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The thickness of a coating is sometimes expressed in mils, sometimes in mircrometers or microns. Which unit is thicker, 1 mil or 1 micron?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


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?

Thursday, February 27, 2014


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

Thursday, January 23, 2014


What type of a coating contains an acid source, a carbon source, and a blowing agent?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


True or False: Film build is normally achieved in application of thermal-sprayed zinc coatings by slowing the travel speed of the spray gun.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


What organization is developing a guide for testing the suitability of thin-film coatings as air barriers?

Friday, September 27, 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


How is a Tooke Gage different from a magnetic dry film thickness gage in measuring dry coating thickness?

Wednesday, September 4, 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


Which of the following characteristics of a conventional, thin-film coating is easily tested in the field?

Tuesday, August 27, 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


What type of gages are used to measure the dry film thickness of coatings on concrete?

Monday, July 29, 2013


How is a Tooke Gage useful in failure investigations?

Friday, July 19, 2013


What is the name of the metal bar used to deposit a specified thickness of wet coating film on a substrate?

Thursday, July 11, 2013


How is film build normally achieved during the thermal spraying of metallic coatings?

Monday, June 10, 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


Which of the following dry film thickness gages is destructive?

Friday, May 3, 2013


True or false: The standard for non-destructive measurement of dry coating film thickness on concrete is different from the one used to measure dry coating film thickness on steel.

Monday, February 4, 2013


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

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


True or false: Magnetic gages can be used for the non-destructive measurement of dry film thickness of coatings on concrete substrates.

Friday, December 7, 2012


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

Thursday, August 30, 2012


True or False: Testing standards for measuring dry film thickness of coatings (SSPC, IMO, ISO, and AS) are remarkably similar in their requirements for sampling and the number of measurements that have to be taken.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


According to ASTM D6083, what should be the dry film thickness of an acrylic coating used in roofing?

Friday, June 1, 2012


True or false: Magnetic dry film thickness gages are used to measure the thickness of coatings over concrete.

Tuesday, March 20, 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


The measurement “mil” is often used to specify coating thickness, especially over steel and critical service for concrete. How big is a mil?

Thursday, February 16, 2012


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

Friday, January 27, 2012


What organization recently conducted a study on the air barrier performance of conventional coatings applied at conventional film thicknesses?

Thursday, January 26, 2012


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

Thursday, January 5, 2012


What instrument is used for non-destructive measurement of the dry film thickness of coatings on concrete?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


A variation on polyurethane coating chemistry that allows for faster curing times and higher film builds has what name?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


True or false: From a wet film thickness measurement of an applied coating with a notch gage, it is possible to calculate what the dry film thickness will be.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


What type of gages are used to measure the dry film thickness of coatings on concrete?

Friday, September 30, 2011


True or false: SSPC has a standard for measuring dry film thickness of paint over concrete substrates.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


How does a dry film thickness measurement of a coating on steel take into account the blast profile on the steel?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


What is the effect on film build of increasing the solids content in a coating?

Friday, August 12, 2011


When a coating is specified to have an 8-mil dry film thickness, and its volume solids is 59%, what should be the wet film thickness of the coating?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


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

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


According to ASTM D 6083, what should be the minimum dry film thickness for elastomeric acrylic cool roof coatings?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


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

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Which of the following can be a driving force for water absorption through a paint film to a steel substrate?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


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