Title: Reprioritization of failures in a silane supply system using an intuitionistic fuzzy set ranking technique
Authors: Chang, Kuei-Hu
Cheng, Ching-Hsue
Chang, Yung-Chia
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Keywords: Failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis;Risk priority number;Intuitionistic fuzzy sets
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2010
Abstract: Most of the current failure mode, effects, and criticality analysis (FMECA) methods use the risk priority number (RPN) value to evaluate the risk of failure. However, the traditional RPN methodology has been criticized to have several shortcomings. These shortcomings are addressed in this paper. Therefore, an efficient and simplified algorithm to evaluate the risk of failure is needed. This paper proposes a new approach, which utilizes the intuitionistic fuzzy set ranking technique for reprioritization of failures in a system FMECA. The proposed approach has two major advantages: (1) it resolves some of the shortcomings of the traditional RPN method, and (2) it provides an evaluation of the redundancy place, which can assist the designer in making correct decisions to make a safer and more reliable product design. In numerical verification, an FMECA of a silane supply system is presented as a numerical example. After comparing results from the proposed method and two other approaches, this research found that the proposed approach can reduce more duplicate RPN numbers and get a more accurate, reasonable risk ranking.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00500-009-0403-7
ISSN: 1432-7643
DOI: 10.1007/s00500-009-0403-7
Volume: 14
Issue: 3
Begin Page: 285
End Page: 298
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