An Introduction to Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis

DFMEAs were developed by NASA during the Apollo program to ensure that risks within all Engineering aspects were assessed and mitigated

Course Overview

This course will develop and build the DFMEA competency and confidence of Engineers with little or no prior experience.

The target is to ensure that all attendees can hold and or successful partake in DFMEAs within their Company.

What is Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis?

Identification and Evaluation

Design failure mode and effect analysis (DFMEA) is a systematic group of activities used to recognize and evaluate potential systems, products or process failures. DFMEA identifies the effects and outcomes of these failures or actions.

Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) is the process of reviewing as many components, assemblies, and subsystems as possible to identify potential failure modes in a system and their causes and effects.

Course Structure

The course will take place over four 1-hour Webinar sessions, in addition Tunley Engineering will support the attendees post training where needed and or appropriate via email or conference call. An overview of the sessions is as follows:

Session 1

Introduction to the course

Review of Engineered solutions that failed and how correctly employed a DFMEA could have reduced the Engineering Risk

Identification
Design Functions
Failure Modes

Explanation and review
Severity
Occurrence
Detection rating

Calculation of Risk Priority Numbers (RPNs)

RPN Review

Recommended actions

Recalculation of RPNs

Summary and Q&A

Session 2

Pugh Matrices
Review of their form
Review of their suitability
Pugh Matrix Worked examples

Summary and Q&A

Session 3

DFMEA worked example 1

Summary and Q&A

Section 4

DFMEA worked example 2

Summary and Q&A

Tailored programs to your Company’s needs, with company specific examples, are available upon request.

NB: Tunley Engineering will issue course notes to all Attendees prior to the training, questions during the Webinar training can be submitted through the live chat and or via email.

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