Condition monitoring specialist company, WearCheck, has introduced their sister company, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, including a new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing construction.
The water evaluation company is now integrated absolutely into WearCheck, and types yet another area of experience together with WearCheck’s different providers, which embody 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 supply – starting from consuming water to manufacturing facility effluent, and everything in between – to determine the presence and ranges of doubtless harmful substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then generally 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, 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 services, ‘Our laboratory technicians choose the relevant checks for the water sample depending on the wants of the customer. They determine what’s mistaken with the water and advise clients on possible consequences of using / discarding such water.
‘Water analysis is performed utilizing various accredited strategies corresponding to; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These techniques obtain the finest possible leads to chemical and microbial analysis of effluent/wastewater, consuming water, processed water, surface water and groundwater.
Industrial operations
‘In the case of business operations needing to eliminate wastewater right into a river system, the ocean or even simply down the drain, there are strict by-laws that must be adhered to, outlining the “acceptable” levels of contaminants earlier than disposal, to prevent possible fines and even prosecution. Our water technicians decide the precise ranges of contaminants and advise on acceptable levels for secure discarding.
‘Many of our mining prospects operate boreholes, utilizing the water within the mining course of. We frequently monitor the water quality from the boreholes to test whether or not contaminants from the mining process have leached into the water provide.
‘As an example – cyanide is usually utilized in gold mining, the presence of this toxin should be continually monitored. Uranium is commonly found in the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, it is very important monitor the degrees and verify whether it has leached into the water provide. This is even a problem on disused mines and mine dumps – many of our customers residing close to these come to us to check the standard of their consuming water. เกจวัดแรงดันสูง -6, a carcinogenic factor, is a by-product from chrome mines, so you will want to know if humans shall be ingesting water with excessive ranges of this.
‘Health is a major reason for many of our clients for consuming water safety, each personal and within 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 important to notice the patients on dialysis have little to no kidney operate. Kidneys help compensate for the higher consumption of drugs obtained from meals and drinks that would in any other case build up within the physique. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the publicity of substances/toxins that can’t be eradicated from the physique. We are presently doing a little water high quality checks for a renal unit to ensure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water quality is a important side of greenhouse crop manufacturing. Water with high alkalinity can affect nutrients uptake by the crops and trigger 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 make use of on their backyard, to fill the pool, to drink and use within the family. In Cape Town, many boreholes have high salt content, and, after testing the water, some customers should dilute it with municipal water or put processes in place to remove most of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water facilities provide analytical services via 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 material testing to our companies in addition to a newly introduced logistics solution to allow straightforward movement of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, WearCheck was part of the bigger Set Point group till the company was bought by present homeowners Synerlytic in 2019, along with SetPoint Water Laboratories.