PHM Standards Portal


The PHM Society is founded on three basic principles:

  • To provide free and unrestricted access to PHM knowledge
  • To promote interdisciplinary and international collaboration in PHM
  • To lead the advancement of PHM as an engineering discipline

Here’s a portal to summarize some PHM standards resources for you and to make connections easy. Developed for you by the Society’s Standards Committee. Look for our other Portal for PHM Education and Professional Development coming soon.

This portal can be used in multiple ways (with the information below) including:

  • Engage the PHM Society community to gather and disseminate information
  • Increase networking opportunities among like-minded professionals with an interest in standards
  • Review our PHM taxonomy to see what Prognostics and Health Management comprises
  • Review a preliminary compilation of PHM standards activities
  • Look for free tutorials to get an overview of specific topics of interest
  • Review summary reports from standards panels occurring during past PHM conferences
  • Identify publicly-available (both free and for-purchase) peer-reviewed journal papers, special topic issues, and conference proceedings
  • Contribute your own original papers, technical briefs, and communications to the International Journal of Prognostics and Health Management (IJPHM) and PHM Society conferences
  • Identify qualified candidates for full-time positions, graduate studies, and student opportunities
  • Access high-quality data sets of prognostics and diagnostics data from prior PHM Society data challenges and obtain published papers on the practical methods used by the winners


  1. Become a user with the PHM Society so you can post to forums, connect with others and receive our communications
    1. Join at and subscribe to the IJPHM email list
    2. Forums at
    3. Connect with others at
    4. Connect with leading companies that provide significant sponsorship of our activities at
    5. Connect with leading technical societies and organizations at
  2. PHM Taxonomy is a classification of skills and domains within the multi-disciplinary field of PHM
    1. An overview communications paper at
  3. PHM Standards Overview paper summarizing many PHM activities by Technical paper: Jeff Bird and Ginger Shao, “A View of Standards for Prognostics and Health Management,” IJPHM, ISSN 2153-2648, 2013-033. (Contains a summary of the 2012 panel) at
  4. Tutorials are available free under each conference listing at A compilation of the early tutorials is at
  5. Standards-related panels have been conducted regularly with the support of many organizations. Summarized by topic and with a link(s) for content:
    1. PHM18 on How we can track the evolving standards world with speakers and slides from the PHM Society, ASME, SAE International, and ISA. Also see a panel on Theoretical aspects of prognostics addressing standardizing certain analysis techniques with speakers and slides from Vanderbilt Universality, NASA, the University of Chile, and the University of South Carolina at with a report at
    2. PHME18 on Education and Standards in the European environment with speakers from IVHM Centre Cranfield University, Penn State University, PHM Society, and General Motors as panel 7 at
    3. PHM17 on Education and Standards with speakers from Rolls Royce, Defence Acquisitions University, SAE International, Penn State University, PHM Society, and NIST. Preparation and final comments at Details at
    4. PHMAP17 included panels on Smart Manufacturing PHM, Asset and Operations Management: A Maritime Industry Focus, Commercial Aerospace PHM/IVHM, Railway PHM, and Data Analytics in the Era of Industrial IoT at
    5. PHM16 included a panel on PHM Standards experience and how it might be applied in the manufacturing domain with speakers from the PHM Society, NIST, drR2, and SAE International at
    6. PHME16 included a debate of the proposition that the Internet of Things needs standards with speakers from Airbus Helicopters, SAE International, Meggitt and Cranfield University. See the outline at
    7. PHM15 included a panel on standards evolution for Adaptive PHM- how can content and development processes evolve to address adaptive and reconfigurable PHM implementations with speakers from SAE, NIST, Meggitt and SAE HM-1, Honeywell, and Schlumberger at
    8. PHM14 included a dialogue session debate on the proposition that Standardization must give way to proprietary innovation with speakers from SAE International, Schlumberger, Global Technology Connection, and SOAR Engineering at
    9. PHME14 included a panel session on health-ready components including standards at
    10. PHM13 included a panel on PHM standards from user and developer perspectives with speakers from Georgia Tech, two areas of Honeywell, and SAE International at
    11. PHME12, the first European conference, included joint sessions with the Structural Health Monitoring community as well as tutorials on prognostics, diagnostics, industrial implementation, and run-time verification at
    12. PHM12 included a panel updating standards activities by ISO TC108, FAA, SAE HM-1, SAE E-32, IEEE PHM, and IEEE SCC20 at
    13. PHM11 included a battery management systems workshop with speakers from the Canadian military, Battery manufacturer, GE, LG Chem Power, Ford, OSU, GM, INL, HDM Systems, University of New Orleans, Universidad de Chile, and NASA at
    14. PHM10 included panels on guidelines for software certification and fielded systems at as well as an energy workshop and tutorials on diagnostics, prognostics, information fusion, uncertainty, electronics life testing, verification, and validation at
    15. PHM09 included a panel on fielded systems with nine industry speakers at and tutorials on diagnostics, prognostics, PHM and logistics, PHM Return on Investment, PHM with Reconfigurable Control and Software Health Management
  6. Our Journal started in 2010, see all content at
    1. Special PHM topic issues at like wind turbines, uncertainty, nuclear energy, big data and analytics, smart manufacturing, railway and transportation, PHMAP17 highlights, and more are added regularly including Standards in 2019
    2. Journal papers at
    3. Buy print editions at
  7. PHM Standards Community
    1. A forum with summaries of a number of special conference panels at This link also provides access to a good article on standards posted by MFPT at and a standards committee update in 2014 at
  8. Short Courses- Descriptions of Society offerings at our conferences or that you can request for presentation at your site
    1. PHM Fundamentals and Case Studies introductory course with standards introduction and reference in case studies sample description at
  9. Conference Proceedings are available free under each conference listing at
  10. Access reference data sets for developing and evaluating PHM methods and tools at and [2009, 2010 (links being fixed) and 2011 there and others to be added]. As well a design challenge was run in 2015 at

Now… please contribute to the PHM community with your papers, data sets … and TIME as a volunteer.

Specific standards organizations working in PHM domains

“There may be 100’s of standards out there that are applicable to PHM”

  1. American Society of Mechanical Engineers at
    1. Overview (2018) at
    2. ASME Manufacturing Standards- Current activities: Monitoring, Prognostics, and Diagnostics (Process PHM), Model-Based Enterprise, Verification and Validation, Product definition for Additive manufacturing (Y14.46), Model  organization Schema Practices (Y14.47), and X-Ray Computed Tomography Performance Evaluation Standard (B89.4.23)
    3. PHM Subcommittee
  2. American Society for Testing and Materials at
  3. Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers at
  4. International Standards Organization at
    1. TC108 on diagnostics and prognostics
  5. International Society of Automation at
    1. Overview (2018) at
    2. IEC SC65E WG2: Networking equipment
    3. ISA-108/ SC65E WG10: Standard Templates of best practices and work processes for implementation and use of diagnostic and other information from intelligent field devices in process industries
  6. SAE International at

We can also direct you to significant PHM resources externally at

  1. NASA Prognostics Center of Excellence at
  2. Cranfield IVHM Centre at
  3. Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at
  4. Georgia Tech Intelligent Control System Laboratory at
  5. More added regularly