Inspection

Inspection

S.T.A.R. Laboratories | Environmental Solutions | Inspection Services

Validating the specifications, value and safety of your raw materials, products and assets.

StarLabs’ diverse range of inspection services can provide trusted support for your products, projects and processes.

Independent third-party inspections help clients around the world protect their financial, branding and legal interests throughout the entire supply chain – from raw materials and finished goods to plant facilities and assets. We offer inspection services to manufacturers, retailers, traders, plant operators, governments and other buyers and sellers of materials and products in the world’s markets.

Inspections help minimise the risk of defective products by ensuring they meet both customer standards and industry and government regulations. This serves to protect your business interests, help manage your risk and ensure quality products are manufactured and delivered to their final destination at the specifications of the customer.

Experienced inspectors help identify products and shipments which may contain non-standard or non-compliant components and materials. Products and materials that we routinely test and inspect include consumer goods such as clothes, toys, cosmetics, and food, to high-value bulk commodity cargoes such as agricultural products, construction sites, residential properties, crude oil, chemicals and refined petroleum products during critical transportation, custody transfer and storage operations.

We also support the life management of plant facilities such as power plants and oil refineries with inspection and testing, ensuring that your assets are operating safely and reliably.

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Agricultural Inspection

Agricultural Inspection

Inspections help clients to minimise risk by ensuring goods meet both industry and government regulations.
Agricultural Inspection

StarLabs is a leading agricultural inspection body, accredited by the International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA). To protect our clients’ interests and reputations, we offer the full range of agricultural commodity inspection services.

As a trusted third-party inspector, we identify issues at source before they become a problem; conduct pre-shipment inspections; and supervise cargo loading, discharging, weighing and screening. Our qualified inspectors are located at major ports, ready to provide services including tank and hold cleanliness, supervision, weighing, sampling and measuring.

Tanks and Hold Cleanliness

Understanding the condition of tanks and holds is vital to the safe shipping of your cargo. Contamination, infestation or humidity could damage or destroy your cargo, while refusal to load due to suspected cleanliness issues can be costly.

Our qualified inspectors check that holds and tanks are clean and dry, untainted by previous cargo and free from infestation, mold and other contaminants.

Sampling

Samples are collected as per contract guidelines, and vary by type of commodity, your specific requirements and international standards. At every step we work to safeguard the quality of your samples.

Once collected, we make sure that all samples are brought back to our laboratories within the required timeframe to guarantee representative and accurate results.

Weighing

Our pre-shipment inspection services can be tailored to suit your specific requirements, but all serve to make sure that your product is packed, loaded and shipped according to your specifications.

Shipment risks can be mitigated through reliable, meticulous supervision during loading and unloading. Accurate, verified weighing at port terminals is essential for protecting the value of your cargo.

Measuring

Real-time information about the condition of your goods allows you to make immediate decisions about whether to accept or reject them, and enables you to release payments to producers or suppliers without delay.

Our experts can be on site at warehouses, silos or port terminals to screen condition, and measure and grade goods, according to accepted standards.

Building & Construction

Building Product Inspection

Market Access. Risk Mitigation. Total Assurance.
Commercial building Inspections

Leverage the building, engineering, and construction market leader for all of your building product and construction and infrastructure projects. As the only firm with the ability to offer a full-suite of product-related testing and certification capabilities, and project-related assurance, testing, inspection, and consulting services, we bring customers a level of capabilities unparalleled in the industry.

StarLabs is your one solution for faster and more cost effective access to domestic and international markets.

Indoor Air Quality Testing and Contaminants

The EPA describes common indoor pollutants that might be present in your construction site or your home:

  1. Biological pollutants, like mold, dander, pollen, dust mites, and bacteria
  2. Chemical pollutants, which include volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like formaldehyde, and the other chemical pollutants lead and radon
  3. Combustion pollutants, like carbon monoxide and tobacco smoke (incidentally, VOCs and other chemical pollutants may result from combustion)
Sampling

Samples are collected as per contract guidelines, and vary by type of commodity, your specific requirements and international standards. At every step we work to safeguard the quality of your samples.

Once collected, we make sure that all samples are brought back to our laboratories within the required timeframe to guarantee representative and accurate results.

Weighing

Our pre-shipment inspection services can be tailored to suit your specific requirements, but all serve to make sure that your product is packed, loaded and shipped according to your specifications.

Shipment risks can be mitigated through reliable, meticulous supervision during loading and unloading. Accurate, verified weighing at port terminals is essential for protecting the value of your cargo.

Measuring

Real-time information about the condition of your goods allows you to make immediate decisions about whether to accept or reject them, and enables you to release payments to producers or suppliers without delay.

Our experts can be on site at warehouses, silos or port terminals to screen condition, and measure and grade goods, according to accepted standards.

Risk Management

From concept, design, and engineering to manufacturing and distribution, we develop and integrate industry leading intelligence, research, and technology to create risk management solutions delivering a competitive business advantage.

Our risk management experts work with you to identify, manage and mitigate risks affecting your investments, infrastructure, products, inventories, supply-chains, safety, compliance, business, reputation, and other factors.

Among other approaches, we conduct Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Quantitative Risk Analysis (PRA/QRA) taking account of input uncertainties. We provide this PRA/QRA service for both existing infrastructure and new builds.

Our engineers, scientists, and other technical experts have years of hands-on industry experience, and help guide clients to protect assets, extend lifecycles, assure adequate quality and safety criteria, and much more. At StarLabs, we help you determine risks associated with your products, processes, manufacturing, assets and systems, and eliminate or manage these, so that they become a competitive advantage to your business.

Sustainability

Companies are increasingly facing challenges driven by growing complexities in their sourcing, manufacturing and distribution chains, in addition to consumer’s expectations of corporate sustainable responsibility for products, services and behaviors.

StarLabs is a leading global Total Quality Assurance provider enabling organizations, across a wide range of sectors, to keep ahead of their emerging sustainability requirements. Through our network, local knowledge and subject-matter expertise we provide innovative and tailored assurance, testing, inspection and certification services to our customers across their entire value chain.



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