Tuesday, December 10, 2013
What organization publishes performance standards for coatings on aluminum extrusions and panels?
Monday, December 9, 2013
How can a hygro thermometer be useful in coating work?
Friday, December 6, 2013
True or False: SSPC-SP 11, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal, has no requirement for surface profile.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
True or False: Metalizing has been used successfully by some organizations to protect equipment subject to immersion and intermittent immersion in fresh water.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
What is the name for the unit defined as the smallest repeating structural unit of any high polymer?
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
High cross-link density contributes the most to what type of corrosion protection?
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Where would you be likely to use woven roving?
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
True or False: The substrate wetting of waterborne acrylics is often inferior to the wetting achieved by solvent-borne coatings.
Monday, November 25, 2013
The IMO ban on use of tributyltin in antifouling systems for ships was adopted in 2001. In what year did the ban go into force in the United States?
Friday, November 22, 2013
Press-O-Film is the name of what type of product?
Thursday, November 21, 2013
SSPC-VIS 1, now called Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Dry Abrasive Blast Cleaning, was originally produced by what other standards organization?
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Linseed oil is derived from what source?
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Which of the following was not cited by SSPC as a reason for developing Paint 44, Coatings for Concrete Wastewater Structures?
Monday, November 18, 2013
What is the subject of NAVSEA Standard Item 009-32?
Friday, November 15, 2013
True or False: Silica sand and coal slag abrasive with the same particle size distribution will produce different profile depth ranges on blast-cleaned steel.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
An elastomeric coating is most noted for what property?
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
True or False: The more turbid a liquid, the more clear it is.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
ISO 12944 on corrosion protection of steel with protective coatings lists how many environmental exposure classes?
Monday, November 11, 2013
What is the name for an abrasive’s resistance to breakdown on impact?
Friday, November 8, 2013
What pigment is made by both a French process and an American process?
Thursday, November 7, 2013
What is the name of the contacting surfaces of joints in steel structures formed with the use of high-strength bolts?
Thursday, November 7, 2013
What kind of blasting abrasive is comprised of aluminum silicate?
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Which of the following methods for measuring surface profile is not described in ASTM D4417, “Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Surface Profile of Blast Cleaned Steel”?
Monday, November 4, 2013
True or False: Pigments used to make coatings must be spherical in shape.
Friday, November 1, 2013
In general, when is it better to use impact power tools (needle gun, roto peen) rather than rotary tools (wire brush, etc.)?
Thursday, October 31, 2013
True or False: Another name for Portland cement plaster is stucco.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
What is another name for the portable stylus instrument used to measure surface roughness of blast-cleaned steel?
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
SSPC/NACE standards for waterjet cleaning describe how many levels of cleanliness?
Monday, October 28, 2013
What quality control device has the names Keane and Tator connected to it?
Friday, October 25, 2013
True or False: ASTM D3359, “Standard Test Method for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test,” measures the tensile adhesion of a coating.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
True or False: Dry-sprayed paint films, as occurs in high wind conditions, are rough, low in gloss, and cohesively inadequate.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
What phrase best describes a polyaspartic coating?
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Respirators must be approved for use by what organization?
Monday, October 21, 2013
Oil contamination on the substrate or in the atomizing air of conventional spray equipment is most likely to cause what type of coating defect?
Friday, October 18, 2013
The earliest, large-scale application of what coating type was conducted on the Morgan-Whyalla pipeline in Australia?
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Which of the following generic coating types is a thermoplastic lacquer no longer widely used?
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
True or False: High-ratio calcium sulfonate alkyd coatings have been recommended as overcoating materials when it is impractical to remove lead-based paint from steel structures.
Monday, October 14, 2013
True or False: Both zinc and aluminum are used as thermal spray materials for corrosion protection of steel.
Friday, October 11, 2013
What organization created and sells rubber replica templates for determining the surface profile of concrete?
Thursday, October 10, 2013
What is the source of potential inhalation hazards that blasters face in air abrasive blasting operations?
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
True or False: Relative humidity at the surface of bridge steel may be different from the relative humidity in the atmosphere away from the steel surface.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
A recent 5-year inspection of a lining system on a potable water tank bottom that had suffered significant soil-side corrosion in Melbourne, Australia, showed excellent performance from what lining type?
Monday, October 7, 2013
Which of the following attributes is normally not considered an advantage of vinyl ester coatings?
Friday, October 4, 2013
What is another name for “work mix?”
Thursday, October 3, 2013
True or False: Amine blush is caused by UV exposure.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
True or False: In August this year, OSHA issued a proposed rule banning use of crystalline silica as a blasting abrasive.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
True or False: Wire bristle tools were recently classified as impact power tools in SSPC power tool cleaning standards.
Monday, September 30, 2013
How is a needle gage used in coating work?
Friday, September 27, 2013
A new kind of artificial dirt was recently created and used in an accelerated performance study of what type of coatings?
Thursday, September 26, 2013
True or False: Some cementitious liners for repairing manholes contain chemical additives to kill bacteria that cause microbiologically induced corrosion.