Purchasing and Scrap Receiving Requirements

Posted: 01/24/2014


Tri-Arrows Aluminum Inc. is a joint owner of Logan Aluminum Inc. and purchases metal / scrap that is shipped to Logan for processing. These specifications apply to Logan shipments. If metal or scrap is shipped to another entity for processing, specific instructions will be provided.
 

Table of Contents

Section Title
1.0 Purchasing Order Contingency
2.0 Receiving Hours
3.0 Scheduling Delivery
4.0 Split Loads
5.0 Documentation
6.0 Material Weights
7.0 Material Safety Data Sheets - MSDS
8.0 Material Inspection/Sampling
9.0 Material Moisture Sampling
10.0 Scrap Types
11.0 Material Packaging Specification
12.0 Material Packing
13.0 Examples of Scrap Packaging
14.0 Radioactive and Asbestos Contamination
15.0 Material Downgrades
16.0 Rejected Loads
17.0 Inspection Report Documentation
18.0 General Safety Requirements for Truck Shipments
19.0 Shipments by Flat Bed Trailer
20.0 Shipments by Van Trailer
21.0 Shipments by Dump Trailer
22.0 Shipments by Rail Car
23.0 Insurance
24.0 How to find our Location, Logan Aluminum

1.0 Purchasing Order Contingency

Each purchase order or contract is contingent upon the supplier’s acceptance of these terms. Supplier acknowledges that delivery of any material to TAA / Logan shall be deemed acceptance of these terms, and agrees that any terms and conditions contained in a proposal, quotation, acknowledgement, acceptance, invoice, or other document of supplier which are different from or in addition to these terms and conditions shall not constitute a part of the purchase order and are hereby expressly rejected, and that no employee of TAA nor Logan is authorized to or may, waive nor modify these rights.

2.0 Receiving Hours

Receiving hours will be designated by Logan/Remelt personnel. Receiving hours will vary depending upon material type of the load. The number of split loads per day will be controlled by receiving appointments. No more than 3 split loads per day. Receiving hours are located on the Logan Inbound Appointment System. Prior approval must be granted to the supplier before access to the system is allowed.

3.0 Scheduling Delivery

All loads must be scheduled for delivery. Any material arriving without having scheduled an appointment will not be unloaded and Logan will not be responsible for any resulting charges. In the event an appointment is missed, the load can be rescheduled for a new appointment time or if time permits the material may be unloaded on a standby basis.

Shipments may be scheduled by accessing the Logan Inbound Appointment System by approved personnel. The shipment information including; purchase order numbers, material type shipped (NO MORE THAN THREE (3) MATERIAL TYPES PER LOAD), piece count for each material type, package description, seal number, ship weights (gross, tare and net). Bill of lading number and carrier should be entered when making the appointment. It will be required to edit the initial appointment with updated more accurate information concerning the shipment before arrival at Logan Aluminum.

TOP

4.0 Split Loads

The recommendation for loading split loads is to load the material type with the greatest quantity first. Then load the material type with the second greatest quantity next. Then the remainder of the material can be loaded.

5.0 Documentation Supporting

Shipping documentation must accompany each load. The documentation must be either provided by the driver or affixed to the shipping container. The documentation must be accurate and clearly stating the purchase order number, bill of lading number, alloy or material classification, items shipped, piece count of each material type and gross, tare, net weights for each material type. Incorrect information on the shipment documentation may result in either a delay in unloading or in a rejection of the receipt of the material.

6.0 Material Weights

All loads will be weighed on certified truck scales prior to and after unloading. If there is a deviation >1% between shipped gross weight to received gross weight, a tally weight will be performed by receiving personnel. The material for the load will be held electronically until the discrepancy of weights is settled. The vendor will be notified as soon as possible and will have options of how to settle the discrepancy.

  • Option 1 - The vendor can accept the weights provided by Logan receiving with verifying documentation
  • Option 2 - The vendor can accept the return of the material. The cost of extra handling will be back charged to the vendor.

7.0 Material Safety Data Sheet

Per the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1200, the supplier, vendor, or importer must provide a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for the metal or scrap sold to TAA or must verify that the material meets the posted MSDS on this site.

