Metals,Minerals,Ores & Chemicals

QSS provides a wide range of services to the Metals, Minerals, Ores and Chemicals sectors to facilitate and ensure confidence between buyers and vendors across the global supply and demand sequence. Our technical and operational services provide our clients with the necessary edge in the worldwide spectrum of market competition by ensuring quality, efficiency and minimising all round risk.

We offer Inspection, Supervision, Sampling, Testing, Plant Monitoring and Auditing services as required for

  • Minerals, Ores & Concentrates (Iron Ore – Lumps & Pellets, Manganese Ore, Chrome Ores, etc.)
  • Energy Minerals (Coal, Coke, Met Coke, etc.)
  • Industrial Minerals (Bentonite, Gypsum, Salt, Soda Ash, Talc, Zeolite, etc)
  • Raw materials for Cement, Steel & Fertilizer Industries
  • Raw and finished Fertilizers
  • Building Stones (Granite, Limestone, Marble, Sandstone, Slate, etc.)
  • Steel & Scrap Metal
  • Chemicals

Our regular scopes include:

  • Supervision at mine heads and delivery ends.
  • Onsite quality control laboratories for production and processing.
  • Load port / Disport Quality & Quantity Inspection & Supervision
  • Quantity (Weight & Numbers) determination, verification and assessments such as Draught Survey (Initial, Intermediate & Final), Tally.
  • Stuffing & Loading Supervision.
  • Inspection of cleanliness and load worthiness of vessel hatch/hold containers, as applicable.
  • Transferable Moisture Limit (TML) Assessments.
  • Verification of packaging type and condition, checking marking & labelling, damage to units, method of stowage, etc. Visual survey for units at point of loading to match purchase order specifications.
  • Supervision for standardization / bagging / packing - Loss prevention of bulk / bagged material during handling, transit and transportation leading to substantial financial benefits.
  • Sampling and sample preparation across various stages of transport and storage.
  • Laboratory Testing, Analysis and Certification for various quality parameters.
  • Stock verification for periodic inventory checks – out turn reports.
  • Plant monitoring and process control.
  • Provision of Photographic Evidence across various stages as required.
  • Auditing & Certification for Management Systems – ISO 9000, Environmental – ISO14000,Occupational Health & Safety – OHSAS 18000 and Product Certification – CE Marking

Other exclusive services include:

  • Devising process control plans and their execution at production/ processing, preparation stages to ensure quality improvement.
  • Mining Project Status Audit for financial organizations.
  • Preparation of techno-commercial reports on mining projects for buyers (Feasibility Reports).
  • High Density Aggregate Testing.
  • Spot problem diagnosis and solution devising services.
  • Deputation of experts for overseas jobs.

Over the last few years QSS has emerged as one of the leading independent third party surveyors in the mineral sector both locally and internationally.