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Paint testing Thursday

1. Define viscosity.

2. What is meant by high viscosity?

3. Approximately, what is the viscosity of water?

4. Name the cgs and SI units of dynamic viscosity.

5. Name three different flow cups.

6. When using a flow cup which unit of viscosity would be used?

7. In Ford Flow Cup No 4 what does 4 relate to?

8. Give the names of three different rotational viscometers.

9. Give a reason for performing a viscosity test on site.

10. Which viscometer would not be used on thixotropic paint?

11. Why is temperature very important when doing viscosity tests?

12. What is the main difference between the rotathinner and Krebs Stomer?

13. Describe how to use a Ford Flow Cup.

14. Give another name for a Fineness of grind gauge.

15. Is a low flash point safer than a high flash point?

16. How and for what is a Hegman grind gauge used?

17. Briefly describe how to do the volatile, non-volatile test to BS 3900 Pt B2.

18. Name the equipment used to determine the flash point of a solvent.

19. What colour should the flame be at the flash point?

20. What formula is used to calculate the density?

21. What formula is used to calculate specific gravity?

22. What is relative density?

23. What are the other names for a density cup?

24. What is a stoke, the unit for?

25. Which test is used to determine Abrasion Resistance?

26. Which equipment would be used to determine flexibility?

27. Which equipment would be used to measure Impact Resistance?


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28. For what reason would the Koenig Albert Apparatus be used.?

29. For which two reasons could a density cup be used on site?

30. Name four accelerated test boxes.

31. Why would a tropical box be used?

32. Would a paint be higher or lower density than water?

33. How would the density be affected if solvent was added to paint?

34. What is the capacity of a density cup?

35. What difference is there between SG and Density?

36. What information could be obtained from a water soak test?

37. What information could be obtained from a temperature cycling test?

38. What information could be obtained from a cold check test?

39. Name four drying and curing tests.

40. What stage of the BK test would be recorded as the drying time?

41. Name three methods of determining opacity.

42. What effects the opacity of a paint film?

43. Why would a Pfund cryptometer be used?

44. Give one reason why an inspector would use a PIG gauge?

45. Why are wet paint film thicknesses needed?

46. Name two methods of measuring WFTs

47. What is the reason for taking WFTs immediately after application?

48. Where could an inspector find information to determine if a 2 pack paint was mixed in the correct proportions, using a density cup?

49. Can a banana gauge be used on non-ferromagnetic substrate?

50. Could an eddy-current gauge be used on ferromagnetic substrates?

51. Can a horseshoe gauge be used on non-ferromagnetic substrates?

52. As part of which test would a bar applicator be used?

53. Which instruments would be used to measure reflectivity?

54. How does a gloss meter work?

55. Which factors in paint govern the degree of gloss?


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56. In a primer/mid coat what would be the expected degree of grind?

57. In a gloss paint what would be a typical degree of grind?

58. What percent reading would be expected when measuring gloss on a glass panel?

59. Using a gloss meter a reading of 25% would signify what?

60. If an aggregate size of 35 um was present in a paint of 30 um DFT what would be a likely result when using a gloss meter?

61. Name three common tests for determining adhesion of a paint film?

62. Which adhesion tests are quantitative?

63. Inter coat adhesion and primer to substrate adhesion are two adhesion faults name the third?

64. What chemical solution is used to conduct a Cathodic Disbondment test?

65. Which gas evolved at the cathode causes disbondment?

66. What criterion is used when assessing a Cathodic Disbondment test panel?

67. Name the two methods of applying Cathodic Protection.

68. What is used to determine the potential of a pipeline?

69. Would it be advisable to refill a pipe trench with carbonaceous backfill?

70. Does a Cathodic Protection System eliminate corrosion?

71. Can the external surface of a tank be protected?

72. Could a crude oil tank be fully protected internally?

73. What voltage would be used on a 250 um thick paint using a sponge type pinhole detector?

74. What voltage would be used on a 450 um thick coating with a sponge type pinhole detector?

75. When using a wet sponge, what other liquid is added to the water?

76. What function does the above additive perform?

77. Would it be advisable to do wet sponge detection on galvanising?

78. Why work upwards on a vertical surface with a wet sponge?

79. Does a sponge detector work on AC or DC current?

80. Other than the wet sponge, which other equipment could be used to determine the presence of pinholes/holidays?