Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) & FMEA 1 – Day Course

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A 1-day introductory training course in Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) and FMEA.

FMECA is the start of the formal RCM procedure. Preparatory work will have been carried out before this stage in the form of Significant Item (SI) selection but FMECA will now start to add much more detail to the overall process.

The purpose of the FMECA procedure is to document all probable failures of a particular SI, document the causes of failures, determine what happens when these failures occur and hence assess the severity or criticality of each Failure Mode. Results of a FMECA can be used to provide the rationale for changes in operating procedures, maintenance strategies or the design, to remove undesirable Failure Modes.

FMEA is an analysis procedure by which each potential Failure Mode (Root Cause of Failure) in a system is analysed to determine the results or Effects on the system. FMEA introduces a structured method of data recording and allows the Analyst to interpret this information once collected. FMEA is a useful analytical tool that can be used to identify Root Causes of Failure.

This course is designed to provide you with a thorough overview of the FMEA and FMECA processes.

The course will provide you with the knowledge to:

  • Understand the procedure required to complete a Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA);
  • Be able to establish the elements of a FMEA;
  • Build on the principles of the failure process to fully understand the procedure required to complete a Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA); and
  • Be able to understand the difference between Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Criticality Analysis (CA) and the benefits of each individually.

This course is currently aimed at the Manufacturing / Production Engineering sector but can be tailored to other engineering environments on request.

This course is suitable for both those with a ‘hands on’ role and for management grades who require a basic understanding of the potential, the processes and of the problems associated with FMEA and FMECA. The course will act as an introduction to FMEA and FMECA and forms a sound foundation upon which future learning can be based.

Our expert instructor has strong theoretical knowledge gained over many years’ study of RCM and related topics. This is coupled with a great deal of practical experience, realised from operating at all levels from RCM Facilitator and Analyst through to RCM team leader and RCM programme manager. This experience extends to the application of RCM to complex systems.

Using our relevant first hand experience and a thorough understanding of the problems faced by the customer – YOU, and as experienced practitioners, we will be able to pass on our extensive knowledge.

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