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Coal inspection and testing help you mitigate the risk and comply with regulatory requirements. We use advanced laser surveying technology to quantify dry bulk inventory stockpiles, such as coal and petroleum coke. QACA ensures transparency and sustainability in its coal inspection and testing services. We operate and work with accredited laboratories and offices to provide you with the best services for trading and testing.

 

Our Services

QACA can provide you with a wide range of services, including:

LABORATORY TESTING

  • • Proximate, ultimate, and the full range of coal, ash, and mineral analysis
  • • Stockpile Measurement Services by Laser Survey
  • • Solid Fuel Testing using Inductively Coupled plasma-MS (ICP-MS)
  • • Classical wet bench chemistry
  • • Verification of material condition and segregation
  • • Representative testing of samples
  • • Moisture determination
  • • Visual assessment of the quality

 

SAMPLING SERVICES

  • • Sample collection
  • • Lot sampling
  • • Draft surveys
  • • Stock monitoring
  • • Coal Quality Analysis
  • • Coal Survey and superintending Services

 

TRADE SERVICES

  • • Loading and discharge supervision
  • • Vessel hatches and holds inspection
  • • On-site grading and weighing
  • • Visual checks

 

How We Work 

  • • QACA provides 3rd party inspection services, accredited by NABCB under ISO 17020.
  • • We undertake sampling and testing of coal at both loading and unloading points.
  • • QACA services are being rendered in the fields of both Power and Non-power Sectors with an extreme focus on the Safety of Persons.
  • • We serve you with a team of 200 highly skilled and certified Manpower & have 2 NABL accredited Quality Assured Laboratories.
  • • With our comprehensive footprint in coal services at your disposal, extensive industry experience, and client focus, QACA provides you with the support to help you grow your business.
  • • QACA works hand-in-hand with your operations to provide cost-effective solutions to minimize operational and financial risk.

 

QACA provides independent survey and inspection services in accordance with relevant International Standards.

Contact us to maintain your brand’s image and credibility by ensuring only the best-in-class product leaves the facility.

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The rapid pace of urbanisation in India is bringing denser mega-cities which in turn need higher & bigger buildings to cater to the requirements of residential & office buildings, in addition to, educational institutes, hospitals, and modern commercial hubs.

With this transformation, the enhanced emphasis on the safety of the built environment is very obvious. Not only during construction but post construction structural audits at regular intervals are needed in this era to ensure the safety of a huge population residing & working in cities.

Seismic activity and resultant earthquakes are a real challenge for our society to keep our people safe from such natural calamities.

A society like ours, always sitting at the Verge of a major earthquake, must take it seriously to avoid loss of life and property on a huge scale. 

In such a scenario, structural audits of buildings are crucial to assess their safety, integrity, and overall structural health and capacity to withstand huge loads arising out of earthquakes.

Such structural audits help identify potential defects, deterioration, or weaknesses in the building's structure, ensuring preventive measures can be taken to avoid accidents or failures.

Regular audits contribute to public safety by addressing issues before they become serious, promoting the longevity of structures, and preventing unexpected collapses or accidents.

Needless to say, it is the job of expert professional structural engineers rather than a normal civil engineer.

In a structural audit for earthquake safety, below is the brief of activities to be typically conducted:

  • Visual Inspection:
    Assess the overall condition of the building, looking for signs of cracks, deformations, or structural damage.

  • Documentation/Drawings Review:
    Examine construction drawings and historical records to understand the building's design and construction details.

  • Material/Item Testing:
    Conduct tests on building materials to determine their strength and integrity, especially if the construction occurred a long time ago.

  • Seismic Analysis:
    Evaluate the building's response to seismic forces using computer models and seismic analysis techniques.

  • Dynamic Analysis:
    Perform dynamic testing to understand the natural frequency and dynamic characteristics of the building.

  • Assessment of Retrofitting Needs:
    Identify areas where retrofitting or strengthening is required to enhance the building's seismic resistance.

  • Review as per Local Codes and Standards:
    Ensure that the building complies with the latest seismic design codes and standards.

  • Recommendations and Mitigation Measures:
    Provide recommendations for structural improvements or retrofitting measures to enhance the building's seismic performance.

These activities collectively help in deciding whether a building is safe against earthquake forces or whether rehabilitation/retrofitting is needed to meet safety standards.