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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.

Laboratories considering application must meet the following criteria:

  1. not exist or have affiliates in the existing WCI territories
  2. currently have an operating oil analysis laboratory
  3. currently offer oil analysis services and testing
  4. have the following instrumentation as a minimum:
    1. ICP spectrometer
    2. Viscometer(s)
    3. Infra-red

If you wish to apply for membership in WearCheck International (WCI) contact Bill Quesnel, the current Admissions officer for WearCheck International, at (905) 569-8600 or email bill.quesnel@wearcheck.com.


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

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