What’s an FMEA report like?

An FMEA report is a document that summarizes the results of a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) study. The specific format of an FMEA report may vary depending on the specific needs and goals of the study, but typically includes the following elements:

  1. Introduction: The introduction provides an overview of the purpose and scope of the FMEA study, as well as any relevant background information.
  2. Methodology: The methodology section describes the process used to conduct the FMEA study, including the steps taken to identify and evaluate potential failure modes.
  3. Results: The results section presents the findings of the FMEA study, including a list of identified failure modes, their potential impacts, and their likelihood of occurrence. It may also include a Risk Priority Number (RPN) for each failure mode, which is a measure of the potential risk associated with the failure mode.
  4. Recommendations: The recommendations section presents a list of potential corrective actions that can be implemented to prevent or mitigate the identified failure modes.
  5. Conclusion: The conclusion summarizes the key findings and recommendations of the FMEA study.

An FMEA report may also include additional sections or appendices, such as a list of team members, a glossary of terms, or supporting data and documentation.