WearCheck incorporates water testing in its providers

Condition monitoring specialist company, WearCheck, has introduced their sister company, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, adding a new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing construction.
The water analysis company is now built-in totally into WearCheck, and types one more space of experience together with WearCheck’s other services, 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 tests water from any source – starting from consuming water to manufacturing facility effluent, and every little thing in between – to determine the presence and levels of probably dangerous substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then known as Set Point Laboratories. The company introduced 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 only on water analysis.
Thelma Horsfield, basic supervisor of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their companies, ‘Our laboratory technicians select the relevant checks for the water pattern relying on the needs of the shopper. They establish what’s mistaken with the water and advise customers on attainable consequences of utilizing / discarding such water.
‘Water analysis is conducted utilizing varied accredited techniques corresponding to; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These methods acquire the very best results in chemical and microbial analysis of effluent/wastewater, consuming water, processed water, surface water and groundwater.
Industrial operations
‘In the case of commercial operations needing to eliminate wastewater right into a river system, the sea 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 possible fines and even prosecution. Our water technicians decide the exact ranges of contaminants and advise on acceptable levels for safe discarding.
‘Many of our mining customers function boreholes, utilizing the water in the mining course of. We often monitor the water quality from the boreholes to test whether 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 must be continually monitored. Uranium is usually found in the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, it is essential to monitor the levels and verify whether it has leached into the water provide. This is even a difficulty on disused mines and mine dumps – a lot of our customers dwelling 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 it may be very important know if humans shall be ingesting water with excessive levels of this.
‘Health is a major purpose for so much of of our prospects for ingesting water security, each non-public and in the restaurant commerce for making juices and coffees – they usually wish to know the hardness of their municipal water because 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 help compensate for the upper intake of gear obtained from meals and drinks that might otherwise construct up within the body. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the exposure of substances/toxins that cannot be eradicated from the physique. We are currently doing some water high quality checks for a renal unit to make sure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water high quality is a critical side of greenhouse crop production. Water with excessive alkalinity can have an effect on nutrients uptake by the plants and trigger nutrient deficiency which compromises plant well being.
‘Borehole water testing is a well-liked merchandise with customers who want to know whether or not the water is secure to use on their backyard, to fill the pool, to drink and use in the family. 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 take away most of the salts.
‘Through ราคาเกจวัดแรงดันน้ำ , our water services present analytical providers through an intensive community of operations in South Africa and internationally
‘And’, adds Horsfield, ‘as a results of the worldwide Covid pandemic, we added alcohol content testing to our providers in addition to a newly launched logistics solution to enable straightforward motion of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was part of the bigger Set Point group till the company was purchased by present owners Synerlytic in 2019, together with SetPoint Water Laboratories.