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According to ASTM terminology, what is the name given to the problem caused by the greater shear of a brush used around the perimeter of a wall or ceiling compared to the lower shear of a roller used on the rest of the wall or ceiling?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


According to ASTM, what application method produces edge-tracking?

Thursday, May 25, 2017


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

Thursday, May 25, 2017


True or false: MEK is specified for use in the ASTM solvent rub test for organic zinc-rich coatings.

Monday, May 1, 2017


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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


What is the name for the temperature range within which an amorphous polymer changes from a flexible to a brittle state?

Monday, March 13, 2017


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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


What is the acronym for an instrument used to conduct the ASTM 4541 test, Standard Test Method for Pull-Off Strength of Coatings Using Portable Adhesion Testers?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


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

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


True or false: ASTM D4417 describes three methods for measuring surface profile of blast-cleaned steel using either a digital profile gage or a surface profile comparator or a portable stylus instrument.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


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

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


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.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


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

Friday, August 19, 2016


How is a mandrel used in testing of coatings?

Monday, October 26, 2015


True or false: A pull stub is part of a destructive test apparatus used to measure the dry film thickness of coatings.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


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?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


What organization developed a standard practice for building enclosure commissioning?

Friday, September 20, 2013


What ASTM technical committee has a subcommittee that deals with air barriers?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


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.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


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

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


What is revealed by ASTM’s “Anhydrous Calcium Chloride (ASTM F1869-11)-Floors?”

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


What organization is collaborating with ASTM on development of a building enclosure commissioning process?

Friday, November 16, 2012


ASTM has a “plastic sheet method.” What is its purpose?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


According to ASTM D 6083, what should be the minimum dry film thickness for elastomeric acrylic, cool roof coatings?

Thursday, August 16, 2012


True or false: ASTM has test methods for measuring the air barrier performance all of the following: materials, assemblies, and whole buildings.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


True or false: The ASTM test method for pull-off adhesion of coatings is the same for both metal and concrete.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


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.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


What is the scope of ASTM Committee D33?

Friday, May 11, 2012


True or false: Cyclic corrosion testing of protective coatings in the laboratory is now considered a better indicator of field performance than the traditional salt fog test, ASTM B 117.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


True or false: ASTM recommends the same test method for both concrete and steel substrates to determine the adhesion of a coating using pull-off test devices.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


The ASTM pencil hardness test can be used to determine what about a coating?

Friday, February 24, 2012


What ASTM Committee deals with nuclear coatings?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


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

Thursday, September 8, 2011


True or false: ASTM has separate test methods for steel and concrete substrates in determining the pull off adhesion of coatings.

Friday, July 22, 2011


True or false: ASTM has a test method for evaluating the adhesion of a coating by cutting and probing it with a penknife.

Monday, May 23, 2011


True or false: There is an ASTM test method for comparing relative performance of concrete repair mortars in their resistance to cracking.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


True or false: ASTM has a test method to determine the relative performance of repair mortars in their resistance to cracking.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


ASTM C 840 describes what type of finishing?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


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.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


   
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