Daily Quiz (442)


True or False: The new SSPC Paint 47 Standard was developed to raise the bar for color retention in projects.


True or False: The SSPC-SP 3, Power Tool Cleaning, standard requires removal of all tightly adhering rust, mill scale and paint.


True or false: The ISO 16961:2015 standard covers both new construction and maintenance works of tank internal coating and lining as well as the repair of defective and deteriorated systems.


True or false: SSPC-CS23.00, “Specification for the Application of Thermal Spray Coatings (Metallizing) of Aluminum, Zinc, and Their Alloys and Composites for the Corrosion Protection of Steel,” is the industry’s primary source of information regarding metalized coatings and their surface preparation and application requirements.


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


What SSPC Guide covers field methods for determining levels of moisture in concrete and masonry walls and ceilings?


In what year did JPCL publish its first Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors?


How many articles did JPCL publish in partnership with SSPC since its launch in 1984?


True or false: JPCL will still be a member benefit of the newly SSPC-NACE combined association, The Association for Materials Protection and Performance.


These two organizations recently combined to form The Association for Materials Protection and Performance:


SSPC’s Level 1 Concrete Coating Application Specialist course requires what percentage to pass?


According to SSPC, the following standards were revised in December 2019, except:


True or false: SSPC and NACE International will officially combine on Jan. 1, 2021.


This SSPC Standard was recently revised in September 2019


According to a JPCL article, when rail cars are taken out of service to be lined, must be inspected for corrosion, followed by abrasive blasting to what SSPC/NACE standard?


True or false: SSPC Guide 15 references “Soluble Salt Testing Frequency and Locations on New Steel Surfaces.”


True or false: SSPC-SP 5 (NACE No. 1) is used for Commercial Blast Cleaning.


True or false: The four SSPC/NACE joint waterjetting standards range from SSPC-SP WJ-1/NACE WJ-1 to SSPC-SP WJ-4/NACE WJ-4, with WJ-1 representing the lowest level of waterjetting and WJ-4 representing the most thorough level of waterjetting.


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings published its “Fact Sheet: Use of Hazardous Materials including Flammables in Confined Spaces” at the request of the Chemical Safety Board after what deadly fire?


True or false: SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings offers a jointly issued standard on thermal spraying with the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials and the National Steel Bridge Alliance.


According to SSPC’s Protective Coatings Glossary, the typical range for the peak-to-valley height of surface profile created on steel by Power-Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal or Abrasive-blast Cleaning is?


How many SSPC-NACE joint surface preparation standards are there for waterjetting?


True or false: The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General recently issued a No Objection Letter for the combination of SSPC and NACE International.


How many languages does SSPC offer translated materials?


What two associations recently announced the renewal of their alliance?


As part of the 2020 SSPC Structure Awards, City of Celina Elevated Water Tank was reported to receive the organization’s Industry Spirit Award. Who was the project’s coating material supplier?


What organization recently published, “Recommended Practices for Remote Virtual Inspections,” a guideline that it says governmental jurisdictions should consider for effective and consistent remote virtual inspections.


True or false: According to SSPC, a cohesive failure of a coating is described as, “breaking within itself.”


What SSPC Guide covers field methods for determining levels of moisture in concrete and masonry walls and ceilings?


What metals are covered by SSPC-SP16?


On what subject does SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings offer a standard issued jointly with the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials and National Steel Bridge Alliance?


True or false: All of SSPC’s visual reference guides and photos contain photos of steel after cleaning.


True or false: SSPC-AB 3 is meant to be used as a standard for both newly manufactured abrasive media and recycled media.


True or false: Statistical data from a recent study suggest that greater precision of DFT measurements can be obtained using the scanning method over the traditional SSPC-PA 2 method.


True or false: The recoat interval of a two-component coating is influenced by the ambient temperature.


Choose the failure term defined by an authority as the “formation of blisters of solvent vapor in wet coating surfaces that break but do not level because of too great a viscosity."