TOP

8.0 Material Inspection/Sampling

Each load will be inspected upon delivery. The material will be verified that it meets the criteria established within the purchase specification agreement. The material will be inspected for items such as excessive moisture, oil, dirt, garbage, plastic, glass, non-aluminum contaminants, aluminum fines, nitrates, sulfates, safety hazards, packaging issues, contamination of any kind. The results of the material inspection may be subject to a load rejection or if agreed upon, the material may be downgraded. Issues noted during inspection will be photographed and documented to the shipper.

During inspection, a determination will be made as to whether the material meets the purchase specification. If the load is determined to meet expectations, no deduction will be made regarding contamination.

Items that will be subject to immediate rejection of the entire load if found during the inspection are butane lighters, aerosol cans, hypodermic needles, live ammunition, explosives, gasoline, propane bottles or other gas cylinders or bottles, medical waste / infectious materials, radioactive material, PCB’s, mercury, asbestos, Freon, poisons, acids, fertilizer, rodents, excessive corrosion, oxidizers, flammable liquids, closed containers, crimped tubing, lead paint and other questionable items. The presence of these items poses a safety hazard to personnel and is not debatable.

9.0 Material Moisture Sampling Moisture

Sampling will be performed on all UBCs according to Logan Aluminum’s standard operating procedure 5.01.001.006. A single test will be performed upon delivery for determining moisture content. Material will be sampled under cover out of the elements. Loads with moisture levels exceeding an agreed upon threshold will automatically be put on hold. A load will be held for three working days for notification to the supplier. If in the allotted time a decision to accept or reject the test results has not been relayed to Logan Aluminum. The test results will be accepted and the load will be identified in inventory as ready for production.

TOP

10.0 Scrap Types

These are the typical scrap types processed at the Logan Recycle Center.

  • Head and Tail
  • UBCs
  • Class 1 - Material consists of clean, undecorated cans or cups, skeleton, slitter or trim scrap, 3004 or 3104 alloys only. Scrap containing in excess of 1% residual lubricant is unacceptable. Scrap cannot be lacquered, painted, coated or contaminated with gaskets and/or sealant. Other lubricants, such as hydraulic oils) are not acceptable.
  • Class 2 - Material consists of clean, compound free can ends (beverage) and tab stock, skeleton and trim scrap, 5182 series alloy only.
  • Class 3 - Material consists of spoiled, clean and decorated cans free of residual lubricant and 5182 series lids. Scrap must be 3004 or 3104 alloy only.
  • Lithographic sheet
  • Mixed Low Copper Scrap
  • Old Painted Siding
  • New Painted Siding

For more information on ISRI scrap types please see: ISRI Scrap Specification Circular.

11.0 Material Packaging Specification

Bales

Density - 14 to 22 pounds per cubic foot
Bale Size - Min. 30 cubic feet
Dimensions - 24 to 40 in x 30 to 52 in x 40 to 72 in.
Banding - Min 6, Max 10

  • ¾ in x .03 in (5056-H36)
  • 10 gauge aluminum
  • 5/8 in x .020 in steel
  • 5/8 in x .036 in plastic
  • 13 gauge steel

Bales should separate into sections when banding/wire is cut.

Bales of uniform size preferred.

Use of support sheets (cardboard, plastic, etc.) is not acceptable.

High Density Bales

Density - 25 to 30 pounds per cubic foot
Bale Size - Min 40 cubic feet
Dimensions - 24 to 40 in x 30 to 52 in x 40 to 72 in.
Banding - Min 6, Max 10

  • ¾ in x .03 in (5056-H36)
  • 10 gauge aluminum
  • 5/8 in x .020 in steel
  • 5/8 in x .036 in plastic
  • 13 gauge steel.

Bale density above 30 pounds per cubic foot is subject for load rejection.
Bales of uniform size preferred.

Use of support sheets (cardboard, plastic, etc.) is not acceptable.

Densified Bundles

Density - 35 to 45 pounds per cubic foot
Dimensions - 41 to 44in x 51 to 54 in x 54 to 56 in
Weight - Max 6,000  pounds per bundle of briquettes
Banding - banding slots in both directions (one vertical, min two horizontal)
• 5/8 in x .020 in steel
• 5/8 in x .036 in plastic

Gaylord Boxes

Maximum Size - 50 in x 50 in x 48 in tall
Minimum Size - 24 in x 24 in x 24 in tall
Box must be on a pallet
No cover on box preferred
Steel band around center of box preferred

Coils

Maximum Gauge: 0.032 in
Maximum Size: 84 in wide and 80 in outside diameter
No Fiber Cores
Coils weighing 8,000 pounds or less can be delivered via van trailer
Coils weighing 15,000 pounds or less can be delivered on a flatbed trailer and unloaded from the side. Flatbeds that require rear unloading will be rejected.

