WearCheck incorporates water testing in its services

Condition monitoring specialist firm, WearCheck, has introduced their sister firm, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, adding a brand new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing construction.
The water evaluation firm 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 analysis, 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 – starting from consuming water to factory effluent, and everything in between – to discover out the presence and ranges of probably harmful substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then often recognized as Set Point Laboratories. The firm introduced water testing in 2013 and expanded with the launch of a Cape Town water laboratory in 2019, attaining accreditation of the Cape Town Laboratory in 2020, and thereafter focusing only on water analysis.
Thelma Horsfield, general supervisor of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their services, ‘Our laboratory technicians select the related checks for the water pattern relying on the wants of the customer. They identify what is mistaken with the water and advise customers on potential consequences of utilizing / discarding such water.
‘Water analysis is conducted using varied accredited strategies such as; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These strategies acquire the very best results in chemical and microbial evaluation of effluent/wastewater, ingesting water, processed water, surface water and groundwater.
Industrial operations
‘In the case of business operations needing to eliminate wastewater into a river system, the sea and even merely down the drain, there are strict by-laws that should be adhered to, outlining the “acceptable” levels of contaminants earlier than disposal, to stop potential fines and even prosecution. Our water technicians determine the exact levels of contaminants and advise on acceptable ranges for safe discarding.
‘Many of our mining prospects operate boreholes, utilizing the water in the mining course of. We regularly monitor the water high quality from the boreholes to check whether or not contaminants from the mining course of have leached into the water provide.
‘As an example – cyanide is often used in gold mining, the presence of this toxin have to be constantly monitored. Uranium is usually discovered in the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, it is necessary to monitor the degrees and check whether 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 check the standard of their drinking water. Chromium-6, a carcinogenic factor, is a by-product from chrome mines, so you will need to know if people shall be ingesting water with high ranges of this.
‘Health is a primary purpose for many of our clients for drinking water security, each private and within the restaurant commerce for making juices and coffees – and so they need to know the hardness of their municipal water because it impacts their espresso machines.
‘In เครื่องมือใช้วัดความดัน to the above, scope water can be utilized for dialysis. It is important to note the patients on dialysis have little to no kidney function. Kidneys help compensate for the higher consumption of drugs obtained from meals and drinks that may in any other case build up in the physique. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the exposure of substances/toxins that can’t be eliminated from the body. We are at present performing some water quality checks for a renal unit to make sure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water quality is a critical facet of greenhouse crop manufacturing. Water with excessive alkalinity can affect nutrients uptake by the vegetation and cause nutrient deficiency which compromises plant well being.
‘Borehole water testing is a popular merchandise with prospects who wish to know whether or not the water is secure to use on their garden, to fill the pool, to drink and use in the family. In Cape Town, many boreholes have excessive salt content, and, after testing the water, some prospects should dilute it with municipal water or put processes in place to take away many of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water services provide analytical providers 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 testing to our providers in addition to a newly introduced logistics resolution to allow easy motion of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was a part of the larger Set Point group until the company was bought by current house owners Synerlytic in 2019, along with SetPoint Water Laboratories.
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