ICML 55 Standard now includes overview and guideline documents, bringing ISO 55000 concepts to lubrication-specific levels

Sept. 28, 2023
The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) has completed the ICML 55 Standard for Lubricated Asset Management.

The International Council for Machinery Lubrication (ICML) has completed the ICML 55 Standard for Lubricated Asset Management. Two new documents have been added to the standard:  ICML 55.0: Optimized Lubrication of Mechanical Physical Assets Overview and ICML 55.2: Guideline for the Optimized Lubrication of Mechanical Physical Assets. The two new documents augment the ICML 55.1:2019: Requirements for the Optimized Lubrication of Mechanical Physical Assets.

The three standards, which are collectively called ICML 55, are designed to align to the ISO 55000 Asset Management Standard and provide a framework for developing lubrication management system (LMS) plans that can be audited and certified.

In a recent quote, ICML Executive Director Leslie Fish said, “The completion of ICML 55 advances our authoritative mission in support of lubrication practitioners, managers, and programs around the world. With the ICML 55.2 Guideline now in place, this standard enables them and their departments to systematically support broader, company-wide asset management goals, all while impacting their work environments in positive ways that can help them achieve their personal career goals, as well.”

Jim Fitch, ICML Founding Director and CEO of Noria Corporation, added, “This occasion sets ICML on a new trajectory to lead the world in lubrication asset management. ICML 55 is rock solid, a crowning achievement. I personally am thrilled to have been a part of it and congratulate the ICML and all those who played a role, large or small, for their efforts.”