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Steel sheets inspection

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Steel sheets 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 steel sheets export/import operations is issued and received.

CISS GROUP provides steel sheets 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.

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The distinctiveness of steel sheets inspection is because further to normal inspection of the plates for lack of damages, correct measurements the inspector must carefully check the stacking, separation by dunnage and fastening of bundles of steel sheets on pallets - or directly to vessel structure - loading, since any movement of the cargo during transportation is very dangerous.

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

The main stages of steel sheets inspection:

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Incoming/outgoing steel sheets inspection.

It is carried out during the procurement, delivery of fittings 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; check the labeling of the cargo and the consignment compliance with the specification; inspect the surface of steel sheets for defects such as cracks, delamination, bubbles, rolled scale, rolled contamination, rust condition (usually according to American Rust Scale which is prevailing in the steel trade); monitors the the weighing process of the incoming or unloaded cargo and takes samples.

Acceptance of cleanliness containers / holds of vessels before loading steel sheets.

This is a visual inspection of containers and empty holds for their cleanliness and suitability for steel sheets 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 steel sheets.

During loading, the inspector controls the loading of steel sheets, confirms the gross / net weight during re-weighing; in the case of loading steel sheets 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 steel sheets quality.

We check the quality of steel sheets exclusively in accredited laboratories in accordance with the requirements of agreed per contract international standards.

Tensile tests, impact bending, impact bending after mechanical aging, determination of the type of fracture are carried out in laboratory conditions.

The tensile test determines the yield point, the conventional yield point, maximum strength, deformation at maximum force, stress, and fracture strain.

Bending tests allow you to determine the properties of the material in bending, analyze the bending edge. Visual analysis of the behavior of the welds during testing is essential.

The surface quality of the test specimen is checked visually. Delamination is determined by inspecting the sheet edges and by cutting. If necessary, the condition of the metal at the edges is checked by removing the shavings. Splitting chips is a sign that the metal is not solid.

The chemical composition of steel sheets is established by the determination of the mass fraction of chemical elements.

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 steel sheets inspection, CISS GROUP provides a detailed photo report of all stages of control and inspection.


Based on the results of the steel sheets 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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