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If coatings were removed before abrading a concrete floor slab to conduct the ASTM anhydrous calcium chloride test, how much time must elapse between grinding and conducting the test?

Friday, July 18, 2014


What kind of test was developed by Frederick Knoop and colleagues?

Thursday, June 12, 2014


True or false: Portable pull-off adhesion testers include ones that operate by application of mechanical or hydraulic or pneumatic force.

Monday, June 9, 2014


True or false: CEN produces European standards.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


True or false: In versions of SSPC-PA 2 published before the 2012 version, the standard addressed the measurement of dry film thickness of coatings on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Monday, June 2, 2014


What is the name of the method for measuring soluble salt conductivity on steel before painting by applying a special patch to the substrate, injecting deionized water beneath it, and then extracting the water to assess its conductivity?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


True or false: Coatings specified to be used on the faying surfaces of slip-critical bolted connections on steel structures must be tested and classified for their slip-coefficient properties.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


True or false: ASTM D 4541, Standard Test Method for Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers, requires a score around the loading fixture when the film thickness of the coating exceeds 20 mils.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


True or false: There is a quantitative test method for measuring surface profile of concrete.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


True or false: Air barrier installers are certified by the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC).

Monday, March 31, 2014


What organization did the National Paint and Coatings Association merge with to form the American Coatings Association?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


True or false: Among SSPC's qualifications procedures used to certify industrial painting contractors is one that applies to contractors with less than 6 months of industrial painting experience.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


In coating work, what is a jeep test?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


What is the subject of NAVSEA Standard Item 009-32?

Monday, November 18, 2013


True or False: The more turbid a liquid, the more clear it is.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


What quality control device has the names Keane and Tator connected to it?

Monday, October 28, 2013


True or False: ASTM D3359, “Standard Test Method for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test,” measures the tensile adhesion of a coating.

Friday, October 25, 2013


Oil contamination on the substrate or in the atomizing air of conventional spray equipment is most likely to cause what type of coating defect?

Monday, October 21, 2013


True or False: When measuring dry film coating thickness in accordance with SSPC-PA 2, the required number of “area measurements” is based on the size of the structure.

Monday, September 16, 2013


Which of the following ISO 8501-1 standards is equivalent to SSPC-SP 6, Commercial blast?

Friday, September 13, 2013


True or False: An ultrasonic dry film thickness gage can successfully measure coating thickness on steel edges when an edge-retention primer is used.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


What is solvent popping?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


True or False: A study reported in JPCL indicated that broom finishes on repair mortars for wastewater service, when compared with abrasive blasting, provided better adhesion of linings applied over them.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


What does the coating failure term “crazing” mean?

Monday, August 19, 2013


With what concrete finish method are you likely to see such problems as fins, protrusions and form release agents?

Friday, August 16, 2013


True or False? ASTM D7234, “Standard Test Method for Pull-Off Adhesion Strength of Coatings on Concrete Using Portable Pull-Off Adhesion Testers,” can also be used to measure the surface strength of uncoated concrete.

Friday, August 9, 2013


True or False? SSPC-PA 2 (2012) addresses the use of two types of gages for measuring dry film coating thickness.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


A pencil hardness test is sometimes recommended to evaluate what characteristic of a coating?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


If a university dormitory were being painted and an SSPC-certified contractor was required, what QP standard would be invoked?

Monday, June 3, 2013


Patti is the name of a girl, but in coating work, it also functions as an acronym. For what?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


What does the abbreviation CFR most commonly refer to, as related to coating work?

Friday, May 17, 2013


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

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


What is the first step in measuring dry film thickness?

Thursday, May 9, 2013


What is the alphanumeric designation for the ASTM committee on coating and lining work for the power industry?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


True or false: An ultrasonic dry film thickness gage can measure coating thickness on concrete, but not on wood substrates.

Friday, May 3, 2013


When assessing the moisture content of wood with a suitable moisture meter, what level of moisture is generally considered the upper limit for successful painting?

