Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:29

Instrument Doctor

Thamsanqa “Thami’ Shongwe is WearCheck’s new in-house instrument technician. Armed with a national diploma in electrical engineering (light current), and several years of experience as an electronic technician, a production technician and a repair technician – this has stood him in good stead to ensure that he is highly instrumental in keeping the company’s laboratory equipment operating accurately and efficiently.…
Monday, 20 May 2019 18:44

Lube Tip 14: Thermal failure in lubricants

Lubricants can thermally degrade for a variety of reasons and causes. Unlike oxidation, thermal failure can occur in new lubricants with healthy additive packages. However, many of the symptoms of oxidation are also symptoms of thermal degradation. One of the most common causes of thermal failure in hydraulic fluids and some lubricating oils relates to aeration, i.e. entrained air bubbles.…
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 11:08

Talking Condition Monitoring

Dennis Swanepoel – WearCheck’s reliability solutions consultant, Mobius trainer and CAT IV graduate – just returned from the latest CBM (Condition Based Monitoring) Conference in the Middle East, where he conducted four different presentations for delegates from all over the globe. The sessions run by Dennis included two one day presentations - Animated Introduction to Vibration Analysis and Practical Vibration…
Monday, 13 May 2019 09:35

We’ll be at African Utility Week 2019

WearCheck will once again be exhibiting at African Utility Week (AUW), which takes place in Cape Town from 14 to 16 May 2019. We will be at stand H6 – please come and meet us. We offer specialist condition monitoring services across many industries, including the electrical/power generation sector. Our Transformer Chemistry Services division and our Reliability Solutions division will…
Monday, 06 May 2019 09:50

Oil analysis training in May - book today - don’t delay!

Calling all Capetonians - WearCheck is running these training courses this month: Oil Analysis 1 (14th, 15th May) and Oil Analysis 2 (16th May) at Eversdal. It’s a proven fact – the maintenance costs are reduced for machinery or components that undergo regular condition monitoring in the form of oil analysis, and they also have far less unplanned failure. To…
Thursday, 18 April 2019 10:10

CM training keeps Malawian wheels rolling

WearCheck technical support consultant Quentin Gustav von Kleist recently travelled to Nchalo in Southern Malawi, where he conducted training courses for Unitrans. Staff from the cartage and transport contracting company were taught all about oil analysis, including the importance of taking samples correctly, how to complete the sample paperwork, how to interpret report results and what remedial action to take…
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