Monday, 22 October 2018 14:39

Cape transformer lab gains new manager

Gert Nel has been appointed branch manager of WearCheck’s transformer oil  laboratory in Cape Town. Prior to this, Gert spent 12 years working as a diagnostician at the company’s Speciality Laboratory in Johannesburg. Here, he focused on transformer oil diagnosis.

WearCheck promotes transformer health through the regular assessment of insulating fluid and diagnosis of the results via three specialised transformer laboratories in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

As transformers are extremely critical apparatus for providing reliable energy, it is essential to manage the risk of component failure. 

Gert is delighted to exchange the Joburg cityscape with panoramic views of Table Mountain from the WearCheck Cape Town transformer lab, which is situated at Unit 6, Prosperity Park, 10 Computer Road, Montague Gardens.

Image: Gert Nel has relocated to Cape Town as the manager of WearCheck’s transformer lab

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 14:07

New location for WearCheck Cape Town

WearCheck Cape Town has relocated to 33 Prosperity Park, Computer Road, Sable Square, Century City in Cape Town.

Here, samples can be dropped off and kits purchased. Conveniently situated just metres away is one of WearCheck’s newest laboratories, which was acquired by the WearCheck family when they took over TCS (transformer chemistry services) recently.

WearCheck’s transformer maintenance division has now expanded to include dedicated transformer labs in KZN and Cape Town, and offers the full spectrum of transformer maintenance services.

WearCheck Cape Town can be contacted on landline (021) 001 2100 or via cell phone 082 381 3321

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Pictured outside the new WearCheck Cape Town office in Century City is branch manager Quintin Ras (left) with
receptionist Jacqueline Henry and driver Hoosain Sydow.

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WearCheck’s Cape Town office, which moved to new premises several months ago, has recently welcomed new customers and continues to serve organisations from the maritime, road transport, aircraft and electrical, construction and earthmoving sectors.

Now situated on the corner of Viking & Odin Drive, Thor Gardens, Thornton in Cape Town (Opposite the Epping Market), WearCheck Cape Town is highly accessible from the port as well as the surrounding industrial areas.

Cape Town branch co-ordinator Quintin Ras, who recently relocated to the Western Cape, has five years’ experience in oil, fuel and transformer oil analysis, including supervising WearCheck’s Steelpoort branch since 2011.

WearCheck Cape Town offers on-site sampling option in addition to the full spectrum of WearCheck oil analysis and reliability solutions services.  Greases, fuels, coolants, filters and transformer oils are also analysed, plus the provision of many alternative  monitoring options, such as vibration, thermography, balancing and alignment, create a one-stop condition monitoring service.

A number of major marine companies are serviced by WearCheck Cape Town, among them Safmarine, Irvin & Johnson, Portnet Marine Services, Sea Harvest, Unicorn Shipping, FFS Bunkers, Atlantic Fishing Enterprises, Smit Marine SA, Lusitania Trawling Service, Viking Fishing Company and De Beers Marine floating mine.

Customers from other industries include the Koeberg Nuclear Power station, the Western Cape Department of Transport and several municipal and provincial organisations.

Says Ras, ‘We are excited to be working with some big new clients from a range of industries, particularly in the maritime sector – with customers ranging from international shipping lines to local fishing fleets’

WearCheck Cape Town’s office telephone number remains the same:  tel: (021) 531-4540. Quintin Ras can be reached via email on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or cell phone 082 381-3321.

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Photo above:The WearCheck Cape Town team is on hand to welcome you to their offices opposite the Epping market. They are, from right to left, branch co-ordinator Quintin Ras, newly-appointed customer support assistant Jandelee De Beer and driver Hoosain Sydow.

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