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Coal, minerals and iron ore

    Coal, minerals and iron ore

    Utmost attention and accuracy is vital

    We understand that the analysis of energy materials and minerals at any point in the production and distribution chain must be performed with the utmost attention to accuracy and best practice, and at Control Union we ensure this is delivered to our customers.
    Our services for this industry

    How can we help you?

    For the coal industry we provide various services on different levels. Read more about our offering here and simply select from the services overview below. Off course we also offer tailor made solutions if necessary

    TLR International Laboratories has several units for analyzing solid (bio) fuels. The laboratory not only has state-of-the-art equipment, it also has extensive experience with methods of this type. Proximate and ultimate analyses are important for determining the type and quality of coal and cokes. In the proximate analysis, we look at the moisture content, ash, volatile components and the calorific value. In ultimate analysis, the elemental composition of hydrogen, carbon, sulphur, nitrogen and oxygen is determined.

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    Our international network of companies, operations and laboratories enables us to offer a full range of services around the globe, and our in-depth knowledge of and experience in all aspects of inspections and the logistics chain makes us second to none in the coal, minerals and iron ore sector. We offer a comprehensive suite of analytical services to meet the needs of coal and minerals producers, transporters and consumers around the world, including from coal, mineral, and iron ore analyses.

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    Certification

    Certification

    Control Union Certifications focuses on sustainable agriculture supply chains for food, feed, forestry, biomass, bioenergy, social compliance, and textiles. With a presence in 80+ countries, they manage global marketplace challenges.
    Inspection
    Commodity inspections

    Commodity inspections

    Our vast expertise in inspection, sampling and supervision enables us to provide worldwide support to our customers in commodity trade.
    Inspection
    Crop monitoring

    Crop monitoring

    Crop monitoring in agriculture gives you insights and helps you in the management of various pests, weeds, or illnesses in crops.
    Inspection
    Draft survey

    Draft survey

    With a draft survey we measure displacement of water to determine the weight of cargo.
    Inspection
    Full Outturn Guarantee (FOG)

    Full Outturn Guarantee (FOG)

    Shippers, traders and receivers of bulk commodities can manage risksby employing our Full Outturn Guarantee (FOG) services.
    Inspection
    Hold and hatch inspection

    Hold and hatch inspection

    Hold inspection ensures the vessel’s hold is ready to receive cargo without contamination and complete hatch inspections to prevent a cargo defect.
    Inspection
    Laboratory services

    Laboratory services

    We offer flexible, market-driven lab services for foodstuffs, animal feed, compound feed & (bio) fuels.
    Inspection
    Pest control

    Pest control

    The confidence to offer Pest Control services, a critical issue in every step of the supply chain, is based on our extensive knowledge about quality assurance, project risk management and hazard control. We offer pestmanagement worldwide.
    Inspection
    Load compartment inspections

    Load compartment inspections

    Our Load Compartment Inspections (LCI), or hold cleanliness inspections, are performed by experienced and qualified surveyors who are familiar with the relevant rules and regulations (GMP+).
    Inspection
    Representation port loading and discharge

    Representation port loading and discharge

    In our Port Loading & Discharge services, we use our inspection and supervision expertise to support you in meeting contractual obligations or regulations.
    Inspection
    Sampling and sealing

    Sampling and sealing

    Through correct sampling inspection in quality control, we can ascertain that the quality of your product meets the contractual specifications.
    Inspection
    Stock monitoring and measurement (SMA)

    Stock monitoring and measurement (SMA)

    Good stock control is when you have full knowledge of every product type, amount, value and quality in your warehouse. Our stock monitoring and measurement services allow us to observe and report on global stock management.
    Inspection
    Stock monitoring and measurement

    Stock monitoring and measurement

    Monitoring your stocks is important throughout the supply chain. We can provide continuous monitoring or periodic spot inspection where we keep an eye on the movement and condition of your commodities.
    Inspection
    Temperature monitoring (TEMO)

    Temperature monitoring (TEMO)

    We have an established track record, gained over 12 years of conducting automated temperature monitoring services for international clients, across a wide range of commodities (including biomass, feed and food).
    Testing
    Testing Services

    Testing Services

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    Inspection
    Warehouse inspections

    Warehouse inspections

    Our expert team will check the overall condition of your warehouse and conduct an inspection to ensure the warehouse is ready to receive your valuable cargo.
    Inspection
    Weight and quality determination

    Weight and quality determination

    While some weight loss is unavoidable during the transportation and handling of bulk cargoes, we aim to minimise possible discrepancies in cargo weight between loading and unloading.
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    Our main focus is to deliver technical, industrial and operational expertise

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    Are you looking for a certain service, certification program or do you wish to be supported by someone in your own language or country? Let us know and we will gladly help.