Design/Process FMEA Software Tool

 
Formerly a separate package, Process and Design FMEA is now fully integrated in RAM Commander. This software tool performs Process/Design Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis. The uniqueness of the RAM Commander's approach to Process/Design FMEA is reflected in the graphical presentation of the process flow or product design diagram:

Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Software
Main window of the RAM Commander Process & Design FMEA
 
Here are the basic tasks supported by the Process & Design FMEA module: 
• Decompose the system or process into components or sub-processes.
  
• For each functional block, define name & function, enter failure mode causes and effects manually or from the libraries. 
 
• Process & Design FMEA module provides full graphical and textual visibility of the Potential Failure Mode => Cause => Effects chain
 
What is A Potential Failure Mode?
The manner in which a component, subsystem, or system could potentially fail to meet the design intent. The potential failure mode could also be the cause of a potential failure mode in a higher level subsystem or system, or be the effect of a potential failure.

Potential FMEA failure cause information
Edit cause dialog contains corrective actions and RPN (risk priority number)

RAM Commander FMEA module contains also Decision Making support for possible recommended corrective actions brainstorming, recording and selection. Proposed corrective actions are recorded, prioritized using different criteria and selected:
FMEA Recommended Corrective Actions selection

Process/Design FMEA Features
• Compliant with AIAG and QS-9000 PFMEA
• Supports the concurrent updating of FMEA documents
• Compliant with safety and hazard analysis standards
• Assures isolation and elimination of all critical failure modes & causes
• Facilitates processing of experts' occurrence and detection assessments
• Decision Making support for Corrective Actions
• Embedded drawing tool for process flowchart/part mapping
• Multiple analysis levels (Sub-FMEAs)
• Corrective actions evaluation by Feasibility, Cost, Duration, Risk etc.
• Data transfer from FMECA
• Automatically build FTA from FMEA
• Team work - Severity, Occurrence and Detection ranking by multiple team members, manually or using wireless voting devices.

See also:
FMEA/FMECA approaches overview
RAM Commander homepage
ALD Reliability and Safety Software Overview
Reliability&Safety Software Download 
ALD Reliability, Safety and Quality Services 

Download the latest version of RAM Commander V8.6 (March 2017)