True or false: Commercial Grade Power Tool Cleaning allows some staining on the surface; Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal does not allow stains.


How many courses does SSPC offer to train applicators to apply high and 100% solids coatings?


True or false: Fugitive emissions, according to SSPC, are overspray particles from paint spraying operations.


True or false: 25 micrometers is the minimum surface profile required to meet SSPC’s specification, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal.


Which of the following SSPC blast cleaning standards is equivalent to the ISO 8501-1 standard, Sa2, Thorough Blast Cleaning?


True or false: SSPC certifies only industrial and commercial painting contractors and shops.


What organization publishes a guide specifically for measuring moisture content in concrete and masonry walls?


True or false: On two heavily corroded, 350-foot transmission towers cleaned to SSPC-SP 2 and SP 3, a coating system consisting of one full coat of 100-percent-volume-solids epoxy penetrating sealer, followed by one full coat of silicone alkyd enamel has been used, according to a recently published case history.


True or false: In the NACE-SSPC merger voting, if you are a member of both SSPC and NACE, you will receive two ballots and are asked to vote in both.


True or false: Failure analysis is not included in the SSPC definition of coating work.


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


True or false: Chief among byproduct abrasives used for blast cleaning are agricultural products.


True or False: Testing standards for measuring dry film thickness of coatings (SSPC, IMO, ISO, and AS) are remarkably similar in their requirements for sampling and the number of measurements that have to be taken.


What organization publishes the “Standard for Shop Application of Complex Protective Coating Systems”?


True or false: SSPC recently developed an architectural painting specification manual.


True or false: Sa2, Thorough Blast Cleaning, is the ISO blast standard that most closely resembles SSPC-SP 6, Commercial blast.


SSPC has a Qualification Procedure on installation of tank linings in the field.


True or false: In North America, SSPC is not the sole publisher of hand- and power-tool cleaning standards.


True or false: In the mid-1990s, SSPC held the first industrial painters competition.


True or false: According to an SSPC news release, the merger of SSPC and NACE, if consummated, will result in an organization that can lobby Congress and government agencies.


How many joint SSPC/NACE standards are there?


True or false: In SSPC’s standard for visual evaluation of pinholes in coatings over concrete, a magnifying glass is required for the assessment.


Which of the following associations does not fit with the other three?


Who has been chairman of ASTM Committee D1, Chair of the SSPC Surface Preparation Committee and president of SSPC?


Which of the following is not a naturally occurring abrasive?


True or false: SSPC and ASTM have not worked cooperatively on dry coating thickness standards.


In addition to SSPC, what other organization has standards for measuring surface profile of blast-cleaned steel?


What are the levels of cleanliness of SSPC’s new abrasive blast cleaning standards for concrete substrates?


True or false: SSPC-SP 5, "White Metal Blast Cleaning," allows 5% of the blast-cleaned surface to have stains of old paint, rust or mill scale.


What was the acronym for SSPC’s early research program on environmentally friendly coatings?


What is the correct order of SSPC’s power tool cleaning standards in terms of rigor, going from least to most rigorous?


SSPC atmospheric exposure zone 3E, “Chemical atmospheric exposure, severe,” includes all but which of the following components?


True or false: SSPC was recently awarded a five-year GSA contract for training programs.


True or false: The projected date of voting by the memberships on the merger of SSPC and NACE is April 1, 2021.


True or false: SSPC’s wet abrasive blast cleaning standards describe three levels of flash rust following wet blast cleaning.


What organization is advising SSPC and NACE during merger talks?


True or false: In addition to the current effort, SSPC and NACE last had extended discussions about a merger in 1985-86.


True or false: SSPC has a recently developed guide to selecting concrete floor coatings.


True or false: SSPC’s Fundamentals of Protective Coatings e-course is available in Mandarin Chinese.


True or false: CCAS stands for Corrosion Control Application Specialist, an SSPC training program.


