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. The software 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).
The software also facilitates both quantitative and qualitative Criticality Analysis.
Now in Version 10, we also provide the Quantitative Consequence Priority Number (QCPN). If you use actual dollar amounts for the effect severity, the QCPN will reflect the total expected cost for each issue.
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. The software 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, FMEA or DVP&R 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 10, we’ve added a new management tool that makes it easier for authorized users to manage the logs and approvals for all relevant analyses.
Support for Related Analyses
The software also provides configurable utilities for:
- New Test Plans feature (generated automatically from relevant actions in the FMEA)
- Design Verification Plans and Reports (DVP&Rs)
- Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)
- Process Control Plans (PCPs)
- Design Reviews Based on Failure Mode (DRBFMs)