WearCheck incorporates water testing in its services

Condition monitoring specialist company, 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 evaluation company is now integrated totally into WearCheck, and forms yet another space of expertise along with WearCheck’s other companies, which embody 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 supply – ranging from consuming water to manufacturing facility effluent, and every little thing in between – to determine the presence and ranges of doubtless harmful substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then known as Set Point Laboratories. The company launched water testing in 2013 and expanded with the launch of a Cape Town water laboratory in 2019, reaching accreditation of the Cape Town Laboratory in 2020, and thereafter focusing solely on water evaluation.
Thelma Horsfield, basic manager of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their services, ‘Our laboratory technicians select the relevant checks for the water sample relying on the wants of the client. They establish what’s mistaken with the water and advise clients on potential consequences of utilizing / discarding such water.
เพรสเชอร์เกจ4นิ้ว is carried out utilizing numerous accredited techniques such as; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These techniques get hold of the absolute best ends in chemical and microbial evaluation of effluent/wastewater, drinking water, processed water, surface water and groundwater.
Industrial operations
‘In the case of commercial operations needing to dispose of wastewater into a river system, the ocean or even merely down the drain, there are strict by-laws that have to be adhered to, outlining the “acceptable” ranges of contaminants before disposal, to forestall potential fines or even prosecution. Our water technicians decide the exact ranges of contaminants and advise on acceptable ranges for protected discarding.
‘Many of our mining customers function boreholes, utilizing the water in the mining course of. We frequently monitor the water high quality from the boreholes to check whether or not 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 have to be constantly monitored. Uranium is commonly found within the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, you will need to monitor the degrees and check whether or not it has leached into the water provide. This is even a problem on disused mines and mine dumps – many of our prospects dwelling close to these come to us to test the standard of their consuming water. Chromium-6, a carcinogenic element, is a by-product from chrome mines, so it is essential to know if people might be ingesting water with high ranges of this.
‘Health is a primary cause for many of our customers for consuming water security, each non-public and in the restaurant trade for making juices and coffees – and so they wish 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 important to notice the sufferers on dialysis have little to no kidney function. Kidneys assist compensate for the upper consumption of substances obtained from meals and drinks that may otherwise build up within the body. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the exposure of substances/toxins that can’t be eradicated from the body. We are at present performing some water high quality checks for a renal unit to make sure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water high quality is a important side of greenhouse crop production. Water with excessive alkalinity can have an effect on nutrients uptake by the crops and cause nutrient deficiency which compromises plant health.
‘Borehole water testing is a well-liked item with prospects who want to know whether or not the water is protected to use on their backyard, 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 customers should dilute it with municipal water or put processes in place to remove a lot of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water services provide analytical providers by way of an intensive network of operations in South Africa and internationally
‘And’, adds Horsfield, ‘as a result of the worldwide Covid pandemic, we added alcohol content material testing to our services in addition to a newly introduced logistics solution to allow simple movement of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was a part of the bigger Set Point group until the company was purchased by current house owners Synerlytic in 2019, together with SetPoint Water Laboratories.
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