WearCheck incorporates water testing in its companies

Condition monitoring specialist firm, WearCheck, has introduced their sister company, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, adding a new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing structure.
Special is now integrated fully into WearCheck, and types yet another space of experience along with WearCheck’s other services, which embody scientific used oil analysis, asset reliability care, transformer oil testing and lubricant-enabled reliability providers.
Set Point Water Laboratories is ISO 17025:2017-accredited, and exams water from any supply – ranging from consuming water to manufacturing unit effluent, and every little thing in between – to determine the presence and levels of potentially dangerous substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then generally 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 only on water evaluation.
Thelma Horsfield, common manager of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their providers, ‘Our laboratory technicians choose the related exams for the water pattern depending on the needs of the client. They establish what’s mistaken with the water and advise customers on potential penalties of using / discarding such water.
‘Water analysis is performed using varied accredited strategies corresponding to; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These techniques get hold of the finest possible ends in chemical and microbial analysis of effluent/wastewater, drinking water, processed water, surface water and groundwater.
Industrial operations
‘In the case of business operations needing to dispose of wastewater right into a river system, the sea or even merely down the drain, there are strict by-laws that must be adhered to, outlining the “acceptable” ranges of contaminants earlier than disposal, to prevent possible fines or even prosecution. Our water technicians decide the precise ranges of contaminants and advise on acceptable levels for protected discarding.
‘Many of our mining customers operate boreholes, utilizing the water in the mining process. We regularly monitor the water quality from the boreholes to test whether or not contaminants from the mining course of have leached into the water supply.
‘As an example – cyanide is often used in gold mining, the presence of this toxin should be continuously monitored. Uranium is usually found within the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, it may be very important monitor the levels and verify whether or not it has leached into the water provide. This is even a problem on disused mines and mine dumps – lots of our customers living near these come to us to test the quality of their drinking water. Chromium-6, a carcinogenic component, is a by-product from chrome mines, so you will need to know if humans will be ingesting water with excessive ranges of this.
‘Health is a primary purpose for many of our clients for ingesting water security, both non-public and in the restaurant trade for making juices and coffees – and they want to know the hardness of their municipal water because it impacts their coffee 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 substances obtained from food and drinks that would in any other case build up within the physique. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the exposure of substances/toxins that cannot be eliminated from the physique. We are currently performing some water quality checks for a renal unit to make sure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water high quality is a critical facet of greenhouse crop production. Water with excessive alkalinity can affect nutrients uptake by the vegetation and cause nutrient deficiency which compromises plant well being.
‘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 family. In Cape Town, many boreholes have high salt content material, and, after testing the water, some customers should dilute it with municipal water or put processes in place to take away most of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water facilities present analytical services via an in depth community of operations in South Africa and internationally
‘And’, provides Horsfield, ‘as a result of the global Covid pandemic, we added alcohol content testing to our providers as nicely as a newly introduced logistics solution to allow simple motion of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was a half of the larger Set Point group until the corporate was bought by present homeowners Synerlytic in 2019, together with SetPoint Water Laboratories.

Leave a Comment