Author Archives: Adatoo

Amir Datoo is an experienced Reliability Engineer currently based in the USA. He has worked extensively with major international companies to integrate their data and CMMS systems

A FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis)  is a large effort. Here are three (3) simple steps to help improve your FMEA. We add some hints that makes this process easier.

With any FMEA, the language we choose and record can make or break the analysis. Within the same language. we all interpret words differently. Without the proper use of words, some failure modes can be misleading when read by others. All is not lost.There are a few simple rules of thumb to follow. This will allow for better FMEA results.

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The Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) process has been documented widely since its birth in the aviation industry. There are numerous case studies that have identified the great benefits of RCM; improving equipment performance and reliability while lowering maintenance costs and minimising production downtime.

Significant challenges needed to be overcome, to achieve an effective RCM process, are as follows;

  • Personnel are reluctant to take part due the significant time impact of the process.
  • A complex RCM may take weeks to complete;
    • the FMECA (Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis),
    • define mitigating actions,
    • develop the preventative maintenance plans and,
    • schedule the maintenance in the CMMS.

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