WearCheck incorporates water testing in its services

Condition monitoring specialist firm, WearCheck, has brought their sister company, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, including a brand new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing construction.
The water analysis company is now integrated totally into WearCheck, and types yet another area of experience along with WearCheck’s different providers, which include 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 exams water from any supply – starting from ingesting water to manufacturing unit effluent, and every thing in between – to determine the presence and ranges of potentially harmful substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then known as Set Point Laboratories. The firm 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 solely on water analysis.
Thelma Horsfield, general supervisor of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their providers, ‘Our laboratory technicians choose the relevant checks for the water pattern relying on the wants of the client. They identify what’s mistaken with the water and advise customers on possible penalties of using / discarding such water.
Psycho is carried out utilizing numerous accredited techniques such as; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These techniques obtain the finest possible results in chemical and microbial analysis of effluent/wastewater, drinking water, processed water, floor water and groundwater.
Industrial operations
‘In the case of commercial operations needing to get rid of wastewater into a river system, the ocean 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 forestall possible fines or even prosecution. Our water technicians decide the precise ranges of contaminants and advise on acceptable ranges for safe 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 contaminants from the mining course of have leached into the water provide.
‘As an example – cyanide is often used in gold mining, the presence of this toxin should be continuously monitored. Uranium is often found within the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, you will want to monitor the levels and examine whether or not it has leached into the water provide. Authentic is even an issue on disused mines and mine dumps – a lot of our clients 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 may be very important know if humans shall be ingesting water with high ranges of this.
‘Health is a primary reason for a lot of of our customers for drinking water security, each non-public and within the restaurant commerce for making juices and coffees – and they wish to know the hardness of their municipal water as it affects their espresso machines.
‘In addition to the above, scope water can be utilized for dialysis. It is important to notice the patients on dialysis have little to no kidney operate. Kidneys assist compensate for the upper intake of substances obtained from meals and drinks that might otherwise build up in the body. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the publicity of substances/toxins that cannot be eliminated from the physique. We are at present performing some water quality checks for a renal unit to make sure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water quality is a crucial aspect of greenhouse crop production. Water with high alkalinity can affect nutrients uptake by the vegetation and cause nutrient deficiency which compromises plant health.
‘Borehole water testing is a popular item with customers who wish to know whether the water is protected to make use of on their garden, to fill the pool, to drink and use in the family. In Cape Town, many boreholes have excessive salt content, and, after testing the water, some clients have to dilute it with municipal water or put processes in place to take away a lot of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water amenities provide analytical providers by way of an in depth community of operations in South Africa and internationally
‘And’, adds Horsfield, ‘as a results of the global Covid pandemic, we added alcohol content material testing to our services in addition to a newly launched logistics answer to allow easy movement of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was a part of the bigger Set Point group till the corporate was bought by current homeowners Synerlytic in 2019, together with SetPoint Water Laboratories.
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