Daily Quiz (195)


Thanks to a new cool coating initiative in Los Angeles, ___ square feet of roads and other pavement have been painted with a solar-reflective coating.


A research team from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Xiamen University recently announced the results of its study of a natural-based coating, which reportedly exhibited effective ________ and lower toxicity.


A team of researchers from Texas A&M University recently presented a new type of coating that could limit the __________ of wood used in construction.


In a recent JPCL article, what was the minimum Shore D hardness measurement level that a newly applied intumescent coating system failed to reach, resulting in premature blistering?


Researchers in China reportedly developed a superhydrophobic coating to prevent corrosion inspired by what insect?


In a recent JPCL article, how many epoxy passive fire protective coatings were subject to a newly developed testing protocol designed to assess performance in the event of a hydrocarbon fire?


BMW unveiled a car that can do what to reduce the amount of energy on the vehicle’s electrical system and lower the amount of fuel or energy consumption?


A new study found that which aquatic plant can be used for environmentally friendly, antifouling marine paints.


According to a recent JPCL article, what is the speed that modern coil lines can run when applying coil coatings to metal items?


In an attempt to combat biofouling on ships and vessels, 90% of coatings developers use what in their antifoulant solutions?


A concrete stain was recently applied to a walkway on the Beartracks Bridge in downtown Missoula, Montana, to mitigate surface temperatures. How much had the surface temperature reduced according to the coating’s preliminary trials?


Which specialty polymers company recently received an emergency exemption from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, submitted by the Georgia, Utah and Minnesota Departments of Agriculture, for the deployment of its BiaXam copolymer for specific applications?


Fire-resistant coatings are designed:


Diversified natural resources company, Teck Resources Limited (Vancouver, Canada) recently announced that it would be testing its antimicrobial copper coatings on what type of high-touch surfaces?


Recently, researchers from the University of Liverpool were awarded 615,000 pounds (roughly $809,235) in funding for the development of this type of coating:


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: NFPA 34 is the standard for the manufacture of organic coatings.


In a Summer 2020 PaintSquare Press article, Majestic Fast Ferry reported that this type of coating provided energy savings and allowed for improved speeds at sea.


True or false: NFPA 285 is a test that provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load bearing wall assemblies/panels?


What is the standard active substance approval time for newly formulated antifouling coatings?


True or false: The New York Times building has an intumescent coating on its structural steel exterior.


True or false: Sprayed fire-resistive materials are intumescent coatings.


True or false: A three-year study by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation found that copper-based antifouling coatings were the most effective at combating macro-fouling organisms like zebra and quagga mussels.


True or false: HUD publishes fire resistance ratings of archaic building materials.


True or false: Reflectance and heat resistance are not the two main properties of cool roof coatings.


Intumescent coatings must contain an acid source, a carbon source and what other component?


True or false: Both cementitious and fibrous spray-applied, fire-resistant materials can contain Portland cement binders.


Ion exchange pigments would most likely be found in what type of coating?


True or false: UL1709 is the test that provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies/panels.


True or false: Tests of fire resistive materials are conducted in real fire conditions.


True or false: Fire-resistive, thin-film intumescent coatings for interior use are typically waterborne.


What organization publishes the technical manual Standard Practice for the Testing and Inspection of Intumescent Fire-Resistive Materials?


True or false: The AEH coating technology recently described in JPCL deals with intumescent coatings for wood substrates.


True or false: Thin-film, intumescent coatings for building interiors often employ vinyl-acrylic or acrylic resins.


True or false: MPI has a product validation program for deck coatings.


True or false: Ammonium polyphosphate can be found in intumescent coatings.


True or false: Silicone foul-release coatings on ship’s hulls now require repair approximately every 10 years, according to a JPCL article writer.


True or false: Jet fire tests are not used to determine the heat-insulating capabilities of intumescent coatings in cellulosic fires.


True or false: Silver is sometimes used as a biocidal agent in coatings.


True or false: Testing of fire-resistive materials for a cellulosic fire requires a gradually increasing temperature until it reaches 2,000 F after an hour.


True or false: HUD publishes fire resistance ratings of archaic building materials.


True or false: Mixed metal oxide pigments produced at high temperatures are used for fire resistance in coatings.


True or false: The NFPA has a standard measuring the functional durability of spray-applied, fire-resistive coatings.


True or false: A three-year research study found that foul-release coatings were the most effective at combating macro-fouling organisms like zebra and quagga mussels.


