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SSPC-SP 10 allows staining to remain on how much of each unit area of the steel surface being cleaned?


True or false: Four SSPC abrasive blasting standards, organized from most to least rigorous, are SP 10, SP 7, SP 6, and SP 5.


What is the subject of the paint application guide recently amended and reissued by SSPC, together with AASHTO and the National Steel Bridge Alliance?


True or false: In addition to SSPC-PA 17, there are two ASTM standards on measuring surface profile of blast-cleaned steel.


Which of the following is not currently the subject of standards development by the SSPC Commercial Coatings Committee?


True or false: SSPC has a blast cleaning standard for non-ferrous metals such as architectural aluminum.


What is the subject of SSPC-Vis 7?


True or false: SSPC has a program to train and certify inspectors of coatings on concrete.


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


SSPC’s specification for the application of thermal spray coatings is issued jointly with what other organization(s)?


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


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


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


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


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


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


True or false: SSPC/NACE surface preparation specifications for masonry surfaces explicitly define acceptance criteria.


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


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


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


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


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.


SSPC and AISC jointly publish a standard on what subject?


True or false: Conformance with specified requirements for cleanliness of steel after surface preparation, as described in SSPC standards, is carried out without the aid of instruments.


In SSPC’s Coating System Guide 12.00, Guide to Zinc-Rich Coating Systems, what type of untopcoated zinc-rich system is recommended for alkaline exposure, pH 10-12?


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


True or false: SSPC has a standard for a single-coat zinc-rich painting system.


True or false: Steel cleaned by abrasive blasting to a condition of SSPC-SP 5, White Metal Blast Cleaning, can look different from job to job.


True or false: No stains of rust, mill scale, or old coatings are allowed after abrasive blast cleaning to SSPC-SP 5.


True or false: SSPC has a paint application standard describing materials and preparation requirements for steel test panels used to evaluate coatings performance.


True or false: SSPC has a standard for hand-tool cleaning of steel before painting that requires a surface profile.


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


In what SSPC publication do you find environmental zones listed and described?


Which of the following organizations trains and certifies coating inspectors?


Amine blush is common with what type of coatings?


What country will be the focus of SSPC's first International Spotlight at the society's conference and expo this week?


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.


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


True or false: SSPC-AB 1, Mineral and Slag Abrasives, includes manufactured, non-metallics such as silicon carbide.


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


True or false: Some of SSPC’s surface preparation standards are not published jointly with NACE.


How many sets of visual reference guides supplementing written surface preparation standards are published by SSPC?


True Or False: ASTM D 7091 and SSPC-PA 2 deal with measurement of dry film coating thickness on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.


What SSPC standard covers cleaning of stainless steel?


True or false: Unlike their roles in entertainment and boxing, promoters in coatings induce, alter, or accelerate chemical reactions.


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


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


True or False: SSPC-SP 11, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal, has no requirement for surface profile.


In addition to the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), what other organization has a specification for coatings on architectural aluminum?


Which of the following was not cited by SSPC as a reason for developing Paint 44, Coatings for Concrete Wastewater Structures?


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


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


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


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


True or False: Maximum levels of soluble salts that can remain on a steel substrate after surface preparation are mandated in SSPC-Guide 15 and ISO 8502.


ISO standard 8502, in Parts 5, 6, 9, and 12, is similar in content to what SSPC Guide?


Surface roughness and peak count of abrasive-blasted steel are the subject of what SSPC standard?


What description fits Initial Condition D of steel before blasting?


True or False: SSPC’s membership rolls grew from 100 individual members at its founding in 1950 to its current 9,829 individual members (as of July 31, 2013).


Since its founding in 1950, how many executive directors has SSPC had?


True or False? The Industrial Painting Committee (IPC) is a peer group of influential industrial and commercial painting contractors affiliated with the Painting & Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA).


True or False? According to the SSPC’s Protective Coatings Glossary, “industrial finishes” and “industrial maintenance paint” are synonymous.


Who will serve as SSPC President in 2015-16?


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


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


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?


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.


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


What is the subject of SSPC standard AB 4?


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


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


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


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


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?


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.


True or false: The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) has a performance standard for coatings on architectural aluminum.


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


In what year was the first SSPC conference and exhibition held?


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


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.


True or false: SSPC is developing standards for the selection and testing of commercial coating systems used on and in buildings.


In its Technology Update on retrieving soluble salts from a steel substrate in the field, SSPC describes two methods. One is swabbing; what is the other?


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


What is the minimum surface profile required to meet SSPC’s specification, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal?


