Day 3: FMEA training course

One Day Masterclass: FMEA, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

Lecturer: Antti Lyytikäinen, AL Safety Design Ltd

  • FMEA and Reliability
  • Performing an FMEA
  • Different FMEA types
  • Organizing FMEA


  • understand in which cases Failure Mode and Effect Analysis is a useful tool to manage risks and which type of FMEA should be used
  • learn how to perform an FMEA session with practical exercises
  • learn how to organize and manage FMEA sessions and follow-up

PROGRAM Masterclass: FMEA, Day 3

8:30 Registration and Coffee

9:00 Introduction to Failure Mode and Effect Analysis and Reliability

  • Reliability terms and concepts: failure definitions
  • Selecting methods, ensuring sufficient risk detection

Coffee break

10:15 Performing FMEA

  • Generic FMEA, steps to perform FMEA
  • Risk classification, Risk Priority Number (RPN)
  • Exercises: Understanding failures12:30 Lunch

13:00 Exercises / team work: Failure severity ranking using Risk Priority Number (RPN)

  • Different FMEA types:
  • Functional FMEA; Component FMEA
  • D-FMEA, P-FMEA, SW-FMEA14:15 Coffee break

14:30 Exercises / team work: System Analysis:

  • Functional FMEA
  • Component FMEA

FMEA Organization:

  • Analysis team, design support, typical mistakes
  • Tools


  • FMEA possibilities in system improvement
  • Application examples

16:30 Conclusions, discussion

17:00 Closure