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WearCheck is the leading oil condition monitoring company in Africa, serving the earthmoving, industrial, transport, shipping, aircraft and electrical industries through the scientific analysis of used oil from mechanical and electrical systems. Additional services include the analysis of fuels, transformer oils, coolants, greases and filters.

WearCheck’s expansive network of 10 laboratories spans southern Africa, including Isando in Gauteng, Pinetown in KwaZulu-Natal, Middelburg in Mpumalanga province, and international laboratories in India, Dubai, Mozambique, Ghana and Zambia - at Lumwana mine and Kitwe - with additional offices or representation in Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Rustenburg, Steelpoort, Port Elizabeth, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

WearCheck is the only oil analysis company in Africa with ISO 9001 quality certification and ISO 14001 certification for its environmental management programme, and ISO 17025 accreditation for its laboratory centric quality management programme. WearCheck is also certified by Paris-based Bureau Veritas and Honeywell.

WearCheck has been awarded preferred supplier status by several Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs); including Bell, Volvo Construction Equipment and, along with WearCheck’s global partners, is the laboratory of choice for a number of lubricant suppliers. WearCheck also has a partnership with ABB Limited, Zurich - a global leader in power and automation technologies. These partnerships are in line with worldwide trends in outsourcing specialist services.

Continued investment in new technology has ensured that all equipment in WearCheck‘s laboratories is state-of-the-art, which rivals and often surpasses its local and international counterparts. All laboratories are largely automated and integrated with the latest information technology. Research and development plays a major part in WearCheck’s commitment to improving systems and technology on an ongoing basis.

Although WearCheck does not provide an onsite oil purification service, it does own and operate an oil regeneration plant in Isando, Gauteng which supplies SABS 555-compliant regenerated oil, suitable for use in transformers. WearCheck has responded positively to a market need for regenerated oil, noting that the constant purchase of new oil becomes prohibitively expensive in some industries.

In addition WearCheck has established a Reliability Solutions division, specialising in vibration monitoring, thermography and other aligned services.

WearCheck’s operational areas are managed ethically and independently to ensure products and services conducted comply with the division’s strict international standards


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WearCheck blows life into wind power industry
Renewable energy from wind power has been a strong focus point for WearCheck in recent times, particularly the extension of the reliable service life of wind turbines and their components through condition monitoring. This is in line with this year’s Windaba theme: ‘Power2thePeople – improving...
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2 million samples - a world first? on 21 October 2014, 13.52
2 million samples - a world first?
Congratulations to diagnostician Rowan Maartens on diagnosing his two millionth sample for WearCheck! Rowan joined WearCheck in 1982 as a diagnostician, and he has clocked up a record 2 000 000 samples in the three decades he has been at WearCheck. We are very proud of you, Rowan! While we are unsu...
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WearCheck Monitor Issue 68 on 09 October 2014, 12.45
WearCheck Monitor Issue 68
We have had many proud WearCheck moments so far this year…and they are all featured in the latest Monitor newsletter. You can read all about our world first milestones, several loyal staff notching up an incredible 25 years’ service, new offices in two regions, millions of samples diagnosed…an...
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Join us at Electra Mining 2014 on 09 September 2014, 17.01
Join us at Electra Mining 2014
Come and learn more about oil analysis and our latest condition monitoring techniques, and how our services can provide you with an outstanding return on investment! At Electra Mining 2014, WearCheck's technical and sales teams will be on hand to give advice and share a cup of coffee with you. This...
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Implementing reliability-centred maintenance (RCM)
Implementing reliability-centred maintenance (RCM)By Daan Burger, N.D. (Elect. Eng.) This article follows on from the previous which focused on the philosophy behind reliability-centred maintenance (RCM). In this issue we describe the practical steps towards implementing an RCM programme. Using RCM...
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