The Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis is a reliability evaluation/design technique which examines the potential failure modes within a system and its equipment, in order to determine the effects on equipment and system performance.

Failure Mode Effects & Criticality Analysis

Course Objective

Understand and perform the principals of FMECA.

Understand criticality analysis techniques and their use in prioritizing equipment and reliability improvement work.

Play an active role in equipment criticality analysis.

Select proper criteria to apply FMECA

Identify all the potential significant and crucial failure modes on early stages.

Who Should Attend

Manufacturing Managers

Product Engineers and Managers

Quality Engineers and Managers

Maintenance Manager

New Product Development Managers

Technical Staff

Quality Professionals

Suppliers Quality Assurance

Benefits of Attending

FMECA is a wonderful tool which helps in examining the potential failure modes within a system and its equipment.

Thus it facilitates identification of potential design reliability problem areas which must be eliminated or their effect minimized, by design modification or tradeoffs.

Information and knowledge gained by performing the FMECA can also be used as a basis for troubleshooting activities, maintenance manual development, and design of effective built-in test techniques.

The FMECA provides valuable information for maintainability, safety, and logistics analysis.

It also provides an open issue format for recommending and tracking risk-reducing action.

Also increases the probability that potential failure modes and their effects have been considered in the design/development process and it establishes a priority system for design improvement.

Workshop Agenda

Introduction to FMECA

Elements and components of FMECA

Reliability tools and techniques

Methods for fault avoidance

Methods for architectural analysis and assessment

Top-down or Bottom-up?

Bottom-up method

Event tree analysis (ETA)


Hazard and operability study (HAZOP)

Top-down method

Fault tree analysis (FTA)

Reliability block diagram (RBD) – Markova analysis

Scope definition and worksheet functions

Functional analysis

CMMS systems

Failure Mode Effects & Criticality Analysis Techniques

Hardware approach

Analyzing the failure modes of each individual hardware

When items can be analyzed separately

It’s a bottom-up method

Functional approach

Identify and analyze each item based on their functionality

When items cannot be analyzed separately

It’s used when the process is designed and functional block diagrams are developed.

What is a functional block diagram?

Failure Modes

Failure definition

Failure modes classification

Potential failure modes

Potential causes of failure

Failure description

Techniques of failure detection

Criticality Analysis

How does it work?

How to choose the most proper and suitable criteria

Categories of severity

Occurrence classification

Detection rating

Calculating criticality

Risk Priority Number (RPN)

Training Deliverables

Feedback From Past Participants

“The training session helped us to take corrective actions and re-evaluate risks”

“ The workshop on FMECA gives us a right way of detecting failures and their criticality ”

“It is important for all manufacturing companies to start using this tool for better quality and customer satisfaction”

Know Your Trainer


B tech from NIT Rourkela, PGDM  from IIM Calcutta with 14+ yrs of intensive experience in various sector. He is a certified coach for Manufacturing Management and System Development

He has helped companies turn-around by implementing Manufacturing Excellence through Lean, Statistical Quality Control, Six Sigma, Strategy Management

He is a passionate reader and have inclination to solve complex business problems within very short span of time.

@Tetrahedron Manufacturing Services Pvt Ltd

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