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FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis)


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Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Training (FMEA)

Learn the tried and true reliability technique, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA). The course is designed to be valuable to individuals with varying levels of FMEA knowledge and application. For those new to FMEA, there is a foundational level-setting to start the course, and then teams of varied skill levels are established to allow individuals to mature their FMEA skills at a comfortable pace. FMEA is used to identify potential performance problems in electrical, mechanical, and utility systems. FMEA is an inductive reasoning approach that (1) considers how the failure modes of each system component could result in system performance problems and (2) ensures that appropriate safeguards against such problems are in place. In FMEA, the impact of equipment failures is explored using this structured analysis technique based on common failure methods. In addition, you will learn failure modes, effects, and criticality analysis (FMECA), an extension of the FMEA technique.


Who Should Attend This Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Training Course?

Anyone interested in learning or maturing their understanding of FMEA.

Anyone interested in learning when and why FMEA and FMECA should be leveraged in your organization.

what will i learn in this course?
  • Learn to conduct an FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis)

  • Learn to conduct an FMECA (Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis)

  • Learn how to assess criticality of loss scenarios

  • Understand how to organize, lead, and document an analysis

  • Build confidence in performing an FMEA of a simple or complex machine

  • Learn when and why to use these techniques versus other reliability techniques

  • Learn when and how to assemble and lead an effective team using the FMEA technique

  • Learn applications of severity and occurrence of likelihood for consistency of FMEA

  • How to manage FMEA-FMECA Projects

  • Real-world application of FMEA techniques

  • 1.9 CEUs, 1.9 COCs, 3.17 CMs, ABIH approval #10-230

Duration: 3 days

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Day 1: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Introductions
  • Reliability Tools Overview
  • When and Why to use FMEA and FMECA
  • Group-led discussion
  • Overview of FMEA-FMECA
  • Workshop
  • Conducting an FMEA-FMECA
Day 2: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Workshop: Conducting an FMEA-FMECA
  • Criticality Assessments
  • Managing FMEA-FMECA Analysis
  • Managing FMEA-FMECA Projects
Day 3: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Discussion
  • Workshop: Performing an FMEA of a Simple Machine
  • Workshop: Performing an FMEA of a Complex Machines
  • Close


Mark Wolfgram – Senior Manager, Reliability Services, ABS Group

Tim Gilmer – Director, Reliability Services, ABS Group

Chris Armitage – Principal Reliability Engineer, ABS Group

Quinton GoForth – Director, Asset Performance Optimization

Walter Betsill – Senior Manager, Asset Performance Optimization

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Our Asset Performance Optimization experts offer a full suite of asset management services including asset management master plan development, asset criticality assessments, PM optimization, FMEA analysis, What If Analysis, planning and scheduling support, reliability engineering staff augmentation, best practice work management business process definition, and CMMS system implementation and integration.

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