FAT: Factory Acceptance Test

Ensuring that all items on the HIT list created during  FAT of a freeze drying system are first identified and then completed is one of the most important tasks in obtaining a freeze drying system.  If not complete at the factory, any listed identified objection [On your HIT list] will take much longer, and cost more time to correct once the machine leaves the manufacturing site and its wealth of manufacturing resources.  That’s why Applewood Scientific can play a role in evaluating and formulating a factory acceptance test that ensures the machine performs.

Providing the right sort of freeze drying testing regimen during FAT testing is very important.  Checking tags match the P&ID, that signals from the PLC match valves shown in the control schematic, and that there is a traceability matrix that matches the machine to the documentation is Applewood Scientifics’ specialty.  Then tying this all up and confirming that the machine functions as expected, meets specifications and performance required by the expected product mix, allows you to confidently accept the machine and complete payment terms.

If you are in need of expertise to evaluate FAT documents prior to execution, or need direct assistance in freeze drying FAT test management on site at the freeze dryer manufacturing facility, request assistance from Applewood Scientific, we will manage the project, report results and scrupulously attend to every freeze drying FAT test requirement.