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R.Hanson
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:45 am Reply with quote Back to top
I have had a request from our cutting department to have a sample of the water tested from the cutting bed for analysis to evaluate the contents and also see if the water and its contents could impose a health risk for example could the water contibute to industrial dermatitis.

To be honest this is not one of my strongest subjects and I'm looking for support and guidance on how to have the sample tested.

1) Who would can I use for the testing of the sample?
2) What type of test would be most suited for this purpose?
3) What is the best way to evaluate the result?
4) Does anyone have experience of this type of challenge before?
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T.Hedland
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:44 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Hi Ryan, apologies for the delay in responding. As this is a relatively specialised activity I don't have any practical experiance, however, there is a company in Dronfield called C3 Water Solutions that may be able to help. I have not used them , but they might be able to help.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Hi Tim,
Thanks for the response will give C3 Water Solutions a call

Will keep you informed.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:51 pm Reply with quote Back to top
You could try ALcontrol. Ben Tranmer (committee member) would be able to tell you if they do this sort of work. He can be contacted on the SOHSA email ie. b.tranmer@sohsa.org.uk  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:59 am Reply with quote Back to top
thank-you
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:23 pm Reply with quote Back to top
Ryan, Welcome to SOHSA.
ALcontrol can provide the anlysis you require, infact C3 are a big customer of ours. What C3 will offer is consultation though which is something that we don't really offer. For dermatitis I can only imagine you would want anlysis for oils, possibly greases but then chemicals too especially alkaline ones. Also I would urge that you have legionella tested as these cooling waters are a source of the micro-organism (appologies if you already have Legionella management in hand).
If you want Legionella analysis call our Rotherham Laboratory - 01709 369699. If you want chemical anlysis then call our Hawarden Laboratory - 01244 528700 (option 1).
Hope this helps, Ben
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