Monday, 23 July 2018 14:24

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…
Friday, 13 July 2018 10:43

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…
Monday, 02 July 2018 17:11

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…
Thursday, 28 June 2018 09:04

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…
Friday, 15 June 2018 19:12

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…
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 10:16

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…
Monday, 04 June 2018 06:37

We're Hiring

WearCheck Specialty Laboratory Vacancy Position: Laboratory Assistant Isando, Johannesburg. Main Job Functions  To ensure that all samples received at WSL are analysed accurately and timeously according to IS0 9001:2015 and ISO 17025 policies and procedures Ability to utilize computer software programs, including database programs and spreadsheets Position Requirements  Minimum Education…
Thursday, 17 May 2018 16:56

Monitor 76 hits the streets

Our latest Monitor newsletter features South African stories as well as WearCheck news from places further afield – India, Dubai, Angola, Namibia and Burkina Faso, to name a few. We discuss the merits of AVT (Advanced Vibration Testing) and the impact this can have on boosting machine/component reliability while reducing…
Friday, 04 May 2018 08:41

WearCheck at African Utility Week 2018

When the power, energy and water professionals of Africa gather at AUW from 15 -17 May in Cape Town, WearCheck will be there to showcase how condition monitoring saves money and boosts machine reliability. Transformer Fleet Reliability: Reliable energy flow is paramount in any Electrical system and power transformers are…
Wednesday, 02 May 2018 09:38

We're Hiring

WearCheck Specialty Laboratory Vacancy Position: Laboratory Supervisor, Isando, Johannesburg. Main Job Functions:To organise and control the laboratory and staff in order to facilitate the efficient processing of all samples timeously according to IS0 9001:2015 and ISO 17025 policies and procedures. Position Requirements: Minimum Education – 3 years tertiary chemical qualification…
Saturday, 14 April 2018 17:06

Lube Tip 8: Too Much of a Good Thing

When using oil additives, more is not always better. As more additive is blended into the oil, sometimes there isn’t any more benefit gained, and at times the performance actually deteriorates. In other cases, the performance of the additive doesn’t improve, but the duration of service does improve. In addition,…
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 08:07

WearCheck passes Shell audit with flying colours

Some of our larger customers are required to conduct regular audits of all their suppliers, to ensure that the service they are receiving is of the quality that they expect. This means that every so often, WearCheck, as a supplier, is audited by a customer-appointed company to ensure that service…