True or false: Using silicone over epoxy does not work well in a metal roof coating system, according to a JPCL article.


True or false: Spray foam systems can act as effective air barrier systems either externally applied over structural elements or internally applied within cavity systems.


What organization has a council that deals with architectural coatings?


In discussing how to achieve success in coating concrete, a noted authority named “the culprit that’s echoed across the industry when it comes to coating failure.” What culprit did he name?


According to a PaintSquare writer, the floor coating material of choice for the food and beverage industry is which of the following?


True or false: When a manufacturer claims that a microbicidal coating kills 99.9% of certain infectious bacteria, the coating must be tested and registered by the EPA.


True or False: AAMA Subcommittee D01.42 deals with standards for architectural coatings.


What is the function of a fire-retardant paint, according to ASTM?


True or false: The slipperiness of a wood floor finish is influenced most by the generic type of the finish material and its film formation.


True or false: UL publishes the technical manual Standard Practice for the Testing and Inspection of Intumescent Fire-Resistive Materials.


What coating type has been described as the “the king of PFP” (passive fire protection) in hot and cold climates?


True or false: Silyl-terminated polyether technology is sometimes employed to create liquid-applied air barriers.


True or false: The SWRI has a performance standard for liquid-applied flashing materials used on the exterior wall openings of buildings.


What is the name of the organizations in many major cities around the country, with the aim of advancing the technology of constructing the building enclosure or envelope?


True or false: Ion exchange pigments provide antifouling properties to coatings.


True or false: Zinc phosphate is not an inhibitive pigment used in coatings for corrosion control.


True or false: ICRI has recently published a Concrete Coating Texture Standard.


True or false: According to a PaintSquare blogger in speaking about the Grenfell Tower fire, fire-resistive tests “serve as comparative, and not predictive, tools.”


True or false: UL publishes the technical manual, Standard Practice for the Testing and Inspection of Intumescent Fire-Resistive Materials.


What is one important difference between an air barrier and a vapor barrier in terms of resistance properties?


True or false: Non-toxic, foul-release coatings for ships hulls are often based on silicone elastomers.


True or false: UL (Underwriters Laboratories) publishes inspection manuals dealing with spray-applied, fire-resistive coating materials.


True or false: The 2019 World of Concrete includes a three-hour seminar on concrete polishing.


True or false: The U.S. and Russia have conducted joint research on cost-effective air barrier systems.


True or false: The structural steel exoskeleton of the New York Times Building is protected with an intumescent coating.


True or false: The Air Barrier Association of America has evaluated and listed the fluid-applied air barriers for walls from 52 companies.


For what main reason are penetrating sealers avoided by conservators on the masonry substrates of historic structures?


True or false: There is an intumescent coating for application over SPF insulation.


True or false: Silicone, liquid-applied air barriers—particularly those that are water-based—offer primerless adhesion to most construction substrates, says a Durability + Design article.


What is the name given to the zinc ammonium chloride solution that cleans and deposits a protective layer on steel before it is immersed in molten zinc to achieve galvanizing?


True or false: Forest Products Laboratories validates the results of performance tests published by manufacturers of deck coatings.


Sealers and thin-film floor coatings typically require a profile in what CSP range, according to a recent Durability + Design In Depth article?


What government agency mandated in May this year that solar panels be installed on most new homes?


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


What organization describes itself as “an international association of building envelope consultants”?


True or false: Preservationists always prefer penetrating sealers over coatings on masonry substrates in work to preserve historic structures.


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.


True or false: Zinc dust is an inhibitive pigment used in coatings for corrosion control.


True or false: Gold, silver, copper and aluminum are all applied as thin leaf for decorative purposes.


True or false: FRCMs is the acronym for gypsum-based or cementitious fire-resistant materials.


True or false: California has set a policy goal that all homes constructed in 2040 or after must be energy-neutral.


True or false: A drawdown bar is used to apply gold leaf to a metal substrate.


True or false: Shotcrete can be used to create an intumescent coating over steel in building interiors.


True or false: Ammonium polyphosphate is typically found in antifouling coatings.


True or false: Walnut shells are used in some non-slip, textured coatings.


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


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


What organization publishes a guide that addresses the structural performance of the most commonly used composite thermal barrier framing systems?


What organization recently announced the creation of an Exterior Facade Fire Evaluation Comparison Tool to determine risk in high-rise buildings with combustible facades?