True or false: A special visual standard and guide has been developed to support SSPC-SP 17, Thorough Abrasive Blast Cleaning of Non-Ferrous Metals.


True or false: SSPC has one PCCP/QP standard that is jointly issued with NACE.


In its degree of cleaning, SSPC-SP 14 sits between what other two SSPC blast cleaning standards?


True or false: SSPC-SP 11, which requires a one-mil profile, is titled “Commercial Grade Power Tool Cleaning.”


True or false: The joint SSPC/NACE concrete surface preparation standard has not been revised since its issuance in 2003.


SSPC and AISC jointly publish a standard on what subject?


True or false: The SSPC/NACE joint standard on surface preparation of concrete does not apply to masonry walls.


True or false: Not all the SSPC surface preparation standards are issued jointly with NACE.


True or false: SSPC has a performance standard for coating systems used on offshore structures.


True or false: SSPC has certified professional blasters, painters and inspectors.


True or false: SSPC’s CCI certification of concrete coating inspectors applies to protective but not architectural coatings.


True or false: John D. Keane was the first executive director of SSPC.


What organization originally produced what is now called SSPC-VIS 1, “Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Dry Abrasive Blast Cleaning"?


True or false: NACE and SSPC publish a joint standard on qualifying and certifying architectural coating applicators.


True or false: The qualifications of commercial painting contractors can be certified by SSPC.


SSPC’s Contractor Certification program was modeled in part on the certification program of what other organization?


Which of the following persons has been Director of Research at SSPC?


True or false: The joint SSPC/NACE standard on surface preparation of concrete lists numerous surface preparation methods together with the surface profile range achievable with each method.


True or false: SSPC and NACE issue joint standards on abrasive blast cleaning, water and wet blast cleaning, cleaning of concrete and power tool cleaning.


True or false: SSPC has a procedure to test the performance of immersion linings.


True or false: SSPC, ISO and Australian dry film thickness testing standards are remarkably similar to one another.


True or false: A White Metal Blast (SSPC-SP 5) allows no rust, no mill scale, no old paint and 5 percent stains to remain on a steel surface after cleaning.


True or false: SSPC has a procedure to test the performance of immersion linings.


True or false: One of SSPC’s standards for hand-tool cleaning of steel before painting requires a surface profile.


True or false: A large public school system wanting to paint its buildings could specify SSPC-QP 8 in order to acquire an SSPC-certified contractor for the work.


True or false: SSPC has approved five new chapters in Latin America since 2017.


True or false: SSPC Technical Proceedings papers from SSPC conferences, 2010 through 2019, are available at sspc.org.


True or false: One course being offered at SSPC 2019 Coatings+ is Project Management for the Industrial Painting Contractor.


True or false: A main session of the technical program at SSPC 2019 is “Coating Types.”


True or false: SSPC has a qualification and certification program for independent specification writers.


True or false: SSPC has a holiday detection standard.


True or false: The SSPC standard for hand-tool cleaning of steel before painting does not requires a surface profile.


SSPC-SP 10, Near White Metal Blast Cleaning, allows stains of rust, stains of mill scale, or stains from previous coatings to remain on what percent of a blast-cleaned surface?


True or false: SSPC publishes a standard procedure for describing the size and density of the blisters so that comparisons of severity can be made.


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


True or false: SSPC has a committee on salt contamination measurement.


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


Which of the following types of qualification procedures is not offered by SSPC?


How many power tool cleaning standards do SPPC and NACE publish jointly?


True or false: SSPC publishes a standard procedure for describing the size and density of the blisters so that comparisons of severity can be made.


True or false: SSPC’s written surface preparation standards describing degrees of cleaning of steel take precedence over the photographs of cleaned steel shown in SSPC-VIS 1.


True or false: SSPC has a test method for determining the size of abrasives.


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.


True or false: Only abrasive blast-cleaning standards from SSPC require a surface profile on steel.


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


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.


