The National Centre of Tribology Celebrates 40th Anniversary

UK centre of excellence for tribology has been solving friction, lubrication and wear problems for organisations since the late 1960s

Warrington, UK. ESR Technology, one of the UK’s leading engineering, safety and risk management consultancies, today announced that its National Centre of Tribology (NCT) is celebrating its 40th year of operation solving industrial engineering problems for organisations all over the world.

Tribology is the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion. It includes the important engineering sciences of lubrication, friction and wear that impact on the efficiency, reliability and performance of many industrial machines and processes.
Operating within ESR Technology, the NCT has been the UK’s focus for expertise in this area since 1968, supporting industry through the provision of a wide range of independent consultancy and problem solving services.

“The NCT has produced in excess of 3,000 industrial reports since its formation,” said Steve Gill, General Manager of the NCT. “We have worked in every sphere of human activity from deep sea to deep space and pretty much everything in between.”

The NCT is made up of a multi-disciplinary, expert team of engineers and scientists which includes specialists in materials, failure analysis, surface engineering, corrosion, wear, metallography, metallurgy, valves, pumps, seals, gears, bearings, lubrication, polymers and tribology

“The NCT is extremely proud of its accomplishments and long heritage,” added Gill. “We’re now looking forward to the next forty years helping businesses overcome whatever tough engineering challenges come their way.”

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About ESR Technology

ESR Technology is one of the industry’s leading engineering, safety and risk management consultancies. The company provides independent technical expertise, products and services to help its customers ensure asset integrity, improve reliability, manage safety and risk and transfer best practice.

Previously the engineering, safety and risk division of AEA Technology which was formed from the commercial arm of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, ESR Technology’s heritage means that it has more than 40 years experience of the application of engineering excellence to demanding projects. Its highly skilled, world-class consultancy teams have in-depth experience of working with customers across many sectors including oil and gas, power generation, aviation and space.

ESR Technology has operations in the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates and hosts five internationally renowned Centres of Excellence. They are the National Centre of Tribology, the National Non-Destructive Testing Centre, the European Space Tribology Laboratory, the Pump Centre and HOIS.

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