Thursday, 17 May 2018 18:56

Monitor 76 hits the streets

Our latest Monitor newsletter features South African stories as well as WearCheck news from places further afield – India, Dubai, Angola, Namibia and Burkina Faso, to name a few.

We discuss the merits of AVT (Advanced Vibration Testing) and the impact this can have on boosting machine/component reliability while reducing maintenance costs.

The winner of our lucky draw prize for the customer survey is revealed, and don’t miss the lube tip in this edition.

If you are considering staff training in oil analysis or reliability solutions, there is information on all the available courses and dates for 2018.

Read all about these stories, and more, in Monitor 76.

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When the power, energy and water professionals of Africa gather at AUW from 15 -17 May in Cape Town, WearCheck will be there to showcase how condition monitoring saves money and boosts machine reliability.

Transformer Fleet Reliability:

Reliable energy flow is paramount in any Electrical system and power transformers are a critical, component. As an asset class, transformers constitute one of the largest investments in a utility’s system. For this reason, transformer condition assessment and management are a high priority.

WearCheck’s transformer condition monitoring programme includes regular transformer oil sample analysis, plus Furanic analysis, Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) analysis, Dissolved gas analysis, (DGA), Corrosive sulphur, Moisture content, Total acid number (TAN), Dielectric strength, Stray Gassing Tendency and Inhibitor content.

WearCheck will share stand O2B with sister company Set Point Laboratories, which offers specialist water analysis services. They also offer testing services on platinum group metals, gold base metals including iron and manganese, general silicates, phosphates, limestone and uranium.

Both companies are part of Torre Industries.

We look forward to seeing you at AUW 2018.

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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 11:38

We're Hiring

WearCheck Specialty Laboratory Vacancy

Position: Laboratory Supervisor, Isando, Johannesburg.

Main Job Functions:
To organise and control the laboratory and staff in order to facilitate the efficient processing of all samples timeously according to IS0 9001:2015 and ISO 17025 policies and procedures.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum Education – 3 years tertiary chemical qualification and 3-5 years laboratory related work experience
  • Chromatography experience would be desirable
  • Experience in instrument troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Good knowledge of ISO17025 requirements
  • Ability to utilize computer software programs, including database programs and spreadsheets
  • Methodical, accurate, conscientious, energetic and technically minded
  • Good supervision, time management and organisational skills
  • High attention to detail and ability to work under pressure
  • Must be a team player



  • To supervise all laboratory functions, including the proper maintenance and operation of the equipment and performing first line troubleshooting
  • To maintain optimal levels of laboratory consumables at all times
  • To maintain high standards of housekeeping and safety within the laboratory at all times and ensure that all safety issues are resolved timeously
  • To monitor instrument performance on a daily basis and perform calibrations where necessary
  • To monitor all process control standards on an ongoing basis to ensure problems are detected timeously
  • To ensure that staff are trained to perform their duties at all times


Availability: The successful candidate must be able to start in their position as soon as possible.

Only CV’s sent to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  will be considered.

Applications close on 11th May 2018. If you have not received a response by 25th May 2018, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.

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