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Reliabilityweb “This web site has many features like online training, a buyer guide and directory, articles and case histories, tips, quizzes, polls, ask an expert services and much more designed to deliver value and benefit to the end user/”consumer” of maintenance & reliability products and services.”


Maintenance “The on-line maintenance resource for maintenance management, plant engineering, electrical, electronics, pneumatics, welding, predictive and preventive maintenance, plastics, injection molding, hydraulics, fluid power, HVAC, safety, total productive maintenance and bearings industrial training on CD-ROMs, videotapes, books and audio tapes.”


Canadian Machinery Vibration Association “To provide a nationally recognized Canadian forum for the exchange and advancement of the technology and practice of vibration analysis and machinery condition monitoring.”


Vibration Institute “The Vibration Institute is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the exchange of practical vibration information on machines and structures. The scope of the Institute’s activities also includes non-intrusive condition monitoring technologies. The Institute, which was established in 1972…”


Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology “The MFPT was formed primarily as a mechanism for effective interchange of technical information among segments of the scientific and engineering communities in order to gain a better understanding of the processes of mechanical failures. The anticipated result was to reduce the incidence of mechanical failures by improving design methodology, to devise methods of accurately predicting mechanical failures and to apply the increased knowledge of the field to current problems…”


International Organization for Standardization “ISO is a non-governmental organization established in 1947. The mission of ISO is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.”


International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration “The purpose of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) is to advance the science of acoustics and vibration by creating an international scientific society that is responsive to the needs of scientists and engineers in all countries whose primary interests are in the fields of acoustics and vibration. The Institute cooperates with scientific societies in all countries and with other international organizations with the aim of increasing information…”


Condition Monitoring and Engineering Management (COMADEM) “Condition Monitoring, Technology Diagnostic Technology, Maintenance Management Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Management Information Technology, Internationall Congress, and exhibitions, Technical Publications, Education and Training, Technical Advice, Information Dissemination, Short Courses, Technical Visits, Workshops and Seminars…”


Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals “The Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals, or SMRP, is an independent, non-profit society by and for practitioners in the Maintenance & Reliability Profession. We’re nearly 2,000 members strong with global penetration. And we’re growing each day as individuals and companies representing…”


Dynamic Testing Agency “Research in the Dynamics Section is concerned with a wide range of vibration and shock-related phenomena in structures. The various areas of activity are focused in the following 3 main groups…”


Society for Experimental Mechanics(SEM) “The members of SEM encompass a unique group of experimentalists, development engineers, design engineers, test engineers and technicians, and research and development scientists from industry and educational institutions.”


American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASMENET) “It conducts one of the world’s largest technical publishing operations, holds some 30 technical conferences and 200 professional development courses each year, and sets many industrial and manufacturing standards. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today ASME International is a nonprofit educational and technical organization serving a worldwide membership.”


Equipment Reliability Institute (ERI) “ERI is an affiliation of engineers dedicated to increasing the reliability and durability of automobiles, aircraft and other vehicles, as well as electronic and other equipment. How? ERI develops and presents technical education…”


Saftek “We do provide perhaps the largest collection of free information and links relating to occupational safety and risk management on the web.”


Acoustical Society of America “Since its organization in 1929, the Society has grown steadily in membership and stature. At this time nearly 7000 men and women who work in acoustics throughout the U.S. and abroad belong to this prestigious Society. A variety of fields related to sound are represented…”


Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) “The Society of Automotive Engineers is your one-stop resource for technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.”


Acoustics and Noise Control “We are a consulting engineering company providing  services for the noise & vibration measurement and reduction market. Our services include measurements and engineering services as well as instrumentation and software sales and rentals. Our consulting engineering services…”


International Sound and Vibration Digest This is a publication by the The International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV)


Electric Net “Link directory, buyers guide, and resource locator for the electrical power industry.”


Reliability Engineering The Center for Reliability Engineering is affiliated with the University of Maryland.


Plant Maintenance Resource Center “The Plant Maintenance Resource Center is the premier web resource for maintenance professionals. It includes links to maintenance consultants, CMMS and maintenance software, CMMS vendors, maintenance conferences and conference papers, articles on maintenance, and many other valuable resources.”


IDCON – Reliability & Maintenance Management Consulting and Training IDCON’s mission is “To help our clients improve overall reliability and lower manufacturing and maintenance costs”. Our strengths are for example; maintenance assessments, leadership and organization, planning and scheduling, preventive maintenance, condition monitoring, Root Cause Analysis, and maintenance store room management.



New Technologies

IMI Sensors “IMI manufactures a complete line of industrial piezoelectric vibration sensors. Ideal for machinery monitoring, diagnostics, predictive and protective maintenance, these sensors are built to withstand the rigors of harsh industrial environments. Whether permanently or magnetically mounted, these sensors provide a means of improving the accuracy of portable data collectors and on-line monitoring systems. They also offers a wide variety of industrial junction boxes, cable assemblies, mounting accessories and services that allow for routine measurements in inaccessible or hazardous locations. Their sensors and hardware are compatible with most commercially available data loggers, on-line systems and PLC’s.”


NASA “The Photonics Group has developed fiber optic based strain sensors to detect structural vibrations in space platforms. Unwanted vibrations are induced either by the movement of equipment and machinery or by the motion of astronauts. Fiber optic sensors provide…”


Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) “SwRI engineers are world renowned for their expertise in solving piping vibration, structural, fluid dynamics and machinery problems affecting performance, reliability and safety. The Field and Engineering Services group provides worldwide, rapid response, in plant consulting services…”


EU Brite/EuRam (MODARIOT) “A collaborative research project to develop a method of fault diagnosis in rotating machinery.”


Oak Ridge Center for Manufacturing Tech The original page has moved. You may wish to search for applicable information from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Home Page.




University of Virginia (ROMAC) “The Rotating Machinery and Controls (ROMAC) Laboratories at the University of Virginia conducts research in the areas of rotor dynamics, turbomachinery, structural dynamics, magnetic bearings, automatic controls, turbomachinery flows, fluid film bearings, and seals.”


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) “At present, the lab hosts research projects in nonlinear dynamics, noise and vibration control, and nonlinear control. Projects conducted in the laboratory are supervised by individual faculty members associated with the lab.”


Pennsylvania State University “Research in acoustics and vibration is one of Penn State’s enduring strengths. The steady growth of research in acoustics and vibration in recent years establishes the Penn State program as the largest and most respected of its kind…”


University of Texas at Austin “The common theme of CEM programs is viewing engineering problems from an overall system’s perspective, developing new and innovative concepts for solving those problems, evaluating competing technical approaches, and generating meaningful solutions and designs.”


Center for Machine Condition Monitoring


University of Aberdeen, Scotland


Imperial College, London




University of Nottingham


Institute of Mechanics, ETH, Zurich


Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, Southampton, England


Virginia Tech


Remote Diagnosis House


Linköping, Sweden


Aston University, England


University of Cincinnati


Texas A&M University






University of Tennessee