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

Friday, October 24, 2014


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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


What organization has a surface preparation standard for brush-off blast cleaning of non-ferrous metals?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


True or false: SSPC is developing performance standards for architectural coating materials.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


True or false: In the document "GA-214, Recommended Levels of Gypsum Board Finish," GA stands for “Gypsum Appearance.”

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Who awards certification for conforming with the requirements in the Green Guide for Health Care?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


True or false: SSPC’s CAS (Coating Application Specialist) training and certification is based upon a joint SSPC/IUPAT standard.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


True or false: CEN produces European standards.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


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

Monday, May 19, 2014


True or False: New coating standards published by SSPC in 2013 are composition-based, not performance-based.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Which of the following organizations does not certify the performance of coating materials?

Friday, April 25, 2014


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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


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

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


SSPC and NACE have how many joint standards on waterjet cleaning of metals?

Monday, March 24, 2014


What organization is creating a training and certification program for commercial painters?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


What organization certifies coatings as acceptable for contact with potable water?

Monday, February 17, 2014


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

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


What organization is developing a qualification and certification program for architectural coating applicators?

Monday, January 27, 2014


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

Monday, January 27, 2014


True or false: SSPC has initiated development of performance standards for architectural coating materials.

Friday, December 20, 2013


True or False: There is an ISO performance standard for coating systems used on offshore structures.

Friday, December 13, 2013


True or False: Like their counterparts for steel, there are four SSPC surface preparation standards describing the end condition of concrete after cleaning.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


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

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


True or False: In judging the conformance of abrasive blast cleaning of steel with SSPC standards, such as SSPC-SP 10, the photos in SSPC-VIS 1 depicting levels of cleanliness take precedence over the written descriptions of required levels of cleanliness.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


SSPC-VIS 1, now called Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Dry Abrasive Blast Cleaning, was originally produced by what other standards organization?

Thursday, November 21, 2013


How many specifications does the American Architectural Manufacturers’ Association provide for finishing aluminum extrusions and panels with organic coatings?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


True or False: AAMA Subcommittee D01.42 deals with standards for architectural coatings.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


SSPC/NACE standards for waterjet cleaning describe how many levels of cleanliness?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


True or False: Wire bristle tools were recently classified as impact power tools in SSPC power tool cleaning standards.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


True or False: Finishing of gypsum wallboard is covered by ASTM and AAMA standards.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


What organization developed a standard practice for building enclosure commissioning?

Friday, September 20, 2013


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

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


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

Friday, September 13, 2013


Which of the following cleaning standards is SSPC in the process of revising?

Monday, September 9, 2013


What description fits Initial Condition D of steel before blasting?

Friday, August 30, 2013


What organization recently issued a performance standard for coatings on concrete in waste treatment facilities?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


What are GreenSure and Green Promise paints?

Monday, August 12, 2013


True or False? The ISO has developed and is implementing a performance standard for coatings on cargo oil tankers.

Friday, August 2, 2013


What organization is the U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)?

Wednesday, June 12, 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


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

Thursday, April 25, 2013


How many levels of drywall finish are described in GA 214-10?

Tuesday, April 23, 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 standards-writing organization, ASTM International, had another name before 2001. What was it?

Thursday, April 18, 2013


True or false: SSPC visual standards showing degrees of cleaning of steel take precedence over the descriptions of required cleanliness in SSPC’s written surface preparation standards.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


What organization offers training and certification in architectural coatings at the levels of technologist, specialist, and inspector?

Monday, April 15, 2013


What is the subject of SSPC standard AB 4?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Which of the following SSPC abrasive blast cleaning standards requires the most rigorous degree of cleaning of steel?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


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?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Which of the following answers organizes SSPC abrasive blasting standards from least to most rigorous?

Monday, March 25, 2013


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

Friday, March 22, 2013


If a facility owner wanted to require an SSPC-certified contractor for painting a school building, he/she would specify certification according to what standard?

Monday, March 11, 2013


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

Friday, February 15, 2013


What organization does not produce standards for the surface preparation of concrete?

Thursday, February 7, 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 is the subject of the JSRA SPSS standard?

Friday, January 18, 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


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


True or false: The ASTM standard test method for measuring pull-off adhesion of coatings on concrete is the same one used for measuring pull-off adhesion of coatings on steel.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


True or false: There is an SSPC power tool cleaning surface preparation standard describing a degree of cleanliness that falls between Power Tool Cleaning, SSPC-SP 3, and Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal, SSPC-SP 11.

