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Copy of FMEA Open Workshop, Dublin
Thu 22 September 2016, 09:30 – 16:30 IST
INTRODUCTION TO "FMEA"
(FAILURE MODE AND EFFECT ANALYSIS)
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a logical technique used to identify and eliminate possible causes of failure in both product and process design. The 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. 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 minimises the company's likely exposure to very expensive product liability claims.
FMEA is not a form to be completed alone by the responsible engineer after the design has been completed. FMEA should be planned to coincide with product development when risks can be mitigated to an acceptable level in advance of product or process release.
An FMEA is often the first step of a system reliability study. FMEAs can be performed at the system, subsystem, assembly, subassembly or part level. Although initially developed by the military, FMEA methodology is now extensively used in a variety of industries including Automotive, Semiconductor processing, Food Service, Plastics, Software, and Healthcare.
This course builds on these principles and will provide participants with a structured methodology to identify potential design, product, or quality issues before initiating change.
- What is FMEA
- The Importance and Benefits of FMEA
- Types of FMEA
- FMEA Terminology
- The FMEA Worksheet
- The FMEA Methodology
- FMEA and Process Mapping
- Relationship between Failure Mode, Cause and Effect
- Worked Examples