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As the name suggests, FAT - Factory Acceptance Test - is generally performed at the manufacturer’s site. During a factory visit, customers verify that the equipment is built and operating in accordance with URS and design specifications, and meets relevant Good Manufacturing and Engineering Practices. This is the first step of formal acceptance from a contractual point of view, therefore it goes without saying that under no circumstances should this step of the equipment qualification process be missed.
When travelling is not possible for different reasons (lack of time; cost constraints; travel restrictions, etc), an E-FAT process is the perfect solution.
Thanks to the latest technologies, such as remote access via web based platforms, the customers can witness the different tests required by the protocol, as well as interact from a distance, asking questions and getting explanations, through the final review meeting. Remote FAT is a smart alternative that simplifies the process, reducing the time required for staff to be away from the office and the associated costs including: travel, accommodation, visa application etc.
At IWT, E-FATs have been a consolidated practice for many years and now “Remote FAT’s” are integrated into our service offering.