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Ferroalloys inspection

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Ferroalloys 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 ferroalloys export/import operations is issued and received.

CISS GROUP provides ferroalloys inspection services to large metallurgical holdings, processing plants, ferroalloys 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 ferroalloys inspection usually consist the qualified check of packaging, labeling, storage and transportation of ferroalloys for compliance with regulatory documents.

It is also mandatory to carry out a visual check of the quality of the cargo for possible surface oxidation, the presence of coating of molds and slag welding.

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

The main stages of ferroalloys inspection:

Incoming/outgoing ferroalloys inspection.

It is carried out during the procurement, delivery of the goods to warehouses or to the port, or during removal from the warehouses of metallurgical enterprises.

The CISS GROUP inspector will visually assess the condition of the premises for the suitability for cargo storage; will check the presence of labels with markings, the compliance of the cargo with the information indicated on the marking label, control the weight of the incoming / unloaded cargo, carry out sampling and express analysis of the chemical composition of ferroalloys.

Acceptance of cleanliness containers / holds of vessels before loading ferroalloys.

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

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

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

Selection, preparation, chemical analysis of samples are carried out in accordance with the current standards for determining the quality of ferroalloys.

The quality of ferroalloys is determined in laboratory conditions by determining the content and vibration limits of the leading element in them, the concentration of impurities (nitrogen, carbon, phosphorus, sulfur, etc.), as well as density, surface condition, melting point, oxygen, hydrogen and non-metallic inclusions.

The main quality indicators include the chemical composition of ferroalloys and, first of all, the content of the main component.

In addition, the presence of impurities of non-ferrous metals (Cu, Pb, Zn, Sn, Sb, As, Bi, Cd) and its particle size distribution are determined in ferroalloys.

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


Based on the results of the ferroalloys 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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