July 2017

Brüel & Kjær Vibro’s experts contribute to the ISO subcommittee to standardize best practice techniques in condition monitoring of machines

The ISO subcommittee on “Condition monitoring and diagnostics of machine systems” (ISO TC108/SC05) held their 21th plenary in London, UK, in 19-23 June, 2017. This subcommittee,  consisting of 11 work groups and three advisory groups from 22 participating countries, creates new ISO standards and upgrades existing ones that concern best practice principles for condition monitoring of assets. The ultimate goal of these ISO standards is to ensure that end-users, machine manufacturers, EPCs, service companies, consultants and instrument suppliers can successfully work together to optimize machine uptime, performance and reliability, reduce the total cost of ownership and extend the lifetime of the machines. 

Brüel & Kjær Vibro has been actively involved in this subcommittee over the years and currently has two specialists with convenor roles.  

The table below shows the two important work groups Brüel & Kjær Vibro facilitated during the event:

These standards focus on the recommended, time-proven condition monitoring techniques for detecting and diagnosing developing machine faults associated with the most common potential failure modes that can be detected for wind turbine and hydroelectric generating units. Guidelines are given to improve the reliability of implementing an effective condition monitoring strategy and to help foster mutual understanding and cooperation between the various stakeholders and avoid confusion.

Once again, Brüel & Kjær Vibro makes a strategic effort to add value to the customers’ business by sharing our expertise in optimizing the operation and maintenance of their machine assets.