Coal & Other Mineral Inspection

 

COAL AND OTHER MINERAL INSPECTION

 

Starting from February 2006, we will be equipped with the complete and modern laboratory for serving coal analysis for quality determination.

The first one will be ready in Samarinda for serving the coal community at the region of East Kalimantan.

 

The second one will be ready to serve in the region of South Kalimantan.

Our coal laboratory offers care analysis and quality certification services for pre   shipment and / or stock pile for both domestic and international coal trading for mining companies as well as traders.

 

Those laboratories certainly do not serve only for these 2 regions but also for the rest of the Indonesian territory as long as the samples are received at the above laboratories in good time just to ensure the reliable result.

 

Accordingly, since we are sufficiently manned by many qualified marine and more experienced surveyors, coal quantity determination can also be conducted in line with the above quality determination, at stock pile, during loading and/or discharging, etc.

 

Besides coal laboratory, we have also mineral laboratory at Jakarta to serve and cover almost all kinds of minerals including iron ore nickel, iron sand, manganese, zircon, gold, silver, etc.

This laboratory is the largest available in Indonesia to cover the whole teritory plus some other neighboring countries such as Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Saudi Arabia, etc.

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General Commodity Inspection

 

GENERAL COMMODITIES INSPECTION 

Foreign Trade Standards

PSI conducted by a physical inspection of the goods before they are exported. This confirms the quantity and quality described in the sales contract. Some importing countries require the goods to be checked for compliance with national standards. There may also be a need to evaluate the prices and tariff codes.

Importers and exporters will then receive an Independent certification of the quantity, quality and price. This increases confidence in the transaction and prevents any potential disputes concerning the goods shipped. The review of invoices and shipping documents uncovers discrepancies and errors and this prevents costly delays.

Customs authorities in many countries recognize pre-shipment inspection reports and certificates. This allows for more rapid customs clearance, resulting in faster delivery and reduced costs. Pre-shipment inspection reports and certificates also facilitate payment to exporters when letters of credit are used.

Commercial Inspection

a tailor maid inspection can be developed based on client’s need to ensure the merchandise is to their requirement. This kind of Inspection comprise of:

  • Pre-Production Inspection – In addition to factory evaluating, our inspectors are on hand to inspect, by random sampling, the raw material and components to be used in production.
  • During Production Inspection – As soon as the first product comes off the production line, our inspectors are on hand to check for any defect or deviation in quality, and to suggest practical and effective ways in which these can be rectified in the production process.
  • Final Random Pre-shipment Inspection – The pre-shipment takes place when the merchandises are completed, packed of finished goods, based on a statistical random sampling and ready for shipment. Our inspectors pull a random sample technique for inspection. We check on quantity, workmanship, function, color, size specifications and packing details, all with a view in ensuring that contract specifications are met
  • Supervision of Loading – This service is offered at the manufacturer’s premise, warehouse or forwarder during containerization after our Final random Pre-shipment. We coordinate with manufacturer to advise proper cleanliness and working conditions of the container are met.
  • Production & Delivery Monitoring – We will report the update production schedule and delivery status of your merchandise. Details such as weekly report on progress of your merchandises, shipment delivery will be monitored continuously. 

KSA ICCP

 Products are required to meet essential requirements relating to safety, national security and the Islamic religion as indicated in Saudi standards.

Where no applicable Saudi standard exists, an acceptable international standard may have been sanctioned by SASO. Further information regarding applicable standards may be obtained from the SASO website www.iccp.com.

Cotton Inspection

as agent for Wakefield Inspection Services, the company is acting as Cotton Controller for the cottons imported to Indonesia. The controlling includes:

  • Seal Breaking, Divining and Tallying Survey
  • Weighing and Tarring
  • Sampling
  • Damage Survey
  • Foreign Matter Survey

Agri Inspection

 

D. AGRI INSPECTION

Pre-Shipment, Pre-Loading Surveys: to determine the condition of the goods and its packages, whether it is complying with the sales contract or normal practices of transportation, before they are shipped or loaded into the vessels or other transportation vehicles.

 

Agriculture product Sampling:  to take certain small amount of the goods which representing the goods for checking the quality or specification of the goods. It usually goes to Laboratory for analysis or retained and or to be used whenever necessary. Sampling can be done by hand, manually or mechanically, depending on the type of cargo and according to the International Standard Method applied.

 

Discharging Supervision:  weighing and sampling for sugar, grain, rice and other homogenized cargo.

