Metals,Minerals,Ores & Chemicals Service Sector

QSS provides a wide range of services to the Metals, Minerals, Ores and Chemicals sectors.

We offer Inspection, Supervision, Sampling, Testing 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 of sampling at mine heads and delivery ends.
  • Onsite quality testing laboratories.
  • 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.
  • Transportable Moisture Limit (TML) Assessments.
  • Inspection of packaging type and condition, checking marking & labelling, damage to units, stowage, etc. Visual survey for units at point of loading to match purchase order specifications.
  • Supervision for standardization / bagging / packing - Loss assessment of bulk / bagged material during handling, transit and transportation.
  • 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.
  • Provision of Photographic Evidence across various stages as required.
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.