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Standards Related to Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) for Manufacturing



Gregory W. Vogl, Brian A. Weiss, M A. Donmez


Prognostics and health management (PHM) systems are utilized to reduce burdensome maintenance tasks of monitored products or processes through diagnostics and prognostics, which provide actionable information that support decision-making for improved performance, safety, reliability, and maintainability. However, standards appear to be lacking in part for PHM system development, data collection and analysis techniques, data management, system training, and software interoperability. Accordingly, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conducted a survey of PHM-related standards to determine the industries and needs addressed by such standards, the extent of these standards, and any similarities as well as potential gaps among the documents. Standards from various national and international organizations are summarized, including those from the Air Transport Association (ATA), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), and the United States Army (US Army). Finally, recommendations are given for the development of future PHM-related standards.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8012
Report Number


diagnostics, health management, manufacturing, PHM, prognostics, standards


Vogl, G. , Weiss, B. and Donmez, M. (2014), Standards Related to Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) for Manufacturing, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 26, 2024)


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Created July 7, 2014, Updated November 10, 2018