Wednesday, 18 July 2012 12:17

Heart warming tales

Once again WearCheck employees have reached deep into their own pockets to assist those in need. Inspired by East Coast Radio’s Winter Warmth campaign, WearCheck staff clubbed together and raised enough money to buy blankets for 200 needy people, who would otherwise have gone cold this winter. And, thanks to the generosity of the WearCheck team, the orphans at St Vincent Children’s…
Thursday, 28 June 2012 08:27

Liquid Chromatography and its application in transformer oil analysis

In transformer operation, one of the key maintenance ‘musts’ is to ensure that the electrical system remains isolated through effective insulation. This is achieved through the use of special insulating paper (Kraft paper). However, it is critical to monitor the paper’s tensile strength and degradation, or degree of polymerisation (DP) over time, to ensure that the paper continues to provide…
Monday, 28 May 2012 14:57

Monitor 62

Monitor 62 - Industry icons, PQI, Lubmat and a one stop shop for lubricant analysis – news on all these and more can be found in the latest bumper edition of WearCheck’s Monitor newsletter. The recent passing on of popular WearCheck founder Gary Brown, fondly known as ‘Mr WearCheck’, was a sad day for colleagues and customers alike – some of…
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 10:36

Long term loyalty commended

60 years, or six decades – that’s the combined length of service given by two long-serving members of staff from WearCheck Pinetown.  The important career milestones were celebrated recently by diagnostician Rowan Maartens (30 years) and accounts clerk Preleen “Pearl” Joseph (30 years). Rowan joined WearCheck 30 years ago as a diagnostician, and since then has been hard at work…
Thursday, 26 April 2012 09:51

Local mines give ‘thumbs up’ to on-site oil sampling service

Oil analysis specialists WearCheck’s on-site sampling has received a vote of confidence from the Mpumalanga Mining fraternity since the service’s introduction a year ago, with several large mines signing up. Trained WearCheck technicians travel to the mines to take samples from mining machinery on site. Customers have the option of either basing WearCheck personnel on their site, or WearCheck can…
Thursday, 19 April 2012 15:33

New troubleshooting toolkit detects problems

A new dimension to WearCheck’s traditional oil analysis service brings relief for customers with troublesome components, through the introduction of a mobile troubleshooting service. Until recently, customers sent oil samples to WearCheck for analysis and diagnosis.  A normal result meant operations continued uninterrupted. However, reports indicating abnormal symptoms meant customers had to investigate and fix the source of the problem,…
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