Reduce Cost & Time to Market by Improving FMEDA predictions with new Component Reliability Database
Recording Date: August 2021
Failure Modes, Effects, and Diagnostics Analysis (FMEDA) is a staple in functional safety engineering for design & development of automatic protection systems to the IEC 61508 family of standards (IEC 62061, ISO 26262, IEC 61511). FMEDA is the most common technique for quantitative evaluation of safety and reliability performance metrics and for evaluating whether a product will fail in a predictable manner (fail-safe). Experienced engineers know that FMEDA results, however, are only as good as the failure rate data used to create them and the associated component reliability database (CRD). A new CRD from exida overcomes limitations of current industry reliability handbooks to deliver more accurate results that helps product designers reduce cost and time to market. Integration into the exida FMEDAx tool minimizes the chance of human error and reduces engineering time.
About the Presenter:
Todd Stauffer, PE, is responsible for exida’s alarm management products and services (training, consulting, SILAlarm™ rationalization software). He has been an editor and voting member of the ISA-18.2 standards committee on alarm management since 2005. He was an active participant in the development / publication of the ISA-18.2 standard itself and as an editor / reviewer for ISA’s series of technical reports on alarm management (including ISA-18.2 TR1 “Alarm Philosophy” and TR3 “Basic Alarm Design” for which he served as co-chair). He is currently the co-chair of the joint working group developing ISA-84.91.03 “Functional Safety of Safety Controls, Alarms, and Interlocks for the Process Sector”. Todd is an instructor for ISA’s official training class on alarm management and is exida’s representative on the EEMUA 191 committee.
He has executed numerous alarm philosophy workshops, gap assessments, and alarm management training classes for different control system platforms. Todd developed exida’s alarm philosophy best practices template. He is also the product manager for the SILAlarm rationalization software tool. Todd is an industry thought leader in alarm management. He has published numerous articles and presented many papers at supplier user group and industry conferences. His presentations have garnered three “Best in Conference” nominations and his article “Don’t be Alarmed: Avoid Unplanned downtime from alarm overload“ was selected as Intech magazine’s best article of the year in 2007.