Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), Site Acceptance Test (SAT) and Installation Qualification (IQ)
The primary objective of commissioning is to verify that the engineering requirements and specifications, as stipulated in the URS and FDS, were installed and they function properly. This phase is typically split into activities referred to as Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), Site Acceptance Test (SAT), and Installation Qualification (IQ).
Factory Acceptance Test
A Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) is a process that evaluates any bespoke or customised equipment during and after the assembly process, by verifying that it is built and operating in accordance with design specifications.
Site Acceptance Test
A Site Acceptance Test (SAT) is a tool to determine the functionality of the equipment at site before installation.
Installation Qualification (IQ) is a documented process that ensures your facility and equipment provide what is required.
Examples of what may be included are:
- Checking room sizes and room finishes
- Checking floor colours in different graded areas
- Checking presence of vision panels into rooms
IQ also includes the examination of equipment, to check it corresponds with documentation. We will perform a check, which is then verified by you to ensure both parties are confident that the key architectural and functional components of the system are present and satisfactory.