Thursday, 10 October 2013 08:53

New regenerated oil project makes every drop count

One of the primary causes of transformer failure is sludge in the oil. Sludge is just one of the oxidation decay by-products, formed when the aging transformer oil oxidises as the hydrocarbons in the oil react with oxygen dissolved in the oil. These decay products attack the solid insulation and…
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 14:01

Monitor Issue 66

WearCheck's latest Monitor newsletter features a wealth of technical tips and other innovations in the condition monitoring world, in particular a discussion on the merits of sulphur testing, and an overview of reliability solutions. Join us as we take a peek at WearCheck’s very first West African laboratory in Ghana,…
Friday, 16 August 2013 08:06

Invitation - come and meet the WearCheck team

WearCheck Africa will be showcasing their condition monitoring services at various exhibitions in both hemispheres in the coming months.  Our team members will be available at the expos to chat about oil analysis, reliability solutions, oil regeneration, wind energy and answer any questions on these issues. Please come and see…
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 14:37

Reliability solutions lead to total plant health

The newest trend among modern day industrial operations is a focus on total plant health through the use of proactive maintenance services, which improves the availability of individual machines and boosts the reliability - and therefore the productivity - of the plant. Key elements of any condition-based monitoring are oil…
Thursday, 20 June 2013 09:04

Well played, WearCheck!

The WearCheck soccer team came out tops in the recent Set Point Soccer Tournament 2013, trumping opposition team Pneumax four goals to zero in a nail-biting final in Johannesburg, and driving the spectators wild. Members of the victorious WearCheck team included staff from greater Gauteng, Steelpoort and Khutala. They were:…
Monday, 27 May 2013 09:38

Technical Bulletin 56: Acids & Bases

Technical Bulletin 56 explores the properties of acids and bases and their influence on lubricants. The importance of assessing acids and bases is discussed, as are the methods of assessment, and the positive and negative effects of acids and bases on industrial and mobile equipment. Using the analogy of ‘Spy vs.…
Monday, 08 April 2013 07:29

Monitor Issue 65

Monitor 65 is filled with stories on important milestones in WearCheck Africa’s world, the burgeoning wind industry, the latest from the international oil analysis scene and useful technical information. Some of articles featured include: yet another WearCheck diagnostician notches up her millionth sample; an in-depth discussion on Total Base Numbers…
Friday, 22 February 2013 11:39

One million . . . and counting!

One million . . . and counting! In February, senior diagnostician Steven Lumley became the fourth member of the WearCheck diagnostics team to have diagnosed a million oil samples. She joins diagnostic manager John Evans and diagnosticians Rowan Maartens and Michelle Allis in reaching this milestone. ‘There are very few…
Monday, 11 February 2013 09:14

2013 Super Rugby fixtures

In just 5 days we see the kick-off of the largest and longest rugby tournament in the Southern Hemisphere. WearCheck has made it easy for you to follow your team’s progress with a viewing schedule highlighting all the matches and television times. Click here to download (2.4MB)
Thursday, 17 January 2013 08:02

Oil - an asset, not a consumable

Oil – an asset, not a consumable  In previous years, oil was considered merely a ‘consumable’.  However, with the all-important focus on boosting the bottom line, it makes sense for businesses to treat oil as a valuable asset and manage it accordingly.  In Technical Bulletin 55, WearCheck’s diagnostic manager John…
Thursday, 13 December 2012 13:44

Monitor Issue 64

News of our two brand new laboratories, the acquisition of ABB’s condition monitoring division, a new branch in the Northern Cape, the launch of the first Wind Turbine test kit, exhibits at Electra Mining and Windaba . . . these are just some of the stories that are featured in…
Wednesday, 12 December 2012 10:43

African Cup of Nations

The African Cup of Nations is just around the corner. Commencing on the 19th of January 2013! To build up some hype and to show our support we have created a Viewing Schedule highlighting all the matches and times so you can keep track of your teams progress. Click here to…