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Previous Quizzes

Monday, November 19, 2018
True or false: For a supplied-air respirator, OSHA requires Grade D air with an oxygen content of 19.5 to 23.5 percent.

Friday, November 16, 2018
True or false: In North America, there are three hand- and power-tool cleaning standards.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Borate, phosphate and molybdate pigments find common use in barrier coatings.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
In addition to having a standard on determining the degree of rusting, ASTM also has what other standard for conducting condition surveys?

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
What is one thing FROSIO has in common with NACE International?

Monday, November 12, 2018
Who said: “It is widely held that 60 to 85 percent of all premature coating failures can be attributed directly to inadequate surface preparation"?

Friday, November 9, 2018
True or false: ASTM has a quantitative test method for evaluating the adhesion of a coating by cutting and probing it with a utility knife.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
True or false: The ISO blast cleaning standard Sa3, Blast Cleaning to Visually Clean Steel, is equivalent to SSPC-SP 6, Commercial Blast.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Lignin-based paint primers have been studied by what laboratory, according to PaintSquare Daily News?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
True or false: OSHA cannot propose monetary penalties against another federal agency for failure to comply with its standards.

Monday, November 5, 2018
True or false: SSPC’s specification for the application of thermal spray coatings is issued jointly with NACE and the Zinc Institute.

Friday, November 2, 2018
True or false: It takes 25.4 mils to make 1 micron.

Thursday, November 1, 2018
True or false: Polyurethane is the common chemistry in all polysiloxane coating types.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
True or false: When you have an execessively deep surface profile and you re-blast clean the surface with a smaller abrasive, you can reduce the surface profile, but your peak count and peak density suffer considerably, compared to using the “correctly sized” abrasive from the start, according to research reported in PaintSquare Daily News.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
True or false: Synthetic dirt was developed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for accelerated testing of pavement markings.

Monday, October 29, 2018
What organization has two standards for measuring surface profile?

Friday, October 26, 2018
True or false: Threshold limit values on exposure to chemical substances are legally binding limits.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
True or false: In a state highway department test, reported in JPCL, a two-coat elastomeric acrylic system and a zinc-rich moisture cure urethane/polyaspartic system both outperformed a conventional organic zinc/epoxy/polyurethane system.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
True or false: Ion exchange pigments would most likely be used in high-heat coatings.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Which of the following is not a lead- and chromate-free inhibitive pigment?

Monday, October 22, 2018
True or false: Flash rusting and rust back are two names for the same phenomenon, according to an industry expert.

Friday, October 19, 2018
True or false: At very high temperatures (higher than 90 degrees Fahrenheit), the top of applied coatings may skin over or cure too quickly, trapping air or solvent bubbles.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
In paint application by conventional air spraying, what causes dry spray?

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
True or false: An anti-mosquito paint has been approved by the EPA.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
True or false: HAPS is an acronym for hazardous air particulates.

Monday, October 15, 2018
According to a surface preparation study reported in JPCL, abrasive size was not found to be a primary driver in the resultant surface profile depth and peak density of blasted steel surfaces.

Friday, October 12, 2018
True or false: SSPC has a committee on salt contamination measurement.

Thursday, October 11, 2018
True or false: OSHA recently announced the awarding of funds to the Finishing Trades Institute, Mid-Atlantic Region, for fall-protection training for 300 youth and apprentices in the finishing trades.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
True or false: ANSI/NSF 61 addresses the health effects of coatings for potable water tanks but not coatings performance issues.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
True or false: An alkyd is a modified form of a polyester resin.

Monday, October 8, 2018
True or false: In surface preparation work, the term “fines” is often used to denote blasting abrasive residue that has been broken down into a powder.

Thursday, October 4, 2018
True or false: The Brierly Method is the name for measuring soluble salt conductivity on steel before painting by applying a special patch to the substrate, injecting deionized water beneath it and then extracting the water to assess its conductivity.

