SMB Validation

What is an FAT?

The Factory Acceptance Test protocol provides 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 the piece of equipment, system, or integrated process 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.

Control system verification will also be executed and documented in the FAT protocol. Performance testing will also be outlined and the results documented to provide assurance that the piece of equipment, system, or integrated process being tested meets the end user’s expectations and requirements prior to having the equipment leave the manufacturing facility.