Reverse FMEA (Reverse Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) is a method used to identify possible causes and consequences for the successful operation of a product or process . In contrast to classic FMEA , which is used to predict possible errors in a process, reverse FMEA focuses on identifying potential errors that could occur if a given product or process behaved in the opposite way or was used in the opposite order.
Reverse FMEA is usually used when it is necessary to determine how a given product or process can be used under non-standard conditions. This method is also often used in product repairs, as it allows you to predict what problems might occur during various repairs.
Reverse FMEA examines what effects could be caused by individual changes in the process or product, so that it was ensured that no undesirable consequences would occur. In this way , the safety of products or processes can be improved and their proper functioning can be ensured even in non-standard conditions.