FMECA (Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis is a systematic method of defining a Failure Mode, along with the frequency of the failure occurring, the severity should the failure occur, and the ability to detect the failure mode. From this process a Risk Priority Number (RPN) is defined to help users know which failure modes are the most critical to monitor.
Using standard RCM practices, our team will facilitate the FMEA workshop for an organization. As the FMEA on a component is completed, the organization can define the type of maintenance strategy each failure mode will be associated with.
If the failure mode has a high level of detectability, the organization may choose to define that failure mode as “Predictive” or “Condition Based”. Failure Modes defined as “Condition Based” will then be researched and have logic developed to warn the organization when the failure mode reaches certain conditions of concern.