DURBAN-based condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, have bought Anglo Field Services (AFS), which adds three new established divisions to the company’s reliability solutions portfolio, including non-destructive testing (NDT), technical compliance (TC) and rope condition assessment (RCA).
The fourth AFS division – asset maintenance management (AMM) – has been absorbed into WearCheck’s existing Reliability Solutions team, boosting the company’s manpower in this section as well as adding technical expertise and additional instrumentation.
Branching into non-destructive testing means that WearCheck now conducts a range of analysis techniques through which the properties and condition of a component or system are evaluated without causing any damage to it.
NDT methods are gaining popularity because they do not permanently alter the item undergoing inspection, making NDT a valuable tool that can save both money and time in condition monitoring and inspections.
WearCheck’s new NDT division offers a range of techniques, including eddy-current, magnetic-particle, liquid penetrant, radiographic, ultrasonic, and visual testing.
The new rope testing division provides specialist cable strength assessment and is manned by seven of only 12 people in South Africa who are qualified to conduct these tests.
The technical compliance division provides expert guidance to assist companies to comply with regulatory requirements, and how to rectify violations or problems highlighted during audits.