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Previous Quizzes

Monday, October 5, 2015
True or false: The first salt spray test for evaluating coating performance in the lab was called a Prohesion Test.

Friday, October 2, 2015
True or false: Adhesive and cohesive coating failures present identical physical results.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
In its 65-year history, SSPC has had how many executive directors prior to the recent hiring of Bill Worms?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
True or false: The application of a coating to stainless steel that is electrically connected to carbon steel in immersion service can reduce but cannot completely eliminate the effects of galvanic corrosion, according to a recent JPCL article.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
True or false: OSHA’s proposed “Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds,” which has been long awaited, will not cover the construction or maritime industries.

Monday, September 28, 2015
Ventilation is classified by OSHA as what kind of hazard control?

Friday, September 25, 2015
SSPC and what other organization offer a certification for shop application of coatings to structural steel?

Thursday, September 24, 2015
SSPC-SP 5/NACE No. 1 is most closely aligned with what ISO surface preparation standard?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
True or false: A highly friable abrasive is good for recycling.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
True or false: Coatings based on silicone resins have little resistance to chalking.

Monday, September 21, 2015
What organization recently published a technology update on fluoropolymer coatings?

Friday, September 18, 2015
What organization conducts a National Transportation Product Evaluation Program?

Thursday, September 17, 2015
What does the IR stand for in IR pigments.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
How is film build normally achieved during the thermal spray process?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
According to the JPCL article, “The Six Essential Elements of Successful Concrete Repair,” flexible, 100-percent-solids acrylic coatings applied over repaired concrete have a great track record in preventing further carbonation of the concrete.

Monday, September 14, 2015
In general, when is it better to use impact rather than rotary power tools?

Friday, September 11, 2015
True or False: Federal agencies are not required to comply with the same health and safety standards as private-sector employers.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Which of the following coating types is a thermoplastic lacquer?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
True or false: The Coatings Research Institute (CoRI) is a Belgian organization.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
True or false: One kind of wet blasting system uses air pressure rather than water pressure as the cleaning force.

Friday, September 4, 2015
True or false: Storage of vinyl ester resin in hot conditions can cause the material to harden in the can.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
What does HVLP stand for?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
True or false: Carbon dioxide and chloride ions are two of the most aggressive materials in the environment that can cause deterioration of concrete.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
True or false: “Curing agent” is another name for “hardener.”

Monday, August 31, 2015
True or false: According to OSHA, inhalation hazards that can be derived from a concrete substrate when abrasive blasting include asbestos, silicates, silica sand and Portland cement.

Friday, August 28, 2015
True or false: SSPC has a technical committee on fluoropolymer coatings.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
True or false: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed replacement coatings that exceed the performance of high-VOC vinyls for locks and dams.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
True or false: The SWR Institute issues performance standards for coatings over aluminum extrusions and panels.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
What is the common name for aluminum silicate abrasive?

Monday, August 24, 2015
Acicular, fibrous, and nodular are terms that describe what pigment property?

Friday, August 21, 2015
True or false: According to NIOSH, hearing loss is the most common work-related injury.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
The world’s largest coatings show was held this year in what city?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
What claims are made in a recent JPCL article for using waterjetting and surface-tolerant coatings in newbuilding of ships?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Which of the following coating adhesion tests is the least quantitative?

Monday, August 17, 2015
True or false: There is no good way to verify the dry film thickness of edge-retentive primers on steel edges in the field.

Friday, August 14, 2015
What is the acronym for a robotic spray process to reline pipeline interiors?

Thursday, August 13, 2015
True or false: Two-coat systems consisting of zinc primers and finish coats based on polyaspartics or polysiloxanes have proven effective on steel bridges, according to a JPCL article on innovations in bridge coatings.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
True or false: OSHA cannot issue a citation unless one of its regulations has been violated.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
What is the name of the technique used to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from cradle to grave?

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Which of the following polyurethane types tend to yellow in sunlight?

Monday, August 3, 2015
Non-metallic abrasives are derived from what source?

Friday, July 31, 2015
True or false: The various dry film thickness testing standards used around the world are significantly different from one another.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
What type of coating material was described as the most appropriate for overcoating lead-based paint on steel penstocks in a 2009 JPCL article?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
True or false: SSPC Guide 15 describes methods to analyze soluble salt content on steel and concrete.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
True or false: Angular rather than round abrasives are best for removing soft pliable coatings, according to a JPCL Maintenance Tip.

Monday, July 27, 2015
What is one thing that John Peart, Bob Kogler, and Bernie Appleman have in common?

Friday, July 17, 2015
What polymer concrete resin is based on an alcohol derived from agricultural wastes such as rice and oat hulls and corn cobs?

Thursday, July 16, 2015
What is the acronym, used frequently in VOC regulations, for architectural and protective coatings?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
True or false: SSPC’s environmental exposure zones are listed and described in Volume 1, Good Painting Practice, of the Steel Structures Painting Manual.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
What is a term used to describe the accelerated oxidation of galvanized steel caused by exposure to relatively high concentrations of moisture and oxygen trapped between pieces or sheets of steel that are closely stacked?

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