WearCheck incorporates water testing in its services

Condition monitoring specialist company, WearCheck, has introduced 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 fully into WearCheck, and forms one more space of experience together with WearCheck’s different services, which embrace scientific used oil evaluation, asset reliability care, transformer oil testing and lubricant-enabled reliability providers.
Set Point Water Laboratories is ISO 17025:2017-accredited, and tests water from any source – ranging from drinking water to manufacturing unit effluent, and everything in between – to find out the presence and ranges of probably harmful substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then often recognized as Set Point Laboratories. The company launched 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 solely on water evaluation.
Thelma Horsfield, general manager of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their providers, ‘Our laboratory technicians choose the relevant exams for the water sample relying on the needs of the client. They identify what is mistaken with the water and advise clients on possible consequences of utilizing / discarding such water.
‘Water evaluation is performed using various accredited techniques such as; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These methods obtain the very best results in chemical and microbial evaluation 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 right into a river system, the ocean or even simply down the drain, there are strict by-laws that have to be adhered to, outlining the “acceptable” ranges of contaminants earlier than disposal, to forestall possible fines and even prosecution. Our water technicians determine the precise levels of contaminants and advise on acceptable ranges for safe discarding.
‘Many of our mining clients operate boreholes, using 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 process have leached into the water provide.
‘As an example – cyanide is commonly used in gold mining, the presence of this toxin have to be constantly monitored. Uranium is often found in the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, you will want to monitor the levels and check whether or not it has leached into the water provide. This is even an issue on disused mines and mine dumps – lots of our clients residing near these come to us to check the standard of their drinking water. Chromium-6, a carcinogenic component, is a by-product from chrome mines, so you will want to know if people shall be ingesting water with excessive ranges of this.
‘Health is a main reason for lots of of our customers for drinking water security, each non-public and in the restaurant commerce for making juices and coffees – they usually need 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. เกจวัดแรงดันน้ําไทวัสดุ is essential to note the patients on dialysis have little to no kidney operate. Kidneys help compensate for the upper intake of substances obtained from food and drinks that might in any other case build up in the body. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the publicity of substances/toxins that can not be eliminated from the physique. We are at present performing some water quality checks for a renal unit to ensure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water quality is a important facet of greenhouse crop manufacturing. Water with excessive alkalinity can have an result on vitamins uptake by the crops and cause nutrient deficiency which compromises plant health.
‘Borehole water testing is a well-liked item with customers who need to know whether or not the water is secure to make use of on their backyard, to fill the pool, to drink and use in the household. 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 take away many of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water amenities provide analytical companies through an extensive community of operations in South Africa and internationally
‘And’, adds Horsfield, ‘as a result of the worldwide Covid pandemic, we added alcohol content material testing to our providers in addition to a newly introduced logistics answer to allow easy movement of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was part of the bigger Set Point group until the company was purchased by current owners Synerlytic in 2019, along with SetPoint Water Laboratories.