Prior arrangements must be made for delivery of any coils weighing more then 15,000 pounds by contacting the Recycle Center Receiving Coordinator.

TOP

12.0 Material Packaging

Material that is not packaged correctly may result in at risk safety conditions or handling issues. These issues may result in rejection of the load.
Baled material must be compacted and banded or wire together to minimize material loss while being handled. It must also be stable enough for stacking purposes. Briquette material must be bundled together with enough banding to minimize material loss while being handled. Briquettes must not be stacked higher or wider on a pallet than what may affect the stability of the bundle. Bundles must be strapped to the pallet. Pallets must be of sturdy construction and maintain their integrity while handling.
Boxes must be of sturdy construction and maintain their integrity while handling.

13.0 Examples of Scrap Packaging

Click on each image for a larger view.
 

UBC - Properly packaged briquette with steel bands UBC - Properly packaged briquette with steel bands and pallets UBC - Properly packaged bales with AT LEAST 4 wires per bale

 

Class III - Properly packaged with plastic bands Class III - Properly packaged with steel bands Class III - IMPROPERLY packaged

 

 

Old Painted Siding (OPS) - Properly packaged with steel bands OPS - Properly packaged with wires and pallets

 

 

Litho - Properly packaged with wires
TOP

14.0 Radioactive and Asbestos Contamination

Material delivered to Logan Aluminum and found to be contaminated by radiation will be handled according to Logan policy.  Any material triggering either of the two Logan radiation detectors will be rejected.  Scrap, raw materials or packaging must not contain or be contaminated with asbestos. TAA/Logan will have the right to revoke the acceptance of the material at any time.  All costs and liability associated with radioactive material will be the responsibility of the supplier.

15.0 Material Downgrades

Material that does not meet the requirements of the specification of the purchase order may be subject to rejection. If the material can be deemed acceptable by a downgrade of the material, the vendor has options available.

Option 1 - The vendor can accept a downgrade of the material accompanied by an adjustment to the terms of the purchase of the material.
Option 2 - The vendor can arrange to have the material picked up and removed from the Logan property

16.0 Rejected Loads

Due to space limitations, all rejected material must be removed as soon as possible.
Material rejected at the time of delivery will automatically be reloaded on the truck it was delivered on. Material rejected and off loaded will have three (3) working days to be removed from Logan Aluminum. If the rejected material has not been removed in the allotted time, a truck will be scheduled for pickup and the material sent collect to the vender or location of the vendor’s choice.  The vendor is responsible for all costs of shipping and return for the rejected material.

TOP

17.0 Inspection Report Documentation

Documentation of the inspection reports will be supplied in order to expedite settlement of issues such as weight discrepancies, downgrades and rejected loads.

18.0 General Safety Requirements for Truck Shipments

  1. Drivers must give keys to Logan personnel.
  2. Drivers must chock wheels of trailer.
  3. Driver must remain out of the cab and in an area designated by Logan personnel.

Logan Aluminum Driver Expectations for Delivery

PPE Requirements: Safety Glasses and High Visibility Clothing

  • Drivers must check in at Truck Processing with correct unload number and paperwork upon arrival.
  • Truck drivers will be instructed by Truck Processing Attendants of plant rules and required PPE. After being checked-in drivers will be sent to the truck staging area to wait for unloading.
  • Truck drivers will wait at staging area with load secured. Operators will direct drivers to the designated area for unloading.
  • Drivers are required to wear proper PPE when out of truck unstrapping load. Minimum required PPE are safety glasses and high visibility vest. Drivers must also be equipped with long pants. (Coveralls are provided if unavailable)
  • If driver must get on trailer to unstrap load, safety rails must be attached to trailer. Safety rails are located at Metal Control, Hotmill unloading area, and Tarping areas.
  • Forklift operator will not start unloading trailer until all straps and/or chains are rolled up and/or put away.
  • While operator is unloading trailer, driver must stand in designated waiting area, which is located beside his truck cab.
  • When unloading is complete driver will be instructed how to exit to the outbound scales.

