Maintaining industrial systems in operational condition at a lower cost has become a critical factor. This book describes the emergence of this discipline which complements traditional maintenance activities by taking a more proactive approach to failures.
The overall principle of "Prognostics and Health Management" is to transform a set of raw data collected on the monitored equipment into health indicators whose extrapolation over time makes it possible to define a detailed decision-making aid.
This book provides a general overview of the PHM process. It proposes an approach for generating monitoring data representative of the degradation phenomena of critical components that will serve as a basis for establishing health indicators. Finally, it details the benefits of implementing PHM solutions in the industry before addressing the major issues and challenges it raises.