Which of the following tasks is not being taken up by the SSPC Commercial Coatings Committee?


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


True or false: An SSPC Committee is working on a standard for qualifying and certifying commercial coating applicators.


If you meet the requirements set out in an SSPC qualification procedure, what can you achieve?


According to SSPC's Surface Preparation Commentary for Steel and Concrete Substrates (SSPC-SP COM), final dry blast cleaning should not be conducted when the steel surface is less than how many Fahrenheit degrees above the dew point?


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.


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


The current president of SSPC works for what company?


SSPC 2013 will be held January 14-17, 2013 in what city?


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


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?


If a specification requires one of the following–brush-off blasting (SSPC-SP 7), commercial blasting (SSPC-SP 6), or near-white blasting (SSPC-SP 10), what other cleaning standard is invoked?


In its Technology Guide on the subject, what type of coating material does SSPC recommend for repairing imperfections in galvanized, organic zinc-, or inorganic zinc-coated steel?


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


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


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


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


The first winner of SSPC’s John D. Keane Award of Merit in 1984, A.W. (Duke) Mallory, was noted for his expertise in what area of technology?


SSPC jointly publishes with NACE and the American Welding Society a specification on what subject?


Which organization was a charter member of SSPC in 1950?


True or False: SSPC has a qualification procedure and certification program for companies that inspect coatings work.


What group makes up the largest share of SSPC members?


Who received this year’s SSPC Outstanding Paper Award for the JPCL article, “Sizing DH for Water Tank Lining Jobs”?


The SSPC/NACE/AWS specification for thermal-sprayed zinc in a marine service environment requires what degree of blast cleaning?


In what year did SSPC hold its first conference and exhibition?


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?


True or false: SSPC has a program to certify the qualifications of commercial painting contractors.


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


True or false: SSPC’s “Environmental Zones” designated 0 through 3E are based on geographical regions of the U.S. and the rest of the world for which specific paint systems are recommended.


True or false: SSPC has 3 different standards describing the end condition of steel after power tool cleaning.


SSPC’s Charles G. Munger Award is given for what achievement?


Who was recently elected Vice President of SSPC and therefore is in line to be President in 2013?


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


The first SSPC National Conference and Exhibition was held in what year?


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


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.


True or false: SSPC was once affiliated with Carnegie-Mellon University.


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


A White Metal Blast, SSPC-SP 5, allows what to remain on the surface after blast cleaning?


What industry started SSPC, originally called the Steel Structures Painting Council?


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.


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


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


How many individuals has SSPC certified as protective coatings specialists?


True or false: The SSPC standards SSPC-Paint 20 and SSPC-Paint 29 contain both performance and composition requirements for zinc-rich coatings.


Why is the Society for Protective Coatings also called “SSPC,” with 2 S’s instead of one?


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


In its Technology Update on retrieving soluble salts from a steel substrate in the field, SSPC describes two methods. One is swabbing; what is the other?


How many of SSPC's surface preparation standards describe the results of power tool cleaning of steel?


Which one of the following are not the subject of an SSPC Qualification Procedure (QP) standard?


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.


True or false: After several years of joint conferences and exhibitions, SSPC and PDCA are holding their events separately this year.


Which of the following is not the subject of an SSPC qualification procedure?


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.


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


Approximately how many contractors now hold one or more QP certifications in SSPC's Painting Contractor Certification Program?


True or false: SSPC Environmental Zone 3C, Chemical atmospheric exposure, alkaline (pH 10.0-12.0) is the most severe of the 12 environmental zones described.


Who was the first Executive Director of SSPC?


What procedure does the SSPC Paint Application Standard No. 2 describe?


True or False: SSPC has a qualification procedure and certification program for companies that manufacture inspection instruments.


True or false: The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) has a qualification procedure and certification program for painting contractors who apply architectural paints and coatings.


SSPC-QP 1, Standard Procedure for Evaluating Painting Contractors (Field Application to Complex Industrial Structures) indentifies 4 areas of a contractor's quality system that have to be evaluated. Which item below is not included among the 4 areas?


True or false: According to SSPC, a complete painting system specification includes all the requirements necessary for a complete paint job, including the qualifications required of the contractor.


Rust Grades A through D are depicted visually in what document?


True or False: SSPC-SP 16 covers electrochemical stripping of coatings from steel substrates.


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


What is a common name for a sample of the end result of blast cleaning prepared on the metal substrate at a project site with the abrasive used for the project?


What are SSPC environmental zones?


True or false: NACE was founded before SSPC.


 
 
   

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