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What is the coating term used to describe the action of flake metallic pigments, such as aluminum, and certain other pigments aligning with or floating near or at the coating surface when mixed with a suitable vehicle?


True or false: Waterborne acrylic primers for steel cannot be formulated with inhibitive pigments.


What organization has a certification program for installing spray polyurethane foam on roofs?


In a centrifugal wheel blast machine, what is another name for “operating mix?"


True or false: Fire-resistive and fire-retardant paints perform the same function.


True or false: According to a JPCL article, one year is a good starting interval between calibrations of a magnetic dry film thickness gage.


True or false: A recent Naval Research Laboratory study determined that coating performance is not adversely affected by chloride contamination.


True or false: SSPC is developing a quantitative coatings texture guide as an aid in specifying flooring systems that will improve traction on floors expected to be wet or covered with contaminants.


True or false: Methyl methacrylate membranes have been used as water and root barriers beneath roof gardens.


One mil of coating thickness equals approximately how many microns?


A test that requires rubbing a clean black fabric across a painted surface evaluates what attribute of the paint?


What association is focused on thick-film high performance elastomer technologies?


True or false: Air abrasive blast workers are regularly exposed to noise in excess of 120 dBA.


True or false: Acrylic coatings are effective as reflective roof coatings, but not as air barriers.


True or false: SSPC certifies contractors that apply polymeric coatings and surfacings to concrete and other cementitious substrates.


Approximately how many roof coating manufacturers belong to the Roof Coating Manufacturers Association, which holds its annual meeting this week?


True or false: SSPC-SP 10 is the most rigorous degree of cleaning steel by abrasive blasting.


True or false: In coating work, a jeep test is a quantitative fit test for a respirator.


True or False: The International Standards Organization published the International Green Construction Code in 2012.


True or false: In creating the best appearance on a concrete polished floor, it is more important to achieve a higher specular gloss value than it is to achieve a high distinctness of image value.


True or false: Cathodic protection of steel pipe is sometimes achieved with anodizing.


True or false: The words “hardening” and “curing” of coatings have the same meaning, according to a recent JPCL article.


Sulfate-reducing bacteria that cause corrosion of steel and concrete are likely to be found in what media?


Which of the following terms is another name for wet abrasive blasting?


True or false: The painting of the interior surfaces of bolt holes in bolted connections of structural steel is required in SSPC guide specifications.


True or false: The installed cost of thick-film resinous coating systems, such as high-build epoxies and polyureas, on concrete floors ranges from $3.50 to $7.00 per square foot, according to a recent D+D In Depth article.


Joint sealant application training programs are validated by what organization?


Opacity observations of air pollution emissions are sometimes reported using what rating system?


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: The Cool Roof Rating Council now offers either rapid ratings via accelerated testing or three-year aging of reflective roof coatings to determine cool roof performance levels.


If a mural fools the eye, what is the name of the technique used to create it?


True or false: ICRI recommends a profile of 10 mils to 1/4 inch in its surface preparation requirements for polymer overlays on concrete.


True or false: Aggressive application of dehumidification to dry a concrete floor slab should begin within the first 10 days after placement.


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


Which of the following is not classified as an additive in a coating formulation?


True or false: A clear polyurethane used to seal a coated concrete surface should exhibit maximum turbidity.


True or false: In air abrasive blasting operations, the same particle size mix of silica sand and coal slag yield the same profile ranges on steel.


True or false: Polyaspartic coatings cure more quickly than polyureas.


True or false: Among the performance properties of polyureas, according to a JPCL article by Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, tolerance of low-temperature application is the weakest.


What association in the U.S. now deals with the science and technology of formulating and making paint?


True or false: Waterborne coatings require special spray guns when applied by electrostatic spray.


In concrete polishing work, an appearance defined as a Level 4 sheen and a cream aggregate exposure is the most expensive to produce.


True or false: A body belt with a lifeline connected to a secure anchorage is accepted as a safe personal fall arrest system by OSHA.


True or false: Bugholes can be caused by oil and grease on the surface being coated.


