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Daily Quiz (134)


What generic coating type was tested on the Morgan-Wyalla pipeline in the 1940s?


True or false: One way to passivate steel is to remove its oxide layer.


True or false: SSPC published a new technology update this month on polysiloxane coatings.


True or false: The high alkalinity of concrete causes corrosion of rebar.


True or false: The opposite of hydrophobic is hydrophilic.


True or false: SSPC has a guide to maintenance painting of concrete structures.


True or false: Carbamation is a form of concrete deterioration.


How many concrete surface profile (CSP) chips are available with ICRI Guideline 310.2R-2013?


What kind of coating test employs a mandrel?


True or false: SSPC Guide 15 details how to test for the presence of chlorides on concrete substrates.


What organization created a standard definition of “coating work”?


True or false: A drop-in liner is typically not attached to the walls and floor of a tank.


In addition to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, what other organization has a specification for coatings on architectural aluminum?


True or false: The SWR Institute validates the performance test results published by manufacturers of deck coatings.


True or false: Arc-spray application of thermal-sprayed metal coatings is conducted only in the shop.


True or false: Wet storage stain need not be removed from galvanizing before coatings are applied.


What is the subject of the paint application guide recently amended and reissued by SSPC, together with AASHTO and the National Steel Bridge Alliance?


What may be the result of excessive pressure in airless spray painting?


True or false: Some silicone aluminum coatings are claimed to have heat resistance above 1000 degrees F.


The accumulation of fats, oils and greases (FOG) can have what negative impact on sewer systems?


True or false: Some coatings become solvent-resistant, as shown by a solvent rub test, before they are sufficiently cured for service.


True or false: Resistance to dirt pick-up is important to the performance cool roof coatings.


An Atlas test cell is normally used to test the performance of what type of coating material?


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.


What qualifies a metal to be used in a sacrificial coating?


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.


True or false: Most of OSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) on hazardous materials have been updated since their inception.


What organization published the document, “Preparing and Using Protective Coating Specifications”?


True or false: According to a JPCL article, trowel-applied mortar systems for concrete floors can include walnut shell aggregates.


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.


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


True or false: Thick-film, epoxy novolac coatings are sometimes recommended for railroad tank cars carrying crude oil.


Sulfate-reducing bacteria contribute to corrosion by what mechanism?


White rust appears on which of the following substrates?


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?


True or false: Oil contamination of the atomizing air in an air spray system can cause fish eyes in the coating film.


High ratio calcium sulfonate alkyds are recommended by some coating specialists for what kind of service?


In coatings work, what is a limpet cell?


The last solvent in a solvent blend to evaporate from an applied coating film is called what?


A chopper gun would most likely be used for what application?


What is an alternative to hot potting?


True or false: The Norsok M 501 standard on protective coatings was created by the Norwegian petroleum industry.


True or false: A dilatant paint is said to be thixotropic.


SSPC’s specification for the application of thermal spray coatings is issued jointly with what other organization(s)?


True or false: Osmotic blisters are likely to be filled with liquids that contain solvents or salts.


In what country was the first large-scale application of zinc-rich coatings?


Which of the following organizations maintains coating standards for architectural aluminum extrusions and panels?


True or false: Siloxane sealers are normally applied to concrete substrates in film thicknesses of two to three mils.


True or false: Coatings that form a film by coalescence are two-component materials.


True or false: SSPC’s technology update on overcoating says that failure by delamination is a minor risk.


True or false: To be effective, a seal coat over a thermal-sprayed zinc coating must be applied after a significant amount of natural oxidation has occurred.


True or false: Some moisture meters for concrete are based on AC impedance.


True or false: An inorganic zinc-rich primer can be topcoated as soon as it is dry.


What kind of corrosion is caused by the formation and collapse of bubbles?


Certain machine guns, like the old Thompson sub-machine gun, are called chopper guns. What is a chopper gun in coatings work?


True or false: Inorganic zinc-rich primers should be topcoated as soon as they appear to be dry.


True or false: Non-osmotic blisters can develop in coatings on concrete floors.


True or false: The greater the permeability of a coating on concrete, the more effectively it will perform.


True or false: Ethanol is corrosive and highly water soluble, according to the EPA.


Why is a gel coat consisting of paraffin wax in styrene often used over newly applied polyester and vinyl ester linings?


True or false: Plastic shrinkage cracking of concrete can occur during the first few hours after placement.


What is a common term for osmotic blistering of coatings due to thermal gradients?


True or false: Certain coating types can saponify on galvanized surfaces with elevated alkalinity.


What type of coating material was described as the most appropriate for overcoating lead-based paint on steel penstocks in a 2009 JPCL article?


What is the relationship between a discontinuity and a holiday in a coating?


True or false: A Maryland State Highway Administration test of bridge coatings systems, supported by the Federal Highway Administration and recently reported in JPCL, found that two-coat systems performed equally as well as a conventional, three-coat high-performance system.


True or false: HVLP stands for high volume low particulate.


SSPC and AISC jointly publish a standard on what subject?


True or false: The American Iron and Steel Institute publishes the “Standard for Shop Application of Complex Protective Coating Systems.”


Which of the following implements are used in an ASTM test method to determine the hardness of coatings?


True or false: A seal coat should be applied over a thermal-sprayed zinc coating before oxidation occurs on the surface.


