Tuesday, January 27, 2015
How is a water ring used?
Monday, January 26, 2015
True or false: In the lexicon of the EPA, HAPs stands for hazardous air particulates.
Friday, January 23, 2015
What is an example of an engineering control, according to OSHA, during cleaning or painting operations in an enclosed space?
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has developed an alternative to epoxy non-skid/non-slip deck coatings based on what technology?
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Which of the following coating types is an inorganic/organic hybrid?
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The accumulation of fats, oils and greases (FOG) can have what negative impact on sewer systems?
Monday, January 19, 2015
True or false: Some coatings become solvent-resistant, as shown by a solvent rub test, before they are sufficiently cured for service.
Friday, January 16, 2015
True or false: Resistance to dirt pick-up is important to the performance cool roof coatings.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
An Atlas test cell is normally used to test the performance of what type of coating material?
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
True or false: The adhesion of a coating to a steel substrate depends entirely upon the mechanical attachment or hooking of the coating to the profile of the steel.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
True or false: If there are non-burst blisters in a tank lining, the lining must be immediately replaced.
Monday, January 12, 2015
True or false: A needle gage is used to measure water pressure in a UHP water jetting system.
Friday, January 9, 2015
What qualifies a metal to be used in a sacrificial coating?
Thursday, January 8, 2015
True or false: OSHA was established during a Republican administration.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
True or false: Where insulation is required to maintain hot service in tanks and piping, thermal insulative coatings are now sometimes used in place of insulating wraps covered with metallic jackets.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
True or false: Thick-film intumescent coatings are used only to resist the impact of cellulosic fires on structural steel.
Monday, January 5, 2015
True or false: Most of OSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) on hazardous materials have been updated since their inception.
Friday, January 2, 2015
True or false: The appearance of steel after blast cleaning is affected by the type of abrasive used, among other factors.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
What organization published the document, “Preparing and Using Protective Coating Specifications”?
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
What occurred on the Piper Alpha?
Monday, December 22, 2014
Alkyds are a specific type of what broader class of resins?
Thursday, December 18, 2014
True or false: Based on a study of coatings for offshore platforms reported in JPCL, fluoropolymer topcoats replaced polyurethanes in an oil company’s specification.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
What type of corrosion is characterized by a definite thread-like structure and directional growth under coatings on steel?
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
True or false: Thick-film, epoxy novolac coatings are sometimes recommended for railroad tank cars carrying crude oil.
Monday, December 15, 2014
Sulfate-reducing bacteria contribute to corrosion by what mechanism?
Friday, December 12, 2014
White rust appears on which of the following substrates?
Thursday, December 11, 2014
When the recently deceased Mark Schilling wrote in a JPCL article, “I do not advocate the specification of 'sniff tests' because I don’t know how to calibrate a nose,” he was discussing what coating failure phenomenon?
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
At what dry film thickness is a high voltage rather than a low-voltage holiday detector required?
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
True or false: “Solvent pop” occurs because of hackles in a steel substrate.
Monday, December 8, 2014
True or false: Dry ice pellets used as abrasive cannot produce a profile on steel.
Friday, December 5, 2014
True or false: NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials, provides ventilation guidelines for containment structures used on bridges during painting operations.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
True or false: Sponge jetting requires ultra-high pressure (UHP) water.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Synthetic dirt was recently developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for accelerated testing of what kind of coating?
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
True or false: Polypropylene powder is sometimes applied by flame spray to create a field joint coating system for transmission pipeline.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Which of the following is not an inhibitive pigment used in coatings for corrosion control?
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
True or false: In air abrasive blast systems, the bull hose carries pressurized air and abrasive to the blast nozzle.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
True or false: The National Sanitation Foundation produces standards that impact the protective coatings industry.
Monday, November 24, 2014
What organization offers the LEED Green Associate credential?
Friday, November 21, 2014
With what organization did the National Paint and Coatings Association merge to create the American Coatings Association?
Thursday, November 20, 2014
What is another name for potassium silicate coatings?
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
True or false: Oil contamination of the atomizing air in an air spray system can cause fish eyes in the coating film.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Which of the following isocyanates is used in polyurethane coatings?
Monday, November 17, 2014
High ratio calcium sulfonate alkyds are recommended by some coating specialists for what kind of service?
Friday, November 14, 2014
What is the subject of SSPC-Vis 7?
Thursday, November 13, 2014
What polymer concrete resin is based on an alcohol derived from agricultural wastes such as rice and oat hulls and corn cobs?
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
True or false: SSPC has a program to train and certify inspectors of coatings on concrete.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Which one of the following organizations does not train and certify paint inspectors?
Monday, November 10, 2014
Much of the growth of single-component water-borne acrylics for industrial maintenance has been at the expense of what other single-component maintenance coating type, according to a recent JPCL article on acrylics.
Friday, November 7, 2014
True or false: TDI and MDI are aromatic isocyanates.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
In coatings work, what is a limpet cell?