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…
Wednesday, 26 May 2021 12:20

WEARCHECK CONTAINER LAB DESTINED FOR GUINEA

Guinea, West Africa – this is the destination of our latest remodelled container laboratory, where technicians will shortly begin processing used oil samples and other condition monitoring techniques for a Guinean mining company. The portable laboratory was commissioned by a private mining group, who will run the condition monitoring programme…
Thursday, 20 May 2021 14:02

Snake oil: promise vs performance

Have you ever wondered whether fly-by-night lubricating oil manufacturers are held accountable with regards to the alleged additives in their products, and whether their oil actually performs as it claims to on the side of the tin? In the latest issue of our Technical Bulletin, you can learn about how…
Thursday, 06 May 2021 07:40

MEASURING VISCOSITY IS NOW AS EASY AS 1,2,3!

WearCheck has launched a quick, cost-effective viscosity test kit known as the WearCheck Rheo-stick. The Rheo-stick got its name from the word “rheology”, which is a branch of physics that deals with the study of the deformation - and specifically the flow - of matter, such as lubricating oils. The…
Monday, 12 April 2021 17:43

MONITOR 84

Viscosity, Advanced Field Services and MORE! The latest issue of our Monitor newsletter is out, and for the first time ever, it is only available as a digital copy. This bumper issue carries stories on Technical Compliance, viscosity index improvers (VIIs), and the details on our brand new Rheo-stick kits…
Friday, 09 April 2021 10:32

WEARCHECK SUPPORTS AIR MERCY SERVICE

The SA Red Cross Air Mercy Service (AMS) plays an essential role in the provision of rescue, air ambulance and rural health outreach services to those rendered most vulnerable by geographical, social or economic inequity. Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck recently began an ongoing sponsorship of aircraft test kits for the…
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