Failure Mode Effect Analysis
FMEA – Failure Mode and Effects Analysis or Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) is a logical technique used to identify and eliminate possible causes of failure. FMEA technique requires a sequential, disciplined approach to assess systems, products or processes in order to establish the modes of failure and the effects of failure on the system, product or process. This is to ensure that all possible failure modes have been fully identified and ranked in order of their importance. In a simple system, FMEA may be performed on the total system or product but with more complex systems it may be necessary to break the product down into various sub-systems or sub-assemblies. Increasingly, contracts are requiring Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to be performed as a condition of placing the order. Also, the use of FMEA minimizes the company’s likely exposure to very expensive product liability claims.
Who should attend?
- Quality Professionals and Senior Management wishing to introduce and complete an FMEA.
- Quality Auditors
- Service and maintenance Engineers
- Process Designers and Reengineers