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.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
When dust particles escape a containment structure during abrasive blasting, what are they likely to be called?
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed waterborne epoxy coatings that exceed the performance of high-VOC coatings that were traditionally used for locks and dams.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
True or false: OSHA cannot propose monetary penalties against another federal agency for failure to comply with its standards.
Monday, March 13, 2017
What is the name for the temperature range within which an amorphous polymer changes from a flexible to a brittle state?
Friday, March 10, 2017
In protective coatings work the word “embedment” refers to what, according to SSPC?
Thursday, March 9, 2017
True or false: SSPC has more licensees outside the U.S. that offer SSPC training than inside the U.S.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
SSPC is seeking nominations for a Board position in the category, “other product suppliers.” How is this supplier category defined?
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
True or false: A wet blasting system requires water pressure to provide a cleaning force.
Monday, March 6, 2017
True or false: The new OSHA action level for exposure to crystalline silica has been reduced from 100 micrograms per cubic meter to 25 micrograms per cubic meter, time-weighted average in an 8-hour period.
Friday, March 3, 2017
Who was the original author of the NACE publication, Corrosion Prevention by Protective Coatings?
Thursday, March 2, 2017
What is the name of the process that causes a metal to become inert or unreactive?
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
ISO/TC 35/SC 14 is in charge of a standard on what topic?
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
True or false: The adhesion of a coating to a steel substrate can be achieved by both mechanical attachment and chemical bonding.
Monday, February 27, 2017
True or false: Rubber replica templates from the Portland Cement Association can be used to judge the degree of profile on concrete substrates after surface preparation.
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?