Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA)
FMEA Team: Prepared by:
SEV = How severe is effect on the customer?
OCC = How frequent is the cause likely to occur?
DET = How probable is detection of cause?
RPN = Risk priority number in order to rank concerns; calculated as SEV x OCC x DET
S O D R N S N O N D N R
Actions Responsibility (target
Process step Potential failure mode Potential failure effects E Potential causes C Current process controls E P Actions taken e E e C e E e P
V C T N w V w C w T w N
What are the actions
for reducing the
occurrence of the Who is responsible for What were the actions
What are the existing controls that
What is the impact on the What causes the step to go cause or for improving the recommended implemented? Include
What is the In what ways can the step either prevent the failure mode
customer if the failure mode is 10 wrong? (i.e., How could the 10 10 1000 its detection? You action? What date completion month/year 10 10 10 1000
step? go wrong? from occurring or detect it should it
not prevented or corrected? failure mode occur?) should provide actions should it be completed (then recalculate resulting
on all high RPNs and by? RPN).
on severity ratings of 9
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