NAVY - NAVSEA 5100.021B
(Ser 05S/2019-018) FAILURE REVIEW BOARD POLICY
|Publication Date:||4 August 2020|
Scope and Applicability
a. Failure investigations conducted under this instruction are required when directed by the NAVSEA Chief Engineer (CHENG) (SEA 05). The NAVSEA Deputy CHENG (SEA 058) may act for the NAVSEA CHENG for any FRB action described in this instruction.
b. This instruction is applicable to all NAVSEA programs and activities, other than those exempted as stated in 3.c below. It sets policy for forming FRBs to determine if the shipboard equipment, warfare systems, procedures, or system design and design requirements contributed to a failure and ensures corrective and preventative actions are taken.
c. This instruction applies to all programs and Program Executive Offices but does not apply to the exclusions listed in reference (a), which include all matters under the cognizance of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Directorate (SEA 08) and the strategic weapons systems under the cognizance of the Strategic Systems Program.
d. All records created by this process must be handled and disposed of per the provisions of reference (b) and labeled with "Distribution Statement F" until released by Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (COMNAVSEA).
a. To update the Failure Review Board (FRB) process and define responsibilities and criteria for conducting an engineering or design investigation related to failures of shipboard equipment and systems developed, produced, or managed by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). The objectives of an FRB are to investigate and determine root causes of the failure; determine if system design, operation, or maintenance contributed to the root causes; recommend corrective and preventive actions to preclude recurrence; and assess risk(s) if recommendations are not implemented
b. Changes in this revision include merging the two phases of an FRB into one process, the addition of an outline of criteria for convening an FRB, update to the FRB process flowchart, codifying the requirement for Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) to be submitted for action item closeout, and for the FRB chair or co-chair to issue a close-out memo once all FRB actions have been completed. The close-out memo will include the OQE that supports each action closure. Enclosures (1) through (6) have been updated as necessary to clarify guidance. This instruction is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety.