Monday, June 17, 2013
What does “theoretical coverage” mean?
Friday, June 14, 2013
True or False? Some historic preservationists might object to the use of a clear, penetrating sealer on the masonry walls of an historic structure.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
True or False? In abrasive blasting work, a dosimeter is used to measure exposure to blasting dust.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
What organization is the U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)?
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
An Atlas Test Cell is normally used to test the performance of what kind of coating material?
Monday, June 10, 2013
How is film build normally achieved during the thermal spraying of metallic coatings?
Friday, June 7, 2013
True or false? The shells from sunflower seeds are recycled as agricultural blast abrasives.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
True or false? For a supplied-air respirator, OSHA requires Grade D air with an oxygen content of 15 percent to 19.5 percent.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
True or false? According to a study by German researchers, specifying a particular edge geometry is the most significant factor in controlling corrosion of steel edges in sea-water environments.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
True or false? A recent JPCL article explains that waterborne zinc-rich epoxy primers must be three-component materials.
Monday, June 3, 2013
If a university dormitory were being painted and an SSPC-certified contractor was required, what QP standard would be invoked?
Friday, May 31, 2013
What U.S. president signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, establishing OSHA?
Thursday, May 30, 2013
True or false: The prime white pigment titanium dioxide, noted for its hiding power, has also been used in its nano form to create antimicrobial coatings.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
According to NIOSH, the hierarchy of hazard controls considers which one of the following to be the least desirable?
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
What is another term for surface profile on steel?
Friday, May 24, 2013
True or false? The contractor is responsible for field testing for oil and soluble salt contamination of new mineral and slag abrasive media before use.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
True or false? According to the Coatings Encyclopedic Dictionary, the volatile portion of the liquid vehicle of a coating is called the binder.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Patti is the name of a girl, but in coating work, it also functions as an acronym. For what?
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
True or false? Inorganic zinc pre-construction primers for shipbuilding normally have more zinc content than inorganic zinc primers applied after fabrication.
Monday, May 20, 2013
True or false: If a zinc-rich primer has a silicate binder, it is classified as an inorganic rather than an organic zinc-rich.
Friday, May 17, 2013
What does the abbreviation CFR most commonly refer to, as related to coating work?
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The acronym TSP stands for “Total Suspended Particulate,” as well as for what well-known material in coating work?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
What type of corrosion is characterized by a definite thread-like structure and directional growth under coatings on steel?
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
What organization recently issued recommended exposure limits to carbon nanotubes and nanofibers?
Monday, May 13, 2013
What U.S. organization has done preliminary research on developing a 100-year life coating?
Friday, May 10, 2013
True or False: In the lexicon of the EPA, HAPS stands for hazardous abrasive particles.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
What is the first step in measuring dry film thickness?
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
True or False: A two-component epoxy is a thermoplastic coating.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
What is the alphanumeric designation for the ASTM committee on coating and lining work for the power industry?
Monday, May 6, 2013
A blotter test determines what?
Friday, May 3, 2013
True or false: An ultrasonic dry film thickness gage can measure coating thickness on concrete, but not on wood substrates.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
True or false: According to an OSHA study of painting contractor violations conducted in 2006-2007, the OSHA Required Fall Protection Rule (1926.0501) was the one most often violated.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
What organization recently published “Efficacy Evaluation of Antifouling Products?”
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
When assessing the moisture content of wood with a suitable moisture meter, what level of moisture is generally considered the upper limit for successful painting?
Monday, April 29, 2013
According to JPCL author David Dorrow, what makes an abrasive “green?”
Friday, April 26, 2013
What is the relationship between the terms “curing agent” and “hardener?”
Thursday, April 25, 2013
What organization, in addition to SSPC, offers a certification for shop painting or bridge and highway steel?
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Plastic shims are used with what quality-control instruments in coating work?
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
True or false: A large school system that wanted to utilize certified painting contractors would invoke SSPC-QP 1 in its specifications.
Monday, April 22, 2013
True or false: Primers and topcoats used with intumescent, fire-resistant coatings, as well as the intumescent coatings themselves, do not require the approval of Underwriters Laboratories.
Friday, April 19, 2013
The Norwegian association FROSIO has what in common with NACE and SSPC?
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The standards-writing organization, ASTM International, had another name before 2001. What was it?
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
An oil-modified polyurethane is sometimes called by what name?
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
True or false: All the SSPC surface preparation standards are issued jointly with NACE.
Monday, April 15, 2013
What pressure range would you want to see on a needle gage inserted behind the nozzle of a blast hose?
Friday, April 12, 2013
True or false: The amount of chalking of a paint film can be affected by the choice of both pigment and binding medium.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Which of the following is most likely to be a disadvantage rather than an advantage of shop painting?
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
What is the subject of SSPC standard AB 4?
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
In what SSPC document do you find environmental exposure zones classified and described?
Monday, April 8, 2013
What is the term normally used to designate a stoppage of coating work for inspection before moving on to the next step?