FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) Training, FMECA (Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis) Training<

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Overview

This training seminar provides an overview of the concepts and procedures for FMEA and FMECA. Concepts and tools you could use to help your organization will be presented during this course:

  • Proactively consider potential failures, prioritize issues based on risk and then initiate improvements early in development when modifications tend to have the biggest impact for the lowest cost.
  • Create a searchable knowledge base of reliability-related information for your designs, which can contribute to the development of test plans, control plans, future design efforts and other activities.
  • Comply with supplier or regulatory requirements while promoting analysis and data management processes that are efficient and effective, utilizing lessons learned from past analyses when applicable.

The objectives for this training course are to:

  • Provide attendees with a thorough understanding and working knowledge of the basics of FMEA.
  • Learn the best practice step-by-step procedures for performing FMEAs.
  • Examine the key factors that contribute to successful FMEA projects and how to implement an effective FMEA process.

Although this class will provide many opportunities for attendees to discuss their particular analysis challenges and to practice the skills required for effective analysis, this course is not intended to provide an in-depth FMEA facilitation for any particular component or product.

What You Will Learn

Introduction and Overview

  • Definition and historical background.
  • Examine applications and benefits.
  • Importance of FMEA as Part of Design for Reliability (DFR) Strategy
  • Introduce types of FMEA and published standards:
    • Design FMEA (DFMEA), Process FMEA (PFMEA), Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA).
    • SAE J1739, AIAG FMEA, MIL-STD-1629A.

Basic FMEA Analysis Process

  • How to determine the scope of the analysis.
    • System Configurations
    • Boundary Diagrams
    • Preliminary Risk Assessments
    • Process Flow Diagrams
  • How to assemble the appropriate Analysis Team and establish Ground Rules for the analysis.
  • How to gather and evaluate Data Sources.
  • How to identify and evaluate Functions.
  • How to identify and evaluate Failure Modes.
  • How to identify and evaluate Effects.
  • How to identify and evaluate Causes.
  • How to identify and evaluate Controls.
  • How to identify and evaluate Risk.
    • Qualitative Criticality Analysis.
    • Quantitative Criticality Analysis.
    • Risk Priority Numbers (RPNs).
    • Other view of ratings and RPNs.
  • How to identify and evaluate Recommended Actions.
  • How to Distribute, Review and Update the analysis.

Integration with Other Analyses

  • Boundary Diagram input to the Design FMEA
  • Design FMEA input to Test Plan (DVP&R).
  • Design FMEA input to Process FMEA.
  • Process Flow Diagram input to Process FMEA.
  • Role of FMEA in maintenance planning and optimization.

Key Factors for Effective FMEA Projects

  • Learn the most common mistakes made by FMEA practitioners and how to correct them.
  • Learn the FMEA quality objectives that will ensure uniformly effective results with any types of FMEAs.
  • How to perform FMEA audits.
  • Overview of the characteristics of successful FMEA facilitation.

Using the RTK Software for FMEA Analysis, Data Management and Reporting

  • Organizing information in databases and projects.
  • Using the hierarchical, worksheet and filtered views to enter and manage your FMEA analysis information.
  • Data entry tools and shortcuts.
  • Working with RPNs or Criticality Analysis.
  • Tracking the completion of recommended actions.

Class Exercise Using RTK

The instructor will lead the class through a simple exercise designed to introduce participants to the use of the RTK software for entering FMEA data.

Case Study Example #1

The instructor will lead the class through a case study example that implements the analysis skills discussed in the course.

Best Practice for a Successful FMEA Process

  • Why implement an FMEA process?
  • Strategic decisions to be made by management.
  • Resource decisions to be made by management.
  • Importance of management support.
  • Generic FMEAs and program-specific FMEAs.
  • Management review and FMEA quality audits.
  • Supplier FMEAs.
  • Tracking the completion of recommended actions.
  • Linkage to other key processes.
  • Integrated software support.

Case Study Example #2

The instructor will lead the class through a second case study example that implements the analysis skills discussed in the course.

What's included?

All participants who register for Introduction to FMEA will receive a copy all the slides, exercises and data sets used in the course.

What should I bring?

No special materials are required for this course.

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