Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

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Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Also called: potential failure modes and effects analysis; failure modes, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA).  Description  Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is a step-by-step approach for identifying all possible failures in a design, a  manufacturing or assembly process, or a product or service.  “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.  Failures are prioritized according to how serious their consequences are, how frequently they occur and how easily they  can be detected. The purpose of the FMEA is to take actions to eliminate or reduce failures, starting with the highest- priority ones. 
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