Daily Quiz (451)


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?


True or false: Aggregate exposure on a concrete floor designated as “cream” by the Concrete Polishing Association (CPAA) is defined as “fine aggregate exposure with little or no medium aggregate exposure at random locations.”


What is the abbreviation for the emission standard set by EPA to cover exposure to hazardous air pollutants in steel fabrication and paint shops, among other facilities?


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 is developing a decorative concrete flatwork certification program?


What organization offers a Concrete Coating Inspector program?


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.


How many “National/International” green certifications for coatings are listed in a recent Durability + Design Magazine article?


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.


To meet the requirements of AAMA 2605, what generic coating type would you be most likely to specify?


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 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?


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


What organization is developing a standard tentatively titled “Laboratory Performance Requirements for Coatings for Concrete Masonry Units in Air Barrier Assemblies”?


True or false: The water vapor transmission of a coating is not a linear function of a coating’s film thickness.


What organization offers the training, “Exterior Envelope—Doing It Right”?


What organization produces rubber replica templates to judge the degree of surface profile on concrete?


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


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


True or false: Photographic standards are sometimes used to assess the degree of cracking of exterior coatings.


True or false: According to a recent JPCL article, the threshold values in ASTM standards for deeming concrete suitable to be coated are neither achievable nor realistic for below-grade structures.


True or false: The American Coatings Association issues the Green Mark Certification for environmentally friendly paints.


What organization has validated a Wall Coating Applicator Training Program?


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: ASTM D3359, “Standard Test Method for Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test,” measures the tensile adhesion of a coating.


How is profile measured in ASTM D4417?


What organization is developing the Guide for Detection of Moisture in Walls and Ceilings?


True or false: The Performance Standard for Protective Coatings (PSPC) was created by ISO.


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?


What organization produces standards for the surface preparation of concrete?


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.


What organization has a certification program for installing spray polyurethane foam on roofs?


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.


What association is focused on thick-film high performance elastomer technologies?


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.


What organization has an “Extreme Green” standard for architectural paints?


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).


What organization offers a standard that gives durability grades of low, medium, and high for paint systems in various environments and levels of surface preparation?


What organization has the Polymeric Floor Coatings Advisory Committee?


True or false: MPI publishes performance standards for coatings over aluminum extrusions and panels.


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 was the name of the American Coatings Association before its merger with the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology?


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.


What organization will present the 2016 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology?


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: Rubber replica templates from the American Concrete Institute can be used to judge the degree of surface profile on concrete.


What is the association focused on the global thick film high performance elastomer industry?


The organizers of the American Coatings Show are the American Coatings Association and what other organization?


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 organization is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Air Barrier Association of America to create an air barrier energy calculator?


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?


Synthetic dirt is used in accelerated laboratory testing of what type of coating material?


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.


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


True or false: The 2016 American Coatings Show will have two of its 16 conference sessions dedicated to architectural coatings technology.


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


What organization offers a certification for persons who test the moisture content of concrete slabs?


The Graffiti Resource Council is an affiliate of what larger organization?


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.


The presentation, “Adding Air Barrier and Thermal Improvements to Existing Facilities,” was given yesterday, March 14, 2016 at what event?


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


True or false: The AAMA has a performance specification for liquid-applied flashing materials.


True or false: SSPC’s Subcommittee on roof coatings is developing a guideline to assist specifiers in selecting suitable protective coatings for SPF roofing.


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


What organization developed the blast cleaning standards in Japan?


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?


About how many companies are exhibiting at the World of Concrete this week?


True or False: Finishing of gypsum wallboard is covered by ASTM and AAMA standards.


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: AAMA 2605 is a specification and test method used to evaluate coil coatings on aluminum for impact resistance, chemical and corrosion resistance, adhesion and weatherability.


True or false: ASTM publishes performance standards for coatings applied over aluminum extrusions.


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 organization issued a standard in 2012 for measuring the profile of concrete after surface preparation?


