Thursday, 19 May 2022 07:04

Talking Transformer Testing

Transformers, like any other assets, produce their best output when they are in peak operating condition. To keep a transformer in optimum form, it is essential that regular condition monitoring is conducted. By doing this, potential problems are identified early, meaning less unplanned downtime, less maintenance required and longer periods…
Tuesday, 26 April 2022 12:13

Demystifying demulsifier additives and more…

In the latest issue of our Monitor newsletter, we launch our new World of Water column in honour of our new water testing services, we share news about our new labs in Cape Town, Kathu and Mozambique, you can plan which condition monitoring training courses your staff will attend during…
Wednesday, 23 March 2022 10:54

IDLING – COSTLY FUEL, WEAR, AND ENGINE-LIFE THIEF

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Tuesday, 14 December 2021 14:26

Festive Season opening hours, new water division, foam inhibitor tech tip and plenty more!

Monitor 86, just hit the shelves! This newsletter is jampacked with useful info – a discussion on additives (foam inhibitors, this time round), our 2022 training course dates and info, an interesting perspective on coolant as well as a warning about IP (illuminating paraffin) contamination in diesel and the effect…
Monday, 15 November 2021 17:00

A new perspective on modern day maintenance

WearCheck provides thousands of customers each year with world-class condition monitoring (CM) services, which have been proven time and again to save time and money for companies by identifying potential machine failure before it happens. And yet, despite this incontestable evidence, there are still many maintenance organisations that continue to…
Monday, 27 September 2021 15:03

VIDEO AMPLIFICATION AND ODS AS CONDITION MONITORING TOOLS

Video amplification is a process where a high-speed video of a machine component in action is captured and then processed with mathematical algorithms to enable any movement that was present in the original video to be played back and amplified. This technique is applied in cases where structural defects are…
Wednesday, 22 September 2021 15:34

Aviation condition monitoring is flying high

by WearCheck technical manager, Steven Lumley Reducing the risk of catastrophic aircraft engine failure, boosting safety and reducing maintenance costs – these are the primary goals of WearCheck’s dedicated aircraft testing programme. Our thriving aviation division analyses used aircraft oil and filters for wear particles, oil degradation and cleanliness of…
Wednesday, 08 September 2021 11:17

Biodiesel: A complex minefield

The subject of biofuel is vast and often controversial, and very topical right now as the world seeks more sustainable fuel sources. A practical and strategic approach to biodiesel is the thinking in what follows. Need, greed, legislation, climate change, deforestation, fake news, opportunism, ignorance, oil price, and a lack…
Monday, 02 August 2021 14:41

WearCheck provides a seamless service during SA disruptions

More CPD points, prize winner, Guinea lab, Indian Navy and so much MORE! Our latest issue of Monitor newsletter is hot off the press! We share plenty of good news – for example, WearCheck’s oil analysis courses are now accredited to earn CPD points for delegates, an educational discussion on…
Friday, 16 July 2021 09:57

Diesel emissions – a breath of fresh air – part two

We continue our discussion around reducing air pollution through stricter diesel engine emission standards and techniques. In this Technical Bulletin - the second of a two-part series – we examine the intricacies of appropriate lubricant viscosity as well as the performance criteria of a range of additives and how they…
Thursday, 01 July 2021 09:03

Diesel emissions – a breath of fresh air

As global consciousness around pollution grows, and the reduction of pollution becomes legislated in more and more countries, this has a direct impact on engine manufacturers and operators – some of the primary producers of air pollution. In this Technical Bulletin (the first of a two-part series) we discuss various…
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 06:10

TOOLBOX TALK: FILTER ANALYSIS

Oil analysis is able to monitor the health of the lubricant, the health of the machine and levels of contamination through a series of chemical and physical tests. However, it is a snapshot in time of these three parameters. It lets you know what was going on at the time…
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