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ANSI Seeks Comments on Proposal for ISO Standards on Asset Management

New York, Aug 25, 2009

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has submitted a proposal to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for a series of three ISO standards that address asset management. As the U.S. member body to ISO, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites all interested stakeholders to submit comments by October 2, 2009.

The proposal includes scopes for three asset management standards:

  • Asset management – Overview, principles and terminology: This standard will provide an overview of the asset management family of standards, introducing asset management and describing its underlying principles. It will also include a brief description of the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) methodology and its application within the asset management standards, and definitions for common terminology used in asset management standards.

  • Asset management – Requirements: This document will specify the requirements for an asset management system to optimally and sustainably manage physical assets and asset systems over their life cycles.

  • Asset management – Guidelines on the application of ISO Asset management – Requirements Standard: The third standard in the series will provide guidelines for the application of the requirements specified in the Asset management – Requirements standard. It will provide examples and illustrations to aid understanding and implementation of the standard, but will not include mandatory approaches or methods of implementation.

All comments should be sent to Steven P. Cornish, ANSI senior director for international policy ( Feedback received by the October 2 deadline will be reviewed and compiled for the recommended ANSI position and comments, which will then be presented to the ANSI ISO Council (AIC) for formal approval.

Click here to read the BSI proposal.

ANSI has published an explanatory information document outlining the process used to develop U.S. positions on issues and activities under consideration by ISO and IEC. Click here to download the document.