Thursday, October 4, 2018
True or false: The rectangular metal tool used to deposit a specified thickness of wet coating on a test panel or other substrate is called a notch bar.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
True or false: A polyurea coating material showed excellent performance in a five-year inspection of a lining system on a potable water tank bottom that had suffered significant soil-side corrosion in Melbourne, Australia.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
True or false: The American Coatings Association was called the National Paint and Coatings Association before it acquired its current name.

Monday, October 1, 2018
True or false: NIOSH announced on Aug. 22 that it posted on its website FAQs and training videos offering guidance on OSHA’s new silica rule.

Friday, September 28, 2018
True or false: Lyndon Johnson signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, establishing OSHA.

Thursday, September 27, 2018
True or false: Cashew nut shells are used to create color pigments.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
True or false: HVLP spraying is used to apply thermoplastic powder.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
True or false: The more friable an abrasive, the greater the tendency for the abrasive to break down upon impact.

Monday, September 24, 2018
True or false: “Polymer transition temperature” is the term used to describe the temperature at which the non-crystalline portion of a polymer is transformed from a rubbery material to a brittle, glass-like material.

Friday, September 21, 2018
What organization now offers guidance on the amount and locations of soluble salt testing on new steel?

Thursday, September 20, 2018
True or false: The exoskeleton of the New York Times building was coated with a system that included an intumescent coating.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
True or false: The SSPC Visual Standard photos in SSPC-VIS 6 show steel cleaned by UHP water jetting.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
True or false: According to Clive Hare, the threat of mudcracking in thick, heavily pigmented coatings is more likely with platey than with spherical pigments.

Monday, September 17, 2018
True or false: NACE publishes a standard that gives durability grades of low, medium and high for paint systems in various environments and levels of surface preparation.

Friday, September 14, 2018
How many power tool cleaning standards do SPPC and NACE publish jointly?

Thursday, September 13, 2018
True or false: Red iron oxide pigments are stable at high temperatures (above 500°F).

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
A high-efficiency particulate air filter removes over 99 percent of particles larger than what size?

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
True or false: Studies have shown that foul-release coatings are the most effective types in combating macro-fouling organisms like zebra and quagga mussels.

Today's Quiz

HoldTight Solutions Inc.
Clean surfaces simply don’t rust, and no other product cleans like HoldTight®102.
HoldTight®102 is a wet blasting additive that decreases the water’s surface tension, allowing it to get into the profile of the surface and remove ALL contamination, including salts, acids, abrasives, light oils, and greases. HoldTight®102 leaves behind no film and evaporates with the water, providing a surface that is thoroughly clean and ready for coating, rust-free for up to 72 hours.

DeFelsko Corporation
PosiTector SST Soluble Salt Tester
Measures the concentration of soluble salts on metal surfaces. Use with all Bresle patch types including the reusable, adhesive-free PosiPatch.

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors
Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800

Fischer Technology Inc.
FISCHER Expands Corrosion Product Line
Rounding out Fischer’s extensive line of products for measuring protective coatings in the corrosion industry is the new ultrasonic wall thickness gauge UMP series.

KTA-Tator, Inc. - Corporate Office
KTA-Tator Training Course Opportunities
• IACET Authorized Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Provider
• Live Basic Coatings Inspection Courses
• Customized/Private Courses
• Online/self-paced curriculums
Contact: Tiffany Kelly at 412-788-1300 x217

RCG America
Recycled crushed glass factory direct. Pallet to truckloads. Experience quality. Demand savings. Serving PA, MD, DE, NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, MI, OH, IN, WV, KY.

Bullard Made in the USA

ABKaelin, LLC
Programs/Training/Monitoring for Silica, Lead, Noise, Beryllium, Hexavalent Chromium, Cadmium, Hazardous Waste*PM10 & TSP-Lead Ambient Air Monitoring*SSPC C3/C5

ARC / A.W. Chesterton Company
Corrosion Resistant Coating
ARC HT-S incorporates fine graded sizes of reinforcement which contributes to its excellent permeation resistance, resistance to cold-wall delamination, and resistance to thermal-mechanical shock


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