Daily Quiz (46)


True or false: According to a JPCL article, a woven-fabric-reinforced epoxy has very good capability to bridge holes in water tank bottoms.


The International Maritime Organization developed the Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for Dedicated Seawater Ballast Tanks (PSPC) as an amendment to SOLAS.


True or false: Flake-filled epoxy novolacs have been used to protect metal in flue gas desulfurization units.


The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was just recognized as the 2015 Outstanding Structure Award from what industry association?


True or false: The “Cold Wall Effect” on tank linings refers to a temperature differential between the ambient air outside the tank and the temperature of the product stored inside.


True or false: Polypropylene powder is sometimes applied by flame spray to create a field joint coating system for transmission pipeline.


The earliest, large-scale application of what coating type was conducted on the Morgan-Whyalla pipeline in Australia?


What organization conducted a study on identifying a coating system for bridges that would last for 100 years with minimal maintenance?


True or false? Inorganic zinc pre-construction primers for shipbuilding normally have more zinc content than inorganic zinc primers applied after fabrication.


What is the alphanumeric designation for the ASTM committee on coating and lining work for the power industry?


In a “Rapid Deployment” bridge painting scheme, what kind of coating system is normally used?


True or false: Some state highway departments have banned the use of silica sand for abrasive blasting.


True or false: Comparative data on the performance of various proprietary bridge coatings systems are developed and maintained by the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association.


What organization is engaged in performance testing of bridge coatings for state highway departments?


Adopted in 2001 by the International Maritime Organization, the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships prohibits the use of tributyltin (TBT) antifouling coatings. When did the Convention go into effect in the United States?


EPA estimates that coal- and oil-fired power plants produce what percent of acid gas emissions in the United States?


The IMO’s Performance Standard for Protective Coatings for corrosion protection of cargo tanks in crude oil carriers requires that coatings applied to new tanks must have a useful life of how many years in good condition?


Now that the United States has taken official action to adopt the International Maritime Association’s treaty banning tributyltin antifoulings, what percentage of the world’s shipping tonnage is covered by the treaty?


What structure was let for cleaning and painting in 2003 where the winning bid was $167.7 million?


A three-year study by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation found which type of coating to be most effective at combating macro-fouling organisms like zebra and quagga mussels?


Among the various types of anti-foulings for ships, what are foul-release coatings?


At age 75, the Golden Gate Bridge still sports its original signature hue. What is the official name of that color?


True or False: Internal corrosion is often a problem for above-ground storage tanks used to contain potable water.


True or false: Tributyltin is the main biocide used in formulating antifouling coatings.


True or false: Requiring several thousand hours of successful performance in a salt fog test (ASTM B 117) is appropriate for specifying an immersion lining in a potable water tank.


What organization approves coatings for use in potable water tanks?


True or false: A combination of chemical stripping and (frozen) ice blasting has been used to remove lead-based paint from bridge steel.


True or False: Dehumidification equipment is sometimes used to “hold the blast” after surface preparation of the interior of a storage tank.


What is the most important factor to consider in ensuring the success of a coating on an offshore platform?


Which of these is not among the Navy’s new “Quick Win” recommendations to improve efficiency in ship painting?


What is the most appealing property of fluoropolymer coatings for bridge and tank applications?


A recent study by the American Bureau of Shipping showed that close to 90% of bulk carrier casualties occurred on ships of what age?


In a field test of 47 different maintenance coating systems on the Mathis Bridge (Route 37) in New Jersey, which generic type of coating system performed the best after 20 years?


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


What is a common term used to describe the survey of coatings and substrates in an industrial plant to create a maintenance painting plan and budget?


What is the most likely reason a state highway authority would metallize a bridge rather than use a conventional coating system?


True or false: Inorganic zinc pre-construction primers for shipbuilding normally have more zinc content than inorganic zinc primers applied after fabrication.


In JPCL’s Buying Guide, October 2011, what generic coating system was suggested most often than others for ballast tank linings in ships?


True or False: All nuclear plants must follow the same training protocols for in-house and contract painters.


True or false: Two- and three-coat epoxy systems are often recommended for ships' ballast tank linings.


RINA in the UK is the Royal Institute of Naval Architects. What is the Italian RINA?


Which of the following is not an exclusively marine exhibition?


Pittsburgh's Birmingham Bridge has appeared on two JPCL covers: May 2011 and an earlier issue, after 10 years of service. What was the year of the original cover?

Clue: The coating system has never been replaced.


What government agency is responsible for assuring that coatings in contact with food are safe?


What organization developed Performance Standards for Protective Coatings in ballast tanks on ships?


True or false: On lattice-type electric transmission towers, airless sprayers are often the main paint application tool.


 
 
   

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