The secure facility in the East of England is purpose built for Factory Acceptance Testing.
Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) a new system is critical to ensure that it performs to the design specification. A set of test criteria is established and the manufacturer of the system or systems integrator (responsible for the design and system deployment) will demonstrate that it will work before it is installed in its final location.
Proof of concept and FAT can be critical to a successful installation and clean project delivery.
The FAT procedure shall be documented and carried out to determine whether a product or a system will operate to its design specification. The test procedure covers all aspects of the subject’s functionality under all possible scenarios (deep function verification). This is particularly important for integrated systems where unexpected issues may arise.
Any discrepancies or non-compliance issues shall be documented and put into a program for rectification. This process also allows for the review of the system documentation prior to installation. At each stage of the test process, it is important that the person responsible for that particular stage has a clear understanding of the complete works necessary and that they provide a consistent approach to the project delivery. This means that the designer, the installer and the test manager work together to deliver a single project