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


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.


Which of the following is not the subject of an SSPC Qualification Procedure for application contractors?


True or false: SSPC has a chapter in France.


True or false: SSPC power tool cleaning standards are issued jointly with NACE International.


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?


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


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


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


True or false: NACE and SSPC were started in the same year.


True or false: A large school system that wanted to utilize certified painting contractors would invoke SSPC-QP 1 in its specifications.


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


True or false: SSPC has a guide for determining the moisture content of concrete and masonry walls and ceilings.


An SSPC protective coating specialist should be familiar with what topic area?


What award winner at the recent SSPC conference in New Orleans on Jan. 15 said, “SSPC is my competitive advantage?"


True or false: SSPC has a Qualification Procedure on installation of tank linings in the field.


True or false: The SSPC CAS Interim Written Exam is now available in Spanish and Greek.


True or false: In judging the conformance of abrasive blast cleaning of steel with SSPC standards, such as SSPC-SP 10, the photos in SSPC-VIS 1 depicting levels of cleanliness take precedence over the written descriptions of required levels of cleanliness.


In the revised SSPC standard on applying thin film coatings to concrete, how are thin films defined?


What organizations participated with SSPC in a joint task force that addressed corrosion control planning?


The first SSPC Conference and Exhibition was held in what city?


How do you list these SSPC blast cleaning standards in order of the degree of rigor, from most to least rigorous?


True or false: The minimum surface profile required to meet SSPC’s specification, "Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal," is 1.5 mils.


SSPC recently created a specification for application of thermal spray coatings together with AASHTO and what other organization?


True or false: SSPC-AB 3 is meant to be used as a standard for both newly manufactured abrasive media and recycled media.


What demographic category constitutes nearly half of SSPC’s individual members?


True or false: SSPC has a procedure to certify that contractors can successfully install floor coatings.


True or false: SSPC has a guide for determining moisture content of EIFS and stucco, among other substrate types.


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


True or false: Both SSPC and ICRI offer training in moisture testing of concrete slabs.


True or false: SSPC has a committee for developing a classification scheme and standard for texture of floor coatings.


True or false: SSPC’s new Industrial Coating Safety Management Training course is an advanced level course.


True or false: SSPC has a Paint Application standard for applying intumescent coatings to steel.


Which of the following answers organizes four SSPC abrasive blasting standards from least to most rigorous?


True or false: SSPC publishes four standards for waterjetting and four standards for wet abrasive blasting.


In how many countries, not including the U.S., does SSPC have chapters?


SSPC has one PCCP/QP standard that is jointly issued with what other organization?


True or false: SSPC does not have a standard for hand-tool cleaning of steel that requires a surface profile.


SSPC issued a new performance specification last month for what paint type?


How do SSPC wet abrasive blasting standards determine the degree of flash rusting after wet abrasive blasting?


True or false: Non-woven abrasive pads are a form of coated abrasive.


Which of the following is not the subject of an SSPC Qualification Procedure (QP)?


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


In its degree of cleaning, SSPC-SP 14 sits between what other two SSPC blast cleaning standards?


True or false: SSPC has a surface preparation standard for flame cleaning of new steel.


True or false: Gunnar Ackx from SCICON Worldwide will complete his term as SSPC president at the end of 2017.


In what SSPC standard can you find requirements for frequency and location of instrument readings and evaluation criteria to ensure that the surface profile over the entire prepared surface complies with project requirements are included?


True or false: Among SSPC power tool cleaning standards, only SSPC-SP 11, Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal, requires a surface profile.


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.


True or false: SSPC publishes its disciplinary actions against PCCP-certified contractors.


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


In what geographic regions has SSPC recently set up Advisory Councils?


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


True or false: In SSPC’s rust grade scale, a rust grade of 10 indicates that greater than 50 percent of the steel surface is rusted.


True or false: SSPC photos in Vis 1 showing degrees of cleaning of steel take precedence over the descriptions of required cleanliness in SSPC's written surface preparation standards.


