WearCheck incorporates water testing in its companies

Condition monitoring specialist firm, WearCheck, has introduced their sister firm, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, adding a model new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing structure.
The water evaluation company is now integrated fully into WearCheck, and varieties yet another area of expertise along with WearCheck’s different services, 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 tests water from any supply – starting from consuming water to factory effluent, and every little thing in between – to determine the presence and levels of probably harmful substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then generally known as Set Point Laboratories. The company introduced 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 only on water analysis.
Thelma Horsfield, general manager of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their providers, ‘Our laboratory technicians choose the relevant exams for the water sample depending on the wants of the client. They identify what is incorrect with the water and advise customers on possible penalties of using / discarding such water.
‘Water analysis is conducted utilizing varied accredited methods such as; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These techniques get hold of the absolute best results in chemical and microbial analysis of effluent/wastewater, ingesting water, processed water, surface water and groundwater.
Industrial operations

‘In the case of commercial operations needing to eliminate wastewater right into a river system, the sea and even simply down the drain, there are strict by-laws that should be adhered to, outlining the “acceptable” levels of contaminants before disposal, to prevent potential fines or even prosecution. Our water technicians decide the exact ranges of contaminants and advise on acceptable levels for safe discarding.
‘Many of our mining customers function boreholes, using the water within the mining process. 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 usually used in gold mining, the presence of this toxin have to be constantly monitored. Uranium is commonly discovered within the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, it could be very important monitor the levels and check whether it has leached into the water provide. This is even a difficulty on disused mines and mine dumps – lots of our prospects residing near these come to us to test the standard of their drinking water. เพรสเชอร์เกจ -6, a carcinogenic element, is a by-product from chrome mines, so you will need to know if people shall be ingesting water with high levels of this.
‘Health is a primary reason for many of our prospects for ingesting water security, each personal and within the restaurant commerce for making juices and coffees – and they wish to know the hardness of their municipal water as it impacts their coffee machines.
‘In addition to the above, scope water can be utilized for dialysis. It is necessary to note the sufferers on dialysis have little to no kidney perform. Kidneys help compensate for the higher intake of substances obtained from meals and drinks that would in any other case build up within the body. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the exposure of substances/toxins that cannot be eliminated from the physique. We are currently doing some water high quality checks for a renal unit to ensure suitability for dialysis

‘Irrigation water quality is a critical aspect of greenhouse crop manufacturing. Water with high alkalinity can have an effect on vitamins uptake by the plants and trigger nutrient deficiency which compromises plant health.
‘Borehole water testing is a well-liked item with clients who want to know whether or not the water is safe to use on their garden, to fill the pool, to drink and use within the family. In Cape Town, many boreholes have high salt content material, and, after testing the water, some customers should dilute it with municipal water or put processes in place to remove most of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water services present analytical companies by way of an in depth community of operations in South Africa and internationally

‘And’, adds Horsfield, ‘as a result of the global Covid pandemic, we added alcohol content testing to our providers in addition to a newly launched logistics solution to enable straightforward movement of water and sanitizer samples.’

Previously, WearCheck was a half 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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