Fit For Purpose - Expert Witness Engineers

Fit For Purpose Engineers – Australia Wide 

We provide Forensic Engineering reviews and assessments of machinery and products where legal claims have arisen over fitness for purpose. Our mechanical engineers can provide expert opinion that can include detailed design reviews, testing, failure analysis, and checking for compliance with Australian, or International, Standards, Codes, and Workplace Safety Requirements.  

For over 30 years, Gilmore Engineers has been a leader in the forensic engineering investigation and analysis of a variety machines and products. During this time Gilmore Engineers has provided over 1,500 reports to members of the legal profession for matters before District, Supreme and Federal Courts.

Gilmore Engineers will examine the available evidence and give you an initial engineering assessment in the form of a verbal opinion. If necessary, this opinion can also be provided in the form of a comprehensive report for the Court. Our experts will then follow through by presenting their evidence to the Court in person on your behalf if required. Gilmore Engineers is a mechanical engineering consultancy firm in Brisbane. Contact us to discuss your situation.

  • Farming Machinery
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Mining Equipment
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Vehicle Modifications
  • Nuclear Facilities
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Consumer products
Fit For Purpose Mechanical Engineer Brisbane - Australia Wide

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Fit For Purpose Case Studies

Tractor Sprayer Forensic engineer

Tractor Sprayer

Our Forensic Engineer performed extensive performance testing for a class action. Testing included 4WD capabilities, spraying performance, dynamic braking, stationary brake holding, and loading.

Expert witness and joint expert reports were prepared for the court and or Expert Engineer appeared in Court to provide evidence and respond to questions from the Judge and Barristers’ for both parties. 

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Nuclear Medicine Facility

Following the failure of a critical component in a nuclear medicine facility, our forensic engineer performed a detailed design analysis of the as built component and replacement components using Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
FEA is a computer simulation method used to model the stress, strain and deflections experienced by a component, or assembly of components, under a specific load which is defined in the simulation.

Car Restoration and Modifications

A 1953 Ford Mainline ute had been restored and upgraded. However there was a dispute over the quality of the work and compliance with Australian design rules and Codes of Practice for Light Vehicle Construction and Modification.

Our forensic engineer inspected the vehicle and provided a detailed expert report on all the engineering compliance issues. 

Crocodile Pool Heating System

The heating system for the main crocodile pools at an iconic Australian Zoo was icing up in winter providing inadequate heat to the pools.

After inspecting the heating systems and pools, our engineers performed calculations to identify the required capacity of heating systems for the pools to ensure they operated correctly during winter.

Ginger Factory Steam Generator Efficiency

Our Forensic Engineers performed extensive testing to determine the efficiency of two steam generators used at a Ginger Factory. Our engineers installed temporary monitoring systems, including ultrasonic flow meters, thermocouples, pressure gauges, flue gas analysers, and data loggers on the steam generators and throughout the factory. Data recorded over three days and two nights was then collated into an expert report.

Blender Cooker

A user of a popular heated blender claimed that the lid locking mechanism was defective and that the lid could be removed easily when in use.

Our forensic engineer inspected the appliance and performed tests to measure the forces required to remove the lid when locked in place.  

Test results were provided in a detailed expert report.