Friday, 13 January 2023 07:08

Dust contamination and component failure reveals a clear cause-and-effect correlation.

By Shesby Chabaya, HOD, WearCheck Zimbabwe Ops. The road construction industry is naturally a high-dust environment that requires regular monitoring of all machine components to identify possible threats or risks before they negatively affect equipment. Recently, the WearCheck team tested an oil sample from a client in the road construction…
Thursday, 15 December 2022 07:43

The latest WearCheck’s Monitor newsletter offers valuable insights

Our latest issue of the Monitor newsletter is now live! In this bumper issue, we share knowledge about detergent additives and their essential role in keeping engines clean, and we share advice on dealing with varnish within oil. There is also information about our Lubrigard offering, with a focus on…
Monday, 14 November 2022 08:12

QUALITY COUNTS AT WEARCHECK

By Prinda Narasi, WearCheck’s quality administrator November is World Quality Month – an annual celebration embraced by WearCheck with open arms, as it reinforces the team’s fundamental goal – the provision of world-class quality services. At WearCheck, we take continuous quality improvement (CQI) very seriously. Our services are regularly audited…
Monday, 10 October 2022 14:27

THE ROLE OF OIL ANALYSIS IN WIND TURBINE RELIABILITY

Traditionally, South Africa has relied on non-renewable coal resources for the production of electricity. In fact, more than 80% of the country’s power is generated from this fossil fuel. However, as the demand for electricity has surged – and at times, outstripped supply – it’s become critical to consider more…
Thursday, 25 August 2022 11:08

Dispersant additives, water contamination solutions, mega May milestones and more…

Our latest issue of the Monitor newsletter has hit the streets! In it, you can learn all about the amazing scientific properties of dispersant additives, what happens when a gearbox sump is overfilled, how to minimise hormone contamination in water, our marvellous May achievements, where to enter our 2022 customer…
Wednesday, 10 August 2022 17:31

THE IMPORTANCE OF WATER QUALITY MONITORING

By Moses Lelaka, Technical Water Lab Manager When we turn on the tap and run a hot bath, fill up the glass of water for drinking, go for a swim in the deep blue oceans or fry up a freshly caught fish from the lakes, rivers and dams or even…
Tuesday, 12 July 2022 14:30

Case Study: filter fitting delivers cost savings

Overview Steelpoort - a chrome-mining WearCheck customer recently embarked on a reliability improvement programme which focused on the handling and management of commodities used in their production equipment (LHDs – load, haul, dump machines), namely fuel, lube, air and coolant.  An audit was completed and recommendations for improvements were broken…
Tuesday, 05 July 2022 11:29

DOCTORED DIESEL IS DANGEROUS

In response to an article that appeared in Fin 24 on June 15th of this year, Gwede Mantashe, the Minister of Mineral resources and Energy warned of the use of illuminating paraffin (IP) to doctor diesel in an attempt to defraud the revenue services and increase profits. The following article…
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…
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