Learning Objectives

  • The objective of this course is to interactively teach participants how to conduct and facilitate their own machinery FMECA’s. 
  • The participants will explore the key elements Failure Modes Effects & Criticality Analysis and practice conducting their own analysis using the core facilitation skills. 
  • Many of the exercises will be performed in groups of 4-5 minimum on a white board or paper. Each group will find a volunteer facilitator that will be responsible for leading the discussion.  Facilitator skills and ground rules will be established.

Key Learnings

  • This interactive, practical course will provide guidance on performing a machinery FMECA from start to finish including failure mode identification, effects assignment and pre/post risk mitigation criticality judgement.
  • The course will guide the attendee through the process using a simple step by step format with examples and group exercises at each stage to lock in the knowledge gained ensuring it can be replicated back in the working environment.

Why you should attend

  • Learn a tried and tested technique for failure mode identification and mitigating action justification
  • You are looking to get your team started and reliability programs ramped up using a key reliability improvement tool
  • Use this simple approach across machinery but also apply it for design validation
  • Experiencing recurring problems and/or lack of confidence in current solutions
  • Continually under-performing due to current design not meeting business goals

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  • 2-day face-to-face classroom, or
  • 16-hours remote web conferencing (typically over 4-days)

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Graduate Engineers, Project Engineers, Asset Managers, Maintenance Engineers, Design Engineers, Reliability Engineers/Technicians, Operators, Safety Engineers, Risk Engineers, Defect Elimination Managers


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Day 1

  • Introduction to FMEA/FMECA
  • Setting Up For FMECA
  • The FMECA Process
  • Create the Block diagram
  • Constructing the hierarchy
  • Functions
  • Functional Failures
  • Failure Mode and Causes
  • Group exercise

Day 2

  • Failure Severities / Effects
  • Criticality Ranking
  • Mitigating tasks
  • Post Mitigation Criticality
  • Report
  • Group exercise
  • Summary – Process, Potential Barriers, Success Factors

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  • English
  • Spanish

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Provides a solid foundation for reliability growth across all levels


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Prerequisites: None 

Next Steps: Method specific courses; Maintenance Strategy Development RCM201, Improving Plant Availability using Reliability Block Diagrams RBD101

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