Factory Acceptance Test
The factory acceptance test (FAT) is a crucial part of the purchase cycle. This milestone has tremendous value for both the machinery supplier and customer. A successful FAT will allow for a vertical start-up.
From the customer’s perspective, it is time to hold the manufacturer accountable for deliveries that have been committed to by the supplier. The purchaser needs to see the machinery successfully performing the operations at the speed that was promised and the reliability needs to be demonstrated at the FAT.
Propack has its own internal pre-FAT testing to ensure the equipment meets requirements prior to having the customer involved. Once the speed and reliability are effectively demonstrated for customer approval, the company will conduct even more extensive and detailed checklist review to ensure all performance specifications are met.