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True or False: Fire resistance ratings of materials protected with intumescent coatings are expressed in the (degrees Fahrenheit) temperature that the coating can withstand before it fails.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


True or false: UL will not approve an intumescent, fire-resistive coating material if it is topcoated.

Monday, July 8, 2013


What organization publishes the technical manual Standard Practice for the Testing and Inspection of Intumescent Fire-Resistive Materials?

Friday, June 21, 2013


True or false: Some fire-resistant, intumescent coatings are used on wood substrates.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


True or false: Primers and topcoats used with intumescent, fire-resistant coatings, as well as the intumescent coatings themselves, require UL approval.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


True or false: Fire-resistant, intumescent coatings for steel are applied in one to three coats.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Which of the following statements about intumescent, fire-resistive coatings is not true?

Monday, October 1, 2012


Cementitious, fire-resistive coatings for unexposed structural steel in buildings often contain which of these materials?

Friday, August 31, 2012


True or false: Intumescent, fire-resistive coatings cannot be applied with plural-component spray equipment.

Monday, August 27, 2012


Accordiing to UL's Fire Resistance Directory, how is a coating categorized when its purpose is to reduce flame spread?

Thursday, October 13, 2011


True or false: To achieve good esthetics and fire resistance on exposed structural steel in building interiors, cementitious spray-applied fire resistant materials should be used.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


True or false: UL will not approve an intumescent, fire-resistive coating material if it is topcoated.

Thursday, March 31, 2011


What organization publishes inspection manuals dealing with spray-applied, fire-resistive coating materials?

Monday, March 21, 2011


True or false: Primers and topcoats used with intumescent, fire-resistant coatings, as well as the intumescent coatings themselves, require the approval of Underwriters Laboratories.

Friday, December 10, 2010


True or false: The fire-resistance ratings of intumescent coatings are expressed in terms of hours, indicating how long the coating can adequately protect the substrate in a fire.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


What is the main reason that thin-film intumescent fire-resistant coatings are preferred in clean-room environments rather than cementitious fireproofing?

Thursday, October 7, 2010


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