Monday, 30 July 2018 15:22

Vibration analysts pass with flying colours

Ongoing professional development and training has always been a priority at WearCheck, ensuring that staff stay up-to-date with constantly-evolving technology.

Ten of the company’s reliability solutions technicians recently passed their CAT certification through the Mobius Institute, which is a worldwide provider of education in reliability improvement, condition monitoring and precision maintenance. Four technicians achieved CAT 111 certification, while six technicians earned CAT 11 certification.

WearCheck is the certified Mobius training centre for Africa.

CAT 11 students underwent a compulsory 18-month practical experience, followed by four days of lectures and a full day examination. CAT 111 students had to complete a 36-month practical experience, lectures for four days and examinations.

Vibration database setup and fault analysis are the predominant focus of both CAT 11 and CAT 111. The training sessions are practical and hands-on, enabling the technicians to hone their skills and progress to the next level.

Technicians who gained their CAT 111 certification are Louis Peacock, Marius Grobler, Eddie Pieterse (Jnr) and Kobus Venter. Those who earned their CAT 11 certification are Adriaan Bouwer, Jovan Combrinck, Nande Magxagxa, Adriaan Schoonbee, Sipho Zwane and Hein Coetzer.

The successful candidates hail from WearCheck bases all around South Africa.

WearCheck’s reliability solutions consultant, Mobius trainer and CAT 1V graduate Dennis Swanepoel, is proud of the achievements of his team. ‘Well done, guys, now for the next level!’

The Mobius Institute Board of Certification (MIBoC) is ISO/IEC 17024 and ISO 18436 accredited, providing globally-recognised certification to category I-IV vibration analysts in accordance with ISO 18436-1 and 18436-2.

Mobius courses are also run for customers by WearCheck anywhere, any date, on demand.

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These reliability solutions technicians from WearCheck earned their CAT 111 certification: (from left to right) Louis Peacock, Marius Grobler, Eddie Pieterse (Jnr) and Kobus Venter.

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These reliability solutions technicians from WearCheck successfully earned their CAT 11 certification: (from left to right):

Adriaan Bouwer, Jovan Combrinck, Nande Magxagxa, Adriaan Schoonbee, Sipho Zwane and Hein Coetzer.