SMB Validation

Why is a SAT required?

Site Acceptance Tests are required to protect both the end user and the manufacturer. The end user will only close an order once evidence that the piece of equipment, system, or integrated process is operating to their expectations once installed at their facility. Documented evidence is provided by the SAT protocol to permit final acceptance of a piece of equipment, system, or integrated process by the end user. Failure of an SAT allows the manufacturer the opportunity to make the required changes at the end user’s facility during the installation phase. Failure to complete an SAT document could result in added costs to all parties involved due to service costs to the manufacturer and losses to the end user due to downtime and loss of production time. The SAT ensures that all questions and problems have been resolved prior to any final acceptance of the piece of equipment, system, or integrated process.