Thursday, May 16, 2013
The acronym TSP stands for “Total Suspended Particulate,” as well as for what well-known material in coating work?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
What type of corrosion is characterized by a definite thread-like structure and directional growth under coatings on steel?
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
What organization recently issued recommended exposure limits to carbon nanotubes and nanofibers?
Monday, May 13, 2013
What U.S. organization has done preliminary research on developing a 100-year life coating?
Friday, May 10, 2013
True or False: In the lexicon of the EPA, HAPS stands for hazardous abrasive particles.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
What is the first step in measuring dry film thickness?
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
True or False: A two-component epoxy is a thermoplastic coating.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
What is the alphanumeric designation for the ASTM committee on coating and lining work for the power industry?
Monday, May 6, 2013
A blotter test determines what?
Friday, May 3, 2013
True or false: An ultrasonic dry film thickness gage can measure coating thickness on concrete, but not on wood substrates.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
True or false: According to an OSHA study of painting contractor violations conducted in 2006-2007, the OSHA Required Fall Protection Rule (1926.0501) was the one most often violated.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
What organization recently published “Efficacy Evaluation of Antifouling Products?”
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
When assessing the moisture content of wood with a suitable moisture meter, what level of moisture is generally considered the upper limit for successful painting?
Monday, April 29, 2013
According to JPCL author David Dorrow, what makes an abrasive “green?”
Friday, April 26, 2013
What is the relationship between the terms “curing agent” and “hardener?”
Thursday, April 25, 2013
What organization, in addition to SSPC, offers a certification for shop painting or bridge and highway steel?
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Plastic shims are used with what quality-control instruments in coating work?
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
True or false: A large school system that wanted to utilize certified painting contractors would invoke SSPC-QP 1 in its specifications.
Monday, April 22, 2013
True or false: Primers and topcoats used with intumescent, fire-resistant coatings, as well as the intumescent coatings themselves, do not require the approval of Underwriters Laboratories.
Friday, April 19, 2013
The Norwegian association FROSIO has what in common with NACE and SSPC?
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The standards-writing organization, ASTM International, had another name before 2001. What was it?
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
An oil-modified polyurethane is sometimes called by what name?
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
True or false: All the SSPC surface preparation standards are issued jointly with NACE.
Monday, April 15, 2013
What pressure range would you want to see on a needle gage inserted behind the nozzle of a blast hose?
Friday, April 12, 2013
True or false: The amount of chalking of a paint film can be affected by the choice of both pigment and binding medium.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Which of the following is most likely to be a disadvantage rather than an advantage of shop painting?
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
What is the subject of SSPC standard AB 4?
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
In what SSPC document do you find environmental exposure zones classified and described?
Monday, April 8, 2013
What is the term normally used to designate a stoppage of coating work for inspection before moving on to the next step?
Friday, April 5, 2013
True or false: Zinc phosphate pigments, when used in primers for steel substrates, provide sacrificial protection of the metal.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
What does PM-10 refer to?
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
What is the acronym, used frequently in VOC regulations, for architectural and protective coatings?
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
What is the name of the provision in OSHA standards that is used in inspections where there are no specific standards applicable to the particular hazard involved?
Monday, April 1, 2013
What organization tests and certifies coatings for use in contact with potable water?
Friday, March 29, 2013
How is a James Machine used?
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Coatings for faying surfaces require what special performance property?
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
True or false: According to OSHA, permissible exposure limits (PELs) and Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) are both required limits on exposure to airborne contaminants.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
In surface preparation work, what is a crawler?
Monday, March 25, 2013
Which of the following answers organizes SSPC abrasive blasting standards from least to most rigorous?
Friday, March 22, 2013
What is the alpha-numeric designation of the recently published SSPC standard describing recommended best practice in applying plural component polyureas and polyurethanes?
Thursday, March 21, 2013
What occurs with leafing of a coating?
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
True or false: A hygroscopic compound tends to repel water.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
An alkyd is a modified form of what other resin?
Monday, March 18, 2013
With what paint-related association has the Society of Gallows Birds been affiliated?
Friday, March 15, 2013
What characteristic of organic coatings is tested with a mandrel?
Thursday, March 14, 2013
What is abrasive friability?
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
How are pencils used in the testing of coatings?
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Determining the particle size distribution of blast abrasive is achieved by what method?
Monday, March 11, 2013
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?
Friday, March 8, 2013
What are Krebs units?