ISO 16587:2004 describes the performance parameters for assessing the condition of structures, including types of measurement, factors for setting acceptable performance limits, data acquisition parameters for constructing uniform databases, and internationally accepted measurement guidance (e.g. terminology, transducer calibration, transducer mounting and approved transfer function techniques).
The procedures relate to in-service monitoring of structures, and include all components and sub-assemblies necessary to provide the functioning of the structure as a complete entity. The monitoring is intended to be ongoing in nature through the lifecycle of the structure.
The target industries for ISO 16587:2004 include: construction, infrastructure, transportation, power generation, oil and gas, and leisure and entertainment.
ISO 16587:2004 is applicable to stationary structures, such as: buildings, bridges and tunnels, towers, masts and antennae, tanks and silos, retaining walls and dams, jetties and other shore-side structures, offshore platforms, pressure vessels, and pipelines.
Non-stationary structures (e.g. self-propelled ships) and mobile structures (e.g. offshore jack-up platforms) are excluded from ISO 16587:2004.