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We understand that the analysis of energy materials and minerals at any point in the production and distribution chain must be done with the utmost attention to accuracy and best practice, and at TKA we ensure we deliver this to our customers.

TKA’s international network of companies, operations and laboratories enable us to offer a full range of services around the globe and  our in-depth knowledge of and experience in all aspects of inspections and the logistics chain makes us second to none in the coal, minerals and iron ore sector.

We offer a comprehensive suite of analytical services to meet the needs of coal and minerals producers, transporters and consumers around the world, including from coal analysis, mineral analysis and iron ore analysis.

Coal, minerals and iron ore have many important uses worldwide, with the most significant in electricity generation, steel production, cement manufacturing and as a liquid fuel. Thermal coal is used in power stations to generate electricity, where coking coal and iron ore are vital ingredients in the steel making process. Coal combustion products (CCPs), such as Fly Ash, also play an important role in the cement manufacturing and in the construction industry generally.

TKA is one of the few independent inspection companies dedicated to solid fuels where our main focus is to deliver technical, industrial and operational expertise, whether you need sampling, inspection or laboratory services.

Our standardized cargo and vessel inspections include the following services:

Inspection of the carrier to verify suitability for the intended cargo (cleanliness, dryness, ventilation, cargo separation)

Report on markings, type of packing (bulk, cartons/drums, etc.) and, if practical, a count of goods

Sampling according to globally recognized standards

Maintenance of a time log, including arrival and departure dates of carrier, time and date of loading, loading delays and reason for delays, description of loading gear/apparatus, weather conditions, rainfall, dust suppression, wind-waste, remainder on wharf, etc.

Loading and discharge supervision, focused on protecting the safety, integrity and quality of your goods throughout the supply chain

Analysis of mineral samples in your favor or most reputable domestic or foreign labs

P&I survey

Our services provide you with the control and peace of mind you need, so you can focus on maximizing your business profitability

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