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.