Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:53

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 the sludge affects the ability of the oil to act…
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 16:01

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, and meet some of the team members from around the…
Friday, 16 August 2013 10:06

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 us - we will be represented at these shows: Africa…
Tuesday, 09 July 2013 16:37

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 analysis, vibration and thermography; while proactive maintenance enhances component health…
Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:04

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: Senso Mthethwa, Danny Nkomo, Isaac Mabaso, Sibusiso Manala, John Maribeng,…
Monday, 27 May 2013 11:38

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. Spy’ (the 1960s cartoon from Mad Magazine), the acid base…
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