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Failure Mode Analysis (FMA)

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Failure mode analysis (FMA) - definitions

Failure mode analysis (FMA) : A procedure to determine the precipitating cause or symptoms that occur just before or after a process failure. The procedure analyses failure mode data from current and previous process designs with a goal to define improvements to prevent recurrence of failure. See also Information process improvement.

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Source: Larry English, External, 25-Jan-2009 13:23

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Failure mode analysis (FMA) - A procedure to determine which malfunction symptoms appear immediately before or after a failure of a critical parameter in a system. After all possible causes are listed for each symptom, the product is designed to eliminate the problems.

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Source: American Society for Quality, 22 September 2010 09:10:50, External

Failure Mode Analysis - FMA - Developed from a fault tree, a FMA chart is usually prepared to assess the probability of and assign priority to potential root causes of failure. FMA helps analyze the ways a component or system has failed.

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Source: The Quality Portal, 07 April 2011 07:57:36, External

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