Providing first class solutions for your major laboratory and mining projects.
Bureau Veritas has a wealth of experience and knowledge available for the provision of inspection and testing consultancy services. We utilise our skills and resources to tailor a solution that meets your requirements and project needs.
Bureau Veritas 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. Expert training is offered at our centres of excellence or on-site at your facility. From production of expert and detailed reports to training your people in practices built around international standards, Bureau Veritas has a solution for you.
Key Benefits of Our Consultancy Services
Inspection and Testing Throughout the Coal Supply Chain
The movement of bulk cargo can be associated with a number of risks, including loss of material through poor handling and quality variations from contamination or transport damage. These risks can result in significant financial loss for the commercial parties involved.
Bureau Veritas’ independent inspection, weighing, sampling and testing services are available worldwide to monitor the supply chain and minimise or eliminate these risks. We have an array of expertise that covers the full range of solid fuels, including energy and coking coals, coke, pet-coke and biomass.
We also design, install and operate mechanical sampling systems and our laboratories cover the full range of solid fuels testing from standard coal tests to specialist tests such as coke reactivity, petrography and many others.
Key Benefits of Our Coal, Coke and Biomass Services
Bureau Veritas - the trusted name in the international inspection business
Bureau Veritas is one of the leading providers of inspection and assaying services to the world’s non-ferrous metals industry. We have inspection and sampling experts based throughout the world’s main mining, shipping and refining locations and can provide international coordination through our UK centre.
Our key laboratory in the UK is accredited by the London Metal Exchange and carries ISO 17025 accreditation for its full range of tests. We provide independent high precision assaying of metal content allowing trading parties to agree value.
Minimising Risk, Maximising Benefit
Automotive and industrial catalysts contain a range of increasingly valuable metals. Bureau Veritas’ expert services are on hand to provide you with independent, high precision measurements of the precious metal content of your catalysts.
Fresh catalyst can be sampled and tested for its high value precious metal content prior to being incorporated into various applications. When catalysts have been exhausted or depleted they retain a high value to be recovered during the refining process. Bureau Veritas will supervise the unpacking, weighing, sampling and sample preparation during recovery at a given precious metals refinery.
Key Benefits of our Precious Metals: Catalyst Services
Specialist assaying to the precious metals industry for over 150 years
Bureau Veritas has teams of expert personnel located within easy reach of all major precious metal refineries. Our services include the supervision and monitoring of raw materials delivery, sampling operations and high precision assaying for commercial settlement.
PGM materials come in a wide variety of forms from high purity bullion to concentrates and dore. They are also recovered in the form of scrap from the electronics, dental, photographic and jewellery industries. With high metal values and the complex range of forms, these materials present many sampling and analytical challenges. Our highly trained inspection and analytical team will ensure maximum return on your investment.
Bureau Veritas is also accredited for the proactive monitoring of refineries for the London Bullion Market Association ‘Good Delivery’ status.
Key Benefits of our Assay Services
Inspection and testing throughout the supply chain
There are a number of risks associated with the movement of bulk cargo, including loss of material through poor handling and quality variations from contamination or transport damage. These risks can result in significant financial loss for the commercial parties involved.
Bureau Veritas' independent inspection, weighing, sampling and testing services are available worldwide to monitor the supply chain and minimise or eliminate these risks.
Our Testing expertise covers
Key Benefits of Our Steel Raw Material Services
Helping to safeguard your interests
There are a number of risks associated with the shipment of metals and minerals, including loss of material through poor handling and quality variations from contamination or transport damage. These can result in significant financial loss for the commercial parties involved. This is why load and discharge supervision and inspection is so critical. Whether you are shipping a consignment of gold bullion or a capesize load of iron ore, Bureau Veritas can help safeguard your interests by providing independent inspection and testing services.
Working from the world’s major ports, mining and refining locations, we aim to minimise commercial risk by quickly and accurately determining the physical properties of materials. We also design, install and operate mechanical sampling systems.
Key Benefits of Load & Discharge Services
Protecting your commercial interests through quality and quantity determination
Bureau Veritas staff are available in each office to assist with your sampling and sample handling needs. We offer:
With offices located throughout the world we are ideally situated to draw samples and arrange for shipment. Whether your product, is petroleum, chemical, gas, mineral or agri based, we have a solution to meet your needs.
Key Benefits of Our Sample Preparation Services
Determination of Consignment Weight
Bureau Veritas performs draft surveys on vessels to determine the weight prior to and after loading. Intermediate surveys can also be performed during loading into different holds, which enables our surveyors to determine the weight of individual cargo as it is loaded or unloaded. Where material is sent along inland waterways, barge gauging surveys are conducted.
Similarly, where material is moved in trucks, or rail wagons, weight is determined by a number of methods, including weighbridge and volumetric surveys.
Our experienced surveyors ensure quantities are accurate and product value is realised, through supervision and maintaining weighing procedures.
Key Benefits of Our Weight Determination Services
Performing regular audits for your monitoring program
As the value of metal and mineral products continues to increase, the need to demonstrate strong inventory control systems has become more important than ever.
Today, Bureau Veritas' inspection and assurance services are being used across a range of industries including:
Key Benefits of Our Storage Facility Auditing Solutions