Which of the following organizations provides information about good practice in the selection and use of sealants in expansion joints?


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 has published a 5th edition of a manual on test sieving methods?


True or false: Respirator types suitable for use in Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) atmospheres do not include a combination full-facepiece pressure-demand supplied-air respirator (SAR) with auxiliary self-contained air supply.


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?


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


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?


What organization conducts a National Transportation Product Evaluation Program?


True or false: Five methods are available for determining the presence of moisture in concrete floor slabs, and all are addressed by ASTM standards.


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


True or false: The SWR Institute issues performance standards for coatings over aluminum extrusions and panels.


What organization tests and certifies coatings in contact with potable water?


True or false: The various dry film thickness testing standards used around the world are significantly different from one another.


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


What organization publishes an architectural painting specification manual?


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


What organization publishes a standard procedure for describing the size and density of the blisters so that comparisons of severity can be made?


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: NORSOK offers a standard that gives durability grades of low, medium, and high for paint systems in various environments and levels of surface preparation.


What do Knoop and Pfund have in common?


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.


The Commission Internationale d’Eclairage deals with what kinds of issues related to coatings?


True or false: There is currently no complete industry-wide performance standard for bridge deck waterproofing work in North America.


True or false: AAMA 2605 requires 7 years of successful performance by organic coatings on aluminum substrates exposed outdoors at a South Florida test site.


What ASTM committee focuses on coating work for the power industry?


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?


Who serves as executive director of two associations that deal with building enclosure technology?


True or false: SSPC has a standard describing test methods for measuring surface profile.


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.


What organization recently held its 24th annual painters’ competition?


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: Australia has a painting contractor certification program similar to SSPC’s PCCP in the U.S.


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


True or false: Persons designated as Program Administrators of a company’s respiratory protection program must be trained and certified by OSHA.


What is the name of the Norwegian standards on coating and surface preparation?


What organization created a standard definition of “coating work”?


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?


True or false: With the ISO blast cleaning standards, the visual standards are an integral part of the written standard; that is, the reference to the applicable pictures is part of the written description.


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


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


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


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 AAMA specification for coatings over aluminum extrusions and panels requires 10 years of successful exposure at a South Florida test site?


What organization offers education and certification of EIFS mechanics, inspectors, and industry professionals?


True or false: Australia has a Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP).


What organization publishes performance standards for coatings on aluminum panels and extrusions?


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


What agency created the PM-10 standard?


What organization offers a standard that gives durability grades of low, medium and high for paint systems in various environments and levels of surface preparation?


What organization certifies the qualifications of painting contractors that apply architectural paints and coatings?


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


True or false: Minergie certification of building quality was developed in Canada.


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


True or false: NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials, provides ventilation guidelines for containment structures used on bridges during painting operations.


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 is holding the event “Delivering Near Zero Energy Buildings Conference” on Friday this week (November 14)?


Among the choices below, which one presented a paper at D+D 2014 and was elected mayor of a northern California city on Tuesday (Nov. 4)?


True or false: The ASTM standard for moisture mitigation systems on concrete slabs for use under resilient flooring requires that the coating system have a permeance of 6 perms or less.


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.


True or false: The Norsok M 501 standard on protective coatings was created by the Norwegian petroleum industry.


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


What organization has a surface preparation standard for brush-off blast cleaning of non-ferrous metals?


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: In the document "GA-214, Recommended Levels of Gypsum Board Finish," GA stands for “Gypsum Appearance.”


A coatings society and a health care act share the same abbreviation. What is it?


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


Who awards certification for conforming with the requirements in the Green Guide for Health Care?


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: CEN produces European standards.


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: The American Iron and Steel Institute publishes the “Standard for Shop Application of Complex Protective Coating Systems.”


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.


Which of the following organizations does not certify the performance of coating materials?


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


What organization provides education and certification of concrete slab moisture testing technicians?


