Failure mode and effects analysisFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia• InterestedincontributingtoWikipedia?•Jump to: navigation, searchFailure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)is a risk assessmenttechnique 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 analysisrefers 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.
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