Petrol fuel inspection
Petrol fuel 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 petrol fuel export/import operations is issued and received.
CISS GROUP provides petrol fuel inspection services to large oil companies and international trading companies in intermediate storage facilities, factories or ports around the world.
The distinctiveness of petrol fuel inspection is due to its classification as dangerous goods; therefore, when working with it, all safety requirements should be observed. By itself, gasoline is a liquid with a sharp characteristic odor and transparent color. Each type of gasoline has its own class. For example, A-72, A-76, A-80, AI-91, AI-92, AI-93, AI-95 or AI-98. In addition to octane grading, gasoline can be different in the amount of various additives and impurities. It is important that gasoline samples are stored in the dark, if testing is to include properties such as color, octane, tetraethyl lead and inhibitor content, sedimentation characteristics, stability tests or neutralization numbers. The characteristics of gasoline also deteriorate during its long-term storage, when the level of tar in the fuel can increases. The brand of gasoline, its grade and basic physical and chemical properties are indicated by the tank farm in the passport. Not only fuel consumption depends on these indicators, but also the reliability of the engine.
Accredited inspectors and laboratory technicians from CISS GROUP carry out petrol fuel inspection at any point of the supply chain.
The main stages of petrol fuel inspection:
Incoming/outgoing petrol fuel inspection.
It is carried out during the delivery of petrol fuel to storage tanks, ship / barge tanks, tank trucks, railway tank cars, elevators or port tanks or during export from factories' warehouses. The CISS GROUP inspector will visually assess the condition of the premises for their suitability for cargo storage; will check the cargo itself so that it is clean, transparent, not mixed with other cargo and free of foreign odors.
Acceptance of cleanliness containers / holds of vessels before loading petrol fuel.
This is a visual inspection of containers and empty holds for their cleanliness and suitability for petrol fuel 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 petrol fuel.
During loading, the inspector controls the loading of petrol fuel, confirms the gross / net weight during re-weighing; in the case of loading petrol fuel 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 petrol fuel quality.
CISS Group check the quality of petrol fuel exclusively in accredited laboratories in accordance with the requirements of agreed per contract international standards. Usually for determination of petrol fuel quality the following standard parameters are used: knock resistance, density at 15 ° С or density at 20 ° С (depending on there country standard), concentration of actual resins according to Budarov method tested on a copper plate, appearance, color, volume fraction of aromatic hydrocarbons, volume fraction of benzene, mass oxygen content, volume fraction of oxygen-containing compounds, saturated vapor pressure, fractional composition, lead concentration, acidity and acid number, sulfur content by combustion in a lamp, pH value, determination of the presence of water-soluble acids and alkalis, determination of iodine numbers and the content of unsaturated hydrocarbons, determination of mercaptan and hydrogen sulfide sulfur by potentiometric titration, determination of the content of aromatic hydrocarbons, determination of kinematic viscosity, flash point in a closed crucible, ash content.
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 petrol fuel inspection, CISS GROUP provides a detailed photo report of all stages of control and inspection.
Based on the results of the petrol fuel 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