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  • Also known as FMEA, this tool is a defined analytical technique that lists the potential causes and sources of failure, allocates weighted point scores based on the expected frequency, chances of the failure to be detected and the degree of the consequences.

    EzineArticles 2010

  • I'm no rocket scientist, but it seems like if this is a serious enough risk to damage the pad or spread debris over the local area - enough so that I'd think Level II would have required a formal Safety & Mission Assurance Risk Analysis/FMEA/Etc. With your issue + the vibration thing being similar to Apollo issues - seems like that stuff would be RocketScience101 & might there be some designer negligence invovled?

    The Budget Road Ahead - NASA Watch 2009

  • In proper FMEA, all identifiable failure modes would be included in the analysis.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Quick Note on Sunstein and the Precautionary Principle 2009

  • Examples include: online system checks; black belts; event trees; simulations; a host of dreaded "TLAs" - three - (or four -) letter abbreviations - such as BFM, CAPA, CQM, CQE, CRM and FMEA; as well as Poka-yokes, KanBans and Jidoka.

    Deane Waldman: Safety First - NOT! 2008

  • Not to worry, the brand new FMEA camps with that barbed wire facing in should do us nicely.

    America: Superpower or Super Stupid? 2008

  • BETTY NGUYEN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I guess that's what it was, just too good to be true because FMEA says it's scrapping the plan.

    CNN Transcript Sep 10, 2005 2005

  • Working knowledge of FMEA's and statistical process controls required.

    News - 2011

  • Coordinates and manages all Quality training for the organization such as KT problem solving training, APQP, FMEA's, PFMEA's, DFM, DFA, six sigma, etc.

    News - 2011

  • Knowledge and familiar with Global 8-D, FMEA, DFMEA processes.

    News - 2011

  • Able to apply design/development tools as required FMEA, 8D Methodology, etc.

    News - 2011


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  • FMEA is Failure Mode Engineering Analysis. Basically an Engineer or Techie would look at a product and speculate on how things can go wrong - ie, the voltage is too high, the user clicks a wrong button, a component fails, the user uses something incorrectly - and makes plans to compensate for single point failures to occur in a system to prevent disasters. If we plan for a circuit to fail, we protect surrounding circuits with circuit breakers and fuses.

    December 31, 2012