Neale Consulting Engineers specialise in tribology of machinery.
Our main services are failure analysis, design advice, and expert witness work.
The majority of our work is in investigating and analysing failures. Initially, we collect the technical information and failure history. We then examine the failure evidence and construct the sequence of the failure events. This leads to a number of possible causes, which are examined in more detail to find the main root cause. When possible we carry out ‘hands on’ investigations on site, although we can sometimes investigate remotely from photographic, video and descriptive evidence alone.
We carry out design audits on existing and new designs of equipment, and we assist designers and manufacturers in overcoming development problems with new products or improving efficiency and reliability of existing products.
We are often required to act as expert witnesses for litigation purposes, both in the UK and overseas. Cases typically involve machinery failures or deficiencies, but have also included patent disputes and project disputes.