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Previous Quizzes

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.

Monday, September 10, 2018
True or false: NIOSH conducts research on health and safety and provides assistance to OSHA.

Friday, September 7, 2018
True or false: Zinc dust is an inhibitive pigment used in coatings for corrosion control.

Thursday, September 6, 2018
True or false: The Federal Highway Administration maintains a database describing the results of performance testing of bridge coatings.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
When abrasive is recycled without sufficient new abrasive being added to the operating mix, what happens to the surface profile of steel being cleaned?

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
A recent JPCL article described a novel and solvent-free, low-temperature-cure, epoxy-polysulfide coating for what service?

Friday, August 31, 2018
True or false: The recent cable failure on the James B. Edwards Bridge, in Charleston, South Carolina, was not caused by corrosion, according to the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

Thursday, August 30, 2018
True or false: Pitting corrosion is caused by the formation and collapse of bubbles.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
True or false: FRCMs is the acronym for gypsum-based or cementitious fire-resistant materials.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
What organization publishes the Guide for Concrete Slabs that Receive Moisture-Sensitive Flooring Materials?

Monday, August 27, 2018
True or false: One inspector’s guide says that ground egg shells are used as a blasting abrasive.

Friday, August 24, 2018
True or false: Olivine is classified as an agricultural blasting abrasive.

Thursday, August 23, 2018
True or false: OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard, adopted in 2016, reduces the permissible exposure limit for respirable crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air as an eight-hour time-weighted average.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
True or false: Fitz’s Atlas details corrosion rates around the world.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
True or false: Australia has a painting contractor certification program similar to the one overseen by the SSPC in the U.S.

Monday, August 20, 2018
Researchers in Australia recently published a paper on advances in robotic abrasive blast cleaning. What was the main subject of the paper?

Friday, August 17, 2018
True or false: Alkyl (solvent-borne) zinc silicates for cargo tank coatings cure initially by absorbing water from the surrounding atmosphere into the film.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
True or false: All the ASTM test methods for measuring moisture in concrete are non-destructive.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
What name is given to a paint component that will cause two immiscible liquids to mix?

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
What organization in the list shown offers a certification for shop painting of bridge and highway steel?

Monday, August 13, 2018
True or false: SSPC has a test method for determining the size of abrasives.

Friday, August 10, 2018
True or false: High levels of cross-link density in coatings is achieved by pigment loading.

Thursday, August 9, 2018
True or false: A drawdown bar is used to apply gold leaf to a metal substrate.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
True or false: UHP technology has been modified to create specialized firefighting equipment.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
OSHA has developed regulations on abrasive blasting in the marine and construction industries, and in one other. What is it?

Monday, August 6, 2018
In corrosion control materials, what does a “duplex system” normally refer to?

Friday, August 3, 2018
True or false: When two materials are capable of being blended satisfactorily, they are said to be immiscible.

Thursday, August 2, 2018
True or false: Opacity observations of air pollution emissions are sometimes reported using the Kasmirsky Scale.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Which one of the following agricultural materials is typically not used to create abrasives for blasting?

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
True or false: Filiform corrosion is characterized by a definite thread-like structure and directional growth under coatings on steel.

Monday, July 30, 2018
What is the term used for the measure of fineness of dispersed particles in a coating?

Friday, July 27, 2018
True or false: There is no quantitative test method for measuring the surface profile of concrete.

Thursday, July 26, 2018
What do aluminum, mica and stainless steel pigments have in common?

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
True or false: Ammonium polyphosphate is typically found in antifouling coatings.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
What is the typical reason for using citric rather than another acid to etch concrete?

Monday, July 23, 2018
True or false: According to OSHA regulations, Threshold Limit Values are required limits on exposure to airborne contaminants.

Friday, July 20, 2018
One type of isocyanate used to make polyurethanes is TDI. What is another?

Thursday, July 19, 2018
True or false: If a school system wanted to require an SSPC-certified contractor for a maintenance painting job, it would specify certification according to SSPC-QP 1.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
True or false: An EPA study in 2016 showed that 83 percent of underground storage tanks containing diesel fuel showed moderate to severe corrosion.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
One of the two main forms of titanium dioxide has what name?

Monday, July 16, 2018
What is the mechanism of corrosion protection afforded by zinc-rich primers, according to a JPCL article on the subject?

Friday, July 13, 2018
True or false: The AIA maintains coating standards for architectural aluminum extrusions and panels.

Thursday, July 12, 2018
What term describes the degree of drying of paint “when no loosening, detachment, wrinkling or other distortion of the film occurs when the thumb is borne downward while simultaneously turning the thumb through an angle of 90 degrees in the plane of the film ... and maximum pressure is exerted by the arm”?

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
True or false: NIOSH created the PM10 standard.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
True or false: In coating thickness measurements, it takes 50 microns to make 1 mil.

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Graco Inc.
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Novatek Corporation
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Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
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Absolute Equipment/Grand Rental Station
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NLB Corporation
NLB Sure Shroud: Greater Protection and Flexibility
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RCG America
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Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
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