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SGS performs analytical services for a wide range of commodities, including

  • Coal
  • Fertilizers
  • Biofuels
  • Precious metals
  • Base metals
  • Industrial minerals
  • Radioactive and rare earth elements

A large number of our laboratories carry internationally and industry recognised accreditations and use ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) and US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) methods for a comprehensive range tests.

SGS is a trusted leader in testing and analytical services. We are internationally recognised for our fit-for-purpose testing and high testing standards. Analytical professionals working in our global network of fully-equipped, independent laboratories conduct tests under the strictest quality controls. The following tests are a highlight of the full scope of tests performed in SGS laboratories under compliance with standard ASTM and US EPA methods:

 

ASTM & US EPA Tests

 

Test

Number

Analysis of Reformed Gas

ASTM D1946-90(2006)

Apparent Specific Gravity

ASTM D167

Ash Analysis

ASTM D3174,
ASTM D5142

Ash Chemical Composition

ASTM D2795,
ASTM 3682

Carbon Analysis

ASTM D5373

Chlorine Determination in Coal
by the Oxygen Bomb Combustion

ASTM D4208

Coke Reactivity CRI / CSR

ASTM D5341-99

Cubic Foot Weight Test

ASTM D291

Determination of Phosphorus Content -
Ash Base or Coal Base

ASTM D2795

Drop Shatter

ASTM D440

Equilibrium Moisture Analysis

ASTM D1412

Extraction Procedure (EP) Toxicity Test

US EPA 1310

Fixed Carbon

ASTM D5142

Fluorine Analysis

ASTM D3761

Forms of Sulphur

ASTM D2492

Free Swelling Index (FSI)

ASTM D720

Froth Flotation (Batch)

ASTM D5114

Fusibility of Coal and Coke Ash -
Reducing Temp & Oxidising Temp

ASTM D1857

Gieseler Fluidity

ASTM D2639

Grading

ASTM C33.10 (#57)

Gross Calorific Value (GCV)

ASTM D5865

Hardgrove Grindability Index (HGI)

ASTM D409

Humidity Cell Testing

ASTM D5744-07e1

Hydrogen Analysis

ASTM D5373

Los Angeles Abrasion Test

ASTM C131,
ASTM C535

Major & Minor Elements in Coal (ICP)

ASTM D6349

Mercury Analysis

ASTM D3684

Micum Test Indices

ASTM D3402-93

Moisture Content

ASTM D2216,
ASTM D3173

Multiple Extraction Procedure

US EPA 1320

Net Calorific Value Analysis

ASTM D5865

Nitrogen Analysis

ASTM D5373

Organic Sulphur Analysis

ASTM D2492

Oxidation Index

ASTM D5263

Phosphorous Analysis

ASTM D2795

Porosity (Coke)

ASTM D167-93

Potential Reactivity

ASTM C289

Proximate Analysis

ASTM D3172,
ASTM 3173,
ASTM 3174,
ASTM 3175

Pyritic Sulphur Determination

ASTM D2492

Rainfall Leach

ASTM D3987

Sample Preparation

ASTM D2013

Sieve Analysis

ASTM C136

Sieve Test

ASTM D4749

Size Analysis

ASTM D293

Soundness (NaSO4)

ASTM C88

Specific Gravity & Absorption

ASTM D2216

Specific Gravity (Coke)

ASTM D167-93

Stability / Hardness (Coke)

ASTM D3402

Standard Test Method for
Shake Extraction of Solid Waste with Water

ASTM D3987

Sulphur as Sulphate Analysis

ASTM D2492

Sulphur Determination in Coal by the Bomb Wash

ASTM D3177

Sulphur In Ash (SO3)

ASTM D5016

Superficial Moisture Analysis

ASTM D3302

Synthetic Precipitation Leaching Procedure

US EPA 1312

Total Moisture

ASTM D2961,
ASTM 3302,
ASTM D5142

Total Sulphur Determination

ASTM D4239

Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure
(TCLP)

US EPA 1311

Trace Elements Analysis (ICP)

ASTM D6357

True Specific Gravity

ASTM D167

Tumble Drum (Wet or Dry)

ASTM D441

Ultimate Analysis

ASTM D3176

Volatile Matter Analysis

ASTM D3175,
ASTM D5142,
ASTM D4239

Washability / Float and Sink

ASTM D4371

Water Soluble Alkalis

ASTM D3682

 

Globally, SGS provides a full range of testing services in accordance with internationally recognized standards. Contact SGS for accurate results for all of your testing needs.

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