I heard this term from a colleague, however I wasn’t sure what it really meant.
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.
- Factory Acceptance Tests/Trials (FAT)
- Shipboard Tests
- Harbour Acceptance Tests (HAT)
- Sea Acceptance Tests (SAT)
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.