Driver Waiting Area

Proper Un-securement

Safety Rails

 

19.0 Shipments by Flat Bed Trailer

Material must be side loaded such that it can be easily removed from the truck by forklift.

  1. The load must remain secured until Logan personnel are at the truck for unloading.
  2. Trucks must remain in line near the truck scale until called for unloading. Trucks must not proceed to the unloading area without permission of the Logan unloading personnel.
  3. Drivers must follow all safety rules communicated to them when at the gatehouse. Drivers must stay with their truck. Drivers may enter the Recycle Receiving office but must not enter any production areas.
  4. Dunnage must not be left at Logan and must leave with the truck.

20.0 Shipments by Van Trailer

  1. The minimum height requirement is 105 inches.
  2. All vans must have floors in good condition. Any vans found to have unsafe floor conditions will not be unloaded.
  3. Material must be braced or loaded in a manner to prevent material shifting. If the material has shifted it will not be unloaded if determined to be unsafe to the operator or damage to the trailer may occur.
  4. Sufficient spacing must be maintained between the material and the roof/sides of the trailer. Material packed or wedged into the trailer will not be unloaded unless the trucking company or driver signs a waiver releasing Logan and Logan personnel of all liability.
  5. Trucks must remain in line near the truck scale until called for unloading. Trucks must not proceed to the unloading area without permission of the Logan unloading personnel.
  6. Drivers must follow all safety rules communicated to them when at the gatehouse. Drivers must stay with their truck. Drivers may enter the Recycle Receiving office but must not enter any production areas.
  7. Dunnage must not be left at Logan and must leave with the truck.
  8. Logan personnel will not be responsible for sweeping out trailers.
TOP

21.0 Shipment by Dump Trailer

  1. Dump Trailers will not be received without contacting Logan personnel to schedule a delivery. The contact number is 270-755-6597.
  2. Trucks must remain in line near the truck scale until called for unloading. Trucks must not proceed to the unloading area without permission from the Logan unloading personnel.
  3. Drivers must follow all safety rules communicated to them when at the gatehouse. Drivers must stay with their truck. Drivers may enter the Recycle Receiving office but must not enter any production areas.

22.0 Shipments by Rail Car

All scrap delivered by rail car must have a minimum door opening of 10 foot wide and a height of  9 foot 6 inches. Rail cars with double doors are preferred. Rail cars must have solid interior walls, be clean and free of foreign material, in good condition, and free of holes in the floor which could put the operators at risk for an incident during the unloading process. Cushioned under-frame rail cars are preferred. Interior equipment, such as gates or other bracing supplies must be stored in the ends of the car if not being used to restrain the load. Nothing should be piled/laid against the doors on either side of the car which would prevent or inhibit opening the door. The material in the rail car must be accessible from either side. The loading of shreds or loose material in the rail car is unacceptable and maybe cause for Rejection.

Bales

  • Bales are not to be loaded on end

  • Load bales in end of rail car with longest dimension perpendicular to the rail car sides

  • Load doorway bales with the longest dimension parallel to rail car sides

  • Any voids must be filled with fixed bracing

  • A minimum of 1 foot clearance is required between the baled scrap and the top edge of both doorway frames

  • Baled material should never be crammed into the rail car; loading should be snug, but not tight

  • Bracing bars or other bracing materials should be loaded at the end of the rail cars

Densified

  • Densified bundles are to be loaded two wide across rail car

  • Densified bundles can be stacked two high for maximum car weight

  • A minimum of 1 foot clearance is required between the baled scrap and the top edge of both doorway frames

  • Densified bundles shall be loaded solidly end-to-end

  • Any voids more than 40 inches must be filled with fixed bracing adequate to prevent the load from shifting or falling.

Mixed Loads

  •  Densified bundles and bales are the only type of material which may be mixed in a rail car without prior approval from the Recycle Receiving Coordinator

  • The material must be segregated and not intermixed within the rail car

  • Bundles are not to be stacked on bales and bales are not to be stacked on bundles

  • Any exceptions to this procedure may result in the rejection of the load.

23.0 Insurance

Each vendor selling scrap or metal to TAA / Logan shall have and maintain adequate minimum insurance coverage including but not limited to, general and product liability insurance coverage, protective of both TAA / Logan and supplier from any and all claims and liabilities for property damage, personal injury, death, and economic damage, that arise from the material and associated activities, hereunder, endorsed as required, at all times while conducting business with TAA / Logan.

TOP