WearCheck’s newest laboratory is officially open in southern Namibia, bringing to 16 the number of laboratories that the company operates in nine countries around Africa and beyond.
Situated at Skorpion Zinc mine near Rosh Pinah, the new lab is strategically placed to answer a growing call for world class condition monitoring services in the region, particularly in the burgeoning mining and construction industries.
The lab is open to any industry requiring used oil analysis and other reliability solutions services. It is fully equipped with the latest instruments and technology and is backed by its own uninterrupted power supply. To enable maintenance managers to make quick decisions, the lab offers 24-hour sample turnaround time.
A second Namibian WearCheck laboratory has provided condition monitoring services to the Husab Uranium Project since 2016. Swakop Uranium, owners of the mining operation, awarded WearCheck a contract to supply and operate an on-site laboratory.
WearCheck MD Neil Robinson is determined to make world class condition monitoring services as accessible as possible to industrial operations on the African continent. ‘The learning curve for equipping and operating a remote laboratory has been a steep one, however every project is a learning experience and with each new laboratory, the implementation process is bettered.
‘As industry needs evolve, we are constantly redesigning our labs to present reliability solutions in areas which previously seemed almost impossible to imagine having a world-class laboratory present.’
Offering a wide range of condition monitoring services for the mining sector – including used oil analysis – WearCheck Namibia is available for use by other industries, such as quarrying, industrial, transport and shipping operations.
In addition to two in Namibia, WearCheck’s labs can be found in South Africa (six), Zambia (two) and one each in Zimbabwe, DRC, Mozambique, Ghana, Dubai and India.
WearCheck Namibia is situated at Skorpion Zinc mine site, about 25km north of the town of Rosh Pinah.