WearCheck incorporates water testing in its services

Condition monitoring specialist firm, WearCheck, has introduced their sister company, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, adding a new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing structure.
The water analysis company is now built-in totally into WearCheck, and forms one more area of expertise together with WearCheck’s different companies, which embrace scientific used oil evaluation, asset reliability care, transformer oil testing and lubricant-enabled reliability providers.
Set Point Water Laboratories is ISO 17025:2017-accredited, and checks water from any supply – ranging from ingesting water to manufacturing facility effluent, and every thing in between – to determine the presence and levels of doubtless dangerous substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then often identified as Set Point Laboratories. The firm introduced water testing in 2013 and expanded with the launch of a Cape Town water laboratory in 2019, achieving accreditation of the Cape Town Laboratory in 2020, and thereafter focusing only on water evaluation.
Thelma Horsfield, general manager of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their providers, ‘Our laboratory technicians choose the related checks for the water sample relying on the wants of the client. They establish what is mistaken with the water and advise customers on possible penalties of using / discarding such water.
‘Water evaluation is performed using varied accredited methods similar to; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These strategies get hold of the absolute best leads to chemical and microbial analysis of effluent/wastewater, consuming water, processed water, floor water and groundwater.
Industrial operations
‘In the case of business operations needing to get rid of wastewater right into a river system, the ocean or even simply down the drain, there are strict by-laws that must be adhered to, outlining the “acceptable” ranges of contaminants before disposal, to forestall attainable fines and even prosecution. Our water technicians determine the precise levels of contaminants and advise on acceptable levels for safe discarding.
‘Many of our mining prospects function boreholes, utilizing the water within the mining course of. We frequently monitor the water high quality from the boreholes to check whether contaminants from the mining course of have leached into the water supply.
‘As an example – cyanide is often utilized in gold mining, the presence of this toxin should be continuously monitored. Uranium is often discovered within the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, it is essential to monitor the degrees and examine whether it has leached into the water supply. This is even an issue on disused mines and mine dumps – many of our customers dwelling close to these come to us to check the quality of their drinking water. Chromium-6, a carcinogenic element, is a by-product from chrome mines, so you will need to know if people will be ingesting water with high ranges of this.
Genuine is a major reason for many of our prospects for consuming water security, both private and within the restaurant commerce for making juices and coffees – they usually want to know the hardness of their municipal water as it impacts their coffee machines.
‘In addition to the above, scope water can be used for dialysis. It is important to note the sufferers on dialysis have little to no kidney perform. Kidneys help compensate for the upper intake of substances obtained from food and drinks that would in any other case construct up within the physique. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the exposure of substances/toxins that can’t be eliminated from the physique. We are at present performing some water high quality checks for a renal unit to make sure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water quality is a critical aspect of greenhouse crop production. Water with high alkalinity can affect nutrients uptake by the plants and cause nutrient deficiency which compromises plant well being.
‘Borehole water testing is a popular item with prospects who need to know whether or not the water is safe to make use of on their garden, to fill the pool, to drink and use within the household. In Cape Town, many boreholes have high salt content material, and, after testing the water, some clients need to dilute it with municipal water or put processes in place to take away many of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water facilities provide analytical providers via an extensive network of operations in South Africa and internationally
‘And’, provides Horsfield, ‘as a results of the global Covid pandemic, we added alcohol content material testing to our companies in addition to a newly launched logistics answer to enable simple movement of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was a half of the larger Set Point group till the company was purchased by present homeowners Synerlytic in 2019, along with SetPoint Water Laboratories.
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