WearCheck incorporates water testing in its services

Condition monitoring specialist firm, WearCheck, has brought their sister company, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, adding a brand new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing structure.
The water analysis company is now built-in totally into WearCheck, and forms yet another space of experience along with WearCheck’s other companies, which embrace scientific used oil analysis, asset reliability care, transformer oil testing and lubricant-enabled reliability providers.
ไดอะแฟรม is ISO 17025:2017-accredited, and exams water from any source – ranging from drinking water to manufacturing unit effluent, and everything in between – to find out the presence and ranges of doubtless 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, achieving accreditation of the Cape Town Laboratory in 2020, and thereafter focusing only on water evaluation.
Thelma Horsfield, general supervisor of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their companies, ‘Our laboratory technicians select the relevant tests for the water sample relying on the wants of the shopper. They identify what’s mistaken with the water and advise prospects on potential penalties of utilizing / discarding such water.
‘Water analysis is conducted utilizing various accredited strategies similar to; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These methods acquire the greatest possible ends in chemical and microbial evaluation of effluent/wastewater, drinking water, processed water, surface water and groundwater.
Industrial operations

‘In the case of industrial operations needing to dispose of wastewater right into a river system, the sea and even simply down the drain, there are strict by-laws that must be adhered to, outlining the “acceptable” ranges of contaminants before disposal, to prevent attainable fines and even prosecution. Our water technicians decide the exact levels of contaminants and advise on acceptable ranges for secure discarding.
‘Many of our mining clients operate boreholes, using the water within the mining process. We regularly monitor the water quality from the boreholes to test whether or not contaminants from the mining process have leached into the water supply.
‘As an example – cyanide is usually utilized in gold mining, the presence of this toxin must be continuously monitored. Uranium is often found in the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, it could be very important monitor the degrees and examine whether it has leached into the water provide. This is even a problem on disused mines and mine dumps – a lot of our clients residing near these come to us to check the standard of their consuming water. Chromium-6, a carcinogenic element, is a by-product from chrome mines, so it is necessary to know if humans might be ingesting water with high levels of this.
‘Health is a major cause for many of our clients for ingesting 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 because it impacts their coffee machines.
‘In addition to the above, scope water can be utilized for dialysis. It is important to notice the sufferers on dialysis have little to no kidney operate. Kidneys help compensate for the higher intake of gear obtained from food and drinks that might otherwise construct up in the body. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the exposure of substances/toxins that cannot be eliminated from the body. We are presently doing a little water quality checks for a renal unit to make sure suitability for dialysis

‘Irrigation water quality is a crucial side of greenhouse crop production. Water with excessive alkalinity can affect vitamins uptake by the plants and cause nutrient deficiency which compromises plant well being.
‘Borehole water testing is a popular merchandise with clients who wish to know whether the water is protected to use on their backyard, 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 prospects should dilute it with municipal water or put processes in place to remove many of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water facilities provide analytical companies via an intensive network of operations in South Africa and internationally

‘And’, provides Horsfield, ‘as a results of the global Covid pandemic, we added alcohol content material testing to our companies in addition to a newly launched logistics resolution to allow easy movement of water and sanitizer samples.’

Previously, WearCheck was part of the bigger Set Point group till the company was purchased by present house owners Synerlytic in 2019, together with SetPoint Water Laboratories.

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