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Previous Quizzes


Friday, February 24, 2017
A new guide from SSPC published at the end of 2016 deals with what topic?

Thursday, February 23, 2017
True or false: Two-coat polyaspartic urethane coating systems are sometimes recommended for protection of steel bridges.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
True or false: An adhesive failure of a coating layer occurs at the bottom of the layer; a cohesive failure occurs at the top of the layer.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Where is silica found in the coatings industry?

Friday, February 17, 2017
True or false: The ISO/IEC 17020 accreditation recently achieved by SSPC applies to the SSPC–QP 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 programs.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
In abrasive blasting work, how small do dust particles have to be to make them respirable?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
True or false: The liquid vehicle of coatings (less than 100 percent solids) contains both volatile and non-volatile portions.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
What is the name of the term used to denote the failure of solvent to completely evaporate from a paint film due to inadequate drying conditions and/or recoating too soon?

Monday, February 13, 2017
Which of the following is a test used to evaluate and select internal linings for vessels and tanks?

Friday, February 10, 2017
True or false: Amine blush on an epoxy can be readily painted over without fear of failure.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
What is the acronym for Japanese surface preparation standards?

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
What is the name of a machine used to measure the coefficient of friction of polish-coated floors?

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
SSPC has what in common with FROSIO?

Monday, February 6, 2017
In 2017 what is likely to be ”the most challenging and impactful regulatory change affecting the industrial coatings industry since the OSHA Lead Standard,” according to a JPCL article?

Friday, February 3, 2017
True or false: Abrasive blast workers are regularly exposed to noise in excess of 120 dBA.

Thursday, February 2, 2017
True or false: Fusion-bonded epoxy coatings are sometimes specified for sheet piling.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The composition of the SSPC Board of Governors includes all but which one of the categories below?

Monday, January 30, 2017
According to a JPCL article, which of these statements about Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) is not true?

Monday, January 30, 2017
True or false: U.S. EPA Method 24 for calculating VOC levels of coatings is not used outside the United States, according to a recent JPCL article.

Monday, January 30, 2017
True or false: Tests for air leakage through a building envelope as described in ASTM E 1186 provide data on air leakage rates.

Friday, January 27, 2017
The standard ISO8501, the international standard for dry abrasive blasting, describes results of four degrees of blast cleaning, Sa 1, Sa 2, Sa 21/2 and Sa 3. What does the Sa stand for, according to a PaintSquare blog?

Thursday, January 26, 2017
What do John Keane, Joe Bigos, and Bernie Appleman have in common?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Which of the following ISO 8501-1 standards is equivalent to SSPC-SP 6, Commercial Blast?

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
True or false: A discontinuity and a holiday both describe the same type of application error.

Monday, January 23, 2017
True or false: When a cold-weather coating is used to coat steel in temperatures below freezing, it is not necessary for the surface temperature of the steel to be at least 5 degrees Fahrenheit above the dew point temperature.

Friday, January 20, 2017
What is it called when a coating controls corrosion by preventing the passage of soluble ions to the underlying steel?

Thursday, January 19, 2017
True or false: Wet film thickness gages are inadequate for measuring thickness of fast-set polyurea coatings.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
True or false: Use of a digital profile gage according to ASTM 4417-14 requires each area to receive 10 profile readings, and the highest measurement is recorded as the profile of the area being measured.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
True or false: According to a JPCL article on achieving peak performance from abrasives, the easiest way to adjust profile height in the field is by changing the velocity of the abrasive.

Monday, January 16, 2017
True or false: An SSPC guide document states that dye color from lubricants remaining on the galvanized nuts of bolted bridge connections after required cleaning or weathering is not believed to be detrimental to coatings applied over it.

Friday, January 13, 2017
True or false: In an air abrasive blasting operation, if you change from a sand abrasive with a specific gravity of 2 to a garnet abrasive with a specific gravity of 4, you should expect an increase in cleaning rate.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
True or false: Intumescent fire-resistive coatings are classified as active rather than passive fireproofing materials.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
True or false: For high-performance protective coatings, polysiloxanes that combine silicone with acrylic or epoxy have demonstrated the greatest benefit.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
True or false: A Hegman number is used to indicate particle size of blast abrasive.

Monday, January 9, 2017
What is the name usually given to the contacting surfaces of joints in steel structures formed with the use of high-strength bolts?

Friday, January 6, 2017
True or false: SSPC recently signed a partnership agreement with a publisher who will create the primary media communication channel for SSPC in the Asia-Pacific region.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
True or false: Common HAPs include xylene, styrene and toluene.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
True or false: During abrasive blasting operations inside containment in cold weather, dust collection may pull heat out of the containment structure as fast as it is being put in by heating equipment.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
What can cause oil-alkyd coatings to saponify on new galvanizing?

Friday, December 23, 2016
What term is used to describe the temperature at which the non-crystalline portion of a polymer is transformed from a rubbery material to a brittle, glass-like material?

Thursday, December 22, 2016
What kind of blasting abrasive is composed of aluminum silicate?

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
True or false: On all SSPC technical committees, no stakeholder category, such as coating suppliers, can have more than 33 percent representation.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
MPCAC and PLURAL have what in common?

Monday, December 19, 2016
According to a recent JPCL article, the zinc carbonate that forms on weathered galvanizing can remain on the surface and is favorable to subsequent coating adhesion.

Friday, December 16, 2016
True or false: A pretreatment primer is also sometimes called a wash primer.

Thursday, December 15, 2016
How does an intumescent coating function?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
True or false: A conversion coating can be created by either a chemical or an electrochemical treatment.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The presence of water in new versions of wet abrasive blasting systems increases abrasive breakdown rates, according to a recent JPCL article.

Monday, December 12, 2016
True or False: According to the EPA, HAPS stands for hazardous abrasive pollutants.

Friday, December 9, 2016
A drawdown bar and a dolly have what in common?


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