Course Overview

The objective of this course is to interactively teach participants how to conduct and facilitate their own machinery FMECA’s.  The participants will explore the key elements Failure Modes Effects & Criticality Analysis and practice conducting their own analysis using the core facilitation skills.  Many of the exercises will be performed in groups of 4-5 minimum on a white board or paper.  Each group will find a volunteer facilitator that will be responsible for leading the discussion.  Facilitator skills and ground rules will be established.

Course Modules

Topics covered in detail throughout this course include:

  • Introduction to FMEA/FMECA

  • Setting Up For FMECA

  • The FMECA Process

  • Create the Block diagram

  • Constructing the hierarchy

  • Functions

  • Functional Failures

  • Failure Mode and Causes

  • Failure Severities / Effects

  • Criticality Ranking

  • Mitigating tasks

  • Post Mitigation Criticality

  • Report

  • Group exercise

  • Summary – Process, Potential Barriers, Success Factors

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