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WearCheck extends its footprint to second India lab

October 2023 News

Condition monitoring specialist, WearCheck recently opened its doors to its second laboratory in India – this one in Durgapur. This follows the success of its Chennai-based laboratory, which has operated successfully since 2010. The South Africa-based company has been recognised as a leader in the preventive maintenance sector across the African continent and beyond since 1976. It offers an extensive range of world-class condition monitoring services in 16 state-of-the-art laboratories in Africa, the Middle East and India.

The new strategically-located laboratory addresses the growing demand for top-drawer condition monitoring services in the West Bengal region. As a major industrial hub, Durgapur is home to operations including manufacturing and power generation. The experienced and highly qualified WearCheck team is standing by to provide world-class condition monitoring services to Bengal’s mechanised sector. Plant maintenance in the West Bengal region is about to be revolutionised with speedy analysis and reporting through a wide range of condition monitoring services provided by the brand new Durgapur laboratory. WearCheck’s fundamental goals are to save time and money for its customers by ensuring that industrial machinery operates at peak performance with reduced maintenance costs.

WearCheck services clients in sectors ranging from power generation and renewable energy to mining, fleet management, aviation, and maritime.

The company’s core business is the scientific analysis of used oil, fuel and other fluids, whereby samples are analysed in the laboratory for trace particles, which indicate which component is suffering unusual wear patterns. This information is assessed by highly trained diagnosticians, who make recommendations on the required remedial action for the component in question. WearCheck’s diagnosticians have access to a huge database of information on performance trends for different machinery components − data which has been carefully collected and collated since the company’s inception over 45 years ago.

WearCheck regional managing director, Sundip More, outlines the concept of proactive maintenance: “By monitoring a component’s condition regularly over time, our scientific techniques provide reliable data which enables our diagnosticians to predict accurately whether and when that component will potentially fail. We identify a potential failure before it occurs and recommend a remedy. This way, catastrophic failure is avoided, thereby enhancing machine availability and performance. The repair work to the component can then be scheduled for a time that suits the work programme. Unplanned component failure can be extremely costly. With forewarning about potential component failure, our customers dodge unnecessary maintenance costs and maintain efficiency by upholding optimum production levels.”

For more information contact WearCheck, +27 31 700 5460, [email protected], www.wearcheck.co.za


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