Tuesday, 19 September 2017 19:34

Budding scientists visit WearCheck

36 grade 11 pupils from Curro Grantleigh High School in Richards Bay recently visited WearCheck’s Pinetown laboratory to further their studies in chemistry by learning about condition monitoring. The students were hosted by WearCheck technical manager Steven Lumley, who explained the workings of the main laboratory to them. They also heard a presentation on oil analysis by diagnostician Quinton Verster…
Thursday, 07 September 2017 13:40

WearCheck wins new contract

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) - the largest steel producer on the African continent – has awarded WearCheck the contract for the provision of the analysis of transformer oil samples at AMSA. In the letter of confirmation from AMSA, the group manager for IPS and group contracts had this to say, ‘Following a comprehensive evaluation and consideration of proposals submitted to…
Thursday, 24 August 2017 11:15

Lube Tip: How Oxidation Changes Oil

How oxidation changes oil Once the oxidation process occurs, five major changes in the oil result in the following: Colour becomes darker – changes from transparent or translucent in colour to some degree of discoloration toward the point of complete opacity. Odour becomes pungent and acetic due to the presence of excessive organic petroleum acid and similar products of oxidation.…
Monday, 21 August 2017 16:27

Hola, WearCheck

Buenos Aires in Argentina was the 2017 destination for the annual International WearCheck Group (IWCG) gathering. Member countries meet in a different part of the world every year to share ideas and international news on condition monitoring, and to discuss industry innovations. It is also a key opportunity to sustain the global WearCheck network, which has been in place for…
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 14:56

What works for you? Where could we improve? WearCheck is listening….

Every year, we invite you, our customers, to take two minutes (literally, 2 minutes!) of your time to suggest ways in which we can improve our service to you. Your input and feedback helps us make important changes. And here’s a bonus - you’ll be entered into a lucky draw to win a Samsung tablet worth R4900! At WearCheck we…
Friday, 21 July 2017 11:09

A first for WearCheck

Dennis Swanepoel of WearCheck’s reliability solutions division has just made history when he became the very first Master Vibration Analyst in South Africa after he met all certification requirements, and also passed his CAT IV exam recently held through the Mobius Institute in South Africa - with flying colours, to boot. As a Master Vibration Analyst, Dennis is qualified to…
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