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Iron ore pellets inspection

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Iron ore pellets 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 iron ore pellets export/import operations is issued and received.

CISS GROUP provides iron ore pellets 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 iron ore pellets inspection is mainly carried out during loading and unloading operations with this cargo. In particular, the inspector controls that the pellets are dropped from a height of no more than 1.5 m. This ensures their minimum destruction during loading or unloading.

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

The main stages of iron ore pellets inspection:

Incoming/outgoing iron ore pellets inspection.

It is carried out during the procurement, delivery of iron ore pellets to warehouses or to the port, or during removal from the warehouses.

The CISS GROUP inspector will visually assess the condition of the premises for the suitability for cargo storage; check the presence of labels with markings, compliance of the cargo with the information indicated on the marking label; will check the weight of the incoming / unloaded cargo, take samples.

Acceptance of cleanliness containers / holds of vessels before loading iron ore pellets.

This is a visual inspection of containers and empty holds for their cleanliness and suitability for iron ore pellets 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 iron ore pellets.

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

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

In laboratory conditions, the pellets are tested for strength, the degree of which is directly assessed by the strength in crushing tests and the yield of fines (0.5-0.6 mm) after the abrasion test in a drum.

Chemical analyzes are studies for the content of iron, sulfur, phosphorus.

The basicity index is also determined, which shows the ratio of the masses of basic oxides to acidic oxides, the content of harmful impurities and fines.

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 iron ore pellets inspection, CISS GROUP provides a detailed photo report of all stages of control and inspection.


Based on the results of the iron ore pellets 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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