True or false: SSPC has a performance standard for coatings on steel in waste treatment facilities.


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


True or false: During the whole time John Keane was executive director of SSPC, Tenny Hull was executive director of NACE.


True or false: SSPC has a quantitative method for measuring the surface profile of concrete.


True or false: In addition to issuance of joint standards on air abrasive blast cleaning, SSPC and NACE issue other kinds of joint surface preparations standards.


What is the subject of the latest joint publication of a standard by SSPC and NACE?


True or false: While there are certified industrial painting contractors, there are no certified commercial painting contractors.


Which organization is creating a standard to determine how far water repellents penetrate into concrete and masonry substrates?


True or false: SSPC has more licensees outside the U.S. that offer SSPC training than inside the U.S.


SSPC is seeking nominations for a Board position in the category, “other product suppliers.” How is this supplier category defined?


A new guide from SSPC published at the end of 2016 deals with what topic?


SSPC has what in common with FROSIO?


The composition of the SSPC Board of Governors includes all but which one of the categories below?


What do John Keane, Joe Bigos, and Bernie Appleman have in common?


SSPC publishes visual standards for what cleaning method?


True or false: SSPC recently signed a partnership agreement with a publisher who will create the primary media communication channel for SSPC in the Asia-Pacific region.


True or false: On all SSPC technical committees, no stakeholder category, such as coating suppliers, can have more than 33 percent representation.


MPCAC and PLURAL have what in common?


True or false: A pretreatment primer is also sometimes called a wash primer.


Recommendations in SSPC-Guide 12 on lighting of industrial coating projects, formerly derived from the now defunct ANSI/IES, Practice for Industrial Lighting, have been replaced with recommendations from what state’s specification on bridge construction?


The so-called “Swedish Standards” preceded what notable SSPC publication?


True or false: SSPC has a performance standard for coatings on concrete in waste treatment facilities.


True or false: The photographic guides developed by SSPC to aid in the assessment of surface cleanliness were designed to be used with a hand-held magnifying glass when examining blast-cleaned steel and comparing it with the VIS-1 photos?


What is the order of SSPC power-tool cleaning standards, from most to least rigorous?


True or false: Hand-tool and power-tool surface preparation standards in the U.S. are jointly issued by SSPC and NACE.


True or false: The conformance of blast-cleaned steel with surface preparation specifications, such as SSPC-SP 10, is assessed visually without the aid of instrumentation.


What organization publishes a joint standard with SSPC on shop application of coatings?


True or false: An entire session of the SSPC 2017 Conference in Tampa is devoted to surface profile.


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.


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


True or false: SSPC has a performance standard for polymeric materials used to protect the interiors of concrete potable water storage tanks.


True or false: Aliphatic hydrocarbons are among the exposure types listed in SSPC Environmental Exposure Zone 3E, “Chemical Atmospheric Exposure, Severe.”


True or false: NACE and SSPC are the only organizations that certify coating inspectors.


True or false: No more than 30 percent of SSPC technical committee members may represent a single stakeholder interest category (e.g, contractors, coating manufacturers, consultants, equipment manufacturers).


True or false: Germany has a painting contractor certification program modeled after the one overseen by SSPC in the U.S.


What organization jointly publishes a QP (Qualification Procedure) standard with SSPC?


True or false: All of the SSPC mechanical surface preparation standards require solvent cleaning to SSPC-SP 1 prior to performing any additional cleaning required by the project specification.


True or false: SSPC is developing a quantitative coatings texture guide as an aid in specifying flooring systems that will improve traction on floors expected to be wet or covered with contaminants.


True or false: SSPC has a program to certify residential painting contractors.


True or false: SSPC certifies contractors that apply polymeric coatings and surfacings to concrete and other cementitious substrates.


True or false: SSPC-SP 10 is the most rigorous degree of cleaning steel by abrasive blasting.


