14 Jul 2015

JOHANNESBURG - Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has opened a state-of-the-art Transformer Oil (TFO) testing laboratory in South Africa, serving clients in Sub-Saharan Africa and worldwide.

The Intertek TFO Laboratory provides testing to local and international methods and standards, as well as trending reports that quickly indicate any changes in the condition of the transformer. A complete range of tests is available, from the simple Moisture/Acid/Dielectric Strength right up to Interfacial Tension evaluation. Customers can select individual tests to suit their needs, or make use of cost-effective test packages for the most common combinations of tests.

Shipping of customers’ samples to the Jet Park, Johannesburg-based laboratory is easy to arrange, with prompt testing and reporting to clients.

Robert Chapman, Global leader for Oil Condition Monitoring, said, “The extension of the TransoilCHECK™ program into Africa is an important initiative which better supports our customers’ demand for critical and timely information. Intertek’s Transformer Oil Monitoring laboratory and staff in South Africa bring years of expertise and an expanded range of industrial support services into a rapidly growing region of the world. Our goal is to exceed the customers’ expectations through innovative reporting and fast turnaround times.”

Intertek lubricant, OCM, TFO and petroleum testing and inspection capabilities include:


About Intertek

Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 38,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.


Thomas L T Andrews, +27 11 552 8149 (Ext 259)
Regional Sales & Marketing Manager

South Africa OCM Laboratory Contacts:
Catherine Bolton, +27 11 552 8149
Laboratory Manager
David Beard, +27 11 552 8149
Technical Manager

Marketing Contact:
Bridget Day, +27 11 396 1101
Regional Marketing Coordinator