SGS is pleased to announce that their coal laboratory in Samarinda, Indonesia is officially recognized by the National Accreditation Committee (KAN) of Indonesia for its conformance to the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard for specific registered tests.  The accreditation demonstrates technical competency for a defined scope of tests and the operation of a laboratory quality management system.

The Samarinda coal laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and consistent, industry-leading methodologies and quality control procedures. SGS’ professional staff maintains high standards of quality and procedural excellence to ensure accurate, repeatable and timely data. Samarinda’s in-house analytical capabilities include:

  • Proximate and ultimate analysis
  • Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI)
  • Ash fusion
  • Relative density
  • Chlorine analysis
  • Equilibrium moisture analysis
  • Met coal/coke testing
  • Float/sink washability analysis

The Samarinda coal laboratory strategically supports the growing needs of Indonesia’s exploration and mining industry and complements SGS’ unmatched laboratory network in Southeast Asia Pacific and globally. Many of SGS’ laboratories comply with the ISO/IEC 17025 standard for specific registered tests.

Around the world, SGS offers a wide range of integrated services for the hard rock, energy minerals and fertilizer sectors including sustainable geochemical analysis, resource calculation, mineralogy, metallurgy, engineering services, advanced systems, water treatment and trade services. For more information about these services, please visit SGS Mining page. 

For more information, please contact:

Ken Litjens
Vice President, Southeast Asia Pacific
SGS Minerals Services
10 Reid Road, Perth International Airport
Newburn, Western Australia 6105
t: +61 (08) 9373 3559
m: +61 (0) 413 621 071

N. Vivekanand 
Business Manager, Minerals Services
SGS Indonesia
Sentra Industri Terpadu, Pantai Indah Kapuk
Blok E2, Nos. 28-29, Jl. Kamal Muara VII
Jakarta Utara, 14470, Indonesia
t: +62 21 5698 2898
m: +62 811 199 2076


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