Tuesday, 04 December 2018 15:34

Lube Tip 12: These additives don't exist - Part 1

I’m afraid I have some bad news . . . and no, it’s not about the economy. It’s about what I often call “imaginary additives”. These are the additives that seem to exist in the minds of many lubrication practitioners but don’t exist in the physical world of lubrication reality. They seem to provide solace to those who pay the…
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 09:13

Condition-based monitoring of tap changers

The role played by on-load tap changers (OLTCs) in power generation is a critical one, which requires that they perform at their peak output during operation and unscheduled failure is avoided at all costs. Regular maintenance coupled with condition monitoring such as oil analysis is now recognised as essential to help avoid unplanned outages for OLTCs. One of the key…
Monday, 26 November 2018 14:21

WearCheck Welcomes New Faces

WearCheck welcomes new faces Accounting, Thabani…Thabani Dlamini is WearCheck’s accounts assistant and holds a BTech degree in cost management accounting. He is currently studying for his certificate in CIMA. Before joining the WearCheck family at the end of 2017, Thabani served as finance assistant at a medical company. At WearCheck, he is responsible for many accounting processes, including processing invoices,…
Friday, 23 November 2018 12:03

WearCheck at Windaba

Showcasing the very latest oil analysis and condition monitoring techniques at Windaba this month was WearCheck’s transformer maintenance division. Burgeoning growth in Southern Africa’s renewable energy sector is a result of the universal need to develop alternative power sources, and WearCheck is well positioned to provide predictive monitoring for the industry. WearCheck technicians highlighted how power-generating equipment can be transitioned…
Friday, 16 November 2018 12:35

Promotion for Patience

Sello Patience Mokoena has been promoted to laboratory supervisor at WearCheck’s Specialty Laboratory (WSL) in Johannesburg. Patience began her career at WearCheck in 2015 initially as a volunteer, just looking to gain work experience. After just two days of volunteer work, she was offered a temporary lab technician post, which soon became a permanent post. With professionalism and dedication, Patience…
Monday, 12 November 2018 14:22

Smooth operation

Valvoline manufactures synthetic lubricants and additives, including motor oils, gear oils, greases, anti-freeze, automatic transmission and others. Valvoline is the approved supplier of engine oil to Cummins. WearCheck is proud to announce that we have signed a partnership agreement with Valvoline to do their oil analysis in Africa and the Middle East. Says Steven, ‘Condition monitoring training adds value to…
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