From PdM 1.0 to PdM 4.0: A Realistic Approach

David Faro, CEO & Founder , IntegraPdM


So far there have been many marketing messages about 4.0 and PdM 4.0 but what is the reality? Are the industrial plants prepared to face the challenges of the PdM 4.0? Are these new technologies coming to industrial plants? What is the actual state of the PdM maturity matrix? Is it necessary to be an expert in PdM 4.0 to succeed in the implementation of the CBM? Is it possible to achieve PdM 4.0 if you have not gone through the previous stages? And how to make this journey?

The main goal is to analyze the current state of the art of CBM program implementation and how is and how is going to be the trend within the environment 4.0. The existing barriers will be evaluated to increase in the maturity of the PdM and how to eliminate them taking advantage of the current technological moment, but always from a realistic point of view. A very practical analysis will be shown of what there is, what is missing and what is coming in PdM to know in a very simple way in which point of the PdM maturity matrix we meet to face the new challenges.

This presentation raises the suitability, pros and cons of using big data or small data in CBM and condition monitoring as well as the integration of techniques and predictive technologies to obtain the most reliable asset health indicator.

Finally, a methodology will be defined that allows the journey to success in the highest level of the PdM maturity. All the use cases will be presented following best practices and learned lessons according to ISO 17359, ISO 14224 and ISO 18436.


1. Know how to assess the PdM maturity level.
2. Best practices to get the most reliable asset health indicator.
3. Learn a realistic methodology to define the journey from PdM 1.0 to PdM 4.0.


Certified ISO-18436-2 Trainer and PdM 4.0 expert. Telecommunications Technical Engineer, Master in Industrial Maintenance and Diagnostic Techniques, Vibration Analyst Category III ISO 18436-2, ISO 18436-2 Certified Instructor by Mobius Institute (Australia), Ultrasound Certified Category I ISO 18436-8, RCT Certified Level 1, Asset Reliability Practitioner Category I, Master in Business Management and Sales Management, Management Development Program (PDD) and Management Skills Program (PHD).

Member of the Spanish Maintenance Association (AEM) with responsibilities in the Executive Committee, training area and secretary of the Committee of Chemical Engineering and Process. Member of the MIBoC Certification Committee on ISO-18436-2.

With more than 28 years of experience, it has been linked since 1990 to the training and implementation of predictive maintenance techniques and technologies, as well as the design and implementation of condition-based monitoring systems. From its beginnings in the Danish multinational Brüel & Kjaer he worked as field engineer, vibration analyst, start-up and support of monitoring systems. In mid-1997 he joined the Spanish company Preditec, developing sales engineer, trainer, commercial director and general manager. He is currently CEO and Founder of IntegraPdM, whose mission is to help companies obtain technical and economic benefits of PdM strategy to anticipate the costly failures that lead to unplanned downtime

From the innovation point of view, it has promoted the concept of Cloud Monitoring in predictive strategy through new service models based on web platforms.