True or false: According to SSPC-SP 16, “Brush-Off Blast Cleaning of Coated and Uncoated Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steels, and Non-Ferrous Metals,” blast cleaning of architectural aluminum should be conducted at pressures lower than the pressure normally used to clean carbon steel (90 to 100 psi).


True or false: A White Metal Blast, SSPC-SP 5, allows stains to remain on 5 percent of the surface after blast cleaning.


True or false: The painting of the interior surfaces of bolt holes in bolted connections of structural steel is required in SSPC guide specifications.


What association in the U.S. now deals with the science and technology of formulating and making paint?


How many inspector programs and certificates does SSPC offer?


What is the content of the non-mandatory appendix of SSPC-SP 1, Solvent Cleaning, added during the 2015 revision of the standard?


True or false: Written descriptions of end conditions of steel after blast cleaning take precedence over visual photos in judging conformance with SSPC blast cleaning standards.


How many coating inspection companies are certified to SSPC-QP 5, Certification for Coating and Lining Inspection Companies?


SSPC recently entered into an agreement with what organization to provide global applicator training?


True or false: SSPC-VIS 1, Visual Standards for Blast Cleaned Steel, was initially produced by the Institute of Corrosion in the U.K.


True or false: SSPC and NACE recently worked cooperatively to revise their standards on measuring dry film thickness of coatings.


SSPC’s new wet abrasive blast cleaning standards describe how many levels of flash rust following wet blast cleaning?


True or false: SSPC has a standard for brush-off blast cleaning of steel and a second one for concrete.


True or false: SSPC has an active chapter in Russia.


What is the topic of the five new standards SSPC just released?


SSPC technical committees are organized under Interest Categories, including coating materials; surface preparation; application, inspection, and quality control; and coatings for cementitious substrates. Which Interest Category is missing from this list?


True or false: In the five joint SSPC/NACE Wet Abrasive Blast-Cleaning Standards completed in 2015, the definitions of cleanliness for the steel surface immediately following wet abrasive blast-cleaning are identical to the definitions in the five dry abrasive blast-cleaning standards.


True or false: SSPC has surface preparation standards for concrete that are equivalent to its abrasive blasting surface preparation standards for steel–SSPC-SP 5, SP 6, SP 7, and SP 10.


SSPC technical committees must achieve a balance of interests among suppliers, end users and what other constituency?


True or false: To be eligible for an SSPC college scholarship, an applicant must be an SSPC member or the son or daughter of an SSPC member.


True or false: SSPC recently issued a performance-based acrylic coating standard for commercial masonry and concrete structures.


Five joint SSPC/NACE cleaning standards were created in 2015 on what subject?


True or false: SSPC’s Board of Directors has no provision for international representation on the Board.


The precursor of SSPC-VIS 1 was produced by what standards-writing body?


True or false: SSPC surface preparation standard SSPC-SP 10 requires an end condition of blast-cleaned steel that is approximately twice as clean as the end condition of SSPC-SP 5.


True or false: If a school system wanted to require an SSPC-certified contractor to paint a building, it would specify certification according to SSPC-OP 8.


True or false: ISO Sa2.5, describing very thorough abrasive blast cleaning, gives a less comprehensive written description of the end condition of the steel after blasting than does SSPC-SP 10/NACE No. 2, Near white metal, which requires a similar end condition.


What two organizations worked cooperatively in the last few years to revise their standards on measuring dry film thickness of coatings?


True or false: SSPC has published a performance-based standard for elastomeric paints on masonry and concrete.


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.


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


True or false: SSPC’s power-tool surface preparation standards are issued jointly with NACE International.


True or false: The scraping, abrading and brushing methods are typically used to retrieve soluble salts from a steel substrate.


What SSPC certification program deals with a broad range of topics with which the experienced coatings consultant, inspector, manager, specifier and project manager should be familiar?


True or false: SSPC’s CCI certification of concrete coating inspectors applies to architectural coatings as well as protective coatings.


