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FMEA - Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Categories Safety Relevant Development

General Information
2 Days

Many safety standards – also including ISO 26262 – require that a systems analysis is done using a failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA). This seminar will teach you the theoretical foundations of the FMEA, which will then be expanded upon in numerous practical exercises.


Theoretical foundations

  • Introduction to the subject - Foundations of the FMEA
  • Objectives and benefits of the FMEA
  • Time and effort required, planning, teams, preparation
  • Types of FMEA (system/design/process)
  • The five steps of the FMEA (structure analysis, function analysis, error analysis, risk assessment, optimization)
  • Explanation of the VDA form for the system FMEA
  • Explanation of the components of the risk priority number (RPN)
  • Significance of error effects, probability that a cause of error will occur, probability of discovery

Practical exercises and examples

  • Implementation of a system/design/process FMEA
  • Limitation of the process or product under examination
  • Functional observation of the product or process
  • Error analysis, risk assessment
  • Agreeing upon measures for improvement
  • New risk assessment
  • Exercise with methodical procedure with respect to your systems, products and processes
  • Presentation of an FMEA analysis
  • Knowledge management using FMEA
  • Sharing experience and practical tips
Target audience
  • Future FMEA facilitators, project managers, quality managers, development engineers
  • Experience with development projects

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