True or false: According to ABAA, “A water resistive barrier is a thin membrane, typically 5 to 15 mils thick (.005 to 0.015 in. or 0.13 to .38 mm), which is intended to resist liquid water that has penetrated behind the exterior cladding” of a building.


True or false: A convertible coating after film formation and drying can be re-dissolved in the solvent from which it was originally deposited.


True or false: Architectural coatings are sometimes called “Trade Sales Coatings.”


What organization publishes fire resistance ratings of archaic building materials?


True or false: Building envelope forensic consultants state that transitions from openings in the substrate to the air barrier is the biggest identified point of failure in air barrier systems, according to a recent D+D article.


True or false: Penetrating sealers prevent moisture from entering and exiting concrete substrates.


True or false: According to a recent statement in D+D magazine, full-refinement concrete polishing is being challenged by methods that shortcut the process.


What organization offers the credential of Registered Building Envelope Consultant?


According to ASTM, what is the function of a fire-retardant coating?


The fire-resistance ratings of intumescent coatings are expressed in what terms?


True or false: There are now clear distinctions between “waterproof” and “water-resistant,” according to a recent D+D article.


True or false: A recent D+D article classifies silicones and polysiloxanes as permanent anti-graffiti coatings.


What organization publishes fire-resistance data on archaic building materials?


True or false: Ammonium polyphosphate is used as a blowing agent in intumescent coatings.


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


True or false: If a local building code requires compliance with ASHRAE 90.1, then a complete air barrier system must be part of the building enclosure.


True or false: Sprayed fire-resistive materials are intumescent coatings.


According to ASTM, what is the function of a fire-retardant coating?


True or false: Some intumescent coatings can require up to 100 days to apply.


True or false: The use of copper in antifouling coatings has been approved in Europe through 2026.


What topcoat technology is most noted for its high degree of thermal stability and heat-resistance?


Underwriters Laboratories (UL) tests and approves what two categories of intumescent coatings?


True or false: Walnut shells are sometimes used in non-slip, textured coatings.


According to the ASTM definition, what is the function of a fire-retardant?


True or false: Some intumescent coating types may require up to five coats and 25 days from initial application to completion of the finish coat at 50 degrees Fahrenheit.


Cementitious, fire-resistive coatings for unexposed structural steel in buildings often contain which of these materials?


True or false: Intumescent fire-resistive coatings are classified as active rather than passive fireproofing materials.


How does an intumescent coating function?


True or false: The technology used today for the majority of non-toxic, foul-release systems on ships is based on silicone elastomers, according to a JPCL article on the subject.


True or false: Cementitious fireproofing provides both fire resistance and good aesthetics.


In the Masterspec section on fluid-applied air barriers, which category of coating meets the most rigorous air-barrier performance requirements of the International Code Council?


What organization is presenting a paper describing a template for a biofouling management plan at an upcoming IMO committee meeting?


What is the name of the test that provides a method of determining the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load-bearing wall assemblies/panels?


What organization has a standard measuring the functional durability of spray-applied, fire-resistive coatings?


What is the acronym for gypsum-based or cementitious fire-resistant materials?


True or false: Fire-resistive, intumescent coatings sometimes have epoxy and sometimes acrylic resin systems.


True or false: Fire-resistive and fire-retardant paints perform the same function.


True or false: UL will not approve an intumescent, fire-resistive coating material if it is topcoated.


Cementitious, fire-resistive coatings for unexposed structural steel in buildings often contain which of these materials?


True or false: Foul-release antifouling coating types include those based on silicones, fluoropolymers, and glass-flake-filled vinyl ester resins.


What organization published a voluntary standard in 2015 on reactive coatings for fire protection of metallic substrates?


True or False: Passive fire protection materials are sometimes evaluated in a jet fire test.


True or false: Intumescent coatings are formulated for wood substrates as well as for steel.


True or false: Where insulation is required to maintain hot service in tanks and piping, thermal insulative coatings are now sometimes used in place of insulating wraps covered with metallic jackets.


True or false: Thick-film intumescent coatings are used only to resist the impact of cellulosic fires on structural steel.


True or false: Gold is an important biocide in coatings.


True or false: Acrylic binders are sometimes used in intumescent coatings for building interiors.


Which of the following has been banned as an ingredient in antifouling coatings on ocean-going vessels?


For high-heat applications (above 1,000 degrees F), you would select a coating from among which of the following generic types?


True or false: Antimicrobial agents used in coatings are similar in most ways to antibiotics.


True or false: Intumescent coatings are rated according to flame spread and smoke development.


