Thursday, April 16, 2015
True or false: According to the Coatings Encyclopedic Dictionary, “patina” is defined in part as “a thin layer of corrosion, usually green or brown."
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
True or false: Another name for a polyaspartic coating is a hybrid polyurea.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Which of the pigments below provide additional barrier protection to a coating by overlapping and causing moisture to follow a long, roundabout path before reaching the substrate?
Monday, April 13, 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in what year?
Friday, April 10, 2015
“Grading,” “sizing,” and “screening” are terms used to describe what process?
Thursday, April 9, 2015
What kind of coating test employs a mandrel?
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
True or false: Australia has a painting contractor certification program similar to SSPC’s PCCP in the U.S.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
True or false: SSPC Guide 15 details how to test for the presence of chlorides on concrete substrates.
Monday, April 6, 2015
True or false: ASTM has one pull-off adhesion test of coatings on concrete, and a separate one for coatings on metal substrates.
Friday, April 3, 2015
True or false: Persons designated as Program Administrators of a company’s respiratory protection program must be trained and certified by OSHA.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Why does the EPA make some solvents exempt from VOC calculations?
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
True or false: ASTM B117 salt fog testing is predictive of the performance of lining materials in potable water tanks.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
What is the name of the Norwegian standards on coating and surface preparation?
Monday, March 30, 2015
What organization created a standard definition of “coating work”?
Friday, March 27, 2015
True or false: Leafing aluminum pigments are completely wetted by the binder and thus spread evenly throughout the coating film.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
True or false: A drop-in liner is typically not attached to the walls and floor of a tank.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
What is the name of the provision in OSHA standards that is used in inspections where there are no specific standards applicable to the particular hazard involved?
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
True or false: In conditions of low humidity, water can be sprayed onto inorganic zinc-coated surfaces to accelerate cure.
Monday, March 23, 2015
True or false: With the ISO blast cleaning standards, the visual standards are an integral part of the written standard; that is, the reference to the applicable pictures is part of the written description.
Friday, March 20, 2015
True or false: The cure of an inorganic zinc-rich coating can be determined definitively by the MEK rub test (ASTM D4752).
Thursday, March 19, 2015
SSPC-SP 10 allows staining to remain on how much of each unit area of the steel surface being cleaned?
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
What is the name of an accelerated weathering apparatus that operates on a condensation type of water exposure at elevated temperature?
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
What type of product is Emmaqua?
Monday, March 16, 2015
The International Maritime Organization developed the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks (PSPC) as an amendment to what regulation?
Friday, March 13, 2015
True or false: Aliphatic polyureas do not have good color and gloss retention.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
True or false: Polypropylene or polyethylene powder is sometimes applied by flame-spray to protect pipeline field joints.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Chlorinated rubber coatings are no longer used in most applications. What is the main reason?
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
True or false: Four SSPC abrasive blasting standards, organized from most to least rigorous, are SP 10, SP 7, SP 6, and SP 5.
Monday, March 9, 2015
True or false: The SWR Institute validates the performance test results published by manufacturers of deck coatings.
Friday, March 6, 2015
What is the relationship between polyalcohols and polyols?
Thursday, March 5, 2015
What organization maintains a data mine showing the results of performance testing of bridge coatings?
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
True or false: Arc-spray application of thermal-sprayed metal coatings is conducted only in the shop.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
True or false: Woven roving is sometimes used to reinforce tank linings.
Monday, March 2, 2015
True or false: The “Cold Wall Effect” on tank linings refers to a temperature differential between the ambient air outside the tank and the temperature of the product stored inside.
Friday, February 27, 2015
What term is normally used to describe surface opalescence on epoxy films caused by reaction of amine co-reactant with carbon dioxide and water?
Thursday, February 26, 2015
True or false: OSHA’s General Duty Clause requires employees to comply with safety standards and regulations.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
What type of alkyds are most likely to be used for overcoating lead-based bridge coatings?
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
True or false: According to the American Chemistry Council, OSHA is regulating the permissible exposure limits of 99% of the 8,300 chemicals used in significant amounts in the workplace.
Monday, February 23, 2015
True or false: Australia has a Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP).
Friday, February 20, 2015
What organization publishes performance standards for coatings on aluminum panels and extrusions?
Thursday, February 19, 2015
True or false: Wet storage stain need not be removed from galvanizing before coatings are applied.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
What term denotes migration of a substance to the surface of a coating film?
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
True or false: According to a JPCL article in 2013, resinous linings used for manhole rehabilitation do not need to be spark-tested.
Monday, February 16, 2015
True or false: Cashew nut shell liquid is sometimes used in the formulation of protective coatings.
Friday, February 13, 2015
True or false: A spark test is another name for a low-voltage holiday detector test.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
What is the subject of the paint application guide recently amended and reissued by SSPC, together with AASHTO and the National Steel Bridge Alliance?
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
What agency created the PM-10 standard?
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
What may be the result of excessive pressure in airless spray painting?
Monday, February 9, 2015
How do you determine the particle size distribution of abrasive material used for blast cleaning?
Friday, February 6, 2015
True or false: Some silicone aluminum coatings are claimed to have heat resistance above 1000 degrees F.