True or false: OSHA can issue a citation even when one of its regulations has not been violated.


Dow Chemical Company recently won an award for what building enclosure innovation?


How many inspector programs and certificates does SSPC offer?


In addition to trisodium phosphate, used for cleaning in painting operations, what other material has the acronym TSP?


What coating material would be least likely to be specified for high heat applications?


True or false: It is better to use a pull stub than a dolly on pull-off adhesion testing.


Cutter bundles are used on what devices?


What technical association expanded its scope in 2006 to include waterproofing and exterior walls?


What was the name of the American Coatings Association before its merger with the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology?


Which process aims to depict a building at a particular time in its history by preserving materials from the period of significance and removing materials from other periods?


What is the content of the non-mandatory appendix of SSPC-SP 1, Solvent Cleaning, added during the 2015 revision of the standard?


Meters for determining moisture content of concrete slabs are based on what principle of operation?


True or false? Inorganic zinc pre-construction primers for shipbuilding normally have more zinc content than inorganic zinc primers applied after fabrication.


True or false: A Tooke gauge can sometimes be used to measure the thickness of individual coats of paint within a multicoat system.


True or false: Seismic retrofits of bridge piers can be carried out with Bresle patch fabric.


True or false: Written descriptions of end conditions of steel after blast cleaning take precedence over visual photos in judging conformance with SSPC blast cleaning standards.


True or false: Some organic zinc-rich coatings have silicate binders.


What organization will present the 2016 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology?


How many coating inspection companies are certified to SSPC-QP 5, Certification for Coating and Lining Inspection Companies?


Micaceous iron oxide provides what type of anti-corrosion protection to coatings?


According to the Coatings Encyclopedic Dictionary (originally published by the FSCT, now part of the American Coatings Association), "Venetian mosaic" is a synonym for what?


Which one of the following coating types is the least commonly used as an air barrier?


A mandrel is used to test what coating characteristic?


True or false: Color and gloss retention is one of the main strengths of anodizing on aluminum.


True or false: Inorganic zinc-rich coatings are very resistant to solvents and oils.


True or false: Aliphatic polyurea coatings provide UV stability for their elastomeric properties but not for color and gloss retention.


True or false: Crystalline waterproofing materials can be used only after concrete cures.


SSPC recently entered into an agreement with what organization to provide global applicator training?


True or false: CHPS is the California High Performance Schools initiative.


According to NIOSH, the hierarchy of hazard controls considers which one of the following to be the least desirable?


True or false: Methyl methacrylate (MMA) resinous flooring systems should not be applied at temperatures below 40 degrees F.


True or false: One kind of wet blast system uses air rather than water pressure as the cleaning force.


True or False: Anodizing provides excellent corrosion resistance in coastal settings.


True or false: Silanes are classified as semi-permanent anti-graffiti coatings.


Among the performance properties of polyureas, according to a JPCL article by O’Donoghue and Datta, which of the following is the weakest?


True or false: SSPC-VIS 1, Visual Standards for Blast Cleaned Steel, was initially produced by the Institute of Corrosion in the U.K.


True or false: SSPC and NACE recently worked cooperatively to revise their standards on measuring dry film thickness of coatings.


What organization recently issued a guide to materials transparency that details opportunities and risks?


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


True or false: OSHA can’t issue a citation unless one of its regulations has been violated.


True or false: Parking decks are always sealed with penetrating sealers.


True or false: A hygro thermometer is used to measure the moisture content and temperature of insulation on hot piping.


True or false: There is a quantifiable method for determining the surface profile on concrete substrates.


True or false: Calcium sulfonate alkyds are non-toxic, inhibitive primers.


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


Cementitious, fire-resistive coatings for unexposed structural steel in buildings often contain which of these materials?


Which of the following organizations provides information about good practice in the selection and use of sealants in expansion joints?


True or false: The threat of mud cracking in highly pigmented paints applied at high film builds is likely to be diminished in coating films that employ spherical pigments.


What SSPC certification program deals with a broad range of topics with which the experienced coatings consultant, inspector, manager, specifier and project manager should be familiar?