What organization requested that SSPC issue guidance addressing hazards in confined spaces as a result of the Xcel Energy Penstock fire in Georgetown, CO?


For what type of surface preparation of steel does SSPC publish reference photographs?


Which SSPC Board member has a PhD in corrosion engineering?


True or false: SSPC has a committee to qualify contractors to install polished concrete floors.


In its 65-year history, SSPC has had how many executive directors prior to the recent hiring of Bill Worms?


SSPC and what other organization offer a certification for shop application of coatings to structural steel?


SSPC-SP 5/NACE No. 1 is most closely aligned with what ISO surface preparation standard?


What organization recently published a technology update on fluoropolymer coatings?


True or false: SSPC has a technical committee on fluoropolymer coatings.


True or false: SSPC Guide 15 describes methods to analyze soluble salt content on steel and concrete.


True or false: SSPC’s environmental exposure zones are listed and described in Volume 1, Good Painting Practice, of the Steel Structures Painting Manual.


True or false: According to the SSPC Protective Coating Glossary, a mist coat and a fog coat are synonymous.


True or false: ISO Sa2.5, describing very thorough abrasive blast cleaning, gives a less 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.


True or false: According to SSPC, wet blasting and water jetting are synonyms.


True or false: SSPC-Guide 15 on field methods for extracting and analyzing soluble salts on a surface before painting is applicable to concrete as well as to steel substrates.


True or false: SSPC-SP 16 is often specified as part of the surface preparation of new galvanized steel before overcoating.


In the list of actions below, which one precedes all the others in development of a maintenance painting program?


True or false: In North America, SSPC is the sole publisher of hand- and power-tool cleaning standards.


True or false: SSPC recently issued a standard on measuring slip resistance of flooring materials.


True or false: SSPC’s recently issued technology update on fluoropolymer finish coats deals with architectural as well as industrial applications.


SP 3 is a shorthand version of SSPC-SP 3, Power Tool Cleaning, but it can also refer to what research program important to the coatings industry?


This month SSPC’s Commercial Coatings Committee produced a guide on what subject?


True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, ISO’s Sa 2 “thorough” blast cleaning standard is equivalent to SSPC-SP 14, NACE No. 8 Industrial Blast Cleaning.


True or false: SSPC published a new technology update this month on polysiloxane coatings.


True or false: SSPC has a guide to maintenance painting of concrete structures.


True or false: While there are some quantitative requirements for levels of cleanliness in SSPC/NACE abrasive blasting standards (less than 5% stains allowed in Near-White blast cleaning), qualitative rather than quantitative assessments must be made to determine compliance with these requirements.


True or false: SSPC Guide 15 details how to test for the presence of chlorides on concrete substrates.


SSPC-SP 10 allows staining to remain on how much of each unit area of the steel surface being cleaned?


True or false: Four SSPC abrasive blasting standards, organized from most to least rigorous, are SP 10, SP 7, SP 6, and SP 5.


What is the subject of the paint application guide recently amended and reissued by SSPC, together with AASHTO and the National Steel Bridge Alliance?


True or false: In addition to SSPC-PA 17, there are two ASTM standards on measuring surface profile of blast-cleaned steel.


Which of the following is not currently the subject of standards development by the SSPC Commercial Coatings Committee?


True or false: SSPC has a blast cleaning standard for non-ferrous metals such as architectural aluminum.


What is the subject of SSPC-Vis 7?


True or false: SSPC has a program to train and certify inspectors of coatings on concrete.


What organization published a revised standard in 2012 on measuring dry film coating thickness that focuses on frequency of measurements and acceptablility of acquired results?


Which of the following is not the subject of an SSPC Qualification Procedure (QP)?


True or false: SSPC has a qualification procedure (QP) to assure the qualifications of installers of liquid-applied air barriers.


SSPC’s specification for the application of thermal spray coatings is issued jointly with what other organization(s)?


