Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

A procedure by which each potential failure mode of a system is analyzed to determine the effects on the system and classify each potential failure mode according to its severity.

This is a systematic method of risk assessment for identifying and preventing product & process problems before they occur. Identify ways the product or process can fail and eliminate or reduce the risk of failure in order to protect the customer.

Always done as a team exercise.


See also: Common Mode Failure Analysis, Failure, Failure Mode.

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Subjects: Systems Engineering