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Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT)

Factory Acceptance Test Playbook and Checklist
Published Autumn 2015

The OpX Leadership Network’s Capital Projects Solutions Group has been formed to enhance the communication among all stakeholders during the process of commercial transactions involving capital equipment. The strategic objective is to achieve capital project excellence.

One specific opportunity is Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) as they are critical to verifying equipment operability prior to leaving the supplier’s factory. This team developed the One Voice Factory Acceptance Tests; Protocols for Capital Equipment in the CPG Industry. These protocols should, when utilized appropriately, resolve FAT criteria, expectations or miscommunication that often result in confusion for both parties, unbudgeted costs in travel and material and increased timelines.

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