Original Date: 03/08/1999
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Technology Transfer of Condition Based Maintenance Technology
Currently, no true market pull exists for Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) technology. The Applied Research Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University (ARL Penn State) is among the leaders in the CBM technology community that notes the importance of transferring the technology from the laboratory to the workplace. Taking the lead on this effort, the ARL Penn State established a consortium made up of government and industry representatives who are striving to channel this technology through a proposed effort.
As it stands, the market for CBM technology requires a few commercial industries and military contractors to pursue this technology individually through a variety of resources, yielding different levels of maturity. With the present state of the technology and resources, most potential customers do not yet recognize or understand the impact that it can have on their operations, and although the level of maturity is progressing rapidly, it is considered high risk. These factors contribute the lack of a market pull for CBM technology. Therefore, the need continues to exist for innovative technology transfer initiatives as proposed by the ARL Penn State and the government/industry consortium.
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