Barrier protection can be achieved in a coating with all but which of the following means?


According to OSHA's recent announcement, what was the most cited safety violation to date in 2015?


The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was just recognized as the 2015 Outstanding Structure Award from what industry association?


What organization recently published a technology update on fluoropolymer coatings?


What is the name of the technique used to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from cradle to grave?


True or false: In North America, SSPC is the sole publisher of hand- and power-tool cleaning standards.


What type of polyurethane yellows and chalks in direct sunlight?


What is the name of a British publication on coating defects?


True or false: An extract from fish scales is used to create a mother-of-pearl effect.


True or false: According to the Coatings Encyclopedic Dictionary, “patina” is defined in part as “a thin layer of corrosion, usually green or brown."


True or false: The “Cold Wall Effect” on tank linings refers to a temperature differential between the ambient air outside the tank and the temperature of the product stored inside.


What organization has the mission of promoting the growth of the engineered rainscreen products industry to improve moisture management in building enclosures?


True or false: The appearance of steel after blast cleaning is affected by the type of abrasive used, among other factors.


Pressurized pots are used for what type of spray painting?


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


What occurred on the Piper Alpha?


Alkyds are a specific type of what broader class of resins?


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


True or false: Breathable coatings often incorporate platey pigments.


True or false: Dry ice pellets used as abrasive cannot produce a profile on steel.


True or false: Sponge jetting requires ultra-high pressure (UHP) water.


Synthetic dirt was recently developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for accelerated testing of what kind of coating?


True or false: Polypropylene powder is sometimes applied by flame spray to create a field joint coating system for transmission pipeline.


A thin, pasty liquid used for adhering gold leaf and filling surface imperfections is called what?


Which of the following is not an inhibitive pigment used in coatings for corrosion control?


True or false: In air abrasive blast systems, the bull hose carries pressurized air and abrasive to the blast nozzle.


True or false: The National Sanitation Foundation produces standards that impact the protective coatings industry.


With what organization did the National Paint and Coatings Association merge to create the American Coatings Association?


What is another name for potassium silicate coatings?


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


Which of the following isocyanates is used in polyurethane coatings?


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


What is the subject of SSPC-Vis 7?


What polymer concrete resin is based on an alcohol derived from agricultural wastes such as rice and oat hulls and corn cobs?


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


Much of the growth of single-component water-borne acrylics for industrial maintenance has been at the expense of what other single-component maintenance coating type, according to a recent JPCL article on acrylics.


True or false: TDI and MDI are aromatic isocyanates.


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?


True or false: An epoxy ester coating is a single-package material.


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


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


What coating type is used to penetrate and line the pores of concrete to achieve water repellency?


What is an alternative to hot potting?


True or false: The ASTM standard for moisture mitigation systems on concrete slabs for use under resilient flooring requires that the coating system have a permeance of 6 perms or less.


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 has studied, and reported on, the energy and moisture effects of EIFS?


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?


True or false: When dissimilar metals are in contact in the presence of an electrolyte, the more noble metal will experience galvanic corrosion.


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


True or false: SSPC has a qualification procedure (QP) to assure the qualifications of installers of liquid-applied air barriers.


True or false: The adhesion of coatings to weathered TPO roofing membranes can be significantly increased by using aqueous cleaners, followed by power washing.


According to Fred Goodwin, one of JPCL’s Top Thinkers, the three Ds negatively affecting the durability of concrete are deterioration, damage and ... what else?


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


Breathing grade compressed air (Grade D, as specified by the Compressed Gas Association) must contain what percentage of oxygen by volume?


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: Coatings based on silicone resins have little resistance to chalking.


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


Acicular, fibrous, and nodular are terms used to describe what property of pigments?


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?


True or false: The U.S. coatings industry is experiencing a large net trade surplus in 2014.


True or false: SSPC-SP 10 is typically specified as the level of surface preparation for the application of an inorganic zinc-rich coating.


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


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


True or false: Power tool cleaning is effective in removing soluble salts from a steel substrate.


