Thursday, June 23, 2016
True or false: The French organization Cefracor offers long-term guarantees on tank lining and other protective coatings work.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
True or false: Both General Industry and Construction Industry standards promulgated by OSHA require that abrasive blasting respirators be worn during abrasive blasting operations.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
What organization has the Polymeric Floor Coatings Advisory Committee?
Monday, June 20, 2016
True or False: The International Standards Organization published the International Green Construction Code in 2012.
Friday, June 17, 2016
True or false: The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has a guide to selecting concrete repair materials.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
True or false: A White Metal Blast, SSPC-SP 5, allows stains to remain on 5 percent of the surface after blast cleaning.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
True or false: Zinc phosphate pigments, when used in primers for steel substrates, provide inhibitive protection of the metal.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
True or false: Zinc dust is the only sacrificial pigment commonly used in anti-corrosive coatings.
Monday, June 13, 2016
True or false: According to a study reported in JPCL, two-coat systems comprised of zinc-rich primers and high-build polyaspartic topcoats were markedly inferior in performance to three-coat systems comprised of zinc-rich primers, intermediate coats, and moisture-cured polyurethane topcoats on Virginia bridges after ten years of service.
Friday, June 10, 2016
What polymer concrete resin is based on an alcohol derived from agricultural wastes such as rice and oat hulls and corn cobs?
Thursday, June 9, 2016
True or false: An ultrasonic dry film thickness gage can accurately measure film thickness on steel edges.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
True or false: Cathodic protection of steel pipe is sometimes achieved with anodizing.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
True or false: The words “hardening” and “curing” of coatings have the same meaning, according to a recent JPCL article.
Monday, June 6, 2016
Sulfate-reducing bacteria that cause corrosion of steel and concrete are likely to be found in what media?
Friday, June 3, 2016
True or false: The painting of the interior surfaces of bolt holes in bolted connections of structural steel is required in SSPC guide specifications.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Opacity observations of air pollution emissions are sometimes reported using what rating system?
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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?
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
True or false: ICRI recommends a profile of 10 mils to 1/4 inch in its surface preparation requirements for polymer overlays on concrete.
Friday, May 27, 2016
Which of the following coating adhesion tests is the least quantitative?
Thursday, May 26, 2016
True or false: A clear polyurethane used to seal a coated concrete surface should exhibit maximum turbidity.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
True or false: In air abrasive blasting operations, the same particle size mix of silica sand and coal slag yield the same profile ranges on steel.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
True or false: Among the performance properties of polyureas, according to a JPCL article by Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, tolerance of low-temperature application is the weakest.
Monday, May 23, 2016
True or false: Waterborne coatings require special spray guns when applied by electrostatic spray.
Friday, May 20, 2016
True or false: A body belt with a lifeline connected to a secure anchorage is accepted as a safe personal fall arrest system by OSHA.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
True or false: Bugholes can be caused by oil and grease on the surface being coated.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
How many inspector programs and certificates does SSPC offer?
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
In addition to trisodium phosphate, used for cleaning in painting operations, what other material has the acronym TSP?
Monday, May 16, 2016
Cutter bundles are used on what devices?
Friday, May 13, 2016
What was the name of the American Coatings Association before its merger with the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology?
Thursday, May 12, 2016
What is the content of the non-mandatory appendix of SSPC-SP 1, Solvent Cleaning, added during the 2015 revision of the standard?
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
True or false? Inorganic zinc pre-construction primers for shipbuilding normally have more zinc content than inorganic zinc primers applied after fabrication.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
True or false: Seismic retrofits of bridge piers can be carried out with Bresle patch fabric.
Monday, May 9, 2016
True or false: Some organic zinc-rich coatings have silicate binders.
Friday, May 6, 2016
How many coating inspection companies are certified to SSPC-QP 5, Certification for Coating and Lining Inspection Companies?
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Micaceous iron oxide provides what type of anti-corrosion protection to coatings?
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
A mandrel is used to test what coating characteristic?
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
True or false: Inorganic zinc-rich coatings are very resistant to solvents and oils.
Monday, May 2, 2016
True or false: Aliphatic polyurea coatings provide UV stability for their elastomeric properties but not for color and gloss retention.
Friday, April 29, 2016
SSPC recently entered into an agreement with what organization to provide global applicator training?
Thursday, April 28, 2016
According to NIOSH, the hierarchy of hazard controls considers which one of the following to be the least desirable?
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
True or false: One kind of wet blast system uses air rather than water pressure as the cleaning force.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Among the performance properties of polyureas, according to a JPCL article by O’Donoghue and Datta, which of the following is the weakest?
Monday, April 25, 2016
True or false: SSPC-VIS 1, Visual Standards for Blast Cleaned Steel, was initially produced by the Institute of Corrosion in the U.K.
Friday, April 22, 2016
SSPC’s new wet abrasive blast cleaning standards describe how many levels of flash rust following wet blast cleaning?
Thursday, April 21, 2016
True or false: Mineral paints with inorganic potassium silicate binders have very little permeability.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
True or false: Rubber replica templates from the American Concrete Institute can be used to judge the degree of surface profile on concrete.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
What is the association focused on the global thick film high performance elastomer industry?
Monday, April 18, 2016
Which of the following is not a term used for application of metallic wire, metallic powder or thermoplastic powder?
Friday, April 15, 2016
What is the relationship between a discontinuity and a holiday in a coating?
Thursday, April 14, 2016
True or false: Siloxane penetrating sealers fill the pores of concrete and prevent moisture from exiting the concrete substrate.