Update on ISO standards in condition monitoring and vibration analysis


This paper presents an update of progress in International Standards on Condition Monitoring (CM), Vibration Analysis (VA) and Vibration Monitoring (VM). It includes a short history of how the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) came about.

Effective maintenance management depends on a skilled workforce. Condition monitoring expertise has often been difficult to measure, and with the increasing complexity and cost of equipment, accurate diagnosis is more and more important.

Publication of a comprehensive range of ISO standards in the field of condition monitoring and diagnostics now makes the application, training and accreditation accountable and measurable. This includes vibration monitoring, infra-red thermography, acoustic emission, ultrasonics, tribology and lubrication practitioner.