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Thursday, May 25, 2017
According to the ASTM definition, what is the function of a fire-retardant?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The International Maritime Organization developed the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks (PSPC) as an amendment to SOLAS.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Which one of the following agricultural materials is typically not used to create abrasives for blasting?

Monday, May 22, 2017
True or false: A recently published study in JPCL determined that wet surface preparation methods are less effective and result in higher remaining chloride levels than dry methods when cleaning corroded, chloride-contaminated steel surfaces.

Monday, May 22, 2017
True or false: According to a recent D+D In Depth article, coatings utilizing polyurethane resins are the leading polymer technology in the coatings industry.

Friday, May 19, 2017
One coating failure type manifests itself by stickiness and discoloration of the paint and in severe cases by complete liquefaction. What is the failure?

Thursday, May 18, 2017
True or false: With periodic field maintenance, a coating system for steel bridges with a zinc-rich primer and typically used midcoats and topcoats can exceed a service life of 100 years, according to a JPCL article on the subject.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
In what country are these coatings and coatings-related associations headquartered: OCCA, BCF, PRA, ICORR?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
True or false: ISO offers a standard that gives durability grades of low, medium, and high for paint systems in various environments and levels of surface preparation.

Monday, May 15, 2017
True or false: A study published in The Lancet estimated that 4,600 deaths worldwide were caused by silicosis in 2013.

Friday, May 12, 2017
In what geographic regions has SSPC recently set up Advisory Councils?

Thursday, May 11, 2017
What type of corrosion is characterized by a definite thread-like structure and directional growth under coatings on steel?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Which of the following features of a corrosion-control coating do not contribute significantly to barrier protection?

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
True or false: The word “bloom” is sometimes used to denote a surface condition, both on bare steel and on coatings.

Monday, May 8, 2017
True or false: In SSPC’s rust grade scale, a rust grade of 10 indicates that greater than 50 percent of the steel surface is rusted.

Friday, May 5, 2017
True or false: Hackles are protrusions on a coated surface created by abrasive or other particles not removed before the coating was applied.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
True or false: Coatings for faying surfaces require the special performance property of edge retentiveness.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
What is an alternative to hot potting?

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
True or false: Permissible exposure limits and threshold limit values are legally binding limits.

Monday, May 1, 2017
True or false: MEK is specified for use in the ASTM solvent rub test for organic zinc-rich coatings.

Friday, April 28, 2017
True or false: Abrasive blast workers are regularly exposed to noise levels of 90-100 decibels.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
True or false: Phosphating of steel provides sacrificial protection.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
What is the name of a machine used to test the air tightness of a building?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
"Leafing" and "non-leafing" are words that refer to what?

Monday, April 24, 2017
True or false: A silicate paint is always a zinc-rich paint.

Friday, April 21, 2017
True or false: In a laboratory study of zinc-rich primers for marine environments, recently reported in JPCL, coatings applied over surface preparation by UHP waterjetting, even though it produced no roughness, achieved performance equivalent to, or better than, that achieved by abrasive blasting.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
In a study of shop-applied topcoats reported in JPCL, which generic type achieved a hardened film that resisted handling damage at lower temperatures (50 degrees Fahrenheit) and higher humidity (75 percent RH) in the shortest amount of time?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Which of the following surface preparation methods produces the lowest surface profile range on concrete, according to ICRI 310.2?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
True or false: SSPC has a performance standard for coatings on steel in waste treatment facilities.

Monday, April 17, 2017
True or false: Ryan Zinke is in charge of the cabinet department that sets standards for the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and reconstruction of historic structures.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
What organization sets the highest performance standard for coatings over aluminum extrusions and panels?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
True or false: If inorganic zinc-rich coatings are left untopcoated in atmospheric exposure, they become more porous over time.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
True or false: When using steel abrasive for blast cleaning, the initial condition of steel has no effect on the end condition after cleaning.

Monday, April 10, 2017
True or false: A contractor with no experience in industrial or marine painting projects can apply for contractor certification.

Friday, April 7, 2017
True or false: Wet storage stain forms on uncoated stainless steel in tropical climates.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
SSPC has what degree of rigor in its standard for the blast cleaning of stainless steel?

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
True or false: OSHA’s work practice controls to minimize exposure to hazardous materials, such as toxic dust, include good housekeeping.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
What effect, often detrimental to linings, is created by the Atlas cell test?

Monday, April 3, 2017
True or false: Thermal spray aluminum has a silicate binder.

Friday, March 31, 2017
True or false: A U.S. Bureau of Reclamation study reported in JPCL focused on non-toxic, foul-release coatings to combat macro-fouling organisms like zebra and quagga mussels in western dams.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
True or false: During the whole time John Keane was executive director of SSPC, Tenny Hull was executive director of NACE.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
True or false: SSPC has a quantitative method for measuring the surface profile of concrete.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
True or false: In addition to issuance of joint standards on air abrasive blast cleaning, SSPC and NACE issue other kinds of joint surface preparations standards.

Monday, March 27, 2017
True or false: Some intumescent coating types may require up to five coats and 25 days from initial application to completion of the finish coat at 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Friday, March 24, 2017
True or false: The Japan Ship Technology Research Technical Association produces standards on surface preparation of steel.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
What is the subject of the latest joint publication of a standard by SSPC and NACE?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
What is another name for aliphatic polyurea?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
True or False: The California Supreme Court has established that companies are liable if members of an employee’s household are sickened by secondhand asbestos exposure.

Monday, March 20, 2017
What are rogue peaks?

Friday, March 17, 2017
True or false: Cast steel grit abrasive is produced by crushing steel shot.


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