What are FAT and SAT tests? What are they for?

FAT and SAT tests are two types of acceptance tests performed at the end of the manufacturing process of a given product, which verify whether or not the equipment or system in question is functioning properly and complies with all relevant specifications. 

fat and sat

Performing FAT and SAT tests can offer businesses a number of significant competitive advantages. Among the most notable benefits are, for example, being able to prevent any potential problems arising; peace of mind that products have been subjected to various examinations; as well as the security of having all the information related to a given system available before it’s brought into use.  

Definitions of FAT and SAT tests along with the specific features of each one are outlined below. 


Differences between FAT and SAT tests

FAT tests

First of all, we need to define what exactly are FAT tests. Factory Acceptance Tests are designed to inspect a product or solution on the supplier’s site before being sent to the customer, based on previously defined parameters related to functionality, performance and quality. 

This type of test thoroughly reviews the tool and therefore guarantees the solution meets documentary, dimensional and process-design specifications. 

In addition, it’s worth noting that FAT tests are carried out alongside customers, in order to share – first hand – all possible learnings about how the system or product works.


SAT tests

As for SAT tests, these are acceptance tests carried out in the field known as Site Acceptance Tests, hence the letters SAT, meaning the examinations that are carried out at the final location, this time on the customer’s premises. This means they are the first operational tests of a given solution. 

This type of test is intended to ensure the correct operation of the product or system at its first start-up and to verify it meets all the requirements of both functionality and performance. SAT tests also include all the necessary training of the technical staff responsible for managing and handling this type of solution. 

As mentioned, both FAT and SAT tests are carried out alongside customers to be able to convey all expertise and understanding of the machinery involved. 

Performing FAT and SAT tests before any tools designed for lifting and handling large loads are brought into service is essential, especially for industrial companies. These types of tests prevent any issues whilst offering greater security alongside optimal and efficient resolution of work processes.

Related news

A brand-new ‘reverse engineering’ service with 3D scanner

Kimua Group offers optimal solutions tailored to the needs of each and every customer thanks to its 3D scanner reverse engineering service that offers significant levels of precision. The digital and technological advances of recent years have allowed us to understand and design tools for load handling, transport and lifting in a much simpler, more accurate […]

How to guarantee safe load lifting operations

The use of load lifting components is essential in certain operations. Industrial and engineering companies need to be able to guarantee the safety of every one of their work processes and, to do this, it’s vital to have the right tools to hand. Having these solutions in place is the best way to prevent any […]

Benefits of 3D rendering programs

3D rendering programs have made impressive leaps forward in recent years for product design and development companies. Industrial companies, among others, have come to see them as an optimal and efficient solution with tests carried out by programs for rendering in 3D where any product can be evaluated, even major tools for lifting and transporting […]

Contact us