Our highly qualified and experienced team of technical staff and operators are fully dedicated to providing the best value in coal inspection and testing services that add value to your business.

  • Over 20 years of providing coal inspection and testing services and sampling on coal, petcoke, wood chips and pellets
  • Participation to international interlaboratory test with excellent results over years 12
  • Accreditation for Napoli laboratory ISO/IEC 17025 since 2012 Click here for Accreditation Certificate

AmSpec uses standard protocols based on ASTM, ISO and EN standards for sampling and testing to provide results that are representative of each lot.

Coal Inspection and Testing 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 the products you deal with.


  • Product knowledge is a central theme in your daily business and AmSpec provides this through a team of product experts who are well recognized within the industry.


  • For over 30 years, AmSpec LLC has independently and accurately analyzed and measured petroleum and petrochemical products throughout the US, with support from our multiple international affiliate locations. AmSpec and its employees strive for the highest degree of quality performance, which is achieved through clear and well-documented systems, proper training, high qualifications of our employees, and continuous improvements to our overall operations.


AmSpec Coal Inspection and Testing Laboratory Services

  • 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 & Conditional Survey
    • Hold & Hatch Survey
    • Sample preparation, Crushing & Screening
    • Testing services
    • 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
    • Gross and net calorific  value;
    • 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