Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA)

A Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) is a “bottom up” assessment of the design of a system (hardware, software and/or process) to determine the consequences of a failure on the overall performance or effectiveness of the system. An FMECA can be appropriately tailored and performed at any level, or on any function, of a product/system.