SGS Australia Pty Ltd


Newcastle Laboratory

Accreditation No.


Site No.


Date of Accreditation

17 Jul 1979


6A Metal Pit Drive, Steel River Industrial Estate
Mayfield West, NSW 2304


Mrs Colleen Humphries P: +61 (02) 49607800


Services available to external clients

Scope of Accreditation

Newcastle Laboratory

ISO/IEC 17025 (2017)


Service Product Determinant Technique Procedure Limitations
Analysis of coal and coke for coking behaviour Coal Caking index Roga index ISO 335 (1974)
Dilatation Audibert-Arnu dilatometer ISO 349
Dilatation Dilatometer AS 1038 12.3 (2002), BS 1016.107.3, ISO/BS ISO 23873
Caking index Gravimetric ISO/BS ISO 15585
Plasticity Sapozhnikov test in-house method ME-AU-MINEM-AN-016 Y index
Plasticity Gieseler plastometer AS 1038.12.4.1 (1996), ASTM D2639, ISO 10329
General analysis of coal, coke and related products Coal Moisture - Total Gravimetric AS 1038.1 (2001), ASTM D3302, BS 1016.1, ISO 589
Crucible swelling number Visual examination AS 1038 12.1 (2002), ISO/BS ISO 501
Fixed carbon Gravimetric AS 1038.3 (2000), ISO/BS ISO 17246
Proximate analysis Gravimetric AS 1038.3 (2000),BS 1016.104.3 (1998),BS 1016.104.4 (1998), ISO/BS ISO 17246
Carbon; Hydrogen; Nitrogen; Ultimate analysis Carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen (CHN) analyser AS 1038 6.4 (2005), ASTM D5373, ISO/BS ISO 29541
Relative density (specific gravity) Density bottle AS 1038.21.1.1
Gross calorific value Bomb calorimeter AS 1038.5 (1998), ASTM D5865, BS 1016.105 (1992), ISO/BS ISO 1928
Ash Gravimetric; Thermogravimetric analyser AS 1038.3 (2000), ASTM D3174, BS 1016.104.4 (1998), ISO/BS ISO 1171, in-house method ME-AU-MINEM-AN -064
Volatile matter Gravimetric AS 1038.3 (2000), ASTM D3175, BS1016.104.3 (1998), ISO/BS ISO 562
Free swelling index Visual examination ASTM D720
Moisture Gravimetric; Thermogravimetric analyser AS 1038.3 (2000), ASTM D3173, ISO/BS ISO 11722 and in house method ME-AU-MINEM-AN -064
Moisture holding capacity Gravimetric AS 1038 17
Sulfur - Total Infrared (IR) AS 1038.6.3.3
Preparation of coal, coke and related product samples for analysis Coal Float and sink analysis Gravimetric AS 4156.1.1
Hardgrove grindability index Gravimetric AS 1038.20, ASTM D409, ISO/BS ISO 5074
Size analysis Sieve analysis AS 3881 (2002), ASTM D4749, BS 1016.109 (1995), ISO/BS ISO 1953
Sample collection Coals, coke, charcoal and related products Not applicable Not applicable

AS 4264.1 (2009), ASTM D2013, ASTM D2234, BS 1017.1 (1989), ISO/BS ISO 13909.1, ISO/BS ISO 13909.2, ISO/BS ISO 13909.3, ISO/BS ISO 13909.4, ISO/BS ISO 13909.7, ISO/BS ISO 13909.8

Specialised analysis of coal, coke and related products Coal Ash fusibility Visual examination AS 1038.15 (1995), ASTM D1857, BS 1016.113 (1995), ISO/BS ISO 540
Mercury Direct combustion ASTM D6722
Chlorine X-ray fluorescence (XRF) in-house method ME-MINEM-AN-073
Aluminium; Barium; Calcium; Iron; Magnesium; Manganese; Phosphorus; Potassium; Silicon; Sodium; Strontium; Titanium X-ray fluorescence (XRF) AS 1038.14.3, ASTM D4326

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