Risk Management: Master FMEA/FMECA & Criticality from A to Z
What you'll learn
- Perform the FMEA/FMECA analysis on products and design/production processes.
- Understand the meaning of criticality analysis.
- Perform qualitative, semi-quantitative and quantitative criticality analysis.
- Use criticality matrix and Risk Priority Number to prioritise remedial or preventive actions.
- Properly use a FMEA/FMECA worksheet, criticality matrix and report.
- Basic mathematical concepts.
- Know the basic concept of probability.
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With this course, you will be able to perform, at any level of detail and complexity, a complete Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, Criticality Analysis and Matrix, mastering indexes like Risk, Risk Priority Number, Failure Mode Failure Rate, etc.
Risk Management is an extremely fascinating field, since it helps in foresee and manage hazards and probabilities thereof.
Nowadays, this disciplines is widely used in many fields, and sometimes also required by the legislation. The most common use of risk management are:
- risk evaluation in product design, e.g. during medical devices and machinery design
- financial risk evaluation
- safety on workplace risk assessment
- design and processes in automotive and aerospace
- risk evaluation during potentially hazardous processes, like food production, and so on
- risk evaluation in project management
- process control techniques, e.g. six sigma
We may resort to many different techniques for risk evaluation, however, the most widely used and accepted, is FMEA/FMECA, i.e. Failure Modes, Effects and Criticality Analysis.
This methodology follows a bottom-up approach, and starting from the failure of a component (or a phase if we are talking about a process), estimates the final effect and evaluates it consequences. Even if it seems easy to understand at a first sight because of its intuitive concept, actually, performing it thoroughly is not an easy matter, especially if you consider that, the FMEA/FMECA documentation often has a legal value, since you may be asked by the court in case of accidents to show it, in order to prove your design or process was performed with the user safety in mind.
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In this course we will study both FMEA and the Criticality Analysis, starting from the basic qualitative analysis to the more complex quantitative criticality analysis (and its representation with the criticality matrix) using modal failure rates, and effect conditional probability.
There are many version of FMEA/FMECA, and in order to provide the most useful and valuable learning experience to you, we will use as a reference the International Standards IEC 60812, "Analysis techniques for reliability - Procedure for failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)" .
However, this standard cover very effectively only FMEA and the qualitative and semi-quantitative FMECA, not providing much details on quantitative criticality analysis. Therefore, for the latter methodology, I will refer to the methodology borrowed from the US military Standard MIL-STD-1629, which provide a very accurate numerical methodology for the criticality calculation.
Which are also the approaches I use in my professional activity.
In the course, we will also talk about of Process FMEA, PFMEA, with a simplified example on a cooking process, and of Design FMEA, DFMEA. We will provide various example, on electric toys, cooking process and various components. However you will get the most from the course if you work in the design field, in particular product design or electronic design, and you will find many examples in it.
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As we said, FMEA/FMECA are very versatile tools, therefore, once learned its concepts, it will be easy to transfer it to other fields, therefore even if you are not exactly in the product development or electronics field, you will earn valuable information and concepts from this course.
At the end of the course, you will be able to perform, at any level of detail and complexity, a complete Failure Mode and Effect Analysis, and a Criticality Analysis.
Who this course is for:
- Persons involved in Quality Assurance
- Persons involved in product design
- Designers and engineers who need to take into account risks
- Persons involved in risk analysis and risk management
- Project managers
- Innovation and technology executives
- Process engineers
- Safety professionals
- Risk managers
Marco Catanossi lives and works in Italy.
He has a MSc in electronics engineering, is a Certified professional in Engineering, and he is an expert in product legislation, international standards and certifications, helping many companies from different countries to successfully put their product on the market and reach safety and quality goals.
The Author has also experience as assessors on product legislation and international standards on behalf of the Court of Justice and he is member of the European Union engineering panel for innovation projects evaluation.
Since 2008, Marco has built a consulting business helping manufacturers from different fields (from medical devices to machinery and toys) to meet regulatory and technical requirements worldwide, and to certify their organization according to management standards, like ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.
He is a dedicated professional with a high specialization in products legislation (including electrical/electronics) and certifications (both for quality like ISO 9001 and for products like IEC 60601, IEC 60335, etc.), a deep insight in product liability and a strong practical approach to product engineering and design.