Condition monitoring specialist company, WearCheck, has introduced their sister firm, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, including a new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing construction.
The water evaluation company is now built-in totally into WearCheck, and types one more area of experience along with WearCheck’s other providers, which include scientific used oil evaluation, asset reliability care, transformer oil testing and lubricant-enabled reliability companies.
Set Point Water Laboratories is ISO 17025:2017-accredited, and tests water from any source – starting from drinking water to manufacturing unit effluent, and every 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 known as Set Point Laboratories. The firm 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 solely on water analysis.
Thelma Horsfield, basic supervisor of Set Point Water Labs, outlines their providers, ‘Our laboratory technicians choose the relevant exams for the water pattern depending on the wants of the shopper. They establish what is wrong with the water and advise customers on possible consequences of utilizing / discarding such water.
‘Water analysis is carried out using varied accredited strategies similar to; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These methods get hold of the very best leads to chemical and microbial analysis of effluent/wastewater, ingesting water, processed water, floor water and groundwater.
Industrial operations
‘In the case of business operations needing to get rid 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” levels of contaminants earlier than disposal, to stop 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 function boreholes, utilizing the water in 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 often used in gold mining, the presence of this toxin should be constantly monitored. Uranium is usually discovered in the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, it is important to monitor the levels and check whether it has leached into the water provide. This is even a difficulty on disused mines and mine dumps – lots of our prospects living close to 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 it may be very important know if humans might be ingesting water with excessive ranges of this.
‘Health is a major cause for many of our prospects for drinking water security, each private 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 utilized for dialysis. It is important to note the sufferers on dialysis have little to no kidney operate. Kidneys assist compensate for the upper consumption of drugs obtained from food and drinks that would otherwise build up within the body. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the publicity of substances/toxins that cannot be eliminated from the body. We are presently doing a little water quality checks for a renal unit to make sure suitability for dialysis
‘Irrigation water high quality is a critical aspect 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 well being.
‘Borehole water testing is a well-liked item with customers who need to know whether the water is protected to use on their backyard, to fill the pool, to drink and use within the family. In Cape Town, many boreholes have high salt content material, and, after testing the water, some customers need to dilute it with municipal water or put processes in place to remove many of the salts.
‘Through WearCheck, our water amenities present analytical providers by way of an intensive network of operations in South Africa and internationally
‘And’, adds Horsfield, ‘as a results of the global Covid pandemic, we added alcohol content testing to our services in addition to a newly introduced logistics solution to enable easy motion of water and sanitizer samples.’
Previously, เกจวัดแรง was part of the bigger Set Point group until the company was bought by current house owners Synerlytic in 2019, along with SetPoint Water Laboratories.