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Petroleum & Petrochemicals

Certispec provides expert inspection services to the petroleum, petrochemical, mineral acid & alkali industries. Through our network of offices across Canada, the USA, the Caribbean and our affiliation with a number of other inspection companies around the world, we can provide inspection on a global basis.


Our inspectors are experienced in the inspection of a variety of products such as:

  • Crude Oil
  • Residual Oils, Asphalt, Bunker Fuels
  • Refined Products including Gasoline, Diesel Fuels, Aviation Fuels
  • Petrochemicals, Base Stocks, Aromatics, Solvents, Lube Oils and Additives
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gases and Liquefied Natural Gases
  • Organic liquids, Acids, Alkalis

Services are provided to the exploration, refining, trading and liquid storage industries, and include:

  • Supervision of marine loading, on-board transfer & discharge
  • Quality and Quantity Control
  • Bunker surveys
  • Pipeline transfers
  • Shore line pressure recording
  • Cleanliness inspection of transportation & storage facilities
  • Laboratory Analysis
  • Calibration of liquid storage tanks
  • Cargo Additive Treatment

Key Benefits

  • Independent verification of Quantity
  • Independent verification of Quality
  • Inspections are carried out in accordance with accepted International Standards as well as mutually agreed requirements of our principals.
  • We are members of the American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM), the Institute of Petroleum (IP), InnoTech Alberta and The International Federation of Inspection Agencies (IFIA).
  • We are members of the CGSB (Canadian General Standards Board) petroleum standards committees.