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 fully into WearCheck, and varieties yet 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 services.
Set Point Water Laboratories is ISO 17025:2017-accredited, and checks water from any source – starting from consuming water to factory effluent, and every thing in between – to discover out the presence and levels of probably harmful substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then often 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, attaining accreditation of the Cape Town Laboratory in 2020, and thereafter focusing only on water analysis.
Thelma Horsfield, general manager of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their companies, ‘Our laboratory technicians select the related tests for the water pattern depending on the needs of the client. They establish what’s mistaken with the water and advise customers on possible consequences of utilizing / discarding such water.
‘Water analysis is carried out using numerous accredited techniques such as; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These techniques get hold of the absolute best ends in chemical and microbial evaluation of effluent/wastewater, ingesting water, processed water, surface water and groundwater.
Industrial operations
‘In the case of commercial operations needing to eliminate wastewater into a river system, the sea and even merely down the drain, there are strict by-laws that must be adhered to, outlining the “acceptable” ranges of contaminants earlier than disposal, to stop attainable fines or even prosecution. Our water technicians decide the exact levels of contaminants and advise on acceptable ranges for secure discarding.
เกจวัดแรง of our mining prospects 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 an example – cyanide is often used in gold mining, the presence of this toxin should be continually monitored. Uranium is usually found within the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, it is important to monitor the degrees and check whether or not it has leached into the water supply. This is even a problem on disused mines and mine dumps – lots of our customers residing close to these come to us to test the quality of their consuming water. Chromium-6, a carcinogenic element, is a by-product from chrome mines, so it is very important know if people shall be ingesting water with high ranges of this.
‘Health is a major reason for many of our clients for ingesting water safety, each non-public and in the restaurant trade for making juices and coffees – and so they want to know the hardness of their municipal water because it impacts their espresso machines.
‘In addition to the above, scope water can be used for dialysis. It is necessary to notice the sufferers on dialysis have little to no kidney operate. Kidneys assist compensate for the upper intake of gear obtained from meals 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 body. We are currently performing some water quality checks for a renal unit to make sure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water high quality is a crucial aspect of greenhouse crop production. Water with excessive alkalinity can have an effect on nutrients uptake by the crops and cause nutrient deficiency which compromises plant well being.
‘Borehole water testing is a well-liked item with prospects who want to know whether or not the water is secure to use on their backyard, to fill the pool, to drink and use within the family. In Cape Town, many boreholes have excessive salt content, and, after testing the water, some prospects 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 services by way of an in depth community 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 as well as a newly introduced logistics resolution to allow easy motion of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was a part of the bigger Set Point group till the corporate was bought by present owners Synerlytic in 2019, along with SetPoint Water Laboratories.
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