Conference Paper

A unified approach to failure mode, effects and criticality analysis (FMECA)

US DOE, Washington, DC
DOI: 10.1109/ARMS.1991.154445 Conference: Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, 1991. Proceedings., Annual
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A unified approach in performing a failure mode, effects and
criticality analysis (FMECA) is described. This procedure provides a
technique for performing a thorough analysis that can identify
engineering problem areas and failure modes at specific plant levels,
and contribute to the validity of design review process. It provides
formats for documenting plant/equipment operating characteristics so
that failure modes can readily be identified with a functional
characteristic. In addition, it gives an analytical technique that can
identify necessary corrective action with which top management can make
critical decisions

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