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Previous Quizzes

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
True or false: SSPC has a chapter in France.

Monday, June 18, 2018
True or false: Synthetic dirt was developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for accelerated testing of pavement markings.

Friday, June 15, 2018
True or false: SSPC power tool cleaning standards are issued jointly with NACE International.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
True or false: The binder is the non-volatile portion of the liquid vehicle of a coating.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
What organization recently issued a publication that offers guidance on where and how frequently to test for salts on steel that is either previously uncoated or was shop-coated and requires further coating in the field?

Monday, June 11, 2018
True or false: A wet blast system always uses water pressure as the cleaning force.

Friday, June 8, 2018
In addition to China, Japan and the Philippines, in what other Asia-Pacific country does SSPC have a chapter?

Thursday, June 7, 2018
True or false: The number of worker fatalities declined by more than half from 1971, when OSHA was established, to 2016.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
True or false: Of the 10 OSHA violations cited most often in 2017, four involved climbing, rigging and fall protection.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
What is the subject of an SSPC/NACE standard that describes a “body of knowledge?”

Monday, June 4, 2018
True or false: According to an article on finishing architectural aluminum, anodizing produces a coating with a hardness equivalent to that of a sapphire.

Friday, June 1, 2018
True or false: An Atlas Test Cell is normally used to test the performance of liquid-applied air barriers.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
According to transmission tower coating specialist Curt Hickcox, about how many energized steel transmission towers are there in North America?

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
True or false: ASTM publishes performance standards for coatings over aluminum extrusions and panels.

Saturday, May 26, 2018
True or false: President Lyndon Johnson signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, establishing OSHA.

Friday, May 25, 2018
Which of the following coating types is a hybrid, according to a recent JPCL article?

Thursday, May 24, 2018
What three organizations have a joint specification for the application of thermal spray coatings?

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
What shipping exhibition will be held in June this year?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
True or false: A limpet cell is a corrosion cell in a steel pit that contains soluble salts.

Monday, May 21, 2018
True or false: There are no gages for field use that can accurately judge the dry-film thickness of coatings on steel edges.

Friday, May 18, 2018
True or false: Coatings created with silicone resins have strong resistance to oxidation.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
True or false: A PaintSquare blogger recently wrote the following: "Strong adhesion is the key to coating performance and long life.”

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
What was the first organization to initiate painter competitions, in which teams of three painters competed against one another in demonstrating their craft by coating a large steel panel with attached angles and pipe sections?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
True or false: According to ASTM, covering power and hiding power have the same meaning when used to describe a coating’s capability.

Monday, May 14, 2018
True or false: High alkalinity on the surfaces of concrete and galvanizing can cause saponification of some coating types.

Friday, May 11, 2018
True or false: A convertible coating after film formation and drying can be re-dissolved in the solvent from which it was originally deposited.

Thursday, May 10, 2018
True or false: When assessing the moisture content of wood with an electronic moisture meter, a moisture level of 30 percent is generally considered the upper limit for successful painting.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
True or false: ASTM has a test method for measuring the surface profile of concrete.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Which of the following is an organization for paint chemists in the U.K.?

Monday, May 7, 2018
Which of the following statements about inorganic zinc (IOZ) pre-construction primers for shipbuilding is true?

Friday, May 4, 2018
True or false: Test fences are often faced at a 45-degree angle toward the south to maximize sunlight exposure on coated test panels.

Thursday, May 3, 2018
What organization developed an icing research tunnel to evaluate the ice-resistance of coatings?

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
True or false: Polar solvents can be used to make paint sufficiently conductive for electrostatic spraying.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, “freckles”—which pinpoint areas of corrosion consisting of spots of black iron oxide—appeared after accelerated corrosion testing of steel coated after reblasting to reduce an excessively high profile.

Monday, April 30, 2018
True or false: There are significant differences between the AISC and SSPC certification standards for shop application of protective systems.

Friday, April 27, 2018
True or false: SSPC-SP 10/NACE No. 2 requires that staining caused by rust, mill scale or previously applied coating must be limited to no more than 10 percent of each unit area of surface.

Thursday, April 26, 2018
What is another name for a polyurethane characterized as Type I by ASTM?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
True or false: A recent NIOSH study concluded there is a definitive correlation between occupational noise exposure and heart disease.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
True or false: Coal slag abrasive is mainly aluminum silicate.

Monday, April 23, 2018
True or false: A solvent with a low boiling point evaporates more slowly than one with a higher boiling point.

Friday, April 20, 2018
True or false: A rapid rise fire test is typically used to evaluate the performance of thin-film intumescents on commercial buildings.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
True or false: In a recent article, Lydia Frenzel said that both the waterjetting industry and the paint and coatings industry have been very supportive of waterjetting as a surface preparation activity.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
What is another term for a coating with a potassium silicate binder?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
True or false: NACE and SSPC were started in the same year.

Monday, April 16, 2018
True or false: Methyl methacrylate (MMA) resinous flooring systems do not cure at low temperatures.

Friday, April 13, 2018
What noted coating specialist famously said, “I do not advocate the specification of 'sniff tests' because I don’t know how to calibrate a nose”?

Thursday, April 12, 2018
True or false: The SSPC standard for ferrous metal abrasive is intended to be used for both new and recycled abrasive.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
An SSPC protective coating specialist should be familiar with what topic area?

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
True or false: According to the Coatings Encyclopedic Dictionary, the term “industrial coatings” is synonymous with the term “industrial maintenance paints.”

Monday, April 9, 2018
True or false: There are several possible causes of non-osmotic blistering of coatings.

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Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
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Sandblast additive delivered to jobsite pre-blended to eliminate hazardous abrasive wastes. Why mix, meter or apply at the job-site? Blast with ease and
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Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC
A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.

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Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
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HoldTight Solutions Inc.
Full Surface Protection for Up to One Year
HT 365 is a preservation, single component, anti-corrosive coating, a water displacing agent, a lubricant, and a penetrating fluid. It creates an imperceptible thin-film coating that offers excellent salt contaminant and humidity protection. Contact your HoldTight® representative or visit for more information.

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