Items filtered by date: October 2018
WearCheck’s transformer maintenance division will be showcasing the latest oil analysis and condition monitoring techniques, with technicians on hand to answer your questions at Windaba 2018.
The renewable energy sector in Southern Africa is growing fast to accommodate the global need for alternative power sources, and WearCheck is well positioned to provide predictive monitoring for the industry.
Come and see how investing in condition monitoring can transition power-generating equipment into optimum performance with minimum maintenance costs.
Windaba takes place on 7 & 8 November 2018 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Come and find WearCheck at stand no. 48
Our annual customer survey was recently conducted, and we sincerely thank the people who took the time to give us feedback. Your answers are critical to how we re-shape our business services going forwards.
WearCheck sales developer Kay Meyrick extends her gratitude to customers for the positive feedback. These are some of the replies from our valued customers:
‘It has been 11 years now using WearCheck, so far [this] has done wonders for our company’
‘Overall, WearCheck provides an excellent service.’
’Keep up the good work.’
‘WearCheck helps us to be on top of premature failures and prevent unnecessary expenses.’
‘I would only like to thank WearCheck for their assistance.’
‘I always encourage my friends to use WearCheck for condition monitoring.’
‘WearCheck has been a major factor in my passion to do my own maintenance on my vehicles.’
Lucky winner! Wendy Bester of Universal Equipment had her name drawn out of the hat to win the lucky draw prize for customers who completed WearCheck’s customer survey 2018. Here, Wendy accepts her cash prize in PE from Leon Marshall, WearCheck’s Eastern Cape representative.
Gert Nel has been appointed branch manager of WearCheck’s transformer oil laboratory in Cape Town. Prior to this, Gert spent 12 years working as a diagnostician at the company’s Speciality Laboratory in Johannesburg. Here, he focused on transformer oil diagnosis.
WearCheck promotes transformer health through the regular assessment of insulating fluid and diagnosis of the results via three specialised transformer laboratories in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
As transformers are extremely critical apparatus for providing reliable energy, it is essential to manage the risk of component failure.
Gert is delighted to exchange the Joburg cityscape with panoramic views of Table Mountain from the WearCheck Cape Town transformer lab, which is situated at Unit 6, Prosperity Park, 10 Computer Road, Montague Gardens.
Image: Gert Nel has relocated to Cape Town as the manager of WearCheck’s transformer lab
WearCheck was once again at the popular Electra Mining expo in Johannesburg recently. Technical staff were on hand to discuss condition monitoring, and this year the stand also had some novelties – expo guests were given free WearCheck popcorn and could choose a key. The lucky key opened a treasure chest containing WearCheck prizes every single day.
- WearCheck staffers Johann Reiners (left), Juliane de beer and Philip Schutte were at Electra Mining 2018
- Isaac Mabaso of WearCheck was standing by to discuss oil analysis at the expo
- A delighted Jacques Prinsloo of Sasol was one of the daily winners whose lucky key unlocked the prize in the treasure chest on the WearCheck stand at Electra Mining 2018
- Johann Reiners (right) of WearCheck chats to a guest about condition monitoring at the Electra Mining 2018
- Quentin Gustav von Kleist (left), Chris Hattingh and Dennis Swanepoel (right) all of WearCheck, at Electra Mining 2018
Diagnostician Rowan Maartens has retired after serving at WearCheck for 36 years.
Rowan’s career began in 1982, when he joined WearCheck as a diagnostician. He diagnosed an impressive 2,5 million used oil samples in the three and a half decades he was with the company.
In 2014, Rowan reach the 2 000 000 samples milestone, which placed him among the top few diagnosticians in the world, if not the first person ever, with this incredible number of diagnoses to his name. Now THAT is impressive.
Managing director Neil Robinson wished Rowan well. ‘Thank you, Rowan, for your loyal service to WearCheck and our customers, and also to the condition monitoring industry.’
Rowan plans to spend his golden years enjoying his free time.