WearCheck incorporates water testing in its companies

Condition monitoring specialist firm, WearCheck, has brought their sister firm, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, including a model new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing structure.
The water evaluation firm is now integrated fully into WearCheck, and varieties yet one more space of expertise together with WearCheck’s other providers, which embody scientific used oil evaluation, asset reliability care, transformer oil testing and lubricant-enabled reliability services.
Set Point Water Laboratories is ISO 17025:2017-accredited, and tests water from any supply – ranging from ingesting water to factory effluent, and every little thing in between – to determine the presence and levels of potentially harmful substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then generally identified as Set Point Laboratories. The company 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 solely on water analysis.
Thelma Horsfield, basic manager of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their services, ‘Our laboratory technicians choose the relevant tests for the water sample relying on the wants of the client. They determine what’s wrong with the water and advise prospects on potential penalties of utilizing / discarding such water.
‘Water analysis is performed using varied accredited strategies such as; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These strategies acquire the very best ends in chemical and microbial analysis of effluent/wastewater, consuming water, processed water, floor water and groundwater.
Industrial operations
‘In the case of industrial operations needing to eliminate 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 earlier than disposal, to prevent possible fines and even prosecution. Our water technicians decide the exact levels of contaminants and advise on acceptable levels for protected discarding.
‘Many of our mining customers function boreholes, using the water in the mining process. We frequently 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 Cash is often utilized in gold mining, the presence of this toxin have to be continually monitored. Uranium is usually found in the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, it is essential to monitor the degrees and examine whether or not it has leached into the water supply. This is even a problem on disused mines and mine dumps – many of our clients living near 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 it is important to know if humans will be ingesting water with high ranges of this.
‘Health is a main reason for so much of of our customers for ingesting water safety, both personal and within the restaurant commerce for making juices and coffees – and so they want to know the hardness of their municipal water as it affects their coffee machines.
‘In addition to the above, scope water can be used for dialysis. It is essential to notice the sufferers on dialysis have little to no kidney function. Kidneys help compensate for the higher consumption of gear obtained from food and drinks that might otherwise build up in the physique. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the publicity of substances/toxins that cannot be eradicated from the physique. We are at present doing some water quality checks for a renal unit to make sure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water high quality is a important aspect of greenhouse crop production. Water with high alkalinity can affect vitamins uptake by the vegetation and trigger nutrient deficiency which compromises plant well being.
Unconditional is a well-liked item with customers who wish to know whether 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, and, after testing the water, some customers need to dilute it with municipal water or put processes in place to take away many of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water amenities present analytical companies through an in depth network of operations in South Africa and internationally
‘And’, adds Horsfield, ‘as a results of the worldwide Covid pandemic, we added alcohol content material testing to our services in addition to a newly launched logistics resolution to enable straightforward motion of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was a part of the larger Set Point group till the corporate was purchased by current homeowners Synerlytic in 2019, along with SetPoint Water Laboratories.
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