Wear Check

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9 Le Mans Place, Westmead
Kwazulu Natal  3610
South Africa
+27 (0) 31 700 5460
+27 (0) 31 700 5471
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Wear Check


Oil analysis is as important for Maintenance Engineering as blood testing is for medicine. It is the scientific analysis of all types of lubricants and transformer oils, coolants, greases and filters and is an established method for predictive and preventive maintenance. Preventive maintenance programmes are essential for optimising operational efficiency and performance of mechanical and electrical systems. WearCheck offers many services for predictive and preventive maintenance, including competitive pricing and short turnaround time. Analyses are carried out at state-of-the-art, custom built, automated laboratories with interpretation and reports being completed by qualified staff.

The company's capabilities include:

  • Viscosity
  • Density
  • Distillation
  • Flashpoint
  • Water (by Karl Fischer)
  • Appearance / colour
  • Wear metals
  • Particle contamination
  • Dissolved gases
  • Total acid and base numbers
  • Moisture
  • Dielectric strength
  • Visual colour
  • PCB analysis
  • Ruler test
  • Copper and silver corrosion
  • Thermography

Continued investment in new pH, glycol and co-ductivity technology has ensured that all equipment in WearCheck's laboratories is state-of-the-art, matching or surpassing its local and international counterparts. The ever increasing range of advanced equipment in these custom built laboratoes includes:

  • Inductively-coupled plasma spectrometers
  • Fourier transform infra-red spectrometer
  • HIAC and PAMAS (GmbH) particle counters
  • ISL Houillon viscometers
  • Gas chromatographs
  • Rotary particle depositors
  • Particle quantifiers
  • Microscopes
  • Image processing systems
  • Distillation and flashpoint apparatus
  • High performance liquid chromatography systems
  • Karl Fischer titration
  • Dielectric strength testers

A high degree of automation in the laboratories ensures reliability of results and has virtually eliminated time consuming paper work.

Other services include:

  • Telephonic and on-site support
  • Advice including in-depth investigations and trouble shooting by WearCheck's qualified Diagnosticians.
  • Suppliers of a wide variety of different sample kits and accessories such as sampling valves and extraction pumps.
  • Regular technical publications and conferences,
  • A comprehensive training programme, offered both on-site and at WearCheck's offices in Johannesburg, Pinetown and Middelburg.
  • NetCheck, which is a user-friendly database browser that allows customers to store their part of the WearCheck data base on their
  • own computer and update it daily using Internet e-mail.
  • Reports are communicated either by e-mail, fax, telephone or by post.

A number of options are available to speed up the delivery of samples to the laboratory and more than 95% of all samples are processed within 24 hours of the sample reaching the laboratory.

WearCheck Africa is a member of the International WearCheck Group (IWG) and is the pre-eminent oil condition monitoring service on the continent, processing in excess of half a million samples per annum.

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