The paper describes the activity of a manufacturing plant, operating in the metal industry. The discussed business entity intends to expand its production scope by applying anti-corrosion coatings to metal components. The studies have been focused on economic aspects related to the implementation of a new department into the plant, risk analysis for the operating business entity and benefits arising from holding own department applying anti-corrosion coatings on metal components. The FMEA method employed in the studies has enabled defect detection in the planned processes and the analysis of factors that may affect the investment. The factors that have been taken into account are environmental effects, implementation methods, machines and equipment necessary for carrying out the investment as well as control measures. During the studies potential project defects and their effects, including class, causes and occurrences have been selected. In the paper general research findings for other organizations within the examined industry have been presented.Keywords: application of anti-corrosion coatings to metal components, manufacturing plant, a FMEA, metallurgy, steel
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