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Previous Quizzes

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.

Monday, July 9, 2018
True or false: According to NIOSH, hearing loss is the most common work-related injury in the construction industry.

Friday, July 6, 2018
True or false: In SSPC’s organizational structure, APAC is an advisory council set up to lobby Congress.

Thursday, July 5, 2018
Barrier and sacrificial protection are two forms of corrosion control that can be formulated into a coating. What is a third?

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
True or false: SSPC-VIS 1, Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Dry Abrasive Blast Cleaning, was derived from the visual standards of the Institute of Corrosion in the UK.

Monday, July 2, 2018
True or false: Some types of fire-resistant intumescent coatings for steel have required as many as six coats to meet standards.

Friday, June 29, 2018
True or false: A uralkyd is a form of urethane.

Thursday, June 28, 2018
True or false: The peak-to-valley height of the surface profile on steel created by abrasive blasting or power tool cleaning typically ranges from 1 to 8 mils.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
What organization recently announced formation of the Corrosion Consortia to foster research on corrosion control?

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
True or false: The maximum level of carbon monoxide allowed by OSHA in breathing air for supplied-air respirators is 50 ppm.

Monday, June 25, 2018
True or false: High ratio calcium sulfonate alkyds have been recommended by some coating specialists as liquid-applied flashings.

Friday, June 22, 2018
What is another name for natural calcium silicate pigment?

Thursday, June 21, 2018
SSPC classifies non-metallic abrasive into three kinds, two of which are mineral and slag and other by-products. What is the third class?

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
True or false: In its recently revised SSPC-PA 7, Applying Thin Film Coatings to Concrete, “thin film” is defined as being 10 mils thick or less.

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.?

Today's Quiz

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Jotun Paints Inc.
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Novatek Corporation
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SAFE Systems, Inc.
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New resins from BASF will have metals loving water!
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Carboline Company
New product: Carbozinc® 608 HB
Introducing a new high build zinc-rich primer that can save you time and money by eliminating the epoxy intermediate coat!

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Preferred Applicator for Performance Coatings: Whitford, Dow Corning, Dupont, Sandstrom, Carboline, NIC, PPG, and more. Innovators behind Blackstone and Graphene coatings.

Premium products for your blasting needs
Ready to use steel grit abrasives developed specially for air blasting applications.

US Minerals
Blast with the best
The most effective blasting media on the market, Black Diamond hits harder and cleans faster.

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.


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