Failure mode and effects analysis 444

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Failure mode and effects analysis From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Interested in contributing to Wikipedia? Jump to: navigation , search Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a risk assessment technique for systematically identifying potential failures in a system or a process. It is widely used in the manufacturing industries in various phases of the product life cycle. Failure modes means the ways, or modes, in which something might fail. Failures are any errors or defects, especially ones that affect the customer, and can be potential or actual. Effects analysis refers to studying the consequences of those failures. In FMEA, Failures are prioritized according to how serious their consequences are, how frequently they occur and how easily they can be detected. An FMEA also documents current knowledge and actions about the risks of failures, for use in continuous improvement. FMEA is used during the design stage with an aim to avoid future failures. Later it’s used for process control, before and during ongoing operation of the process.
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2010 for the course ME 520 taught by Professor Pradosh during the Spring '10 term at Binghamton University.

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