, such as galvanizing, that is less than ideal.

Monday, November 13, 2017
True or false: Replacement parts for air-supplied respirators, if they are not from the original manufacturer, must be approved by NIOSH.

Friday, November 10, 2017
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is an agency of what U.S. cabinet department?

Thursday, November 9, 2017
True or false: The results of the solvent rub test for cure of ethyl silicate inorganic zinc-rich coatings, ASTM D4752, can be ambiguous, according to JPCL writers.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Which of the following alternatives is an engineering control for an air-contaminant workplace hazard?

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
True or false: According to a PaintSquare News account of research on reducing excessive blast profile by re-blasting with a smaller abrasive, there is no adverse effect on peak count and peak density from this corrective action.

Monday, November 6, 2017
The Toxic Substances Control Act, enacted in 1976, was updated in what year?

Friday, November 3, 2017
True or false: SSPC has a committee for developing a classification scheme and standard for texture of floor coatings.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
True or false: The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is now enforcing the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, but will not require compliance with the general industry and maritime version of the standard until June 2018.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
True or false: Silicone elastomers are considered “soft” as opposed to “hard” biocide-free, foul-release coatings for ships’ hulls.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
What organization recently formed a Task Group on the use of rust converters?

Monday, October 30, 2017
True or false: All hot-dip galvanizing is carried out through a batch process.

Friday, October 27, 2017
True or false: A mandrel is used to test the crack resistance of coatings.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
True or False: Silica sand and coal slag abrasive with the same particle size distribution will produce the same profile depth ranges on blast-cleaned steel.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
True or false: Methyl methacrylate resinous flooring systems should not be applied at temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
In a recent JPCL article, service conditions for concrete floor coatings include mechanical, compositional and what other factor?

Monday, October 23, 2017
True or false: Calcium borosilicate has been used as an anti-corrosive pigment in protective coatings.

Friday, October 20, 2017
True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, over 350 workers die each year as a result of falls when working at heights.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
True or false: SSPC/NACE standards on surface preparation by waterjetting are now published on five levels of cleanliness.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
True or false: “One of the most prominent disadvantages found with dry abrasive blasting is that the blasting process can press contaminants into the surface,” according to PaintSquare blogger Warren Brand.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
True or false: Respirable hazardous materials may be produced in some thermal spraying operations.

Monday, October 16, 2017
True or false: Alkyd and acrylic resins are both classified as synthetic resins.

Friday, October 13, 2017
True or false: Service centers for steel rail tank cars are not well suited to conducting repairs on interior linings, according to a JPCL article.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
True or false: A recent JPCL article reported results of a study indicating that inadequate surface preparation accounts for more than 75 percent of coating failures, while other studies indicate that inadequate engineering and specifying account for as much as half of coating failures.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
True or false: SSPC’s new Industrial Coating Safety Management Training course is an advanced level course.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
True or false: In one test method, pencils are used to determine the hardness of coatings.

Monday, October 9, 2017
What is another name for induction time?

Friday, October 6, 2017
Surface opalescence is a coating defect usually associated with what generic type of coating?

Thursday, October 5, 2017
True or false: OSHA has extended the date of enforcement of its respirable silica exposure rule by six months.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
What type of blasting abrasive consists mainly of aluminum silicate?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
True or false: There is a standard for coating wastewater facilities similar to the one for water tanks, American Water Works Association D102, Coating Steel Water-Storage Tanks.

Monday, October 2, 2017
True or false: Visual standard photos are an integral part of ISO hand- and power-tool cleaning standards, and the written standards recommend that use of the visual standards be made mandatory in the project specification.

Friday, September 29, 2017
True or false: SSPC has a Paint Application standard for applying intumescent coatings to steel.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Talc is what type of component in a coating?

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
True or false: The non-volatile vehicle of a coating includes resin or binder and pigment.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
True or false: The American Water Works Association tests for health effects and certifies coatings for use in contact with potable water.

Monday, September 25, 2017
True or false: A drawdown bar is used to apply wallpaper.

Friday, September 22, 2017
Which of the following answers organizes four SSPC abrasive blasting standards from least to most rigorous?

Thursday, September 21, 2017
True or false: “International Orange” is the official name for the color of paint used on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
What is an example of an engineering control, according to OSHA, during cleaning or painting operations in an enclosed space?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
True or false: In ASTM’s standard on test methods for field measurement of surface profile, the use of a comparator is described.

Saturday, September 16, 2017
In how many countries, not including the U.S., does SSPC have chapters?

Friday, September 15, 2017
True or false: Carbon blacks are prime pigments.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
True or false: ASTM has a specification for silicone coatings used over spray polyurethane foam roofing.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
True or false: According to ASTM, a pinhole in a coating extends entirely through the applied film.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
SSPC has one PCCP/QP standard that is jointly issued with what other organization?

Monday, September 11, 2017
True or false: Mineral paints have very little permeability.

Friday, September 8, 2017
What is something common to both a baby and paint when its surface tension is greater than the surface tension of the substrate?


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