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Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) provides valuable troubleshooting information when applied to problem-solving.

The FTA diagram often utilizes failure probabilities at each level, from components and software to the undesirable Top-level event.

It’s not uncommon for organizations to use FTA when a picture of the failure would be more beneficial than a written inductive analysis.

Fault tree analyses are generally used in the fields of safety and reliability engineering because they are the best ways to discover flaws in many different situations. Some uses of the fault tree analysis process include:

  • Understanding the series of events that lead to a flaw in the system or machine
  • Demonstrating compliance with safety rules and regulations, such as ADA.
  • Minimizing and optimizing the resources that are being spent by the company
  • Assisting in reviewing, overhauling or redesigning systems

One of the best parts about the FTA process is that it is a pre-built system that companies can simply slot into place.

Fault tree analysis is a powerful tool in the maintenance management field and beyond. It provides a scalable, repeatable process of discovery that is fairly easy to learn and implement. When used with other analytical methods, such as FMEA and event tree analysis, its effectiveness can quickly increase.

For the companies that invest in it, they can discover the true root of the challenges they are facing.

Want to learn more? Tonex offers Fault Tree Analysis Training, a 2-day course that teaches participants how fault tree analysis (FTA) is used in system engineering and analysis practices such as reliability, maintainability and safety. 

For more information, questions, comments, contact us.

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