WG 4.1 Asset and Maintenance Management


The Working Group on Asset and Maintenance Management conducts an exchange of experience, develops concepts and is involved in national standardisation efforts. As part of these activities the Working Group also addresses the following points:

  • Implementation scenarios and concepts for plant-specific asset management
  • Description of requirements for the roles and functions of an asset management system
  • Integration of digital manufacturer information into the lifecycle process
  • Descriptions of maintenance processes
  • Tools to support the maintenance process and asset assessments and documentation
  • Legal framework as well as standards and guidelines
  • Requirements for online and offline asset management systems (e.g. monitoring and diagnosis)
  • Use of new technologies


  • Targeted assessment and procurement of asset management systems and components
  • Optimisation of availability through plant-specific adjustment of maintenance efficiency
  • Reduction of maintenance costs by using efficient processes and adequate tools
  • Pro-active influence on standardisation to protect user interests
  • Requirement-driven development of tools and their integration into maintenance processes
  • Ensuring compliance with legal requirements to maintain the licence to operate production plants
  • Guidance for implementing a value-oriented asset management

Recommendations and worksheets

Please refer to the following list for recommendations (NE) and worksheets (NA) managed by the working group:

No. ▾TitleEditionResponsibleSubject areaInfoComments
0129NE 129Plant Asset Management
Plant Asset Management
WG 4.1SystemsAbstract
0184NE 184Diagnostics and maintenance functions for process equipment assemblies
Diagnose und Instandhaltungsfunktionen für modulare Prozesseinheiten
WG 4.1MaintenanceAbstract


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