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Updated on 9/16/2019
Relyence User Guide
Relyence FMEA Monitoring and System Response (FMEA-MSR)
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Relyence FMEA Monitoring and System Response (FMEA-MSR)

The most recently introduced FMEA Standard is the AIAG & VDA Failure Mode and Effects Analysis - FMEA Handbook. This handbook is similar to the SAE J1729 and AIAG standards. It introduces a new FMEA template, the FMEA-MSR (Monitoring and System Response) Worksheet, as well as the FMEA AP, or Action Priority rating method. The AP provides a priority level  based on Severity, Occurrence, and Detection values. While the RPN (Risk Priority Number) is a risk assessment value based on Severity x Occurrence x Detection, AP was developed in order to give more emphasis to Severity first, then Occurrence, and then Detection.

Adding a FMEA-MSR Worksheet to an Analysis

To add a FMEA-MSR Worksheet to your Analysis, make sure your Analysis is open and FMEA is active by clicking FMEA in the Sidebar menu if needed.

Click Properties in the Sidebar menu.

The FMEA Properties dialog appears. Select FMEA-MSR. If you want to perform a piece-part FMEA-MSR, select Piece-Part. For more information about performing Piece-Part FMEAs, see the Relyence Piece-Part FMEA topic. Click Save to save your changes.

Click FMEA-MSR that now appears in the Sidebar menu under the FMEA heading. The FMEA-MSR Worksheet appears for you to begin your new analysis.

The FMEA-MSR Worksheet displays the default Relyence view with the following fields: Function, Failure Mode, Severity, Effect, Effect Severity, Cause, Rationale for Frequency, Current Diagnostic Monitoring, Current System Response, Monitoring, and AP (Action Priority). An additional Recommended Action View is also available which adds on data fields related to recommended actions: Recommended Action, System Response, Most Severe Effect After System Response, Revised Severity, Responsibility, Target Completion Date, Action Take, Completion Date, Revised Frequency, Revised Monitoring, and Revised AP. As with all FMEA Worksheets, the layouts can be customized to meet your needs. The supplied Worksheets can be used as-is, or can be customized as needed, or you can create you own completely custom FMEA Worksheets. See Customizing the FMEA Worksheets for details on creating and customizing your FMEA Worksheets.

Action Priority (AP)  is a risk rating methodology defined in the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook. For more information about AP, see the FMEA AP (Action Priority) topic.