ASQ VANCOUVER MONTHLY QUALITY AND EXCELLENCE PROGRAM
Fault tree analysis as a means to promote safety
April 25th, 2022, 6:00 pm to 7:30pm PST
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Designing safe products and systems is critical to reduce accident risk and minimize product liability. There are various reliability and quality analysis methodologies used to ensure safety including risk analysis techniques such as fault tree analysis (FTA) and others. We review introductory information about FTA, including what it is, its history, its uses, and advantages.
A review of qualitative and quantitative FTA results, including minimal cut sets (MCS), quantitative metrics such as unavailability, and importance measures, is included. The presentation concludes with guidance on how FTA results can be used to design inherently safer products and systems.
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About the Speaker
Jennifer Akers is an Education Development Specialist with Relyence Corporation. She is responsible for training services and technical support offered by Relyence. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College. She has over 20 years of experience in the reliability and quality fields.
Her work has spanned software development, quality assurance, technical support, and education and training for reliability and quality software tools. She has co-authored several papers and tutorials on topics such as closed loop corrective action, fault tree analysis, and warranty analysis.
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