Sunday, 27 January 2019 19:05

2019 Training Course Dates

Understanding oil analysis can help you and your company benefit when the condition of your machinery/components/fleets are monitored using oil analysis. Now is a good time to plan for when you or your employees will attend our next training course.

Here are the 2019 dates:

Oil Analysis 1: Understanding oil and its analysis. Two Full Days.

  • Gauteng: 12-13 February
  • Middelburg: 12-13 March
  • Cape Town: 7-8 May
  • Rustenburg: 11-12 June
  • Bloemfontein: 16-17 July
  • Pinetown: 13-14 August
  • Namibia: 10-11 September
  • Gauteng: 15-16 October
  • Northern Cape: 12-13 November


Oil Analysis 2: Report interpretation. One Full Day.

  • Gauteng: 14 February
  • Middelburg: 14 March
  • Cape Town: 9 May
  • Rustenburg: 13 June
  • Bloemfontein: 18 July
  • Pinetown: 15 August
  • Namibia: 12 September
  • Gauteng: 17 October
  • Northern Cape: 14 November

 

Oil Analysis One covers two full days and costs R6 660.  Oil Analysis Two and the NetCheck course cover one full day each and each costs R3 450.  All courses include course material, refreshments, giveaways and certificates. Prices exclude VAT and are subject to change. 

For more details on course content, view Training at www.wearcheck.co.za.

For bookings contact Michelle van Dyk on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


On-site training
All courses can also be presented at the customer’s premises for a minimum of ten delegates. 

WearCheck also offers two more on-site courses:

  • WearCheck Practical (in English or Zulu), a half day course costing R860 plus VAT per delegate
  • WearCheck Customised – oil analysis for workshop technicians, a full day course costing R3 000 plus VAT per delegate.

 

For on-site training, there may be an additional charge for the lecturer’s travel and accommodation, if needed.


Arrange a training course near you
Training courses can also be arranged in any of the following areas:

  • Bloemfontein
  • Cape Town
  • Kimberley
  • Makopane
  • Middelburg
  • Nelspruit
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Rustenburg
  • Steelpoort
  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • Tanzania (Mwanza)
  • Zambia (Kitwe)
Published in Blog
Saturday, 26 January 2019 19:53

WearCheck at Mining Indaba

African Mining Indaba 2019 takes place 4 – 7 February at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

Our expert condition monitoring programmes - including oil analysis and other reliability solutions techniques - are already saving maintenance costs and boosting machine availability for mining operations around Africa.

WearCheck makes these services widely accessible in remote areas by placing mobile laboratories on-site.

We’ve designed site-specific fuel and lubrication improvement programmes that have boosted the bottom line for our customers y extending component life, reducing maintenance costs and increasing equipment availability.

We invite you to come and talk all things condition monitoring with our technical team at Stand 615.

Published in Blog
Thursday, 24 January 2019 11:56

A mine of information

In July, Quentin Gustav von Kleist joined WearCheck’s team in Johannesburg as a technical support consultant.  Quentin brings with him a wealth of experience in the preventive maintenance arena, with particular knowledge of the mining industry and related components.

Prior to joining WearCheck, Quentin spent many years working in India for zinc and lead mines such as Hindustan Zinc, where he maintained mining machinery and repaired inoperative components. Armed with certification in the fundamentals of lubrication and oil analysis, Quentin and his team ensured that a large and varied range of equipment in the mines operated at peak performance, including dump trucks, loaders, drill rigs, raised bores, beamers, cutters, drill rods, stabs and more.

Quintin is already firmly-established in the WearCheck team that is on hand to assist customers with any technical support queries.

Published in Blog

Part 4 of 4

OVER-GREASING ELIXIR One of the most common root causes of rolling-element bearing failure is over-greasing. This practice damages seals and shields, and causes uncontrolled heat excursions that accelerate wear and lubricant degradation. No additive has the capacity to work as a magic elixir under such distressful conditions.

CONCLUSION Reliability emerges from the optimum combination of quality lubricants and best practice lubrication. Don’t spend more money on premium lubricants hoping you can spend less on lubrication. This is a false economy. There is no substitute for vigilant inspection, frequent and thorough oil analysis, and well-deployed (and engineered) lubrication practices. No question, today’s additive technology can serve as a solution-provider across a wide range of potential problems that frequently plague machinery. Yet, they are unable to be miracle cures for numerous other maladies. Practitioners need an arsenal of tools and skills to get the desired reliability results. Begin with training and then follow with programmatic structure and procedures. Develop a culture of lubrication excellence. And remember, reliability is everyone’s responsibility.

This article appeared in the January/February 2009 issue of Machinery Lubrication

LUBE TIP by Jim Fitch of Noria Corporation

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:11

Transnet Training

A group of Transnet employees recently underwent oil analysis training at WearCheck’s Pinetown office. The training course was conducted by WearCheck training consultant Jan Backer (back row, third from right).
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