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WearCheck International (WCI)

WearCheck is a group of independent laboratories, spanning the globe, dedicated to oil and wear particle analysis. Each member country belongs to the WearCheck International (WCI). WCI is a consortium of laboratories guided by the WCI charter. The WCI charter outlines the necessary requirements to be a member of WCI, and includes specifications for testing capability, quality, and service.

"WearCheck is committed to remain the worldwide leader in oil and wear particle analysis and provide the best lubrication and maintenance solutions to our clients through our Lubrigard division. Our goal is to continually improve all aspects of our business operations so that we may provide the best service possible to our customers. We understand that this requires the use of the most modern and state of the art analytical instrumentation, and recognized standard testing methods and procedures. To provide the best solutions requires offering the best-in-class products and services."

Quality Policy

WearCheck is committed to the provision of oil and filter analysis and the provision of lubrication management services, products and training. WearCheck is also committed to exceeding customer expectations and meeting all applicable regulatory and industry requirements.

WearCheck will meet these commitments by establishing and maintaining an effective Quality Management System (QMS) that is based on and complies with the requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 (WearCheck USA) & ISO 9001:2015 (WearCheck Canada) International Standard.

Quality objectives and metrics for the core processes of the QMS are used to monitor the performance of the company to ensure focus is maintained on satisfying the requirements of our customers and other interested parties. The company is committed to philosophy of continuous improvement of the QMS and all company activities.

In addition, WearCheck creates a positive work environment that enhances learning, innovation, and excellent communication among our employees and customers.

Our Values

People - Our employees are our most important asset. We will provide a non-discriminatory, emotionally protective environment in which people have opportunities for self-improvement.

Safety - Management will provide proper training, equipment, and guidance to ensure that all employees work safely in a healthy work environment.

Quality - To obtain and maintain complete customer satisfaction, Quality must be held in the highest regard at all levels of the organization and in all areas of its processes.

Integrity - We believe in honesty in our dealings with customers and our fellow employees. We affirm the integrity of our results and safeguard the impartiality of our laboratory activities, which will not be compromised by commercial, financial or other pressures.

Dedication - We believe in a work ethic that reflects dedication to quality workmanship, and pride in a job well done.

Speed - The continued success of our company can be attributed to our ability to produce accurate results in a timely fashion. We will continue to improve our turnaround time and commit ourselves to providing our customers with results within the shortest time possible.

Communication - We believe in an atmosphere where communications flow freely among ourselves and our customers. We will address issues and concerns in a manner that promotes goodwill and mutual respect.

Professional Memberships & Associations
Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers (STLE)

STLE is an individual membership society focusing on professional, technical and scientific issues and needs. It was founded on March 3, 1944, in Chicago as the American Society of Lubrication Engineers (ASLE). From these early days, into the 1980s, the organization's primary audience was plant engineers in charge of lubrication for production equipment at major facilities like auto plans or steel mills. Major activities were technical conferences, peer-reviewed publishing and educational activities. STLE.org

Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP)

The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) is a nonprofit professional society formed by practitioners to advance the reliability and physical asset management industry and to create leaders in the field. SMRP provides unparalleled value for individual practitioners looking to expand their knowledge and skills in maintenance and reliability and build more business connections with other practitioners. SMRP is the premier asset management resource for companies looking to improve their processes and procedures. SMRP.org

Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP)

AEMP is the premier organization serving those who manage and maintain heavy, off-road fleets. AEMP provides you with the contacts, knowledge, career development and personal growth needed for you and your fleet team to operate at peak performance and make lasting contributions to your organization's success. In short, AEMP enables you to be your best. AEMP.org

Energy Institute (EI) - formerly the Institute of Petroleum (IP)

The Energy Institute is the not-for-profit chartered professional membership body bringing together expertise to tackle urgent global challenges. Responding to the climate emergency while meeting the energy needs of the world’s growing population calls for energy to be better understood, managed and valued. This ambition is at the heart of our social purpose.We are a global, independent network of professionals spanning the world of energy, convening and facilitating debate, championing evidence and sharing fresh ideas, giving voice to issues of concern and where necessary challenging the industry we work with. energyinst.org

History

The first WearCheck laboratory was established in Canada in 1966. Since the formation of WearCheck International on 1973, in the interest of betterment and growth, WearCheck International is continuing the search for laboratories around the world. A request to be considered as part of WCI may be made through the request form below. Request for WCI affiliates is considered yearly at the WCI conferences.

  • 1966 - The story begins

    WearCheck was established in Canada as a full service analytical laboratory, specializing in trendline oil analysis of all types of lubricating and hydraulic oils.

  • 1973 - WearCheck International Formed

    WearCheck International was formed when the original owners sold this laboratory and moved to the USA and set up a new WearCheck laboratory, Spectrometrics.

  • 1975-1985 - WearCheck International Grows

    WearCheck International began to search the world for other oil analysis laboratories that met the criteria for a WearCheck laboratory. Member laboratories were added in 6 other countries including, South Africa, Wales, Australia, Belgium, Spain expanding WearCheck International globally.

