Condition monitoring specialist firm, WearCheck, has introduced their sister firm, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, including a model new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing construction.
The water analysis company is now integrated fully into WearCheck, and varieties one more space of experience along with WearCheck’s different services, which embody 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 checks water from any source – starting from drinking water to manufacturing facility effluent, and every thing in between – to determine the presence and levels of doubtless dangerous 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, attaining 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 companies, ‘Our laboratory technicians choose the related exams for the water sample depending on the needs of the customer. They determine what is wrong with the water and advise prospects on attainable consequences of utilizing / discarding such water.
‘Water analysis is conducted using various accredited techniques similar to; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These strategies obtain the greatest possible ends in chemical and microbial evaluation of effluent/wastewater, consuming water, processed water, floor water and groundwater.
Industrial operations
‘In the case of industrial operations needing to dispose of wastewater right into a river system, the ocean or even merely down the drain, there are strict by-laws that have to be adhered to, outlining the “acceptable” ranges of contaminants before disposal, to forestall attainable fines and even prosecution. Our water technicians determine the exact ranges of contaminants and advise on acceptable levels for protected discarding.
เกจวัดอาร์กอน of our mining customers function boreholes, using the water in the mining course of. We regularly monitor the water high quality from the boreholes to test whether or not contaminants from the mining process have leached into the water provide.
‘As an instance – cyanide is commonly utilized in gold mining, the presence of this toxin have to be continually monitored. Uranium is commonly found within the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, it could be very important monitor the degrees and check whether it has leached into the water supply. This is even an issue on disused mines and mine dumps – lots of our prospects dwelling near these come to us to test the standard of their drinking water. Chromium-6, a carcinogenic component, is a by-product from chrome mines, so you will need to know if people might be ingesting water with high levels of this.
‘Health is a major reason for many of our clients for consuming water safety, both private 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 used for dialysis. It is necessary to note the patients on dialysis have little to no kidney function. Kidneys assist compensate for the upper intake of gear obtained from food and drinks that might in any other case build up in the physique. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the exposure of substances/toxins that can’t be eliminated from the physique. We are at present doing a little water high quality checks for a renal unit to ensure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water quality is a important facet of greenhouse crop manufacturing. Water with high alkalinity can have an effect on vitamins uptake by the vegetation and trigger nutrient deficiency which compromises plant health.
‘Borehole water testing is a popular merchandise with customers who wish to know whether the water is safe to make use of on their garden, to fill the pool, to drink and use within the household. In Cape Town, many boreholes have excessive salt content material, and, after testing the water, some customers have to dilute it with municipal water or put processes in place to remove many of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water services present analytical services via an extensive 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 services as nicely as a newly launched logistics resolution to enable straightforward movement of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was part of the larger Set Point group till the corporate was purchased by current owners Synerlytic in 2019, together with SetPoint Water Laboratories.