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Survey & Inspection Services

 Laboratory Analysis & Testing services

Material Analysis & Testing

Consulting Services

Specialised Services

Survey & Inspection 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.

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 recognised 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 recognised worldwide. Robinson Internationals laboratories issue export certificates that are appreciated by all international trading houses, manufacturing plants, smelters and governments.

Environmental Analysis

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Survey & 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

  • Materials Identification and Characterisation
  • Structural Analysis
  • Materials Composition
  • Polymers and Plastics

Tests

  • Chemical Testing and Analysis
  • Product specific tests
  • Physical Properties Testing
  • Polymer and Plastics Analysis
  • Textiles and Apparel Testing
  • Thermal Analysis and Testing

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.

Corrosion Testing

  • 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

Material Selection

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.

Metallurgical Analysis

Corrosion Testing Passivity check, neutral and copper accelerated salt spray (CASS), immersion testing, humidity, intergranular corrosion, copper sulfate dip test, corrosion exposure, and other customised tests per your requirements

Metallographic Preparation & Examination Conventional mounting and etching, vacuum impregnation mounting, replication techniques, photomicrographs, 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.

Survey & Specialised 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 Group 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.

Real-Time Blending

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.

Loss Control Surveying Services

 

Robinson International – founded in London in 1982 -recognized the concept of loss control for the petroleum industry and continues to be the industry leader by adapting to the changing needs and trends in the oil trading and transportation industry.

Robinson International offers comprehensive marine loss control services.  Our team consist of well experience professionals with over 25 years experience in loss control, project management, vetting, terminal inspection, port captains and claims specialists as well as specialized skill and experience in areas such as cargo logistics, and packaging and many others. Our team has wide variety of expertise most  of them have seagoing experience.

Loss Control is will ensure  that all the necessary data is available to assist in investigation and resolving claims efficiently, losses can be summarized as events due to ROB quantities, improper gauging, temperatures, leaking valves, terminal valves leakage or other mistakes. Terminal and surveying companies not following proper standards As prices of oil are increasing, we believe that is necessary to have a loss control company to monitor all the cargo movements and storage, and investigating claims efficiently.

Loss Control Surveying

  • Loading and Discharge Supervision
  • Assist the IIC inspectors
  • Quality Assurance and Laboratory Services
  • Voyage Analysis Report
  • Certificate of Quantity.
  • Certificate of Quality.
  • OBQ/ROB Report/s.
  • Shore Line Fullness Verification (SLFV) with line capacity.
  • Measurements of Bulk Cargoes by Draft Survey.

Related Loss Control Services

  • Compliance with most current API Standards
  • Inspection, Sampling & Testing

Oil & Gas Cargo Inspection Services

 

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.

Bulk petroleum and refined products inventory and custody transfer inspection

  • Tank Gauging
  • Bunker Surveys
  • Product Sampling to Industry Standards
  • Tank Cleanliness Inspection
  • Tanker Lightening
  • Investigation of Cargo Discrepancies
  • Sampling, Sample Transport
  • Sample Quality Laboratory Testing and Retain
  • Offshore Lightening Inspection Services
  • Petroleum Cargo Inspection
  • Cargo Treatment Services
  • Flare Gas Measurement

Related Oil & Gas Cargo Inspection Services

  • Oil & Gas Laboratory
  • Cargo Inspection
  • Crude Oil Assay
  • Fuel Testing