WearCheck incorporates water testing in its providers

Condition monitoring specialist company, WearCheck, has brought their sister company, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, including a new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing construction.
The water analysis company is now integrated 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 companies.
Set Point Water Laboratories is ISO 17025:2017-accredited, and exams water from any source – ranging from consuming water to factory effluent, and every thing in between – to determine the presence and ranges of potentially dangerous substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then generally identified as Set Point Laboratories. The company 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 solely on water evaluation.
Thelma Horsfield, common supervisor of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their services, ‘Our laboratory technicians choose the relevant checks for the water sample relying on the needs of the shopper. They identify what’s wrong with the water and advise clients on possible consequences of utilizing / discarding such water.
‘Water analysis is conducted using numerous accredited techniques similar to; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These methods acquire the best possible ends in chemical and microbial evaluation of effluent/wastewater, consuming water, processed water, floor water and groundwater.
Industrial operations

‘In the case of industrial operations needing to get rid of wastewater into a river system, the sea or even merely down the drain, there are strict by-laws that must be adhered to, outlining the “acceptable” ranges of contaminants earlier than disposal, to forestall attainable fines and even prosecution. Our water technicians determine the precise ranges of contaminants and advise on acceptable levels for protected discarding.
‘Many of our mining clients function boreholes, using the water within the mining course of. We often monitor the water quality from the boreholes to test whether contaminants from the mining process have leached into the water provide.
‘As an example – cyanide is often utilized in gold mining, the presence of this toxin must be continuously monitored. Uranium is usually discovered within the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, it is very important monitor the levels and examine whether or not it has leached into the water supply. This is even a problem on disused mines and mine dumps – lots of our prospects dwelling close to these come to us to test the quality of their drinking water. Chromium-6, a carcinogenic factor, is a by-product from chrome mines, so you will want to know if humans might be ingesting water with high levels of this.
‘Health is a major purpose for many of our prospects for drinking water security, both personal and in the restaurant trade for making juices and coffees – and they need to know the hardness of their municipal water as it impacts their espresso machines.
‘In addition to the above, scope water can be utilized for dialysis. It is essential to note the sufferers on dialysis have little to no kidney function. Kidneys help compensate for the upper consumption of drugs obtained from food and drinks that would otherwise construct up within the physique. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the publicity of substances/toxins that can’t be eradicated from the physique. We are presently performing some water quality checks for a renal unit to make sure suitability for dialysis

‘Irrigation water high quality is a crucial facet of greenhouse crop production. Water with excessive alkalinity can have an effect on nutrients uptake by the crops and trigger nutrient deficiency which compromises plant well being.
‘Borehole water testing is a well-liked item with prospects who wish to know whether or not the water is protected to make use of on their garden, to fill the pool, to drink and use within the family. In Cape Town, many boreholes have excessive salt content material, and, after testing the water, some prospects have to dilute it with municipal water or put processes in place to take away a lot of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water amenities provide analytical companies through an in depth community of operations in South Africa and internationally

‘And’, provides Horsfield, ‘as a result of the global Covid pandemic, we added alcohol content material testing to our services in addition to a newly introduced logistics resolution to allow straightforward motion of water and sanitizer samples.’

Previously, pressure gauge octa was part of the bigger Set Point group until the company was purchased by present owners Synerlytic in 2019, along with SetPoint Water Laboratories.

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