Dr. William Goble, CFSE, exida Principal Partner authored the cover story featured in the March/April 2012 issue of InTech Magazine, titled “The FMEA Method.”
A powerful reliability tool for data analysis that lasts for decades.
A Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a system reliability and safety review technique created in the 1960s as part of the U.S. Minuteman rocket program to find and mitigate unanticipated design problems. A rather simple technique, the failure modes of each component in a given system are listed in a table, and the effect of that failure is postulated and documented. The method is systematic, effective, and detailed, although sometimes called time-consuming and repetitive.