Acceptance Test Duration

Procedure for a Complete Line Site Acceptance Test SAT

  • For the main format, one (1) 8 hour Site Acceptance Tests* conforming each with the ABMI stated standard procedure to be conducted.
  • The 8 hour period starts only after the recorded machine system has been fully primed and reached a stable running order.
  • The recorded machine system must not been emptied before the Performance Test data acquisition is terminated.

For every additional agreed formats, one (1) 8 hour Site Acceptance Test conforming to the standard ABMI procedure.

(*): For complex processes, the main format performance test should not exceed 3 (three) times 8 hours within 5 consecutive days of uninterrupted production.

Procedure for a Stand Alone Equipment Site Acceptance Test SAT

  • 8 hours of measure with at least 6 hours of Operating Time (tO) measured on the machine system– meaning no more than 25% equipment external down times – is sufficient to establish the stand alone equipment technical efficiency.
  • Would the test been extended or recommenced due to excessive line external down times (>25%), all costs related to the extension or the new test shall be born by the Buyer.
  • Would the measured technical efficiency be less than the guaranteed one, the performance test will be considered as failed and a new test be conducted. In that case the costs of intermediate remedial works (parts and supplier engineers’ time and expenses) and of the new test (limited to the costs of the supplier engineer’ time and expenses) will be born by the Supplier.

Case of a Combination of Equipment Consisting in a Part of a Line only.

  • In case of Site Acceptance of a combination of new machines connected with new conveyors that constitutes a clear scope of one supplier but not a complete line, the following procedure can apply:
    • The maximum speed of the combination is defined as the maximum speed of the slowest equipment of the combination.
    • The Downtimes of the whole combination will be measured at the closest machine to the leading machine of the line.