SMB Validation

Factory Acceptance Tests

The SMB Validation & Compliance Services Group can develop Factory Acceptance Test protocols to provide documented evidence that a piece of equipment, system, or integrated process has been adequately tested at the manufacturer’s facility and performed to the end user’s expectations prior to being delivered to the end user. The FAT document will complete a series of verifications to ensure that what was ordered has been supplied by verifying the original purchase order and all specifications (URS, FRS, DDS) outlined, prior to the manufacture of the equipment, have been respected and incorporated on the finished product.

“Equipment manufacturers can also use and execute our protocols as a Dry Run prior to shipping the equipment. This will accomplish two important goals. First, if something is wrong, the equipment manufacturer will discover it while the equipment is still under its full control at its site where all the resources and personnel are readily available to deal with the situation. Second, this will normally result in a shorter implementation time at the customer’s facility thus enabling them to put the equipment into production without undue delays.”