Add value to your product and business with AmSpec’s TIC services for the coal and coke industries

AmSpec has over 20 years of expertise in providing coal inspection and testing services and sampling on coal, petcoke, wood chips, and pellets. Additionally, we have participated in an international interlaboratory test with excellent results over 12 the last years.

AmSpec uses standard protocols based on ASTM, ISO and EN standards for sampling and testing to provide results that are representative of each lot. We have also been accredited for our Napoli laboratory ISO/IEC 17025 since 2012 (click here to view certificate).

AmSpec’s coal and coke Testing, Inspection, and Certification capabilities

Independent inspection (including weight determination by Draught Survey if required):

  • Manual sampling (if mechanical sampling is not available)
  • Stockpile sampling
  • Umpire to support commercial settlement
  • Witnessing and expertise services
  • Bunker survey and conditional survey
  • Hold and hatch survey
  • Sample preparation, crushing, and screening
  • Testing services
  • Gross and net calorific value

In addition to these services, AmSpec provides several holistic analysis services for coal and coke products:

  • Proximate analysis: Moisture content, ash content, volatile matter, fixed carbon
  • Ultimate analysis: Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Sulphur
  • Ash analysis: Major and minor elements in coal and coal ash
  • Special coal analysis: trace elements, HGI, screen analysis (sizing), ash fusion temperature,  chlorine, fluorine, etc.
  • Special wood pellet analysis: Diameter, length, mechanical durability, bulk density, minor elements, major elements

Our expertise

At AmSpec, we strive to provide you with superior coal testing and inspection services through a deep understanding of your challenges, market conditions, and technical questions related to your product.

AmSpec is the world’s leading testing, inspection, and certification company – our global network of state-of-the-art facilities and large team of highly-trained staff allow us to provide consistently high-quality services to clients in a variety of industries.