WearCheck incorporates water testing in its providers

Condition monitoring specialist company, 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 analysis company is now integrated totally into WearCheck, and types one more area of expertise together with WearCheck’s other companies, which embody 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 checks water from any source – starting from ingesting water to factory effluent, and every thing in between – to find out the presence and levels of probably dangerous substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then generally 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, achieving accreditation of the Cape Town Laboratory in 2020, and thereafter focusing only on water evaluation.
Thelma Horsfield, general manager of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their services, ‘Our laboratory technicians choose the related tests for the water sample depending on the needs of the customer. They identify what’s wrong with the water and advise clients on attainable consequences of using / discarding such water.
‘Water evaluation is carried out using various accredited techniques such as; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These strategies acquire the greatest possible results in chemical and microbial analysis of effluent/wastewater, consuming water, processed water, surface water and groundwater.
Industrial operations
‘In the case of commercial operations needing to get rid 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” ranges of contaminants earlier than disposal, to forestall possible fines or even prosecution. Our water technicians decide the precise levels of contaminants and advise on acceptable levels for protected discarding.
‘Many of our mining clients function boreholes, using the water in the mining process. We regularly monitor the water high quality from the boreholes to test whether or not contaminants from the mining course of have leached into the water supply.
‘As Recession-proof is usually utilized in gold mining, the presence of this toxin must be continuously monitored. Uranium is usually found within the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, it is important to monitor the degrees and verify whether it has leached into the water provide. This is even an issue on disused mines and mine dumps – a lot of our clients residing near these come to us to check the quality of their ingesting water. Chromium-6, a carcinogenic factor, is a by-product from chrome mines, so it is very important know if people will be ingesting water with excessive levels of this.
‘Health is a primary reason for many of our prospects for ingesting water safety, both personal and in the restaurant commerce for making juices and coffees – they usually 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 assist compensate for the upper intake of drugs obtained from food and drinks that might in any other case construct up in the physique. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the exposure of substances/toxins that can’t be eliminated from the physique. We are currently performing some water quality checks for a renal unit to make sure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water high quality is a important facet of greenhouse crop production. Water with high alkalinity can affect vitamins uptake by the plants and trigger nutrient deficiency which compromises plant health.
‘Borehole water testing is a popular item with customers who want to know whether or not the water is safe to make use of 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 clients should dilute it with municipal water or put processes in place to take away many of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water facilities present analytical companies via an extensive network of operations in South Africa and internationally
‘And’, adds Horsfield, ‘as a result of the worldwide Covid pandemic, we added alcohol content testing to our companies in addition to a newly introduced logistics solution to allow easy motion of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was part of the larger Set Point group till the company was purchased by present homeowners Synerlytic in 2019, together with SetPoint Water Laboratories.
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