 

Stock Monitoring Agreement ( Warehouse Monitoring ): to control the flow and determine the quantity , condition of the goods and its packages, whether it is mobilize in and out the ware house in accordance with the sales contract or normal practices of transportation.

 

Agri Cargo Condition, Damage, and Loss & Damage Survey: when cargo is found damaged, it is necessary to estimate the extent of damage and also to find out the cause of damage for a claim for compensation.

 

Laboratory service : we have the capabilities to perform an analysis on various number of agricultural and mineral product.

Hydrocarbon Inspection

 

 HYDROCARBON INSPECTION

In association with Intertek Caleb Brett, we carry out pre shipment inspections and loading/discharging supervision for the petroleum industry worldwide by:

v  Determining quantity, quality and condition of liquid cargoes such as:

  • Crude Oil,
  • Petroleum Products (Naphtha, Kerosene, Gasoline, Fuel Oil, Diesel Oil, etc.),
  • Liquefied Gases (LNG, LPG, Butane, etc.),
  • Chemical and Petrochemical,
  • Palm Oil.

v  Taking sample, analyzing and/or witnessing sample analysis at Petroleum Laboratory Terminals,

v  Ship-Tank and Shore-Tank Inspection

We are registered in PERTAMINA (National State Oil & Gas Company), MIGAS (Directorate General of Oil and Gas), and Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA).

Our major customers are PERTAMINA, KPS (Production Sharing Companies), Multinational Oil Companies, Oil Traders and Oil Refineries.

Marine & Cargo Inspection

 

MARINE & CARGO INSPECTION

Our specialists in the Maritime fields offer the capability to perform the following services:

B1. Cargo Survey

On & Off-Hire Surveys: to check the condition of the vessel when she is chartered from or redelivered back to the owners which usually including determining the quantity of the fuel oil and fresh water in the same time.

General Condition Surveys on hull structural members, engine department machineries & equipment, safety equipment, fire fighting appliances, fuel oil consumption, etc. for various interested parties.

P & I Entry Condition Survey of Vessels: To check the vessel’s condition when she is applying to be the member of a certain P & I organization.

Bunker Remaining on Board: It is usually done in the same time with On of Off-Hire Surveys, by determining the quantity of the Bunker remaining on board the vessel or many conducted separately.

Damage to Vessel: barge and other objects as well as other floating or maritime structure. This is to ascertain the extent of damage usually following accident, investigate also the cause, and, if necessary, estimate the repair costs. This service is also valid to conduct on-the-spot survey on damage to loading equipment, ship, cargo and/or human body caused by an accident during loading or unloading and to estimate the amount of loss.

Towing and Lashing Survey: to inspect and recommend the securing of cargo on board, barges or vessels and towing arrangement, including the sizes & strength of the equipments and ropes, so as to ensure the safety of towing navigation. Thus related to the seaworthiness.

Survey for Insurance and Adjuster Purposes: This is usually done for the ship or cargo which is damaged for the claim to the Insurance, when a ship is involved in such accidents such as fire stranding, collision and sinking, and the accident is dealt with a general average, we will conduct necessary survey and giving appropriate advice and recommendations for the mutual benefits of the parties concerned.

Tally and Condition (Loading / Discharging): to check accurately the quantity of the cargo by way of counting every sling or truck or whatever movement of the goods whether during loading, unloading, or transfer from one place to another. In the same time, condition of the cargo or bag or package is inspected, to ascertain whether there is any damage or quality discrepancy.

Cargo Condition, Damage, and Loss & Damage Survey: when cargo is found damaged, it is necessary to estimate the extent of damage and also to find out the cause of damage for a claim for compensation. In trade business, the usual procedure is when the damage is covered by Insurance, the report is submitted to the Insurance Company, and when the liability of damage lies with the shippers or the carriers, than the surveyor’s report is submitted to them for a claim for compensation.

Pre-Shipment, Pre-Loading Surveys: to determine the condition of the goods and its packages, whether it is complying with the sales contract or normal practices of transportation, before they are shipped or loaded into the vessels or other transportation vehicles.

Draft Survey: this is to determine the quantity of the cargo which transported in bulk such as iron ore, coal, steel scrap, grain, salt, etc. In draft survey cargo quantities are computed based on the changes of the ship’s draft prior to and after the loading, or discharging, by using the scales or tables which equipped on board the vessel. This convenient method is universally adapted as the most efficient and reliable way of measuring the cargo quantities, when reaching large amount.