  • 1990`s - Global Branding

    Laboratories were added in Germany and Hungary. All of these laboratories either use the company name WearCheck, or supply oil and wear particle test kits, under the WearCheck® brandname.

  • 1992 - WearCheck Summit

    WearCheck International held it’s first International meeting in Brussels, Belgium. WearCheck laboratories meet once a year to stay current with new technologies and industry trends.

  • 1993 - Charter signing

    The WearCheck International charter was created and signed by the eight original members, in Brannenburg, Germany. This charter outlined the mission statement for WCI, as well as defining standards for operation, and quality.

  • 1997 - WebCheck Launched

    First web based Oil Analysis data retrieval system introduced globally. Customers can manage equipment and review reports online.

  • 2012 - Research & Development

    Development of first commercial laboratory instrument, the CINRG CS-APC-2 Automated Auto-Diluting Particle Counter.

  • 2014 - WCI Expands Again

    Expansion of WearCheck International Group into Asia with Runningland in China, and Solge in South Korea joining the WCI group, and South America as Lantos Laboratories joins from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • 2017 - Manufacturing

    CS-APC-2 Automated Particle Counter starts shipping globally, and CINRG goes on to develop the CS-SDS-2 sample dilutor and the CS-HVA-1 robotic viscometer automation system.

  • 2018 - WebCheck v2 and the Mobile App

    WebCheck gets a complete re-write as part of it's 20th anniversary, and WearCheck adds a companion mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

  • 2019 - Machine Asset Tags

    WearCheck develops the first machine asset tag to integrate with the WebCheck companion mobile app and simplify the process of accurately identifying fluid sampling points.

  • 2022 - ADOAPT API Service

    WearCheck International launches the ADOAPT API Integration service providing unprecedented data integration services for WCI clients globally.

 

WearCheck International (WCI)

Using modern technology, up-to-date test methods and procedures, WearCheck’s low cost, customized analytical programs are widely used by industry to augment preventative maintenance programs on all types of equipment and components on a regular basis.

 
WCI Membership

WearCheck is a group of independent laboratories, spanning the globe, dedicated to oil and wear particle analysis. Each member country belongs to the WearCheck International (WCI). WCI is a consortium of laboratories guided by the WCI charter. The WCI charter outlines the necessary requirements to be a member of WCI, and includes specifications for testing capability, quality, and service.

Laboratories considering application must meet the following criteria;

  • not exist or have affiliates in the existing WCI territories
  • currently have an operating oil analysis laboratory
  • currently offer oil analysis services and testing
  • have the following instrumentation as a minimum; ICP spectrometer, Viscometer(s), Infra-red
If you wish to apply for membership in WearCheck International (WCI) please fill out our Request for Membership form (letter) ( or in (A4) format ). All applications should be sent by facsimile to +1 905-569-8605, or you may contact Bill Quesnel at
bill.quesnel@wearcheck.com, the current Admissions officer for WearCheck International.

WearCheck International holds an annual meeting each spring/summer in a selected member country each year.

  • WCI ’92 (then SOALA) was held in Brussels, Belgium. in June of 1992
  • WCI ’93 (then SOALA) was held in Atlanta, U.S.A. in June of 1993
  • WCI ’94 (then IWCG) was held in Brannenburg, Germany in June of 1994
  • WCI ’95 was held in Pinetown, South Africa in July of 1995
  • WCI ’96 was held in Mississauga, Canada in July of 1996
  • WCI ’97 was held in Brisbane, Australia in September of 1997
  • WCI ’98 was held in Llandudno, Wales in June of 1998
  • WCI ’99 was held in Eibar, Spain in June of 1999
  • WCI 2000 was held in Colmar, France in June of 2000
  • WCI 2001 was held in Cary, North Carolina, USA in July of 2001
  • WCI 2002 was held in Brannenburg, Germany in June of 2002
  • WCI 2003 was held in Durban, South Africa in July of 2003
  • WCI 2004 was held in Koolaj, Hungary in June of 2004
  • WCI 2005 was held in Toronto, Canada in July of 2005
  • WCI 2006 was held in Sydney, Australia in July of 2006
  • WCI 2007 was held in Llandudno, Wales in July of 2007
  • WCI 2008 was held in Eibar, Spain in July of 2008
  • WCI 2009 was held in Brussels, Belgium in July of 2009
  • WCI 2010 was held in Cape Fear, South Carolina, USA in July of 2010
  • WCI 2011 was held in Durban, South Africa in July of 2011
  • WCI 2013 was held in Lake Rosseau, Canada
  • WCI 2014 was held in Conwy, Wales
  • WCI 2015 was held in Deba, Spain
  • WCI 2016 was held in Shanghai, China
  • WCI 2017 was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • WCI 2018 was held in Gyeongju, Korea
  • WCI 2019 was held in Goa, India
  • WCI 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. Weekly on-line Lab and Diagnostic meetings begin.
  • WCI 2021 also cancelled due to COIVD. Over 150 on-line WCI meetings held during 2021.
  • WCI 2022 will be held in Raleigh, NC in October of 2022