True or false: Both fire-retardant and fire-resistant coatings are classified as passive fire protection materials.


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


True or false: Coatings specified to be used on the faying surfaces of slip-critical bolted connections on steel structures must be tested and classified for their slip-coefficient properties.


True or false: Passive fire protection materials are sometimes evaluated in a jet fire test.


What material is necessary to create an intumescent coating?


True or False: Jet fire tests are used to determine the heat-insulating capabilities of intumescent coatings in cellulosic fires.


What type of a coating contains an acid source, a carbon source, and a blowing agent?


What is the function of zinc pyrithione in paint?


The IMO ban on use of tributyltin in antifouling systems for ships was adopted in 2001. In what year did the ban go into force in the United States?


True or False: Both zinc and aluminum are used as thermal spray materials for corrosion protection of steel.


True or False: Fire resistance ratings of materials protected with intumescent coatings are expressed in the (degrees Fahrenheit) temperature that the coating can withstand before it fails.


In what organization is the Heat Island Group?


True or False? Coatings resistant to high heat (above 450° F) are typically based on organic resins.


What function does an intumescent coating perform?


True or false: UL will not approve an intumescent, fire-resistive coating material if it is topcoated.


What organization publishes the technical manual Standard Practice for the Testing and Inspection of Intumescent Fire-Resistive Materials?


What is the function of fireproofing materials such as intumescent or cementitious coatings on structural steel in buildings?


What organization recently published “Efficacy Evaluation of Antifouling Products?”


True or false: Some fire-resistant, intumescent coatings are used on wood substrates.


Which of the following materials is not used to make a biocidal additive for coatings?


True or false: A three-year study by Oak Ridge National Laboratory found that EIFS performed better in resisting moisture and acting as a thermal barrier than other wall assemblies, such as stucco, brick, concrete block, and cement board.


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?


True or false: Primers and topcoats used with intumescent, fire-resistant coatings, as well as the intumescent coatings themselves, require UL approval.


True or false: Fire-resistant, intumescent coatings for steel are applied in one to three coats.


Which of the following statements about intumescent, fire-resistive coatings is not true?


Cementitious, fire-resistive coatings for unexposed structural steel in buildings often contain which of these materials?


True or false: Intumescent, fire-resistive coatings cannot be applied with plural-component spray equipment.


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


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


Which resin type has the greatest heat resistance?


Among the chemistry types commonly used for reflective roof coatings, which has the most heat resistance, according to a recent D+D article?


The structural steel exoskeleton of the New York Times Building, completed in 2008, is coated with what specialty material, in addition to anticorrosive and UV-resistant layers?


True or false: Intumescent coatings for building interiors are available only in solvent-borne formulations.


True or false: For high heat exposure and resistance to chemicals, except fluorine, potassium silicate polymer concretes are a good choice.


Which of the following has been banned as an ingredient in antifouling coatings on ocean-going vessels?


Accordiing to UL's Fire Resistance Directory, how is a coating categorized when its purpose is to reduce flame spread?


True or false: To achieve good esthetics and fire resistance on exposed structural steel in building interiors, cementitious spray-applied fire resistant materials should be used.


True or false: Hydrated lime is used as an antimicrobial agent in some coatings.


Among fire-protective coatings, how are intumescents classified?


True or false: UL will not approve an intumescent, fire-resistive coating material if it is topcoated.


What organization publishes inspection manuals dealing with spray-applied, fire-resistive coating materials?


How are antimicrobial biocides used in paint?


Slip resistance of wood-floor finishes are influenced most by what characteristic?


True or false: Antimicrobial biocides are used for both in-can preservation of liquid paint and prevention of the growth of microorganisms on applied paint films.


True or false: Primers and topcoats used with intumescent, fire-resistant coatings, as well as the intumescent coatings themselves, require the approval of Underwriters Laboratories.


True or false: To assess the cure and recoatability of a multi-coat, thin-film intumescent coating, manufacturers sometimes specify use of a Durometer test.


True or false: The fire-resistance ratings of intumescent coatings are expressed in terms of hours, indicating how long the coating can adequately protect the substrate in a fire.


What is the main reason that thin-film intumescent fire-resistant coatings are preferred in clean-room environments rather than cementitious fireproofing?


Which of the coatings below would you recommend for high heat service to 1000° F?


True or false: Biocides are used for in-can preservation of solvent-borne coatings.


Which of the following is a recently developed technology for antibacterial coatings?


 
 
   

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