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SGS is opening a new petroleum and petrochemical testing laboratory in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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SGS is opening a new dedicated laboratory in the Lake Charles Louisiana area in 2018.

Located in a 3000 square foot building, over 1,200 square feet of the facility is dedicated to the new laboratory, with the rest allocated to operations and management. The building is in the process of renovation, with an expanded ventilation and fresh air system being installed for the lab. 

The new Lake Charles laboratory will provide a selection of key testing capabilities selected to support local refining, chemical and products storage clients operating in the region.

SGS Lake Charles lab tests will include:

  • ASTM D-4294 Sulfur Analysis
  • ASTM D-381 Gums Analysis
  • ASTM D-86 Distillation Testing
  • NACE Corrosion Tests
  • ASTM D-445 Viscosity Testing
  • ASTM D-130 Copper Corrosion testing
  • ASTM D1319 FIA  (Fluorescent Indicator Adsorption) Analysis
  • ASTM D-5191 RVP (Reid Vapor Pressure)
  • ASTM D-482 Ash Testing
  • ASTM D-95 Water in Petroleum Testing
  • ASTM D-97 Pour-point Analysis
  • ASTM D93 Flash-point Testing

Future plans for the laboratory include an expansion of testing capabilities for various refined petroleum products. The Lake Charles lab is scheduled to open in August, 2018. The laboratory is supported by an extensive SGS USA laboratory network, including major petroleum and chemical laboratory locations in Beaumont-Port Arthur and New Orleans.

Learn more about SGS petroleum and petrochemical testing and inspection expertise:

For more information please contact Erik Holladay at, or call SGS at 281-479-7170.