SHIN NIHON KENTEI KYOUKAI

SURVEY(Chemical、Oil、Tank Calibration、Dangerous Goods)

Liquid Chemical Inspection

Various Commodities We Handle

Oils :-

Crude Oil, Naphtha, Gasoline, Jet Fuel (Aviation Turbine Fuel), Kerosene, Light Oil, Heavy Oil, Lube Oil, GTL, Biofuel, etc.

Liquid Chemicals

Basic Liquid chemicals (Benzene, Toluene, Xylene, etc), Alcohols (Methanol Ethanol, etc) and other Liquid chemicals (SM, Glycols, Phenol, etc).

SK as the Expert on Chemicals

We as the chemicals expert always pursue safety for our clients in handling various materials, and have compiled our own chemicals data-book as well as our own safety manual book, which should endorse our professionalism to serve our clients and their counterparts as well.

Our Prompt Analysis Work

We serve also to analyze and certify the quality of export/import items from the samples we take each time, or determine accurately the nature of contamination or deterioration by the latest analysis technology to evaluate the loss or damage, if any, and also find the cause thereof.

Loss Control Survey

This is a comprehensive job to be performed by qualified experts only.

First, we identify the quality and quantity of crude oil at destination based on ISO/API standards, then compare the data with those on the survey report issued by the origin (loading port) surveyor, to evaluate the overall attributes of the cargo and its logistics.

When the tanker arrives at a port of destination, the surveyor measures quantity and takes samples of both crude oil and free water, calculates quantity of used or remaining bunker, calculates VEF, and also checks and/or confirms ROB at time of sailing from origin loading port, ballast tanks condition, pumping system, COW(crude oil wash) etc. At the same time the shore tank surveyor checks and/or confirms pipeline systems, its packing, peripheral functions of valves etc., then measures quantity of oil and free water, taking samples thereof, which are analyzed by our own Analysis Center experts.

The data sets so collected at destination are referred to those at origin and they are scrutinized and analyzed carefully to reveal the true picture of quality and quantity control throughout its journey. We accumulate these data in our Archive for further study and utilization, e.g., trend analysis by port, oil grade and/or season, to contribute for our clients to optimize their business.

Liquid Gas Inspection

LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) evaporate at room temperature, so they are carried by special tankers built exclusively for their trade and transportation. When shifting cargo from shore tank to vessel or vice versa, it needs to be measured exactly by way of accurate tank tables and precision instruments aboard the tanker, in order to identify ullage, liquid temperature as well as gas temperature/pressure. We SK as the independent 3rd party surveyor, do measure all these factors and certify the results of our finding. Simultaneously, we attend taking samples, analyze them and certify the quality thereof.

Shore Tank Calibration, Vessel Tank Calibration

Tank Calibration

Materials in liquid condition, like Crude Oil, LNG, Oil Products, Petrochemicals, Wines and Spirits, Fruits Juice and so on, are usually kept in large containers called “Tank”. This “Tank” has two basic functions as (1) CONTAINER to keep or carry liquids safely and (2) MEASURER to quantify liquid contents accurately. In case the “Tank” is used as MEASURER, the depth of liquid content is input into the Tank Table to get its volume as an output, through the formula unique to each tank. The series of works to establish such formula in the Tank Table is called “Tank Calibration”.

We SK provide our clients with accurate Tank Tables by measuring each and every part of the tank structure based on ISO/API rules as well as Japanese Customs standards. In addition, we check and certify such information as date of construction, designed tank capacity and other data unique to each tank in order to ensure its due life cycle.

Measurement of Vessel Tanks and Special Tanks

Materials in liquid condition, like Crude Oil, LNG, Oil Products, Petrochemicals, Wines and Spirits, Fruits Juice and so on, are usually kept in large containers called “Tank”. This “Tank” has two basic functions as (1) CONTAINER to keep or carry liquids safely and (2) MEASURER to quantify liquid contents accurately. In case the “Tank” is used as MEASURER, the depth of liquid content is input into the Tank Table to get its volume as an output, through the formula unique to each tank. The series of works to establish such formula in the Tank Table is called “Tank Calibration”.

Tank Calibration

Vessel tanks for LNG, LPG and/or other liquid cargoes differ in their shapes and structures depending on the size of vessel in question and the characteristics of the cargo intended to be carried respectively. We SK apply the most appropriate formula for each tank, based on ISO/API rules and standards. For uniquely shaped liquid tanks, whether on board a vessel or on shore, we can and will honor our clients’ requirement by applying our own improved method and formula.

Calibration of Meters/Instruments

In order to measure exactly the quantity of liquid cargo in tank, you need to know the depth (liquid level), temperature (and pressure in case of evaporated gas), for which you will have to have a dependable set of level meters, thermometers and/or pressure gauges etc. We SK recognize the importance of these measuring instruments, and serve our clients by strictly controlled calibration, issuing certificates on their functional accuracy.

Liquid Gas Inspection

LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) evaporate at room temperature, so they are carried by special tankers built exclusively for their trade and transportation. When shifting cargo from shore tank to vessel or vice versa, it needs to be measured exactly by way of accurate tank tables and precision instruments aboard the tanker, in order to identify ullage, liquid temperature as well as gas temperature/pressure. We SK as the independent 3rd party surveyor, do measure all these factors and certify the results of our finding. Simultaneously, we attend taking samples, analyze them and certify the quality thereof.

Radiation Dose Measurement and Analysis of Radionuclides

Radiation protection supervisor licensed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology conducts measurement of radioactivity of manufactured goods using various survey meters or conducts analysis of radionuclide like I-131, Cs-134 & Cs-137 of foodstuff, fertilizer, feed, soil and chemicals using Germanium semiconductor detector and NaI scintillation detector.

Pre-washing Certification、Inspection of Dangerous Goods

Pre-washing Certification

We inspect and certify ship’s advance process to prevent harmful substances from polluting the maritime environments according to MARPOL 73/78 International Convention Annex II – Regulations for the Control of Pollution by Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk and Japanese Laws as inspection agency authorized by Japan Coast Guard.

Inspection of Dangerous Goods in Packaged Form

We inspect the dangerous goods in packaged form loaded on ship or stowed in freight containers according to the Ships Safety Law (based on IMDG CODE) as inspection agency authorized by the Ministry of Land Infrastructure and Transport in Japan.