Potential Failure Mode Effects Analysis




Course Background:

Product design is generally carried out on the basis that the product will function as intended and there is little effort spent on assessing the way that a product can fail and the effects of any failure that takes place. Potential Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a very rigorous technique for assessing a design and the possible modes of failure. The technique is widely used in the automotive industry to improve product quality at the design stage in order to build quality into the product rather than inspect it in afterwards. The technique assesses possible methods of failure, the likelihood of the failure occurring, the severity of the result should failure occur in service and the likelihood of detecting the failure once it has occurred.

The end result of an FMEA is a Risk Priority Number for either a product or a process and this can then be used to improve the design to give greater reliability and safety.

The course is designed to provide the background to completing an FMEA and give experience in the completion of an FMEA for various products.

Suitable for:

Product Designers in any company associated with the glazing industry.

Course Content:

The course covers the reasons and methods for the preparation of a basic FMEA and how this can be used to improve product quality. Topics covered include:


1 day - Comprehensive Lecture Notes provided.

Number of Participants:

Limited to 12 in total.


To be arranged, this course is run by Tangram for groups of companies, it is unlikely that an individual company would have sufficient need for a specific course. Please enquire for details.