WearCheck opens a second laboratory in India

The South Africa-based Condition Monitoring Company, WearCheck, recently opened the doors to its second laboratory in Durgapur India, after the success of its Chennai-based laboratory, which has been in operation since 2010.

The new Indian laboratory is located in a major industrial city and mining hub catering to the Eastern Region and West Bengal, growing demand for condition monitoring services. Durgapur is home to various operations, including manufacturing, power generation and more. WearCheck said the new laboratory is equipped with experienced professionals to offer condition monitoring services to the Bengalese mechanised sector for informed maintenance decisions.

WearCheck Regional Managing Director Sundip More explained the importance of 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, enhancing machine availability and performance. The repair work to the component can be scheduled for a time that suits the work programme.”

WearCheck’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 recommend the required remedial action for the component in question.

WearCheck offers services to clients in power generation, renewable energy, mining, fleet management, aviation, maritime sectors, and more. WearCheck has existed since 1976 and provides condition monitoring services in 16 state-of-the-art laboratories in Africa, the Middle East and India.