Answering Your Questions: How Long Should a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Take?
Billy Hurley, Digital Editorial Manager
A Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, or FMEA, is a step-by-step method designed to identify and fully understand a given product’s potential failure modes — and the causes and effects of those failures.
Through a standard framework, FMEA facilitators assess the risk associated with the discovered failure modes. A product developer can then prioritize and carry out correction actions to address the most serious concerns.
That whole process could take a while, though, right?
In a live webinar this month titled The Quality of FMEAs, a Tech Briefs reader had the following question for Carl Carlson, Owner of Carlson Reliability Consulting:
“How much time should an FMEA take, excluding the mitigation efforts? Is it best to tackle it all at once, or over many weeks?”