WearCheck incorporates water testing in its companies

Condition monitoring specialist company, 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 analysis firm is now integrated totally into WearCheck, and types one more space of experience along with WearCheck’s other services, which include 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 drinking water to manufacturing facility effluent, and everything in between – to discover out the presence and levels of doubtless dangerous substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then 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, common manager of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their services, ‘Our laboratory technicians select the related checks for the water pattern depending on the wants of the client. They identify what is wrong with the water and advise customers on possible consequences of using / discarding such water.
‘Water evaluation is conducted utilizing varied accredited methods corresponding to; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These techniques acquire the finest possible ends in chemical and microbial evaluation of effluent/wastewater, drinking water, processed water, surface water and groundwater.
Industrial operations
‘In the case of business operations needing to dispose of wastewater into a river system, the sea and even simply down the drain, there are strict by-laws that have to be adhered to, outlining the “acceptable” levels of contaminants before disposal, to stop potential fines or even prosecution. Our water technicians decide the precise levels of contaminants and advise on acceptable levels for safe discarding.
‘Many of our mining clients function boreholes, utilizing the water within the mining process. We often monitor the water high quality from the boreholes to check whether or not contaminants from the mining course of have leached into the water supply.
‘As an example – cyanide is usually used in gold mining, the presence of this toxin must be constantly monitored. Uranium is usually found within the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, you will need to monitor the levels and verify whether it has leached into the water supply. This is even an issue on disused mines and mine dumps – many of our prospects living close to these come to us to check the quality of their consuming water. Chromium-6, a carcinogenic factor, is a by-product from chrome mines, so it could be very important know if humans will be ingesting water with excessive ranges of this.
‘Health is a major purpose for many of our customers for consuming water security, both non-public and within the restaurant trade for making juices and coffees – and so they need to know the hardness of their municipal water as it affects their coffee machines.
‘In addition to the above, scope water can be utilized for dialysis. Super secret is important to note the sufferers on dialysis have little to no kidney perform. Kidneys help compensate for the higher consumption of drugs obtained from food and drinks that would otherwise construct up in the body. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the exposure of substances/toxins that can’t be eradicated from the body. We are at present doing some water quality checks for a renal unit to make sure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water quality is a crucial facet of greenhouse crop production. Water with excessive alkalinity can have an effect on vitamins uptake by the vegetation and cause nutrient deficiency which compromises plant health.
‘Borehole water testing is a well-liked item with prospects who want to know whether the water is safe to use on their backyard, to fill the pool, to drink and use in the family. In Cape Town, many boreholes have high salt content, 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 services present analytical services via 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 material testing to our services as well as a newly launched logistics resolution to enable simple motion of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was a part of the larger Set Point group until the corporate was purchased by current homeowners Synerlytic in 2019, together with SetPoint Water Laboratories.
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