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


What organization, in addition to SSPC, offers a certification for shop painting or bridge and highway steel?

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Plastic shims are used with what quality-control instruments in coating work?

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


True or false: A large school system that wanted to utilize certified painting contractors would invoke SSPC-QP 1 in its specifications.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


The Norwegian association FROSIO has what in common with NACE and SSPC?

Friday, April 19, 2013


The standards-writing organization, ASTM International, had another name before 2001. What was it?

Thursday, April 18, 2013


What is the subject of SSPC standard AB 4?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


In what SSPC document do you find environmental exposure zones classified and described?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


What is the term normally used to designate a stoppage of coating work for inspection before moving on to the next step?

Monday, April 8, 2013


What is the acronym, used frequently in VOC regulations, for architectural and protective coatings?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


What organization tests and certifies coatings for use in contact with potable water?

Monday, April 1, 2013


How is a James Machine used?

Friday, March 29, 2013


What characteristic of organic coatings is tested with a mandrel?

Friday, March 15, 2013


How are pencils used in the testing of coatings?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Where does a cohesive coating failure occur?

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Holiday detectors rely on what functionality to detect voids in coating films?

Monday, February 25, 2013


Which of the following statements about SSPC-SP 11, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal, is correct?

Friday, February 15, 2013


True or false: An SSPC standard was recently published to provide a standard set of acceptance criteria to determine compliance with surface profile requirements in project specifications.

Monday, February 4, 2013


What organization has teamed up with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in a large research study to quantify the performance and cost-effectiveness of air barriers?

Thursday, January 31, 2013


SPC-VIS 1, Visual Standards for Blast Cleaned Steel, was initially the product of another standards-writing body. Which one?

Monday, January 28, 2013


True or false: Comparative data on the performance of various proprietary bridge coatings systems are developed and maintained by the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association.

Friday, January 25, 2013


What is the subject of the JSRA SPSS standard?

Friday, January 18, 2013


What organization is engaged in performance testing of bridge coatings for state highway departments?

Friday, January 11, 2013


What is the subject of the most recently issued SSPC standard?

Thursday, January 10, 2013


The Deutsches Institut für Normung produces what group of standards?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


In what country are NORSOK Standards created?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


How would you use a hypodermic pressure gage?

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Which surface defect is normally associated with concrete?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


SSPC’s Coating Application Specialist Standard, ACS-1, is issued jointly with what other organization?

Monday, November 5, 2012


When production is stopped for inspection of coating work prior to moving on to the next step, what is this quality control step called?

Friday, October 26, 2012


What country has a painting contractor certification program similar to the one overseen by the SSPC in the U.S.?

Thursday, October 25, 2012


What is the main subject of ISO 12944?

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


The IMO’s Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for corrosion protection of cargo tanks in crude oil carriers requires that coatings applied to new tanks must have a useful life of how many years in good condition?

Monday, October 1, 2012


What organization publishes performance standards for coatings over aluminum extrusions and panels?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


In which one of the following QC applications is a holiday detector (high or low voltage) normally not used?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


What two organizations recently worked cooperatively to revise their standards on measuring dry film thickness of coatings?

Thursday, August 30, 2012


The photographic guides developed by SSPC to aid in the assessment of surface cleanliness were designed to be used with what visual aid when examining blast-cleaned steel and comparing it with the VIS-1 photos?

Friday, August 3, 2012


What coating property is evaluated with the tape test?

Monday, July 30, 2012


Rust Grade 1, as depicted in SSPC VIS-2, represents what degree of rusting over painted steel?

Monday, July 9, 2012


True or False: Outside conditions can contribute to coating failure inside a structure.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Which of these strategies can improve the corrosion protection performance of organic coatings on edges?

Monday, July 2, 2012


Complete this quote: “Many of the coatings on ____________ were applied at least 30 years ago.”

