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A Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) analysis evaluates a system with respect to its individual function to determine how to avoid functional failures. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) focuses on actual equipment and locations and analyzes how each piece of equipment or location can fail and the effect of each failure. In other words, an RCM Analysis is conducted for the purpose of maintaining the function of a system. An FMEA Analysis is conducted for the purpose of maintaining the system itself.
Specifically, FMEA is a method of identifying the potential failures of equipment and locations, describing the possible effect of each failure, and making recommendations for actions that can be taken to prevent the failures from occurring.
In GE Digital APM, an FMEA Analysis consists of the following components:
Recommendations: For each failure effect, one or more recommended actions can be defined and stored in an RCM/FMEA Recommendation record. A Recommendation record defines what should be done to avoid the risk defined by the Failure Modes and Failure Effects. Recommendations can be determined, in part, using the Decision Tree document that has been set up for use with FMEA Analyses.
Note: In addition, for each FMEA Analysis, you can define an FMEA team, which is a list of people who are involved in the analysis.
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