Factory Acceptance Testing

Definition(s)


Factory Acceptance Testing

Testing by the manufacturer to verify product performance to applicable specifications.

Source: API Specification 16Q, Design, Selection, Operation, and Maintenance of Marine Drilling Riser Systems, Second Edition, April 2017. Global Standards

Factory Acceptance Testing

Testing by a manufacturer of a particular product to validate its conformance to performance specifications and ratings.

Source: API RP 16Q, Recommended Practice for Design, Selection, Operation and Maintenance of Marine Drilling Riser Systems, First Edition, November 1993 (Reaffirmed August 2001). Global Standards

Source: API SPEC 16D, Specification for Control Systems for Drilling Well Control Equipment and Control Systems for Diverter Equipment, Upstream Segment, Second Edition, July 2004. Global Standards

Source: ISO 13624-1:2009, Petroleum and natural gas industries – Drilling and production equipment – Part 1:Design and operation of marine drilling riser equipment. Global Standards

 

Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)

Test conducted by the manufacturer to verify that the manufacture of a specific assembly meets all intended functional and operational requirements.

Source: API RP 17G, Recommended Practice for Completion/Workover Risers, Second Edition, July 2006 (Reaffirmed April 2011). Global Standards