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.
The water analysis company is now integrated fully into WearCheck, and varieties one more area of expertise along with WearCheck’s other services, which include scientific used oil evaluation, 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 supply – ranging from consuming water to manufacturing facility effluent, and everything in between – to determine the presence and levels of potentially harmful substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then often 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, achieving accreditation of the Cape Town Laboratory in 2020, and thereafter focusing solely on water analysis.
Thelma Horsfield, common manager of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their services, ‘Our laboratory technicians select the relevant exams for the water sample depending on the needs of the client. They determine what’s wrong with the water and advise clients on potential consequences of utilizing / discarding such water.
‘Water evaluation is conducted utilizing varied accredited strategies such as; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These techniques obtain the absolute best leads to chemical and microbial analysis of effluent/wastewater, ingesting water, processed water, surface water and groundwater.
Industrial operations
‘In the case of commercial 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 potential fines and even prosecution. Our water technicians determine the precise levels of contaminants and advise on acceptable ranges for secure discarding.
‘Many of our mining clients operate boreholes, using the water within 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 supply.
‘As an instance – cyanide is usually utilized in gold mining, the presence of this toxin should be continuously monitored. Uranium is usually discovered within the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, you will need to monitor the degrees and verify whether or not it has leached into the water provide. This is even a difficulty on disused mines and mine dumps – a lot of our prospects residing close to these come to us to check the quality of their ingesting water. Chromium-6, a carcinogenic factor, is a by-product from chrome mines, so you will need to know if humans shall be ingesting water with excessive levels of this.
เพรสเชอร์เกจน้ำ is a primary reason for a lot of of our customers for drinking water safety, each private and in the restaurant commerce for making juices and coffees – and they need to know the hardness of their municipal water as it affects their espresso machines.
‘In addition to the above, scope water can be utilized for dialysis. It is essential to note the sufferers on dialysis have little to no kidney perform. Kidneys help compensate for the higher intake of drugs obtained from food and drinks that may otherwise build up within the body. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the publicity of substances/toxins that can not be eliminated from the body. We are currently doing some water high quality checks for a renal unit to ensure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water high quality is a important aspect of greenhouse crop production. Water with excessive alkalinity can affect vitamins uptake by the vegetation and trigger nutrient deficiency which compromises plant health.
‘Borehole water testing is a popular item 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 take away most of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water amenities present analytical providers via an in depth community 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 companies in addition to a newly launched logistics answer to enable easy movement of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was a half of the bigger Set Point group till the corporate was purchased by current owners Synerlytic in 2019, together with SetPoint Water Laboratories.