Rolled metal inspection
Rolled metal 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 rolled metal export/import operations is issued and received.
CISS GROUP provides rolled metal inspection services to large metallurgical holdings, processing plants, scrap steel purveyors and international metal trading companies during procurement, storage, as well as loading / unloading at intermediate warehouses or in ports around the world.
The distinctiveness of rolled metal inspection is that during loading, transportation and unloading of these products, measures must be taken to prevent possible destruction, deformation and distortion of the load. The inspector is obliged to make sure that the cargo is properly packed, namely, the reinforcing bars are tied in bundles, neatly and securely packed.
Accredited inspectors and laboratory technicians from CISS GROUP carry out rolled metal inspection at any point of the supply chain.
The main stages of rolled metal inspection:
Incoming/outgoing rolled metal inspection.
It is carried out during the procurement, delivery of product to warehouses or to the port, or during removal from the warehouses of metallurgical plants.
The CISS GROUP inspector will visually assess the condition of the premises for the suitability for cargo storage; will check the presence of marking and compliance of the cargo with the specified parameters (grade, type, diameter), control the weighing process of the incoming or unloaded cargo, take samples.
Acceptance of cleanliness containers / holds of vessels before loading rolled metal.
This is a visual inspection of containers and empty holds for their cleanliness and suitability for rolled metal 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 rolled metal.
During loading, the inspector controls the loading of rolled metal, confirms the gross / net weight during re-weighing; in the case of loading rolled metal 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 rolled metal quality.
We check the quality of rolled metal exclusively in accredited laboratories in accordance with the requirements of agreed per contract international standards.
In laboratory conditions, tests are carried out for tensile, bending, reverse bending and fatigue of tested samples.
During tensile testing, the indicators that determine the quality of the load are tensile strength and yield strength. The final deformation is measured by a contact or non-contact method.
A bend test is carried out to determine whether the tested element is capable of bending. During the test the test specimen is deflected at an angle of approximately 90 °.
During the reverse bending test, the tested element is straighten up to its initial condition. The results of such testing take into account cracks or other damages found on the sample during final visual inspection. Note that flexural and reverse bending tests are generally performed at room temperature.
Fatigue testing is a study of the structural damages of tested materials from which the reinforcement element is made, under conditions of cyclic loading (deformation). During testing, the product is exposed to mechanical, temperature and other factors. For example, pipeline fittings are tested applying pressure far exceeding the pressure of the aggressive medium transported through the pipeline.
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 rolled metal inspection, CISS GROUP provides a detailed photo report of all stages of control and inspection.
Based on the results of the rolled metal 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.Send request