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Loading and/or Discharge Supervision of
Steel Products Worldwide

Qtech Control provides major international steel traders with a range of inspection services in order to limit damage during transportation by road and vessel.  We control a wide variety of steel products including pipes, plates, sheet, coils, billets and finished steel products.


Hot rolled steel sheet is usually stored in the open and transported without protection to inclement weather conditions. Cold rolled sheets are more susceptible to corrosion, it is therefore imperative to prevent contact with moisture at all times.


Our inspectors are familiar with both types of steel and provide specialist services such as hatch cover testing in order to protect our clients against damage claims. The value of steel in particular is reduced by the effects of corrosion and mechanical damage. Common causes of damage are rust due to sea water, rain exposure, cargo sweat or condensation inside packaging, unsuitable means of transport, vessels with poor hatch covers or without ventilation, damaged containers and exposure to wet weather conditions.  Variations in temperature and climatic conditions during long voyages can also result in costly rust damage. Our experienced steel inspectors work to ensure that our clients cargo is quality controlled by providing a range of protective measures in order to limit damage.


Services provided:-


  • Pre-Shipment Inspection.

  • Damaged cargo survey.

  • Loading / discharge supervision. 

  • Packing inspection / marking verification.

  • Inspection for manufacture faults (dents, bends, pitted areas, rust etc.)

  • Supervision of stevedoring operations / stowage.

  • Silver Nitrate testing (to check whether water present is saline or fresh)

  • Hatch cover testing.


The following checks are normally carried out by our inspectors who examine products for:-


  • Straightness.

  • Flatness.

  • Inherent defects.

  • Dimensions.

  • Welding Quality.

  • Finish / Cleanliness Inspection.


We have extensive experience of inspecting the following steel products:-


  • Hot and Cold Rolled Steel.

  • Pipes.

  • Tubes.

  • Plates.

From quality control, testing and loading supervision in Japan, India and China to discharge supervision, tally and quality control in Europe, Qtech Control can assist in your steel inspection needs worldwide.


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