Integrated Support for FMEAs and Related Analyses
RCM++ provides a complete set of features for FMEA and related analyses, which can be used independently or integrated with any RCM analysis. For example, you may wish to use RCM for some equipment and FMEA for other equipment, depending on the assessed criticality. Alternatively, you may wish to incorporate the Risk Priority Number (RPN) method as an additional risk assessment tool in some of your RCM analyses.
Risk Priority Numbers or Criticality Analysis
Risk Priority Numbers (RPNs) are calculated automatically based on your selections from fully configurable rating scales. RCM++ also supports related metrics, including SxO (Severity x Occurrence), SOD (Severity, Occurrence, Detection) and SD (Severity, Detection).
The Priority Highlights feature allows you to highlight issues in the interface and report/query output based on specified criteria (e.g., high priority = red, medium priority = yellow or low priority = green).
RCM++ continues to provide support for both quantitative and qualitative Criticality Analysis patterned after MIL-STD-1629A.
Tracking the Completion of Recommended Actions
One of the most costly mistakes among FMEA practitioners is the failure to properly follow up and track the completion of recommended actions. RCM++ provides multiple features to make sure that your organization implements necessary improvements to reduce the risk in the product/process design. This includes targeted reports, charts and the ability to send automated notifications via e-mail.
Change Log and Electronic Approval Tracking
When an authorized user activates the change log for a particular RCM or FMEA analysis, the software will record a history of the specific changes made in each tracked revision. In addition to the date/time and details of the change, the software can be configured to prompt users to record an explanation for each modification. If desired, this utility also can store an electronic record of the users who have reviewed and approved each tracked version of the analysis. Now in Version 8, the change log feature is also available for DVP&R analyses (Design Verification Plans & Reports).
Design for Reliability (DFR) Planner
Version 8 provides a new tool that helps you to track and manage the stages in the DFR plan for a particular system, assembly or component. The new configurable planning tool allows you to define the major and subsidiary "gates" within the process, and it also allows you to assign actions and track them in the same way that you can for "recommended actions" identified during the FMEA.
Support for Related Analyses
RCM++ also provides configurable utilities for:
- Design Verification Plans and Reports (DVP&Rs)
- Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)
- Process Control Plans (PCPs)
- Design Reviews Based on Failure Mode (DRBFMs)