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


Where will you find the body of knowledge an applicator must master to become a certified industrial applicator?


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?


What organization is creating a training and certification program for commercial painters?


Amine blush is common with what type of coatings?


What organization certifies coatings as acceptable for contact with potable water?


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 organization is developing a qualification and certification program for architectural coating applicators?


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: There is an ISO performance standard for coating systems used on offshore structures.


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


What organization publishes performance standards for coatings on aluminum extrusions and panels?


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?


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.


SSPC-VIS 1, now called Guide and Reference Photographs for Steel Surfaces Prepared by Dry Abrasive Blast Cleaning, was originally produced by what other standards organization?


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


How many specifications does the American Architectural Manufacturers’ Association provide for finishing aluminum extrusions and panels with organic coatings?


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


Which of these abbreviations is least related to the roofing or roof coating industry?


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


What organization focuses on stenciling and other decorative painting techniques?


What organization created and sells rubber replica templates for determining the surface profile of concrete?


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


True or False: Finishing of gypsum wallboard is covered by ASTM and AAMA standards.


What organization developed a standard practice for building enclosure commissioning?


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?


Who was the first president of the American Institute of Architects?


Which of the following cleaning standards is SSPC in the process of revising?


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).


What organization recently issued a performance standard for coatings on concrete in waste treatment facilities?


Two dozen members of what roof coating industry association lobbied Congress in July to promote their interests?


What are GreenSure and Green Promise paints?


True or False? The ISO has developed and is implementing a performance standard for coatings on cargo oil tankers.


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


What organization offers the Green Globes rating system for green building?


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).


The Labor Management Cooperation Initiative combines the resources of the IUPAT (International Union of Painters and Allied Trades) and what other trade association?


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


What organization developed the Guide for Planning Coatings Inspection?


Who will serve as SSPC President in 2015-16?


True or False? Colin Powell was one of the keynote speakers at the AIA convention last week.


What organization is the U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)?


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


What organization recently acquired the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo from the U.S. Green Building Council?


The Decorative Concrete Council is a unit of what larger association?


What U.S. organization has done preliminary research on developing a 100-year life coating?


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


How many levels of drywall finish are described in GA 214-10?


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?


The standards-writing organization, ASTM International, had another name before 2001. What was it?


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 organization offers training and certification in architectural coatings at the levels of technologist, specialist, and inspector?


What is the subject of SSPC standard AB 4?


In the United States, there are 26 chapters of this organization, founded in 2004. What is its abbreviation?


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?


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?


What organization will hold the 2013 Symposium on Building Envelope Technology in Minneapolis, MN?


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?


What organization merged with the National Paint and Coatings (NPCA) in 2009?


With what paint-related association has the Society of Gallows Birds been affiliated?


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?


What is ICORR?


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


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


What university organizes the annual Waterborne Symposium, a coatings industry technical conference?


What organization does not produce standards for the surface preparation of concrete?


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.


What organization has teamed up with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in a large research study to quantify the performance and cost-effectiveness of air barriers?


What organization has a standard for the surface preparation of concrete?


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


What is the subject of the JSRA SPSS standard?


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


RCI, Inc. is a professional association dealing with what technology?


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


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


The Deutsches Institut für Normung produces what group of standards?


True or false: The ASTM standard test method for measuring pull-off adhesion of coatings on concrete is the same one used for measuring pull-off adhesion of coatings on steel.


What is the name of the association for high performance elastomeric technologies?


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 what country are NORSOK Standards created?


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?


What ASTM committee deals with performance of buildings as its main subject?


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?


Which organization has an “Extreme Green” standard, billed as “the toughest environmental paint standard in the world?”


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


What country has a painting contractor certification program similar to the one overseen by the SSPC in the U.S.?


What is the main subject of ISO 12944?


Where do you find the “body of knowledge” applicators must have in order to become certified industrial applicators?


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?


Who was Executive Director of NACE International from 1952-1987?


