FMEA / FMECA Proving Trials

A Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is required by class for any Dynamically Positioned (DP) vessel for Class 2 or Class 3. Our high quality Dynamic Positioning (DP) services include Failure Mode and Effects Analyses (FMEA) and Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analyses (FMECA).

The DP vessel’s DP FMEA is the most important technical document in the list of required documents. The requirement for a DP FMEA has its origins in IMO MSC/Circ 645 (1994) “Guidelines for Vessels with Dynamic Positioning Systems”. These benchmarking guidelines provide the foundation for all subsequent DP rules, regulations and guidance issued by Class and other industry bodies, such as IMCA.” Source: DNV

DP FMEA/FMECA Trials provided by Maritime Expertise(ME) determine the safety, reliability and redundancy of onboard systems for DP positioning and DP related marine systems.

The objective of the FMEA is to identify the single point failures in any system in the vessel which, if they were to occur, would cause loss of the position-keeping capability of the vessel,” explains IMCA’s Technical Director, Jane Bugler. “The causes and consequences of any such failures should be noted and obvious corrective actions, which can be taken to avoid such failures, should be described in the final FMEA report.” Source: IMCA.