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Mr Brett Weintz

Professional Description:

Consultant Engineer (Director), Brabon Engineering Services Limited.


CEng, MIMechE

Brabon Engineering Services
Newcastle West
V42 FX22
Area of work:



Brett Weintz is a Consultant Mechanical Engineer and Director at Brabon Engineering Services Limited. Brabon Engineering Services provide specialist technical engineering assistance with root cause analysis and troubleshooting mechanical damage/ failure on all types of machinery.  Serving general industry, Operators/ Owners in the shipping and energy sectors.

Brett has an engineering history spanning 30+ years and 20 years as a consultant. Working as a consulting engineer with BAE Systems (1999 to 2007) and Lloyd’s Register – Technical Investigation Department (2007 to 2018).  He has extensive experience in technical engineering roles ranging from the shop floor and vessel seagoing operation to ship repair/modification and design of ship systems.  The focus over the past 10 years has been investigations of problems involving damage/ failure.  He has the knowledge, drive and diligence to achieve successful investigations/ repairs under difficult circumstances.

He has extensive failure investigation experience with diesel engines, gas engines, large whitemetal bearings, roller bearings, seals as well as shaft alignment and shaft dynamics/ vibration.  Investigations have involved complex dynamic measurements with all types of instrumentation, computer data logging and analysis.  Cases of mechanical damage, e.g. fatigue failure, have also involved metallurgical laboratory analysis.

Services include:

  • Root cause analysis of damage/ failure to all types of machinery involving mechanical components such as: plain oil film bearings, rolling element bearings, couplings, lubrication systems etc.
  • Shaft alignment calculations and measurements.
  • Strain gauge measurements and calculations of stress/applied load.
  • Engineering calculations including classical mechanics, finite element modelling and mechanical design with CAD drawings.
  • Preparation of written reports to the highest standard.


BE (Hons), Mechanical Engineering, NSW Institute of Technology, Sydney, 1988


Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (since 1999)

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