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Daily Quiz (136)


What is the name of the provision in OSHA standards that is used in inspections where there are no specific standards applicable to the particular hazard involved?


True or false: The cure of an inorganic zinc-rich coating can be determined definitively by the MEK rub test (ASTM D4752).


What type of product is Emmaqua?


The International Maritime Organization developed the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks (PSPC) as an amendment to what regulation?


What organization maintains a data mine showing the results of performance testing of bridge coatings?


True or false: A spark test is another name for a low-voltage holiday detector test.


True or false: If there are non-burst blisters in a tank lining, the lining must be immediately replaced.


True or false: OSHA was established during a Republican administration.


At what dry film thickness is a high voltage rather than a low-voltage holiday detector required?


True or false: “Solvent pop” occurs because of hackles in a steel substrate.


True or false: In paint failure analysis, gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy is normally used to detect and identify volatile or semi-volatile materials.


True or false: The SSPC Committee on Commercial Coatings is developing guides for laboratory testing, selecting, and assuring the quality of thick-film coatings on CMU assemblies.


What organization published a revised standard in 2012 on measuring dry film coating thickness that focuses on frequency of measurements and acceptablility of acquired results?


Which of the following is not the subject of an SSPC Qualification Procedure (QP)?


True or false: Surface profile on steel can be measured in the field.


What level of voltage does a wet sponge holiday detector employ?


True or false: ASTM has separate test methods for steel and concrete substrates in determining the pull-off adhesion of coatings.


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?


True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, application of silicone foul-release coatings presents numerous problems that need to be overcome.


True or false: A coating system description in a specification may include surface preparation and quality control requirements.


True or false: A black light test can detect certain oil films on a bare steel substrate.


What organization maintains a database describing the results of performance testing of bridge coatings?


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?


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


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


True or false: CEN produces European standards.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


In coating work, what is a jeep test?


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


What is solvent popping?


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.


What does the coating failure term “crazing” mean?


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


What is the first step in measuring dry film thickness?


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


What is the subject of SSPC standard AB 4?


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


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


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


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


How is a James Machine used?


What characteristic of organic coatings is tested with a mandrel?


How are pencils used in the testing of coatings?


Where does a cohesive coating failure occur?


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


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


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.


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?


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


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.


What is the subject of the JSRA SPSS standard?


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


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


The Deutsches Institut für Normung produces what group of standards?


In what country are NORSOK Standards created?


How would you use a hypodermic pressure gage?


Which surface defect is normally associated with concrete?


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


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


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


What is the main subject of ISO 12944?


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?


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


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


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


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?


What coating property is evaluated with the tape test?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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?


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


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


What ASTM Committee deals with nuclear coatings?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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?


What does the coating failure term "crazing" mean?


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


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


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


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


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


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.


 
 
   

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