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?


What organization publishes the Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties?


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?


What coatings organization is celebrating its 125th anniversary this month?


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.


True or False: Federal agencies must comply with the same health and safety standards as private-sector employers.


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?


“Surface Preparation and Cleaning of Metals by Waterjetting Prior to Coating” is a newly revised standard by:


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?


What organization recently issued a standard for measuring the profile of concrete after surface preparation?


What organization has presented Concrete Coatings Conferences at the World of Concrete show?


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?


Construct 2012 in Phoenix is affiliated with the Annual Convention of what organization?


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.


Who is the organizer of the Mega Rust Conference, which focuses on naval corrosion issues?


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?


True or false: There are standard tests to determine performance of air barrier materials.


What is the scope of ASTM Committee D33?


What organization held its first meeting in January 2012 to create a new standard for tank linings in the oil and gas industry?


What is the trade association for the thick-film high performance elastomer industry?


Which organization was a charter member of SSPC in 1950?


What organization has a Wall Coating Validation Program “to provide specifiers and end-users of wall coating products an unbiased method to judge whether wall coating products will perform at the levels of the manufacturer’s published data sheet for that particular product?”


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?


What is the name of the organization that fosters better relations between the painters’ union and union contractors and works to increase market share of union contractors?


What organization trains and certifies air barrier contractors?


What organization below is affiliated with the American Coatings Show?


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


What organization has specifications for organic coatings on aluminum extrusions and panels?


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


What association has an Architectural Coatings Committee?


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.


What organization hosts the annual Concrete Décor Show?


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.


What organization has a “Wall Coating Validation Program?”


What country, in addition to the United States, has a Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP) for protective and marine coating contractors?


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.


What standard classifies the durability of anti-corrosion paint systems as low, medium, and high?


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


True or false: Both SSPC and NACE have standards that describe how to measure dry film thickness of coatings on concrete.


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:


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


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


ASTM International’s Committee D-1 is developing its first-ever standard for what?


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


Which of the following organizations is planning to develop a set of national standards for repairing, restoring and weatherization of older and historic windows?


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


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?


What magazine focuses on decorative concrete and hosts an annual show on the subject?


What organization presents an annual coatings for concrete conference in January each year?


In the protective coatings industry, the phrase “Swedish Standards” most often refers to what?


Who is the partner of the American Coatings Association in organizing the American Coatings Show, to be held in Indianapolis on May 8-10, 2012?


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.


Which of the AAMA performance standards for coatings on aluminum extrusions and panels is the most stringent?


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


Which of the following organizations is not a part of the federal government?


What organization has recently developed programs to combat "greenwashing" of products?


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


How many individuals has SSPC certified as protective coatings specialists?


What is the subject of SSPC Visual Standard photos in SSPC-VIS 6?


What organization maintains a product directory online that lists initial reflectance and emittance levels for hundreds of roof-coatings products?


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?


Who awards certification for conforming with the requirements in The Green Guide for Health Care?


What organization offers a standard that gives durability grades of low, medium, and high for paint systems in various environments and levels of surface preparation?


What organization produces standards for the surface preparation of concrete?


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


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


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


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?


The European Coatings Show, which alternates biannually with the American Coatings Show, has for many years been held in what city?


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


True or false: ASTM publishes descriptions of solvent rub tests for both inorganic and organic coatings, which are sometimes used to assess degree of cure.


True or false: Green Seal publishes standards on low-emitting paints.


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?


RCI, Inc. is a professional association that deals with what technology?


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.


SSPC-QP 1, Standard Procedure for Evaluating Painting Contractors (Field Application to Complex Industrial Structures) indentifies 4 areas of a contractor's quality system that have to be evaluated. Which item below is not included among the 4 areas?


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.


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


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?


According to ASTM D 6083, how thick should an acrylic reflective roof coating be?


True or false: NACE was founded before SSPC.


 
 
   

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