Risk Priority Number using FMEA by the Plastic Moulding Machine

사출성형기의 고장모드 영향분석(FMEA)을 활용한 위험 우선순위

  • Shin, Woonchul (Department of Safety Research, Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute, KOSHA) ;
  • Chae, Jongmin (Department of Envirment & Safety, Samsung Display)
  • 신운철 (한국산업안전보건공단 산업안전보건연구원) ;
  • 채종민 (삼성디스플레이 환경안전팀)
  • Received : 2015.01.29
  • Accepted : 2015.09.08
  • Published : 2015.10.31


Plastic injection moulding machine is widely used for many industrial field. It is classified into mandatory safety certification machinery in Industrial Safety and Health Act because of its high hazard. In order to prevent industrial accidents by plastic injection moulding machine, it is necessary for designer to identify hazardous factors and assess the failure modes to mitigate them. This study tabulates the failure modes of main parts of plastic injection moulding machine and how their failure has affect on the machine being considered. Failure Mode & Effect Analysis(FMEA) method has been used to assess the hazard on plastic injection moulding machine. Risk and risk priority number(RPN) has been calculated in order to estimate the hazard of failures using severity, probability and detection. Accidents caused by plastic injection moulding machine is compared with the RPN which was estimated by main regions such as injection unit, clamping unit, hydraulic and system units to find out the most dangerous region. As the results, the order of RPN is injection unit, clamping unit, hydraulic unit and system units. Barrel is the most dangerous part in the plastic injection moulding machine.


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