Definitions for "Failure Modes and Effects Analysis"
(IEC) A method of reliability analysis intended to identify failures, at the basic component level, which have significant consequences affecting the system performance in the application considered.
A tool to systematically analyze all contributing component failure modes and identify the resulting effects on the system.
( FMEA) - Method for systematically considering each component of a system by identifying, analyzing, and documenting the possible failure modes within a system and the effects of each failure on the system.