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Fault Tree Analysis

What It Is Used For

  • To identify the causes of process problems.

When to Use It

  • To analyze the root cause of process problems.
  • In the design phase of a process, it can be used to ensure the proper controls are in place in the process for quality and safety.

Important Notes

  • Be certain to get down into the details of the process in creating a fault-tree.
  • The Five-Whys can be useful in working down each leg of the tree.

Fault Tree Analysis