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


What is a main difference between SSPC’s Commercial Grade Power Tool Cleaning and Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal?


In what area of safety did OSHA issue the most citations in fiscal year 2014?


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


True or false: Inorganic zinc-rich coatings, left untopcoated, decrease in barrier protection over time.


True or false: PVDF resins can be emulsified in water to create a single-component, ambient-cured, fluoropolymer coating.


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


The migration of asphalt from a roof to the surface of a white roof coating applied over it is called what?


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


What kind of concrete sealers penetrate the pores of the concrete and form little, if any, film build?


Micaceous iron oxide is a pigment providing what kind of properties to protective coatings among the choices listed?


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?


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


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 has been banned as an ingredient in antifouling coatings on ocean-going vessels?


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.


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


What do the terms “working mix” and “operating mix” refer to?


True or false: Coating materials that form films simply by solvent evaporation without chemical change are called thermoplastics.


What is an exempt solvent?


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


True or false: A polysiloxane is an aliphatic polyurea.


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


True or false: Calcium aluminate mortars are sometimes used as linings for rehabilitation of manholes.


True or false: It is easier to remove coal tar epoxy than coal tar enamel from a steel substrate.


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?


True or false: There are both pneumatic and electric remote controls for air abrasive blast systems.


True or false: The EPA has decided to abandon its development of a lead-safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule for public and commercial projects.


True or false: A polyaspartic coating is an aliphatic polyurea.


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: According to a recent JPCL article, foul-release hull coatings can be divided into hard and soft technologies.


Which of the following types of contaminants, introduced in the vicinity of a person wearing a half-mask respirator to determine if it fits properly, are allowed by OSHA for qualitative fit testing?


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


What is normally meant by the phrase, “hold the blast?”


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.


What mechanism of corrosion protection does zinc phosphate provide to coatings?


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


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


True or false: Some alkyd formulations will not undergo saponification if applied to high-pH substrates.


In a laboratory test of metalized coatings reported recently in JPCL, which metal or alloy provided the best combination of corrosion protection and service life in immersion and intermittent immersion conditions simulating Bureau of Reclamation exposures?


True or false: The Maritime Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) is a committee of the United Nations.


All respiratory protection equipment used in the workplace must be approved by what organization?


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?


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?


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


True or false: Abrasive particle size, shape, and hardness all have an impact on the creation of surface profile.


Ammonium polyphosphate is most likely to be found in what type of coating?


What do HUNKOR and CEFRACOR have in common?


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


What is a common name for the safety cut-out device at the blast nozzle of an abrasive blast system, which is connected to a pressure-relief valve on the blast pot?


True or false: An ASTM subcommittee is working on a proposed standard to test the slip-coefficient properties of coatings used in slip-critical bolted connections.


True or false: Abrasive blast particles in an air abrasive blast system using a venture nozzle can achieve speeds of 450 mph or higher.


In what U.S. Cabinet-level department is transmission pipeline safety regulated?


True or false: OSHA’s work practice controls to minimize exposure to hazardous materials, such as toxic dust, can include, in most instances, job rotation.


What organization developed a standard for measuring concrete surface profile with replica putty?


What organization publishes the Standard for the Preparation of Steel Substrates for PSPC?


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: Coating maintenance options after condition assessment can include spot repair, spot repair with full overcoat, and complete removal and replacement of the coating.


Among the various types of anti-foulings for ships, what are foul-release coatings?


What is the name of a work site safety precaution that is also the term used when an employer prevents workers from entering a facility in a labor dispute?


Which method of blasting produces the least blast debris, presuming the same substrate in the same condition is being cleaned by each method?


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


True or false: According to a recent Applicator Training Bulletin in JPCL, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 lists and describes the responsibilities of both employers and employees for safety in the workplace.


What SSPC/NACE blast cleaning standard is equivalent to Sa 2, Thorough Blast Cleaning, in ISO 8501-1?


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


The migration of asphalt from a roof to the surface of a white roof coating applied over it is called what?


 
 
   

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