Acquired by Brookes Bell in January 2023, Neale Consulting Engineers is one of the UK’s leading specialists in tribology and tribology-related machinery problems. Tribology is the science of the interactions of moving parts and in an engineering context this means understanding in detail the workings of components such as bearings, gears, seals, flexible couplings, and any other components prone to experiencing wear.
With over five decades of experience, the team at Neale Consulting Engineers has worked across a broad range of industries, including; maritime, power generation (including wind energy), rail, manufacturing, wastewater, aviation, and many more.
Aside from scientifically investigating tribology-related machinery failures, the Neale Consulting Engineers team also works on improving the reliability and efficiency of machinery via design evaluation and optimisation.
Services provided by Neale Consulting Engineers include:
- Failure analysis
- Design evaluation and optimisation
- Expert witness work
The types of equipment worked on by Neale Consulting Engineers include (but are not limited to):
- Ship main engine bearings
- Ship propeller shaft bearings
- Power station turbine bearings Wind turbine gearboxes and shaft bearings
- Slewing rings in cranes and other applications
- Rail vehicle axle bearings and transmissions
- Industrial gearboxes of all sizes
- Engines and generator sets
- Helicopter power transmissions
Multiple experts, a single source
Now, as part of Brookes Bell, the Neale Consulting Engineers experts are able to draw upon a multidisciplinary team that includes Master Mariners, naval architects, marine engineers, FEA modelling experts, metallurgists, fuel scientists, paint and coating specialists, cargo scientists and surveyors and more.
This means that Brookes Bell provides all the services and expertise needed to investigate and resolve most machinery problems involving tribology.
Global power, local intelligence
As part of Brookes Bell, you can now tap into Neale Consulting Engineers' advice, experience, and expertise no matter where you’re based in the world.
That’s thanks to Brookes Bell’s global network of offices and operations located in strategically important engineering, energy and maritime hubs, such as:
- New York
- San Francisco
- Hong Kong