Simulation and Factory Acceptance Testing
Approving the Configurations
aeSolutions builds process simulation test beds to prove that controls and operator interfaces will function in accordance with project requirements. A FAT plan with checklists lets the client's representatives test every loop and HMI screen against the software design specifications. Quality of workmanship can be reviewed. Punch list items are resolved before shipping the system. aeSolutions offers multiple options for FAT simulation:
Option 1. Simulation panels hardwired to the real system I/O cards to emulate field devices.
Option 2. Simulation logic configured in the real controllers while ignoring real I/O racks.
Option 3. Simulation computers that interface to the real controller's I/O bus in place of the real I/O racks
Option 4. Simulation platforms that emulate the real controllers and I/O (for testing logic configurations without controller hardware).