Factory Acceptance Testing gives asset managers confidence that newly invested equipment has been designed and manufactured properly to perform reliably during its operational life. As the FAT is a complex process it requires specialist knowledge of transformer tests, procedures and acceptance criteria. At Kelvatek, our team of experts are on hand to support customers through this process, ensuring equipment is ready to deliver. We don’t simply review results of final FAT report, we dive much deeper in our analysis and consider underlying raw data to verify the calculations, modelling and interpretation of the transformer from the OEM. The acceptance test can be performed in two ways:
- Remotely and subsequently to the actual FAT as a pure document review
- On-site in the OEM’s facility, witnessing the actual FAT and typically accompanying and technically supporting the customer on-site
Ultimately, this provides additional confidence in the OEM’s results and gives reassurance that the transformer conforms to customer standards and specifications.