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

Thursday, July 17, 2014


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

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


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

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


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

Friday, June 6, 2014


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.

Monday, June 2, 2014


SSPC and AISC jointly publish a standard on what subject?

Friday, May 23, 2014


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.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


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?

Thursday, May 8, 2014


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

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


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

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


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.

Monday, April 28, 2014


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

Monday, April 28, 2014


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

Monday, April 21, 2014


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

Friday, April 4, 2014


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

Monday, March 24, 2014


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

Friday, March 14, 2014


Which of the following organizations trains and certifies coating inspectors?

Friday, February 28, 2014


Amine blush is common with what type of coatings?

Monday, February 24, 2014


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

Monday, February 10, 2014


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.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


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

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


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

Monday, February 3, 2014


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

Monday, January 27, 2014


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

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


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

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


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.

Friday, January 17, 2014


What SSPC standard covers cleaning of stainless steel?

Thursday, January 16, 2014


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

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


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

Friday, December 20, 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


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

Friday, December 6, 2013


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

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


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

Tuesday, November 19, 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: 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


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.

Friday, September 6, 2013


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

Friday, September 6, 2013


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

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


What description fits Initial Condition D of steel before blasting?

Friday, August 30, 2013


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).

Monday, August 26, 2013


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

Monday, July 22, 2013


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).

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


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

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Who will serve as SSPC President in 2015-16?

Tuesday, June 25, 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


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 Norwegian association FROSIO has what in common with NACE and SSPC?

Friday, April 19, 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 is the subject of SSPC standard AB 4?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


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

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


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

Wednesday, April 3, 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


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


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

Tuesday, January 22, 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


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

Monday, January 14, 2013


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

Thursday, January 10, 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


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

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


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?

Monday, December 17, 2012


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

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


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

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


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

Monday, November 19, 2012


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

Monday, November 5, 2012


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

Thursday, October 11, 2012


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

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


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?

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


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

Thursday, August 30, 2012


The current president of SSPC works for what company?

Thursday, August 23, 2012


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

Monday, August 13, 2012


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

Friday, August 3, 2012


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?

Friday, August 3, 2012


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?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


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?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


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

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


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

Monday, July 9, 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


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?

Friday, May 25, 2012


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

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Which organization was a charter member of SSPC in 1950?

Thursday, May 3, 2012


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

Thursday, April 12, 2012


What group makes up the largest share of SSPC members?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


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

Thursday, March 15, 2012


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

Monday, February 27, 2012


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

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


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?

Monday, January 30, 2012


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

Friday, January 27, 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’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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


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

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


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

Thursday, December 22, 2011


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

Monday, December 12, 2011


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

Thursday, November 17, 2011


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

Friday, November 11, 2011


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

Monday, October 31, 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


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

Monday, October 3, 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


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


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

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


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

Monday, August 1, 2011


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

Thursday, July 28, 2011


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

Thursday, July 21, 2011


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.

Thursday, July 14, 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


How many individuals has SSPC certified as protective coatings specialists?

Friday, June 3, 2011


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

Thursday, May 12, 2011


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

Wednesday, April 27, 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


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?

Monday, March 21, 2011


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

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


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

Thursday, March 3, 2011


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, February 15, 2011


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

Thursday, February 3, 2011


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

Tuesday, January 18, 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


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

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


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.

Monday, December 20, 2010


Who was the first Executive Director of SSPC?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


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

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


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

Friday, October 15, 2010


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.

Friday, October 15, 2010


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?

Thursday, October 7, 2010


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.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


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

Monday, September 20, 2010


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

Tuesday, August 31, 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


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?

Thursday, August 19, 2010


What are SSPC environmental zones?

Friday, August 13, 2010


True or false: NACE was founded before SSPC.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


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