WearCheck incorporates water testing in its services

Condition monitoring specialist company, WearCheck, has brought their sister company, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, adding a new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing construction.
The water analysis firm is now integrated fully into WearCheck, and forms yet one more area of experience along with WearCheck’s different providers, which embody scientific used oil analysis, 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 source – ranging from drinking water to factory 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 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 only on water evaluation.
Thelma Horsfield, basic manager of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their providers, ‘Our laboratory technicians choose the related exams for the water pattern relying on the wants of the customer. They establish what is wrong with the water and advise customers on potential penalties of using / discarding such water.
‘Water evaluation is performed utilizing various accredited techniques corresponding to; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These methods get hold of 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 industrial operations needing to dispose of 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 possible fines or even prosecution. Our water technicians decide the exact ranges of contaminants and advise on acceptable ranges for safe discarding.
ที่วัดแรงดันน้ำ of our mining customers function boreholes, using the water within the mining process. We regularly monitor the water high quality from the boreholes to check whether 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 must be continually monitored. Uranium is commonly discovered in the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, it is important to monitor the levels and check whether it has leached into the water provide. This is even a problem on disused mines and mine dumps – a lot of our clients living close to these come to us to test the standard of their drinking water. Chromium-6, a carcinogenic factor, is a by-product from chrome mines, so it may be very important know if humans shall be ingesting water with high levels of this.
‘Health is a major reason for many of our customers for consuming water safety, each non-public and in the restaurant commerce for making juices and coffees – and so they need to know the hardness of their municipal water because it impacts their coffee machines.
‘In addition to the above, scope water can be used for dialysis. It is essential to notice the patients on dialysis have little to no kidney perform. Kidneys help compensate for the higher consumption of drugs obtained from food and drinks that may otherwise build up in the physique. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the publicity of substances/toxins that can’t be eliminated from the body. We are presently performing some water quality checks for a renal unit to ensure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water quality is a important facet of greenhouse crop production. Water with high alkalinity can have an result on nutrients uptake by the crops and cause nutrient deficiency which compromises plant well being.
‘Borehole water testing is a well-liked merchandise with customers who need to know whether the water is safe to make use of on their garden, to fill the pool, to drink and use in the household. In Cape Town, many boreholes have high salt content, 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 services present analytical companies by way of an intensive community of operations in South Africa and internationally
‘And’, provides Horsfield, ‘as a result of the worldwide Covid pandemic, we added alcohol content material testing to our companies as properly as a newly launched logistics resolution to enable simple movement of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was part of the bigger Set Point group until the company was purchased by current owners Synerlytic in 2019, along with SetPoint Water Laboratories.

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