PSB Inspection, founded in 2017 by Peter Bagchus, serves as a distinguished player in the field of inspection, sampling, sample preparation, analytical services, and weight ascertainment. Situated in Vlaardingen within the Rotterdam port area, the company boasts a cadre of highly qualified and experienced senior surveyors, a proficient sampling preparation team, and a state-of-the-art laboratory staffed by skilled technicians. This well-co-ordinated team is overseen by both the operational and management teams, each with decades of experience in the industry.
Initially, PSB Inspection’s core focus was on coal and coal-related products. However, recognizing the dynamic evolution of the energy market and the global shift towards sustainable practices, the company has embarked on an ambitious journey to broaden its horizons. Beyond coal, PSB Inspection is actively exploring opportunities in diverse sectors, including biomass, alternative fuels, minerals, metals, slag, fly ash, and fertilizers, each at varying stages of development.
In line with its commitment to delivering high-quality services, PSB Inspection has recently expanded its service offerings to include gas and toxic measurement. This expansion comes equipped with a team of four qualified and certified gas and toxic measurement experts, supported by top-notch certified equipment. The company has further expansion plans on the horizon to enhance its comprehensive service portfolio.
Geographically, PSB Inspection extends its services not only across Europe but also to several other countries such as South Africa, Turkey, the UK, India, Indonesia and LATAM. This expansion is orchestrated from its central headquarters, adhering to rigorous ISO standards 9001 and 17025. Certifications to 17020 and GAFTA are also in the pipeline, demonstrating the company’s unwavering commitment to quality assurance through internal quality procedures.
As the energy landscape undergoes a profound transformation, with a pronounced emphasis on transitioning from fossil fuels to greener alternatives, PSB Inspection remains steadfast in its commitment to the future. Recognizing the challenges posed by this transition, the company acknowledges that the shift from coal to biomass is not a simple task. The existing infrastructure of power plants, originally designed for coal, necessitates significant modifications to accommodate the distinct properties of biomass. Additionally, the economic aspect comes into play, with biomass generally being more costly than coal.
To facilitate a seamless transition, two critical steps are essential: the adaptation of power plants and the creation of financial incentives to make biomass a more attractive option. Despite these challenges, the undeniable reality is that the global energy mix will progressively include renewable sources, and PSB Inspection eagerly contributes to this transformative journey.