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Optimize your coal’s commercial value with customizable chemical and physical analysis for mining, processing and trade.

Gaining an accurate understanding of coal composition, grade and performance will allow it to reach its full commercial value. Investment in high grade analytical testing provides data that makes coal sales easier and facilitates transparent and trusted trade.

Analytical solutions for your coal cargo

We provide comprehensive chemical and physical analysis of coal to accepted international standards – ASTM, ISO, AS, GB, GOST. Conducted under strict laboratory conditions, our solutions deliver:

  • Plant operation optimization
  • Contractual compliance
  • Adherence to emission regulations
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Our testing solutions include:

  • Total moisture
  • Proximate analysis
  • Ultimate analysis
  • Gross calorific determination
  • Net calorific, fixed carbon and CO2 calculations
  • Hardgrove grindability index (HGI)
  • Mineral constituents – ash analysis for major and minor elements
  • Trace element analysis
  • Ash fusion temperatures in reducing and oxidizing atmospheres
  • Coal petrography
  • Float sink and washability testing
  • Rheology of coal (Gieseler plastometer test, Arnu dilatometer test, Sapozhnikov test, G-caking index test)
  • Forms of sulfur
  • Free swelling index (FSI)/crucible swelling number (CSN)
  • Bulk density
  • Size analysis
Why choose SGS?
Our services are fully customizable and can be tailored to your needs.
SGS is recognized as the benchmark for quality and integrity in the coal industry. With a global network of inspectors and laboratory experts, we offer quick turnaround times, saving you time and money and enabling you to achieve the full market value of your coal.

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Perth Airport, 6105,

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