Break-bulk Survey: covering the inspection of the hatch and top most cargo on board the vessel, first opening the cargo holds to check whether the cargo stowage as well as maintenance of the cargo during the sea passage was going well, before the cargo is discharged.

Opening Seals/Unsealing: inspection before discharge, but for the cargo from the container(s) to check whether the seals are still intact or in good condition, or damaged by other party. Thus to ensure that the cargo inside the containers are still untouched.

Cargo Measurement and Weighing:  Cargo Measurement is carried out when volume of the goods is applicable, otherwise Weighing will be conducted. This practice is also done in line with checking the kind, shape, condition, shipping mark, case number, etc. of the cargo with the relevant shipping documents, and further, to certify the cubic measurement and gross weight of the cargo.

Cargo Sampling:  to take certain small amount of the goods which representing the goods for checking the quality or specification of the goods. It usually goes to Laboratory for analysis or retained and or to be used whenever necessary. Sampling can be done by hand, manually or mechanically, depending on the type of cargo and according to the International Standard Method applied.

Cargo Hold Cleanliness: Usually conducted before loading certain cargo, to check whether the hold space is clean, dry and suitable to be loaded by intended cargo

Tank Cleanliness Survey:  to check and ensure that the tank is clean and dry, ready and fit for the intended cargo, so the cargo will not be damaged or contaminated by other substance. Also to recommend the cleaning process and procedures, if necessary.

Loading and Stowage Supervision: Supervision of loading and stowage of general cargoes, heavy machineries, large diameter steel pipes, automobiles, foodstuff and other commodities requiring special care in handling, stowage or ventilation, this survey sometimes called Port Captaincy Jobs. After loading, Stability Calculation of the vessel or barge will also be conducted, if necessary.

 

B.2 Container Survey

Inspection and Testing of Freight Containers for International Trade: to test and survey the structure and strength of freight container, which are used for integrated transportation for the purpose of world-wide distribution of cargoes.

Condition and Cargo-Worthiness Inspections of Freight Containers:  visual or appearance inspection, and if necessary other inspections or examinations can be conducted for the containers to be delivered or already in service. Also inspection for cargo worthiness. These inspections are useful not only for defining responsibility in the case of lease delivery, but also for securing safety in container transport.

Inspection on Damage and Completion of Repair of Freight Containers:  to inspect damage to containers, to recommend repairing method and to evaluate the repairing charges. After repair has been completed, another inspection is conducted to see if the repair was appropriate or not. Cause of damage is also investigated and advice is given in order to prevent damage.

Tank Container/ISO Tank & Equipment Inspection & Cleanliness: to determine the cleanliness of the tank before being loaded, and also to check whether the system and equipments inside are working properly.

Technical Engineering Inspection

 

 TECHNICAL & ENGINEERING INSPECTION

 We provide integrated independent technical inspections, surveys and engineering support to oil & gas exploration and production operations, petrochemical & chemical plants, and other industrial plants.

 Our services cover:

v  Design review

Review of all key documents to determine if they meet the client’s requirements

v  Prequalification survey

Examines suppliers’ capabilities including QA & QC system

v  Testing and checking of equipment and materials

Verification of equipment and materials to conform contractual specifications

v  Welding inspection

Witnessing of welders’ qualification tests and welding procedure qualification test.

v  Shop inspection

Checks the conformity of manufactured goods against purchase specifications

v  Dimensional checking

Checks dimensions, tolerances, alignment, etc.

v  Witnessing of performance tests

Witness performance tests to ensure that results conform to contractual obligations and specified standards.

v  Visual inspection before shipping

Examination of finished equipment before packing for general appearance and conformity with contractual specifications.

Packing and marking inspection Checking of content, review of packing list, verification of marking

v  Supervision of loading and unloading

Supervise loading and unloading operations to minimize risks of damage in transportation and handling

v  Project supervision / inspection during construction

Provide specialists for inspection and supervision during construction work

v  Witnessing of commissioning tests

Witnessing of field commissioning tests on client’s behalf

v  QA /QC surveillance

Independent assurance through checking, auditing, inspection and witnessing to ensure that all contractual conditions, codes, and Government regulations, are met

v  Asset life assessment

Independent expert opinions and recommendations of the equipment/ asset conditions

v  Expediting

Verification of actual progress with the predetermined time schedule or critical path, to detect and analyse activities which might entail delays