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Using Risk Ranking Logic in FMEAs

As the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) methodology is continuously adopted within an ever growing range of diverse organizations and industries, the related theory, standards and practices have evolved with this growth. One of the more common changes that has recently been observed within many modern FMEA standards is the migration away from the traditional Risk Priority Number (RPN) scoring mechanism used within FMEAs as a way to measure relative risk. As companies hone in on specific risk mitigation strategies, improved methods to identify risk become more important and highlight the shortcomings of the RPN and Severity times Occurrence (SxO) approaches. This article shows how you can use the tools provided in Xfmea to better use the RPN values.


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Synthesis Version 11 Released - Upgrade Today!

With the release of Synthesis 11, ReliaSoft renews its commitment to creating leading-edge software that delivers more value to new and existing customers. The Version 11 upgrades include many new features and enhancements for each Synthesis application. Some key enhancements include the full integration of Design of Experiments (DOE) functionalities in Weibull++ and ALTA, the ability to create P-diagrams in Xfmea, support for the Siemens SN 29500 reliability prediction standard in Lambda Predict, the ability to analyze nCode GlyphWorks time series data as ALTA time-dependent stress profiles and a fresh new look for the Synthesis Enterprise Portal (SEP) with improved performance on mobile devices. To purchase an upgrade, please contact the office that serves your region. To learn more, visit


ARS Europe Program & Free Seminars

Make your plans to attend the International Applied Reliability Symposium (ARS) Europe April 19 – 21, 2017 in Milan, Italy. This year's event will feature 3 tracks on reliability, maintainability and durability/fatigue, which offer a choice of 24 presentations, 4 tutorials and 4 discussion panels. Additionally we offer free sessions on reliability and durability/fatigue before the ARS. Seating is limited, so registration is required. Find more information about the ARS program and the optional free seminars at


Act now to save €100 on ARS registration costs. Get the early registration discount until March 1, 2017. For more information, visit:


ReliaSoft Presented at RAMS 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in RAMS this year and came to visit the HBM Prenscia booth. We enjoyed our discussions, and we look forward to future correspondence! To view the research papers presented by the ReliaSoft/HBM Prenscia team, please visit

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