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NCT Industrial Tribology

Engineering expertise to protect operations and maximise performance.

Who we are

At the National Centre of Tribology, our team solves the friction, lubrication and wear challenges that no one else can. We deliver engineering support, testing, consultancy, and tribological research and development across many sectors,

Using our fundamental understanding of bearings, gears, engineering materials and surfaces we support tribological design, asset performance, life extension and mechanical failure investigations of many kinds .  We work in the rail, defence, energy, wider transport, nuclear sectors – and many more.

With more than 50 years of heritage as a national authority in tribology, we take time to properly understand your needs and tailor our offering to your specific tribological aims and constraints – whether you need immediate on-site response,  or longer term design or operational studies.

Success stories

Dermot Carroll

First Great Western

“We recently engaged ESR Technology to undertake a technical investigation. From the outset we were very impressed with their responsiveness, their subsequent flexibility, and the overall technical quality of the work undertaken. We would certainly use ESR again in the future.”

Shahram Torkamani

Cummins, Turbo Technologies

“We are always impressed with ESR’s welcoming, client-focused approach. Above all though their technical work on wear tests is consistently of the highest standard and presented in clear, no-nonsense terms. We would recommend ESR to anyone seeking solutions to their technical challenges.”

Stuart Russell

Mott Macdonald

“We recently employed ESR Technology to assist us in investigating the unusual failure of an aluminium bridge parapet. Throughout we were impressed with the helpfulness of the staff, the enthusiasm with which they worked and the quality of the deliverables provided. The way the team approached the project was highly commendable and we are grateful for your efforts in satisfying our requirements.”

Richard Moss

British Nuclear Group

“It makes a refreshing change to find a company who can take on board a problem and deliver a good solution. Not only this but you also delivered it to budget and were flexible enough to move away from original specifications as the requirements of the job developed. In addition it has also given us an opportunity to learn a little about a very complex area of engineering which will stand us in good stead when we encounter our next problem. We’ll know who to call.”