Condition-based Maintenance, or CBM, is the process of measuring and analyzing a parameter that has a direct relationship to the health, or operational, condition of equipment. The goal of CBM is to identify and correct equipment degradation prior to failure. CBM is also known as condition monitoring, or performance monitoring, or Predictive Maintenance, which is abbreviated as PdM.
There are a wide range of predictive technologies that support CBM. The table highlights typical applications for some of the more common predictive maintenance technologies and their applications.