Failure Mode, Effect and Criticality Analysis
The Most Effective Design Reliability Analysis Method
Many corporate procedures require companies to carry out Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) during the design of facilities, as well as prior to construction and in some cases even during operation. FMECA studies carried out early in the design phase are used to identify failure modes and reliability issues that may cause performance weaknesses or costly design changes after operation has commenced.
Many companies conduct FMECA studies during early design so that failure modes with high probability or severity can be reduced or eliminated prior to construction and operation.
What is FMECA?
A FMECA study considers each mode of failure of every component of a system and determines the effects on system operation of each failure mode in turn. Failure modes are classified in relation to likelihood of the failure occuring and severity of the effects of the failure. Likelihood in combination with severity will generate a criticaility rating for each failure mode which is based upon a predetermined risk matrix.
Our Approach Bureau Veritas have several consultants with international experience in conducting workshops and managing FMECA processes. Our consultants are trained in the use of Reliasoft software Xfmea, however other software can easily be used to fit clients’ needs. The conducted FMECAs will be compliant with the appropriate industry standards, whilst at the same time customised to the clients’ needs.
Why Choose Bureau Veritas
Recognition Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a world leader specialising in conformity assessment services related to Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE). Certified to ISO 9001 for all of its activities globally, Bureau Veritas is well known for its ability to adapt to changing client environments and situations and for its commitment to providing leading solutions through quality service.
Knowledge & Expertise Through expert local teams and technical knowledge, Bureau Veritas are able to deliver packaged and targeted solutions and information, to support our clients’ unique business requirements.
Network With a network of 1,400 locations, and over 66,000 employees in more than 140 countries in 2014, Bureau Veritas provides solutions to over 370,000 clients throughout the world across a diverse range of industries.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
How long time does an FMECA analysis take?
This depends entirely on the complexity of the analysed system and the level of detail one wish to achieve. FMECAs can extend for one day to several weeks.
Can you advise what type of FMECA is required for a project and our location?
Yes, we can advise on legislative requirements, legislative changes and good practices in most parts of the world. Bureau Veritas takes pride in being able to customise solutions to clients’ individual needs.