Full Featured Support for All Types of FMEA
Extensive Configuration Options
Xfmea provides predefined profiles for all major reporting standards (such as AIAG, SAE J1739 and MIL-STD-1629A), which makes it easy to configure the analysis workspace to fit any of the supported standards. In addition, the software offers flexible capabilities to customize any of the sample profiles or create your own profiles to meet the specific needs of your organization. Some of the configuration options include the ability to:
- Define the data fields you want to capture and display.
- Set the classifications, categories and other drop-down lists throughout the software.
- Determine the rating scales and other criteria that will be used for risk assessment.
- Define the logic that will be used for risk discovery analysis.
Three Complementary Views of the Analysis
Xfmea offers three complementary views of the information contained in your FMEAs. It is easy to switch back and forth between the views so you can choose the display that is best suited for a specific task.
- The FMEA Hierarchy, which displays the analysis records in a hierarchical tree, tends to be good for viewing a lot of information in a small amount of space. It can be especially useful when copying and pasting data or when scanning the analysis to find a particular section of the FMEA.
- The FMEA Worksheet, which follows the traditional tabular format that most FMEA practitioners are familiar with, allows you to type directly into the worksheet cells and tab through the analysis as you would in a spreadsheet application, such as Microsoft Excel.
- The Filtered View presents a sortable list of all records of a particular type. For example, you may wish to see all cause records sorted by RPN or all overdue actions. This view allows you to generate these lists on-the-fly as you work on the analysis.
Choice of Risk Assessment Methods
Xfmea makes it easy to configure the analysis project to fit any of the risk assessment methodologies that are commonly employed in conjunction with FMEA.
Risk Priority Numbers (RPNs) are calculated automatically based on your selections from fully configurable rating scales. Xfmea also supports related metrics, including SxO (Severity x Occurrence), SOD (Severity, Occurrence, Detection) and SD (Severity, Detection).
In addition, the Priority Highlights feature allows you to highlight issues based on specified criteria. This includes a customizable "Risk Ranking Logic" option that allows you to define both the priority levels and the logic used to assign particular issues to each level. For example, you might wish to mark an issue as "Requires Action" if the RPN is => 200 OR the Severity rating is => 9.
Xfmea continues to provide support for both quantitative and qualitative Criticality Analysis patterned after MIL-STD-1629A. Instead of relying only on the assumption of an exponential distribution (constant failure rate), Xfmea allows you to consider time-dependent distributions for describing the reliability/probability of failure.
Now in Version 10, we also introduce the Quantitative Consequence Priority Numbers (QCPNs). If you use actual dollar amounts for the effect severity, the QCPN will reflect the total expected cost for each issue.