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Sulphur fertilizer inspection

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Sulphur fertilizer inspection is a process of quality control of goods at different stages of logistic chain, which minimizes major trade risks related to the likelihood of cargo delivered or received not according to agreed specification, not being supplied in agreed quantity or incomplete set of accompanying documents agreed between parties for sulphur fertilizer export/import operations is issued and received.

CISS GROUP provides sulphur fertilizer inspection services to large agribusinesses and international trading companies in intermediate storage warehouses, elevators, factories or ports around the world.

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The distinctiveness of sulphur fertilizer inspection is due to required compliance with the rules for storage, transportation and transshipment of fertilizers to ensure that they retain properties that directly affect the efficiency of use: friability, uniformity, etc. normal application, lose batteries. Sulfur fertilizers are fertilizers containing the chemical element sulfur (S) in the form of various chemical compounds. Bulk sulfur fertilizers are delivered to the warehouse in packaged form and in bulk. Packaged and unpackaged fertilizers are stored separately; fertilizers in bulk are placed according to types and forms in separate compartments or separated by portable shields. Each type of fertilizer is accompanied by a label with the specified type of fertilizer, the content of the active substance in it and the weight of the batch.

Accredited inspectors and laboratory technicians from CISS GROUP carry out sulphur fertilizer inspection at any point of the supply chain.

The main stages of sulphur fertilizer inspection:

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Incoming/outgoing sulphur fertilizer inspection.

It is carried out during delivery of sulphur fertilizer to silos or to a port, or at releasing it from factory/silo warehouses. The CISS GROUP inspector will visually assess the condition of the premises for the suitability for cargo storage; will check the cargo itself so that it is dry, not mixed with other cargo, not damp or wet, free from pests, foreign matter, weeds, mold or foreign odors. If sulphur fertilizer is delivered in bags, the inspector will inspect them for traces of soaking, and if agreed, will perform the selected bag opening for sampling purpose and further visual check of cargo quality.

Acceptance of cleanliness containers / holds of vessels before loading sulphur fertilizer.

This is a visual inspection of containers and empty holds for their cleanliness and suitability for sulphur fertilizer transportation. The inspector carefully examines their internal surfaces, checks the integrity and condition of locks, hinges and other fasteners on the container doors, rubber seals for container doors and hold covers.

Visual control of the loading process and sampling of sulphur fertilizer.

During loading, the inspector controls the loading of sulphur fertilizer, confirms the gross / net weight during re-weighing; in the case of loading sulphur fertilizer into the holds - the initial, intermediate and final check of the weight of the loaded cargo by the draft survey method, controls the fumigation process; conducts a visual assessment of the quality of the cargo, takes samples in accordance with sampling rules, forms composite samples. At the end of the loading, the inspector will seal the loaded containers or holds. He enters all the data into reports to which the client gets direct access. Note that the CISS GROUP loading inspection and sampling can be carried out around the clock on 24/7 basis.

Laboratory analyzes of sulphur fertilizer quality.

We check the quality of sulphur fertilizer exclusively in accredited laboratories in accordance with international standards and national methods (ISO, CEN, TFI (The Fertilizer Institute)) and others. The determined standard indicators of the quality of sulfur fertilizers include: appearance, mass fraction of nutrients, mass fraction of impurities, degree of polymerization, solution pH , particle size distribution, bulk density, strength of granules, crystallization temperature, friability.

Photo and video report.

The inspector records each stage of the inspection with photos and videos. All such data contain the date and time of recorded stage of inspection. At the end of the sulphur fertilizer inspection, CISS GROUP provides a detailed photo report of all stages of control and inspection.


Based on the results of the sulphur fertilizer inspection the final certificate or reports are issued. The client can check the authenticity of the documents using a unique QR code, which is the "key" to the CISS GROUP website, where pdf versions of certificates are stored. Our certificates are protected with a digital cryptographic signature, which also guarantees their reliability and security.

Digitally signed certificates are often required by banks to verify the integrity of trading process when financing trade operations in the form of a letter of credit.

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