Qatar Steel strives to provide its customers with the best steel products that meet and exceed international standards. Qatar Steel has ISO 17025 certified quality control laboratories equipped with modern computerized testing and analytical instruments to ensure only high-quality products are delivered to the customer. The use of stringent quality-control system qualifies Qatar Steel for several international management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, BRE BES 6001 and product certifications like CARES product certifications for rebar conforming to different international standards such as BS 4449 2005 Grade B500C, BS 4449 2005 Grade B500B, BS 4449:1997 Grade 460 B, QS600, ISO 6935-2:2015 Grade B500B-R, ASTM A706 Grade 60, SS 560:2016 Grade B500B and Nuclear Grade Applications certified.
Traceability is an important concern for customers to track all the components of product origin. Allocating a charge number to each billet and rebar along with a test certificate supplied with products enables customers to track the history of the production.The charge number is allocated to each lot of molten steel at EAF production stage which is further tracked downward till the final finished product i.e. rebar. The charge number consists of a serial number beginning with C, D or E followed by a five-digit number and subsequently used as a batch number for billets and rebars. The serial number falls within a range from 00001 to 09999 along with prefix for the year of production. This allows for complete traceability of material along with its production history. Further information about the sourcing of raw materials and life cycle of products can be found in the Responsible Sourcing and Material Consumption chapter.