ISO has just published a CD-ROM compilation of 202 standards and related documents addressing the field of mechanical vibration, shock and the condition monitoring of machines, including vehicles, and structures, such as bridges and buildings.

The documents accessible on the Mechanical vibration, shock and condition monitoring ISO Standards collection on CD-ROM include the entire portfolio of ISO technical committee ISO/TC 108, Mechanical vibration, shock and condition monitoring, as well as a selection of other related ISO standards.

ISO/TC 108 Chair, Dr. Bruce E. Douglas, comments: "ISO/TC 108 was estatablished because of the recognition that the machines, vehicles and structures upon which we depend for food, shelter and livelihood are all either subjected to, or are the source of, mechanical forces.These forces, which originate both from nature and man-made sources, result in harmful mechanical vibration, shock and acoustic energy that can damage or destroy a structure or its surroundings, as well as people's health.

"The proper measurement, monitoring and control of mechanical vibration and shock are critical to public safety, the environment, the quality of life and the sustainability of the Earth's resources. Machine and structural efficiencies can be gained through proper dynamic design and maintenance practices. The ISO/TC 108 standards compiled on this new CD-ROM provide practical tools for effective and efficient design, good practice and for achieving these broader societal objectives. In addition, they give guidance for the training of certified specialists in these fields."

The Mechanical vibration, shock and condition monitoring ISO Standards collection on CD-ROM is the latest compilation in the series of ISO Standards collections, published as handbooks, or on electronic media. The CD-ROM allows the 202 standards and related documents to be accessed easily and rapidly and puts this "library" into a conveniently transportable format.

The scope of ISO/TC 108's work is "standardization in the fields of mechanical vibration and shock and the effects of vibration and shock on humans, machines, vehicles (air, sea, land and rail) and stationary structures, and of the condition monitoring of machines and structures, using multidisciplinary approaches".

It has been developing standards for more than 50 years for the dynamic design, construction and maintenance of stationary structures, vehicles and machines. The main objectives of these standards are to:

  • Facilitate international trade
  • Improve the environment
  • Better insure human health and public safety
  • Preserve cultural structures
  • Better sustain the earth’s resources through improved machinery efficiency.

ISO/TC 108 has been formally recognized by the Bureau International des Poids et Measures (BIPM), for its expertise in the field of vibration and shock measurement metrology. BIPM is the intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining a coherent international system of measurement and is recognized by scientists as the world leader in metrology.

Mechanical vibration, shock and condition monitoring

Mechanical vibration, shock and condition monitoring

A CD-ROM compilation of 202 standards and related documents addressing the field of mechanical vibration, shock and the condition monitoring of machines, including vehicles, and structures, such as bridges and buildings. It includes the entire portfolio of ISO/TC 108, Mechanical vibration, shock and condition monitoring, as well as a selection of other related ISO standards.