Monday, 23 July 2018 16:24

Lube Tip 10: Oil Additives

From “The Practical Handbook of Machinery Lubrication – 4th Edition”: Increasing the percentage of a certain additive may improve one property of an oil, while at the same time degrade another. When the specified concentrations of additives become unbalanced, overall oil quality can be affected. Some additives compete with each other for the same space on a metal surface. If…
Friday, 13 July 2018 12:43

WearCheck passes Honeywell audit once again

WearCheck provides condition monitoring services to many sectors, some of which are highly specialised. One of WearCheck’s long-standing customers in the aviation arena is Honeywell Aerospace - a global company that invents and manufactures technologies that address some of the world’s most critical challenges around energy, safety, security, productivity and global urbanisation.  Honeywell ‘s SOAP (spectrometric oil analysis program) laboratory…
Monday, 02 July 2018 19:11

Two million samples and counting

WearCheck couldn’t be prouder of diagnostic manager John Evans, who recently diagnosed his two millionth oil analysis sample.  John diagnosed his first sample back in February 1983 when he worked for Barlows in Botswana.  After a stint with De Beers in Botswana, also in the oil analysis field, John joined the WearCheck team in 1989 as a diagnostician. His promotion…
Thursday, 28 June 2018 11:04

Lube Tip 9: Filtration Systems

Early automotive engines didn’t use any kind of filtration for the oil. It wasn’t until a patent was granted to Ernest Sweetland and George Greenhalgh in 1923 for their product the “pure oil later” or “Purolator,” that you could buy an automobile with a full pressure lubrication system. It would be many years later before a full flow oil filter…
Friday, 15 June 2018 21:12

We're Hiring

WearCheck TCS Branch Manager: Cape Town Main Job Functions:    Managing all operational aspects of the branch and staff Providing technical services to customers (Diagnoses of results and issuing of reports) Responsible for ensuring the branch meets all goals and objectives in a timely manner   Position Requirements:    Minimum Education – 3 years tertiary chemical qualification and 6-8 years related…
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:16

Making Chemistry

Meet WearCheck’s newest scientist – Vincent Sithole. He joined the company last year as a research and development assistant, and has recently been promoted to junior chemist at WearCheck’s Pinetown laboratory. Vincent is working on several interesting research projects in the lab, one of which is the assessment of the determination of glycol in used engine oil through headspace gas…
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