What is Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis?

A Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) is a “bottom up” assessment of the design of a system (hardware, software and/or process) to determine the consequences of a failure on the overall performance or effectiveness of the system. An FMECA can be appropriately tailored and performed at any level, or on any function, of a product/system.

What’s the payoff?

Understanding the consequences of failure is important to safety, maintenance and optimizing reliability. Systematic early identification of the effects of failure (and their criticality) allows design/process corrections before any testing begins. FMECAs also provide valuable information for maintenance manuals and troubleshooting procedures, conserving valuable resources.

How can Quanterion Solutions help?

  • Perform independent FMECAs on your designs and/or processes using various accepted techniques such as SAE or MIL-STD-1629A
  • Collect data and build databases of part failure mode/mechanism characteristics for use in FMECAs
  • Develop automated FMECA tools customized for your organization’s use
  • Objectively review FMECAs performed by third parties and correct any deficiencies

To find out how you can access these services for your organization, call (877) 808-0097 (toll free), or (315) 732-0097 or send us an email at qinfo@quanterion.com

View Quanterion Solutions’ FMECA resources including training and publications. 

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