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While the first documented weathering test for paint occurred in Fargo, ND, where are outdoor weathering exposure tests likely to occur today?

Thursday, August 28, 2014


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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


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

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Which of the following characteristics of paint material is most readily tested in the field?

Friday, June 6, 2014


How is a mandrel used in testing of coatings?

Monday, March 17, 2014


True or false: Continuity testing of a 10-mil coating on a pipeline is normally conducted with a high-voltage holiday detector.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


What organization publishes a test method for measuring the slip coefficient of coatings used on the faying surfaces of bolted joints?

Friday, February 7, 2014


In coating work, what is a jeep test?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


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


How is a mechanical rubbing machine used in coating work?

Friday, October 18, 2013


A new kind of artificial dirt was recently created and used in an accelerated performance study of what type of coatings?

Friday, September 27, 2013


How is a fingerprint technique used in coatings technology?

Thursday, August 22, 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? Air and vapor barriers on the exterior walls of a building of Type I, II, III or IV construction, 40 feet or higher, are exempted from having to undergo the NFPA 285 burn test that the wall assemblies have to undergo in the 2012 version of the International Building Code.

Monday, August 5, 2013


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

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


What organization created a recipe for synthetic dirt in order to create an accelerated test for determining the longevity of reflectivity in roof coatings?

Friday, July 26, 2013


A Barcol Impressor measures what characteristic of a coating?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


What kind of measurement relies on the use of a pull stub?

Thursday, June 20, 2013


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

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


What characteristic of organic coatings is tested with a mandrel?

Friday, March 15, 2013


What was the location of the recent field testing on air barrier performance conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Air Barrier Association of America?

Thursday, March 14, 2013


How are pencils used in the testing of coatings?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


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

Thursday, February 7, 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


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

Tuesday, January 29, 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


True or false: A three-year study by Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that EIFS performed better in resisting moisture and acting as a thermal barrier than other wall assemblies, such as stucco, brick, concrete block, and cement board.

Friday, January 25, 2013


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

Friday, January 11, 2013


Why is the Department of Energy developing accelerated testing to predict the long-term dirt resistance of coatings?

Monday, December 17, 2012


A pull stub used in what kind of coating test?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


What is the name of the test that provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies/panels?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


True or false: The ASTM test method for pull-off adhesion of coatings is the same for both metal and concrete.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


What kind of instrument is used for continuity testing of coatings?

Monday, June 25, 2012


True or false: Cyclic corrosion testing of protective coatings in the laboratory is now considered a better indicator of field performance than the traditional salt fog test, ASTM B 117.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Irritant smoke and banana oil are used for what type of testing?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


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

Monday, March 5, 2012


True or false: A coating that passes 500 hours of QUV accelerated exposure will pass a test of 10 years’ outdoor exposure at a South Florida test site.

Monday, October 3, 2011


A jet fire test measures what characteristic of coatings?

Friday, April 1, 2011


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

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


True or false: Some coatings that perform poorly in the accelerated salt spray test (ASTM B 117) may provide good service in outdoor exposures.

Friday, August 20, 2010


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