Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECAs)

Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECAs) evaluates how equipment, and equipment components, can fail, or be improperly operated, and the effects these failures can have on equipment performance. The tool can be used early in design to verify functional performance, or during manufacturing and operations to validate compliance. In an FMECA, each individual failure is considered to be an independent occurrence with no relation to other failures in the system, except for the subsequent effects the original failure may produce. The FMEA will therefore identify single failure modes that either directly result in, or contribute significantly to, an incident. The recommendations arising from FMECA must always be reviewed and accepted by the team, and approved by [Berkeley & Imperial LP].