True or false: One system used to repair cracked concrete in a secondary containment structure was a geotextile coated with polyurea.


What Cabinet department sets standards for the treatment of historic structures?


True or false: SSPC has a standard for a single-coat zinc-rich painting system.


True or false: SSPC has a paint application standard describing materials and preparation requirements for steel test panels used to evaluate coatings performance.


True or false: Carbon steel railroad tank cars carrying crude oil may now require tank linings, where in the past, they went unlined.


What organization provides education and certification of concrete slab moisture testing technicians?


Most coatings applied to concrete substrates provide what type of protection?


Where will you find the body of knowledge an applicator must master to become a certified industrial applicator?


True or false: The International Maritime Organization has developed a Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) designed specifically for crude oil tankers.


How is a mandrel used in testing of coatings?


True or false: According to one study reported in JPCL, the ability to resist permeation of sewer gases is a very significant performance attribute of coatings used in the headspaces of sewage collection systems.


What is the name of a rectangular metal tool used to deposit a specified thickness of wet coating on a test panel or other substrate?


True or false: Fusion-bonded epoxies have been used for more than 50 years to protect transmission pipeline.


True or false: A Bresle patch is used to treat dynamic cracks in concrete, especially in secondary containment structures around tanks.


True or false: Continuity testing of a 10-mil coating on a pipeline is normally conducted with a high-voltage holiday detector.


What organization publishes a test method for measuring the slip coefficient of coatings used on the faying surfaces of bolted joints?


True or False: SSPC and NACE jointly publish a standard on applicator training and certification for commercial painters.


What organization has a product validation program for deck coatings?


What is the subject of an SSPC/NACE standard that describes a “body of knowledge?”


In measuring coating thickness, one mil equals approximately how many microns?


True or false: The threat of mudcracking in thick, heavily pigmented coatings is more likely with spherical than with platey pigments.


True Or False: ASTM D 7091 and SSPC-PA 2 deal with measurement of dry film coating thickness on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.


What SSPC standard covers cleaning of stainless steel?


True or false: ISO 12944, Part 5 lists 9 factors that are important for the durability of a protective coating system.


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°F) and higher humidity (75% RH) in the shortest amount of time?


What organization validates the performance test results published by manufacturers of deck coatings?


True or False: Dry-sprayed paint films, as occurs in high wind conditions, are rough, low in gloss, and cohesively inadequate.


True or False: Relative humidity at the surface of bridge steel may be different from the relative humidity in the atmosphere away from the steel surface.


True or False: SSPC has a standard on using plural-component spray equipment.


Windy conditions are most likely to cause which of the following paint defects?


What does HVLP stand for?


True or False? To be effective, a seal coat over a thermal-sprayed zinc coating must be applied after a significant amount of natural oxidation has occurred.


Which of the following is most likely to be a disadvantage rather than an advantage of shop painting?


What is the alpha-numeric designation of the recently published SSPC standard describing recommended best practice in applying plural component polyureas and polyurethanes?


True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, the internal surfaces of more than 160 new and existing pipelines have been coated in situ during the last 30 years.


True or false: SSPC was the first organization to initiate painter competitions, in which teams of 3 painters competed against one another in demonstrating their craft by coating a large steel panel with attached angles and pipe sections.


What is the alphanumeric designation of the SSPC Paint Application Standard for measuring the thickness of dry coatings on concrete?


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


Which of the following application methods achieves the greatest transfer efficiency?


Which of the following statements does not describe an advantage of a plural-component spray system?


True or false: Painting over weld spatter on steel is an accepted practice.


Which of the following is not a term used for application of metallic wire, metallic powder, or thermoplastic powder?


What is the likely result of applying a relatively inflexible coating at a film thickness much higher than recommended by the manufacturer?


True or false: Because a coating is “dry” or hard does not necessarily mean that it is cured.


In dealing with coating thickness requirements, 25 microns equals approximately how many mils?


For electrostatic spraying to work effectively, the item to be coated must be in what condition?


Sharp edges on steel present special challenges to the coating applicator for what reason?


What is involved in “zone painting” of a structure?


Windy conditions during spray application of coatings would be most likely to cause which of the following paint defects?


What check should you make first to find the cause of fish eyes in a coating film applied by air spray?


What hazard is unique to airless spray systems?


How is film build normally achieved during the thermal spray process?


In conventional air spraying, which of the following spray techniques is wrong?


Which one of the following application methods has the highest range of transfer efficiency?


Who publishes the Specification for the Application of Thermal Spray Coatings (Metallizing) of Aluminum, Zinc, and their Alloys and Composites for the Corrosion Protection of Steel?


True or false: It is sometimes useful to stripe coat steel edges and irregular surfaces after the full primer coat is applied.


True or false: To be effective, a seal coat over a thermal-sprayed zinc coating must be applied after a significant amount of natural oxidation has occurred.


Which of the following is most likely to be a disadvantage rather than an advantage of shop painting?


True or false: ASTM publishes descriptions of solvent rub tests for both inorganic and organic coatings, which are sometimes used to assess degree of cure.


True or false: Siloxane sealers are typically applied at 1-2 mils dry film thickness on concrete substrates.


How are water and abrasive combined in wet abrasive blasting?


In protective coatings work, which of the following might be called a dolly?


In what kind of spray application do the coating particles tend to wrap around edges of the substrate?


 
 
   

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