Monday, December 24, 2012


In what country are NORSOK Standards created?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


What ASTM committee deals with performance of buildings as its main subject?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


True or false: SSPC published a surface preparation standard, now discontinued, describing flame cleaning of steel.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Which organization has an “Extreme Green” standard, billed as “the toughest environmental paint standard in the world?”

Friday, November 9, 2012


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

Monday, November 5, 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


Where do you find the “body of knowledge” applicators must have in order to become certified industrial applicators?

Monday, October 15, 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 the Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties?

Thursday, September 27, 2012


True or False: SSPC’s recent revisions to SSPC-SP 11 and SSPC-SP 15 changed the standards’ requirements for surface cleanliness and minimum surface profile.

Friday, September 14, 2012


True or False: Federal agencies must comply with the same health and safety standards as private-sector employers.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


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

Thursday, August 30, 2012


“Surface Preparation and Cleaning of Metals by Waterjetting Prior to Coating” is a newly revised standard by:

Monday, August 6, 2012


What organization recently issued a standard for measuring the profile of concrete after surface preparation?

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Which one of SSPC’s qualification procedure (QP) standards was recently revised in content and format?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


True or False: The Australasian Corrosion Association is licensed to teach SSPC’s C7 Abrasive Blasting course.

Thursday, July 5, 2012


Which of the following answers organizes SSPC abrasive blasting standards from most to least rigorous?

Thursday, June 14, 2012


True or false: There are standard tests to determine performance of air barrier materials.

Friday, May 11, 2012


What is the scope of ASTM Committee D33?

Friday, May 11, 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


True or false: SSPC has participated in development of an Aerospace Coating Applicator certification and training program.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


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

Monday, October 31, 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: SSPC has surface preparation standards for concrete that are equivalent to their abrasive blasting surface preparation standards for steel–SSPC-SP 5, SP 6, SP 7, and SP 10.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


What standard classifies the durability of anti-corrosion paint systems as low, medium, and high?

Wednesday, October 5, 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


True or false: ISO Sa2.5, describing very thorough abrasive blast cleaning, gives a more comprehensive written description of the end condition of the steel after blasting than SSPC SP 10/NACE No. 2, Near white metal, which requires a similar end condition.

Monday, September 26, 2011


With SSPC abrasive blasting standards, if a Near White Blast Cleaning (SSPC-SP 10) is required, the following additional standard is invoked:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


The ISO surface preparation standard Sa 3 most closely resembles what SSPC/NACE surface preparation standard?

Thursday, September 15, 2011


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

Thursday, September 8, 2011


SSPC recently announced the launch of a new "interest group" that will focus on development of standards and guides for which of the following?

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Which of the following organizations is planning to develop a set of national standards for repairing, restoring and weatherization of older and historic windows?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


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

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


In the protective coatings industry, the phrase “Swedish Standards” most often refers to what?

Monday, August 15, 2011


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

Monday, August 1, 2011


Which of the AAMA performance standards for coatings on aluminum extrusions and panels is the most stringent?

Friday, July 1, 2011


SSPC's photographic guides for visual assessment of surface cleanliness after blast cleaning are designed to be used in what way?

Friday, July 1, 2011


SSPC has how many surface preparation standards for various degrees of power tool cleaning?

Friday, June 3, 2011


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

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Who awards certification for conforming with the requirements in The Green Guide for Health Care?

Monday, April 25, 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 organization produces standards for the surface preparation of concrete?

Wednesday, April 13, 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


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.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


True or false: Green Seal publishes standards on low-emitting paints.

Monday, February 28, 2011


True or false: The SSPC surface preparation standards were numbered according to the chronological order in which they were adopted, not according to their degree of thoroughness.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


True or False: In judging whether surface preparation of steel meets specified requirements, SSPC visual standards take precedence over the written standards.

Monday, January 10, 2011


What organization developed Performance Standards for Protective Coatings in ballast tanks on ships?

Monday, October 4, 2010


The SSPC's Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP) was substantially influenced in its development by the already established certification program of what association?

Friday, August 27, 2010


According to ASTM D 6083, how thick should an acrylic reflective roof coating be?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


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