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Daily, the SGS global team delivers technical expertise, effective services and sustainable solutions that enhance your projects.

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You can rely on our technical, industrial and operational expertise in exploration, production and commercial activities to enable more growth and generate lean efficiencies across all aspects of the coal exploration and mining industry.

SGS teams of geologists and engineers offer a full range of coal testing services from exploration feasibility studies to monitoring operations in your plant. Our coal services include:

Exploration Services

  • Exploration project management
  • Chemical and physical analysis
  • Orebody modeling
  • Database mapping
  • Resource audits
  • Environmental baseline studies

Laboratory Services

  • Proximate, ultimate and the full range of coal, ash and mineral analysis
  • Solid biomass analysis
  • Sink-float/washability testing
  • High Definition Mineralogy including reflectance studies
  • Physical and particle size analysis
  • Toxicity and TCLP testing
  • Coal bed methane gas analysis
  • Coke strength and stability testing
  • Rheology testing
  • Analysis of steam coal, pet and met coke and ash
  • Operating on-site and near-site laboratories
  • Proficiency test programs
  • Customized quality assurance programs and audits

Production Services

  • Operational testing and analysis
  • Mechanical, manual and auger sampling systems
  • Preparation plant support

Inspection and Sampling

  • Barge and vessel surveys
  • Hold and hatch inspections
  • Weight determination
  • Draft surveys
  • Inspections of sea-going barges and vessels
  • Loading master services

SGS has earned a global reputation as a trusted leader in all aspects of the coal industry. Your coal operation will reach its full potential when you partner with SGS.