Condition monitoring specialist company, WearCheck, has introduced their sister company, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, adding a model new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing structure.
The water evaluation firm is now integrated fully into WearCheck, and types yet another area of expertise together with WearCheck’s different providers, which embody 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 checks water from any source – starting from drinking water to manufacturing facility effluent, and everything in between – to determine the presence and ranges of probably harmful substances.
Set Point Water Laboratories was established in Johannesburg in 1998 as a minerals laboratory, then generally identified as Set Point Laboratories. The firm 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 services, ‘Our laboratory technicians choose the relevant exams for the water pattern depending on the wants of the shopper. They identify what’s wrong with the water and advise prospects on potential penalties of utilizing / discarding such water.
‘Water analysis is conducted utilizing numerous accredited methods similar to; photometric, electrometric, colorimetric, gravimetric, ICP-OES, ICP MS and enzyme substrates. These strategies acquire the very best ends in chemical and microbial analysis of effluent/wastewater, drinking water, processed water, surface water and groundwater.
Industrial operations

‘In the case of industrial operations needing to eliminate wastewater 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” ranges of contaminants before disposal, to stop attainable fines and even prosecution. เกจวัดแรงดัน decide the precise levels of contaminants and advise on acceptable ranges for safe discarding.
‘Many of our mining clients function boreholes, utilizing the water within the mining process. We often monitor the water quality from the boreholes to check whether or not contaminants from the mining course of have leached into the water supply.
‘As an instance – cyanide is often used in gold mining, the presence of this toxin have to be continually monitored. Uranium is often found within the ore with gold, and as uranium is radioactive, it is important to monitor the degrees and examine whether it has leached into the water provide. This is even a difficulty on disused mines and mine dumps – lots of our customers residing near these come to us to check the quality of their ingesting water. Chromium-6, a carcinogenic component, is a by-product from chrome mines, so you will want to know if humans will be ingesting water with high ranges of this.
‘Health is a major cause for so much of of our customers for drinking water safety, each private and in the restaurant trade for making juices and coffees – and they want 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 important to note the patients on dialysis have little to no kidney operate. Kidneys help compensate for the upper consumption of gear obtained from food and drinks that would in any other case construct up within the body. Dialyzing with pure water prevents the publicity of substances/toxins that cannot be eradicated from the physique. We are currently doing some water quality checks for a renal unit to make sure suitability for dialysis

‘Irrigation water quality is a important side of greenhouse crop manufacturing. Water with excessive alkalinity can have an effect on nutrients uptake by the plants and trigger nutrient deficiency which compromises plant well being.
‘Borehole water testing is a popular merchandise with prospects who want to know whether or not the water is secure 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 prospects 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 in depth network of operations in South Africa and internationally

‘And’, provides Horsfield, ‘as a results of the worldwide Covid pandemic, we added alcohol content material testing to our services in addition to a newly launched logistics solution to allow straightforward motion of water and sanitizer samples.’

Previously, WearCheck was part of the bigger Set Point group until the corporate was purchased by present house owners Synerlytic in 2019, together with SetPoint Water Laboratories.