Safety Accuracy Is Dead; Long Live Safety Deviation!

Safety deviation is a term used in functional safety. Safety deviation (formerly safety accuracy) is the change in output due to (internal) component failures not analyzed in a Failure Modes, Effects, & Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA). Safety accuracy is an input to...

Comparing FMEDA Predicted Failure Rates to OREDA

Failure rates predicted by Failure Modes Effects and Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA) are compared to failure rates estimated from the Offshore Reliability Data (OREDA) project for sensor and valve assemblies. Because the two methods of data analysis are fundamentally...

FMEDA Development

The letters FMEDA form an acronym for “Failure Modes Effects and Diagnostic Analysis.” The name was given by Dr. William M. Goble in 1994 to describe a systematic analysis technique that had been in development since 1988 by engineers now at exida to obtain realistic,...