PFMEA (Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis)

Introduction to PFMEA

A process failure modes and effects analysis (PFMEA) is a procedure for analysis of potential failure modes within a system for classification by severity or determination of the effect of failures on the system. It is widely used in manufacturing industries in various phases of the product life cycle and is now increasingly finding use in the service industry. Failure modes are any errors or defects in a process, design, or item, especially those that affect the customer, and can be potential or actual. Effects analysis refers to studying the consequences of those failures. (Source: Wikipedia)

16 hours

Upon completion of this course, the participant will learn:

  • What the variables are to a process output?
  • What the causes of variation are?
  • What a FMEA is?
  • Develop a process PFMEA
  • Root causes and potential failure effects
  • Prevention and detection controls
  • Risk Priority Number (RPN)
  • Develop Control Plans

Course Content

Process FMEA Scope

  1. How to clarify the scope for a PFMEA
  2. Details on how to use the FMEA Scope Worksheet

10 Steps to Conduct a PFMEA

  1. Step-by-step directions on conducting a PFMEA
  2. Guidance on the use of the FMEA Analysis Worksheet
  3. Techniques for customizing the severity
  4. Occurrence and detection ranking scales for a PFMEA

PFMEAs & Control Plans:  Using the FMEA Analysis to develop a proactive control plan

PFMEA Examples

Hands on Workshop

Course Cost

$4,800 plus $50/person for textbook (If required-trainer travel, lodging and meals not included.)

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