Condition monitoring specialist firm, WearCheck, has introduced their sister company, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, including a new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing structure.
The water evaluation company is now built-in absolutely into WearCheck, and types yet one more area of experience along with WearCheck’s different providers, which embrace 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 consuming water to manufacturing facility effluent, and everything in between – to determine the presence and ranges of doubtless dangerous substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then generally known as Set Point Laboratories. The company launched water testing in 2013 and expanded with the launch of a Cape Town water laboratory in 2019, reaching accreditation of the Cape Town Laboratory in 2020, and thereafter focusing only on water evaluation.
Thelma Horsfield, common manager of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their providers, ‘Our laboratory technicians select the relevant tests for the water sample depending on the needs of the client. They determine what’s mistaken with the water and advise clients on potential consequences of utilizing / discarding such water.
‘Water evaluation is carried out using varied accredited techniques similar to; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These strategies obtain the very best results in chemical and microbial evaluation of effluent/wastewater, drinking water, processed water, surface water and groundwater.
Industrial operations
‘In the case of commercial operations needing to eliminate wastewater into a river system, the ocean or even merely down the drain, there are strict by-laws that should be adhered to, outlining the “acceptable” levels of contaminants before disposal, to forestall potential fines and even prosecution. Our water technicians decide the precise ranges of contaminants and advise on acceptable ranges for protected discarding.
‘Many of our mining clients function boreholes, utilizing the water within the mining course of. We frequently monitor the water quality from the boreholes to test whether contaminants from the mining course of have leached into the water provide.
‘As เพชเชอร์เกจ is usually used in gold mining, the presence of this toxin must be continuously monitored. Uranium is often discovered in the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, it could be very important monitor the degrees and verify whether it has leached into the water supply. This is even a difficulty on disused mines and mine dumps – many of our prospects living close to these come to us to check the quality of their consuming water. Chromium-6, a carcinogenic factor, is a by-product from chrome mines, so it is important to know if humans shall be ingesting water with excessive ranges of this.
‘Health is a main cause for a lot of of our clients for ingesting water safety, each private and in the restaurant commerce for making juices and coffees – and they want to know the hardness of their municipal water as it affects their coffee machines.
‘In addition to the above, scope water can be utilized for dialysis. It is necessary to notice the sufferers on dialysis have little to no kidney function. Kidneys help compensate for the higher intake of gear obtained from meals and drinks that might otherwise build up in the body. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the publicity of substances/toxins that can’t be eradicated from the body. We are at present doing a little water quality checks for a renal unit to make sure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water quality is a critical facet of greenhouse crop production. 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 popular merchandise with prospects who wish to know whether the water is protected to use on their garden, to fill the pool, to drink and use within the household. In Cape Town, many boreholes have high salt content material, 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 amenities provide analytical services through an in depth 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 services as nicely as a newly introduced logistics resolution to allow simple motion of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was part of the larger Set Point group till the company was purchased by present homeowners Synerlytic in 2019, together with SetPoint Water Laboratories.