Re: [SystemSafety] FMEA draft international standard

From: Matthew Squair < >
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:58:16 +1000

And another thing.

There's already standards released and available for FMEA, see the SAE's J standard, and the venerable MIL-STD-1629. So why do we need another? Before we go gaily skipping down the primrose path of generating another  standard, perhaps someone could state clearly why these are inadequate and clearly define what the hoped for improvement is?

I haven't seen pictures in the news of crowds of angry RAM engineers besieging their local standards organisations, angrily waving FMEA reports in the air and demanding action to include 'C' into the acronym.

Matthew Squair

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On 16 Jul 2014, at 8:45 pm, Rob Alexander <rob.alexander_at_xxxxxx

Hi Drew, all,

On 16/07/2014 11:10, Andrew Rae wrote:

Standards processes seldom have an easy way for people outside the

immediate process to say "You're whole approach to this is wrong".

They're much more suited to complaining about how specific bits are

expressed, on the assumption that the overall framework makes sense.

Is that intentional, do you think? It sounds like a good defence mechanism.


Dr Rob Alexander
Lecturer in High Integrity Systems Engineering
Department of Computer Science
The University of York, Deramore Lane, York, YO10 5GH, UK
Tel: 01904 325474  Fax: 01904 325599

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