1: Surveys & Inspections Services
Third Party commodity survey & inspection services are needed to ensure a healthy trade between two parties involved in a contract with regards to "Quality & Quantity". Our Inspection services are present worldwide at refineries terminals and storage installations both on and offshore. Our Experienced resident inspectors keep clients advised throughout loading/discharge operations and also provide local information and advice. We employ technically qualified and professional personnel and are involved only in the field of cargo surveying and technical service inspections. We are not a part of a larger group or organization involved in any other activities that could possibly be construed to affect our impartiality or independence. Our reports are accepted by the major oil corporations, international commodity trading houses, government departments, P & I clubs, attorneys and international underwriters.
Petrochemical Cargo Inspection: In petrochemical and chemical bulk commodity cargo inspection, surveying, measurement, and testing. RI reports, produced by experienced coordinators, chemists and inspectors, help clients to protect their financial interests during cargo storage, transport, custody transfer and other business activities.
Petroleum Cargo Inspection: Our petroleum inspectors help clients protect their financial interests during bulk cargo custody transfer, storage, transport and other business activities. Cargos surveyed include crude oil, refined fuels and other petroleum refined products.
Agricultural Services Inspection: Our inspection services help shippers, traders, assess the quality, quantity and integrity of their products, On behalf of our clients we want to satisfy ourselves prior to loading of the fitness of the cargo holds or containers for carrying agricultural products. We act as monitors of the loading, unloading and weighing operations, check the calibration of the scales and validity of their license plaques and draw samples for tests.
Mineral Inspection and Surveying/ Sampling (on site): Weighing and inspection for conformity, sampling, sample preparation and testing processes, are completed to international standards for certification. Mineral commodities inspected include iron ore, manganese ore, chrome ore, coal and pet-coke, ferro alloys, steel products, and metallurgical product.
When attending vessels or sampling procedures, our surveyors are designated to attend onboard /on-site) at commencement of the loading/discharge operation and to remain on the vessel/on-site and in attendance until completion of the operation.
2: Laboratory Testing Services
Our network of laboratories span the globe, offering the very latest in independent testing technology and can provide precise analysis of all types of goods from raw materials, to complex finished products
We can help you develop projects from simple analytical procedures through to the design and commissioning of major laboratory facilities. We can provide technical auditing in the inspection field at ports, mining or refining locations including sampling bias testing.
Petrochemical & Oil testing: Petroleum testing services support the entire petroleum products range:
- - Crude oil,
- - Refined petroleum products,
- - Refined fuels including gasoline,
- - Diesel,
- - Fuel oil,
- - Residual oil,
- - LPG, petrochemicals,
- - Industrial gases,
- - Natural gas.
Mineral Analysis and Services
Our internationally recognized laboratories can perform a full range of minerals and metal analysis. Using state of the art technology, our accredited laboratories ensure the highest quality of results irrespective of location with methodologies recognized worldwide. Robinson Internationals laboratories issue export certificates that are appreciated by all international trading houses, manufacturing plants, smelters and governments.
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3:Material Analysis & Testing
Robinson International Group third party testing services can help ensure standards and regulations are met. Our certificates are recognized for their integrity, a key part of protecting your reputation and that of the goods.
Our network of laboratories span the globe, offering the very latest in independent testing technology and can provide precise analysis of all types of goods, from raw materials to complex finished products.
The quality of consumer products needs to be assured, not only to protect your reputation as an importer, wholesaler or retailer, but to save you incurring additional costs in rectifying sub-standard goods.
- Materials Identification and Characterization
- Structural Analysis
- Materials Composition
- Polymers and Plastics
- Chemical Testing and Analysis
- Product specific tests
- Physical Properties Testing
- Polymer and Plastics Analysis
- Textiles and Apparel Testing
- Thermal Analysis and Testing
4: Consulting Services
Our global network of consultants has the extensive engineering, scientific, regulatory, product and project management expertise to implement the right compliance strategies, solve and circumvent customer, product, manufacturing, supply chain and process issues, and proactively address your business risks.
Whether your materials and products need to survive the vacuum of space or the pressure of deep sea, a failure can be costly.
- Investigation and identification of corrosion and its causes on your parts, products, or equipment
- Corrosion testing to NACE standards
- Consultation with your engineering or quality team
- Identification and definition of manufacturing or materials problems
- Definition of research protocols
- Advice on design process improvements
- Development of specifications
Materials scientists, chemists, and metallurgists support your business with their vast knowledge of materials and the standards that regulate them.
From materials selection to failure analysis, Robinson materials experts provide businesses like yours with solutions to performance, durability, environmental exposure, corrosion, strength, material properties, reactivity, materials identification, reverse engineering, and other common or uncommon problems.
-Corrosion Testing Passivity check, neutral and copper accelerated salt spray (CASS), immersion testing, humidity, intergranular corrosion, copper sulfate dip test, corrosion exposure, and other customized tests per your requirements
-Metallographic Preparation & Examination Conventional mounting and etching, vacuum impregnation mounting, replication techniques, photomacrographs, photomicrographs, ratings, and cross section examination of nonmetallic materials such as plastics and ceramics
-Microstructure Evaluations Grain size determination, heat treatment condition, porosity measurement, microstructural constituents
-Hot Hardness Testing available at Element Wixom.
5: Specialized Services
On/Off-Hire Bunker Survey
Robinson International Group can provide On/Off hire surveys around the globe by IFIA / Energy Institute (formerly IP) certified surveyors under a certified quality system. Our expertise and integrity will greatly assist you in obtaining the correct quantity of Fuel, Gasoil, Lube oil and Sludge on-board you're to be chartered and/or returned vessel. The findings will be reported in a comprehensive report.
Bunker Quantity Surveys (BQS)
Inspectorate can provide Bunker Quantity Surveys around the globe by IFIA / Energy Institute (formerly IP) certified surveyors operating under a certified quality system. Our expertise and integrity will greatly assist you in obtaining the right quantity of fuel and avoid shortages and claims. This can be contained with a pre-delivery (full or key) quality testing of the fuel while at suppliers premises to avoid surprises.
Onboard Vessel Quantity Surveys (ROB)
Robinson International Gruop can provide ROB surveys around the globe by IFIA / Energy Institute (formerly IP) certified surveyors under a certified quality system. Our expertise and integrity will greatly assist you in obtaining the correct quantity of Fuel, Gasoil, Lub oil and Sludge onboard your owned / chartered vessel. The findings will be reported in a comprehensive report together with collected historical data from the Engine Room Logbooks.
We advise about real-time blending schedules and best order of component addition in order to obtain homogeneous cargoes. The options for additive blending, be it in-line dosing, in-tank mixing, on-board blending, are discussed with technical staff of installations and you receive best scenario's for obtaining the set targets.