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SGS provides impartial, globally recognized carbon analysis (CO2 analysis) for a broad range of industries.

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We conduct carbon testing in accordance with international standards and have strict ongoing quality control procedures to make sure that we deliver the accurate data that you need. We have the technological excellence and global network of experienced experts to meet your operational testing requirements.

SGS provides a variety of total and speciated carbon test data for a wide range of sample types including:

ash rocks and ores coal and coke ceramics
soils catalysts gypsum limestone
vegetation oils rubber carbide

Carbon analyses at SGS laboratories follow standardized methods and sample preparation techniques worldwide. Our technical experts work with you to choose the most efficient testing procedure for your sample type. Our carbon methods and equipment include the LECO carbon-sulfur analyzer and high temperature combustion infrared detection. During this procedure, the carbon in your sample is converted to carbon dioxide CO2, which is then measured by infrared (IR) detectors.

SGS provides the following carbon testing services:

Method Code Element Method Limits
CSA01V C (Total) Furnace / IR 0.01%
CSA02V CO2 (Carbonate) Leach / Furnace / IR 0.01%
CSB02V CO2 (Carbonate) Coulometry 0.05%
CSA03V C (Organic) Leach / Furnace / IR 0.01%
CSB03V C (Organic) Coulometry 0.05%
CSA04V C (Inorganic) Leach / Furnace / IR 0.01%
CSA05V Grafitic Roast / Coulometry 0.01%

SGS is the world leader in chemical analysis. Our carbon analysis services are unmatched and unparalleled globally. Trust our state-of-the-art laboratories for transparent, independent test results when you need to be sure.