WearCheck incorporates water testing in its companies

Condition monitoring specialist company, WearCheck, has brought their sister company, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, including a new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing construction.
The water evaluation company is now built-in totally into WearCheck, and varieties yet one more area of expertise together with WearCheck’s other companies, 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 checks water from any supply – ranging from drinking water to factory effluent, and every thing in between – to determine the presence and levels of probably 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, achieving accreditation of the Cape Town Laboratory in 2020, and thereafter focusing only on water evaluation.
Thelma Horsfield, basic manager of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their companies, ‘Our laboratory technicians select the relevant tests for the water sample depending on the wants of the customer. They identify what’s incorrect with the water and advise prospects on attainable penalties of using / discarding such water.
‘Water evaluation is carried out utilizing numerous accredited techniques corresponding to; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These methods get hold of the very best results in chemical and microbial analysis of effluent/wastewater, ingesting water, processed water, surface water and groundwater.
Industrial operations

‘In the case of business operations needing to get rid of wastewater right into a river system, the ocean and even merely 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 attainable fines and even prosecution. Our water technicians determine the precise levels of contaminants and advise on acceptable ranges for protected discarding.
‘Many of our mining customers operate boreholes, utilizing the water within the mining course of. We often monitor the water high quality from the boreholes to test whether contaminants from the mining process have leached into the water provide.
‘As an example – cyanide is usually used in gold mining, the presence of this toxin should be constantly monitored. Uranium is often found within the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, you will need to monitor the degrees and verify whether it has leached into the water supply. This is even a difficulty on disused mines and mine dumps – a lot of our clients living 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 may be very important know if people shall be ingesting water with high levels of this.
‘Health is a primary purpose for a lot of of our prospects for drinking water security, both personal and in the restaurant commerce for making juices and coffees – and so they wish to know the hardness of their municipal water as it impacts their espresso 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 consumption of gear obtained from food and drinks that would in any other case build up in the physique. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the publicity of substances/toxins that can’t be eradicated from the physique. We are presently doing some water high quality checks for a renal unit to make sure suitability for dialysis

‘Irrigation water high quality is a important facet of greenhouse crop production. เกจวัดแรงดันปั๊มลม with high alkalinity can affect nutrients uptake by the vegetation and cause nutrient deficiency which compromises plant health.
‘Borehole water testing is a well-liked item with clients who want to know whether the water is safe to use on their backyard, to fill the pool, to drink and use in the family. In Cape Town, many boreholes have high salt content, and, after testing the water, some clients have to dilute it with municipal water or put processes in place to remove a lot of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water facilities present analytical services through an in depth network of operations in South Africa and internationally

‘And’, provides Horsfield, ‘as a result of the worldwide Covid pandemic, we added alcohol content material testing to our providers as nicely as a newly introduced logistics solution to allow straightforward motion of water and sanitizer samples.’

Previously, WearCheck was a part of the larger Set Point group till the company was bought by current homeowners Synerlytic in 2019, together with SetPoint Water Laboratories.
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