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I heard this term from a colleague, however I wasn’t sure what it really meant.

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  • $\begingroup$ I don’t think it’s a standard or common engineering term. $\endgroup$
    – Eric S
    Aug 4 '20 at 13:19
  • $\begingroup$ Please add more detail. What was the scenario in which this term was used? $\endgroup$
    – hazzey
    Aug 6 '20 at 13:07
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Not sure if it truly applies to Engineering. But I have seen it as a ship moves through the commissioning process, especially military. Deficiencies during testing are documented so they can be fixed.

Commissioning process:

  • Factory Acceptance Tests/Trials (FAT)
  • Shipboard Tests
  • Harbour Acceptance Tests (HAT)
  • Sea Acceptance Tests (SAT)

From SUPSHIP Operations Manual (SOM) - Chapter 10 – Testing, Trials and Delivery

Electronic Trial Cards will be utilized to document known noncompliant discrepancies, including items identified in outstanding Quality Deficiency Reports/Corrective Action Reports. Deficiencies disclosed during all trials will be documented on Electronic Trial Cards and the status maintained in the management data base.

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It could mean someone is employed with a "trial period" stated on their contact - if they work out they continue, if not they leave at the end of the given period.

Can work well for either side in some situations.

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