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Which of the following coating adhesion tests is the least quantitative?

Monday, June 25, 2012


True or false: Studies about coating failures universally agree that mistakes in contractors’ workmanship cause the majority of failures.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


What is the most important factor to consider in ensuring the success of a coating on an offshore platform?

Monday, April 30, 2012


Which of these is not among the Navy’s new “Quick Win” recommendations to improve efficiency in ship painting?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Which of the following characteristics of paint is easily tested in the field?

Friday, March 30, 2012


True or false: For non-conductive coatings up to 20 mils thick applied to conductive substrates, a high-voltage holiday detector is normally used to detect pinholes and other discontinuities.

Friday, March 23, 2012


What type of gage can be used in the field to accurately judge the dry film thickness of coatings on steel edges?

Monday, March 19, 2012


An Atlas Test Cell is normally used to test the performance of what kind of coating material?

Monday, March 5, 2012


With what type of instrument would you conduct continuity testing on a tank lining?

Friday, February 24, 2012


Photographic guides developed by SSPC (VIS-1 through VIS-5) to aid in the visual assessment of surface cleanliness were designed to be used in what way?

Monday, January 30, 2012


SSPC is developing a revised version of its standard on measuring dry film thickness. What is the alphanumeric name of this standard?

Monday, January 23, 2012


What information is necessary to compute dry film thickness from a wet film thickness reading?

Monday, December 5, 2011


What ASTM Committee deals with nuclear coatings?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


True or false: All the SSPC surface preparation standards are issued jointly with NACE.

Monday, October 31, 2011


Why is a black light test used on a bare steel substrate?

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Which of the following is a possible cause for delamination of a coating?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


What country, in addition to the United States, has a Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP) for protective and marine coating contractors?

Monday, October 10, 2011


True or false: Both SSPC and NACE have standards that describe how to measure dry film thickness of coatings on concrete.

Friday, September 30, 2011


True or false: SSPC has never revoked the certification of a contractor in its Painting Contractor Certification Program.

Thursday, September 29, 2011


Which one of the following organizations does not train and certify paint inspectors?

Friday, September 16, 2011


ASTM International’s Committee D-1 is developing its first-ever standard for what?

Thursday, September 8, 2011


True or false: Wet sponge holiday detectors are used when coatings are 20 mils thick or thicker.

Friday, August 19, 2011


What is one typical duty of an inspector prior to the application of a primer?

Friday, August 5, 2011


True or false: Among SSPC's qualifications procedures used to certify industrial painting contractors is one that applies to contractors with less than 6 months of industrial painting experience.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


What is the subject of SSPC Visual Standard photos in SSPC-VIS 6?

Thursday, May 26, 2011


True or false: ASTM has a test method for evaluating the adhesion of a coating by cutting and probing it with a penknife.

Monday, May 23, 2011


True or false: There is an ASTM test method for comparing relative performance of concrete repair mortars in their resistance to cracking.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


True or false: ASTM has a test method to determine the relative performance of repair mortars in their resistance to cracking.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


SSPC-VIS 1, Visual Standards for Blast Cleaned Steel, was initially the product of another standards-writing body. Which one?

Friday, April 29, 2011


What organization offers a standard that gives durability grades of low, medium, and high for paint systems in various environments and levels of surface preparation?

Monday, April 25, 2011


What does the coating failure term "crazing" mean?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


If a hospital system wanted to require an SSPC-certified contractor for a job, it would specify certification according to what standard?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Mud-cracking is most likely to be a coating defect with what type of coating?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


True or false: ANSI/NSF 61 addresses coatings performance issues as well as the health effects of coatings for potable water tanks.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Which of the following is a destructive film-thickness measurement instrument?

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Pencil hardness (ASTM D 3363) is sometimes recommended to evaluate what characteristic of a coating?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


True or false: The results of salt spray accelerated testing of coating performance in accordance with ASTM B 117 correlates well with results from exposure in atmospheric service.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


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