Performance Accepting Testing
Before the responsibility of any key equipment (or an entire plant) is handed over from the supplier, it is imperative to conduct a capability study to ensure its conformance to the specifications that were specified by the supplier upfront. A typical example of this would be the installation of a packaging line, and its required PAT.
By analysing historical and current data trends for individual items of equipment and the plant (where applicable), it’s conformance to the required specifications can be determined. RIC will obtain this data through PLC’s, time-studies, etc. and affirm the installations conformance based on developed performance acceptance standards. This significantly reduces the possibility of post installation issues that suppliers seldomly take responsibility for.