True or false: SSPC-SP 10 is typically specified as the level of surface preparation for the application of an inorganic zinc-rich coating.


What is a main difference between SSPC’s Commercial Grade Power Tool Cleaning and Power Tool Cleaning to Bare Metal?


True or false: SSPC’s technology update on overcoating says that failure by delamination is a minor risk.


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


True or false: A coating system description in a specification may include surface preparation and quality control requirements.


True or false: SSPC is developing performance standards for architectural coating materials.


True or false: SSPC/NACE surface preparation specifications for masonry surfaces explicitly define acceptance criteria.


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


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


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


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


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.


SSPC and AISC jointly publish a standard on what subject?


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.


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?


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


Which of the following organizations trains and certifies coating inspectors?


Amine blush is common with what type of coatings?


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


What SSPC standard covers cleaning of stainless steel?


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


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


True or False: Like their counterparts for steel, there are four SSPC surface preparation standards describing the end condition of concrete after cleaning.


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


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


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


SSPC/NACE standards for waterjet cleaning describe how many levels of cleanliness?


True or False: Wire bristle tools were recently classified as impact power tools in SSPC power tool cleaning standards.


True or False: SSPC has a standard on using plural-component spray equipment.


Which of the following ISO 8501-1 standards is equivalent to SSPC-SP 6, Commercial blast?


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.


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


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


What description fits Initial Condition D of steel before blasting?


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).


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


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).


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


Who will serve as SSPC President in 2015-16?


If a university dormitory were being painted and an SSPC-certified contractor was required, what QP standard would be invoked?


What organization, in addition to SSPC, offers a certification for shop painting or bridge and highway steel?


True or false: A large school system that wanted to utilize certified painting contractors would invoke SSPC-QP 1 in its specifications.


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


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.


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


What is the subject of SSPC standard AB 4?


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


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


Which of the following answers organizes SSPC abrasive blasting standards from least to most rigorous?


What is the alpha-numeric designation of the recently published SSPC standard describing recommended best practice in applying plural component polyureas and polyurethanes?


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?


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


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.


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


What is the alphanumeric designation of the SSPC Paint Application Standard for measuring the thickness of dry coatings on concrete?


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


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


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.


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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.


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


The current president of SSPC works for what company?


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


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


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?


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?


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?


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


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


True or False: The Australasian Corrosion Association is licensed to teach SSPC’s C7 Abrasive Blasting course.


Which of the following answers organizes SSPC abrasive blasting standards from most to least rigorous?


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?


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


Which organization was a charter member of SSPC in 1950?


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


What group makes up the largest share of SSPC members?


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


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


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


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?


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


SSPC is developing a revised version of its standard on measuring dry film thickness. What is the alphanumeric name of this standard?


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


True or false: SSPC has never revoked the certification of a contractor in its Painting Contractor Certification Program.


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.


With SSPC abrasive blasting standards, if a Near White Blast Cleaning (SSPC-SP 10) is required, the following additional standard is invoked:


The ISO surface preparation standard Sa 3 most closely resembles what SSPC/NACE surface preparation standard?


SSPC recently announced the launch of a new "interest group" that will focus on development of standards and guides for which of the following?


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


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


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


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


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.


SSPC's photographic guides for visual assessment of surface cleanliness after blast cleaning are designed to be used in what way?


SSPC has how many surface preparation standards for various degrees of power tool cleaning?


How many individuals has SSPC certified as protective coatings specialists?


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


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


If a hospital system wanted to require an SSPC-certified contractor for a job, it would specify certification according to what standard?


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?


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


True or False: In judging whether surface preparation of steel meets specified requirements, SSPC visual standards take precedence over the written standards.


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


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.


Who was the first Executive Director of SSPC?


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


The SSPC's Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP) was substantially influenced in its development by the already established certification program of what association?


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?


What are SSPC environmental zones?


True or false: NACE was founded before SSPC.


 
 
   

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