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SGS provides a comprehensive suite of smelter and refinery support services to processors of new and recovered gold, silver, platinum and base metals.

Financial District

We have the equipment, the expertise and the globally recognized reputation to support you at every stage of your smelting or refining operation.

Respected experts in our global network of accredited laboratories offer unparalleled expertise in chemical analysis. We ensure that your operation operates at maximum efficiency and complies with emissions regulations. Independent, SGS commercial trade services and party, settlement and umpire analysis teams represent your interests worldwide, whether at your site or at ports and terminals.

SGS smelter and refinery services include:

Analytical Services
SGS is a recognized leader in production and environmental analysis. Our accredited laboratories comply with industry standards to give buyers and sellers unbiased analyses of many metals. We have extensive experience in accurately analyzing and monitoring impurities. SGS samplers and chemists can provide representative results from samples of complex and difficult to handle metals. 

On-Site Laboratory Services
SGS provides on-site laboratories for smelters and refineries. We work with you to design and set up the laboratory that meets your particular needs, and then provide the staff training or operational support that ensures reliable analytical results.

Trade and Inspection/Collateral Management Services
Trusted SGS trade and inspection professionals protect your interests at load and discharge ports, terminals and warehouses. Our trade and inspections services include:

  • Cargo tally verification
  • Loss prevention
  • Rust evaluation 
  • Inventory measurement 
  • Party settlement and umpire services 

SGS collateral management offers industry-trusted proof that your material is securely warehoused.

Successful smelters and refineries rely on SGS’s accurate, reliable analytical, bankable metallurgical and expert trade support services. Contact us to learn how we can help ensure you maintain high product quality and your commercial trade interests are properly managed anywhere around the world.