API Q1 & Q2 certification are fast becoming the Industry Quality Standard within the Oil & Gas Industry. Certification assists in achieving your aims & improving your business by helping you to manage & improve (rather than fire-fight). API QI can either be as a stand-alone Certification or often in conjunction with the API Monogram Program which relates to the specific API Product and Technical Specification compliance.
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API Q1 and Q2 have developed and is controlled by API (American Petroleum Institute) as the Quality Management Standards, specifically relevant to the Oil & Gas Industry. It is not the only way of improving Quality in Oil & Gas Industries, but it is rapidly becoming the standard system. Over the last 100 years, there have been many different initiatives. Regrettably they have generally suffered from being:
ISO 9001 addresses each of these limitations. However ISO 9001 has been modified since 1994 to be more relevant for Service Organisations, which account for over 85% of businesses in the Developed economies. This has reduced the Manufacturing controls. API Q1 and its associated API Monogram Program linked to the API Product Specifications have been developed to rectify this bias.
API Q2 has been developed for Organisations providing Services and Product Service to the Oil & Gas industry
Organisations, to achieve API Q1 and the API Monogram or API Q2 approval, must be committed to a focused and systematic approach with fact based decision making. They should be able to demonstrate both internally and to the external Assessor:
Additionally any API Q1 & Q2 Quality system is significantly more specific on the processes required and the records required for compliance, compared to ISO 9001 Quality systems.
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a) API Q1 & API Monogram gives an externally checked confidence that your business is using a documented system and your products fulfil Customer requirements as well as being committed to improve. It also provides assurance to Customers that they can depend on consistent Product Quality.
b) API Q2 gives equivalent confidence for Services and Product Services.
c) Clients will often specify compliance to a specific API Specification
API Q1 & API Monogram provides a systematic and integrated approach to business processes. It provides a clear structure of operating processes, with an emphasis on continual improvement of working systems as well as reducing errors, duplication, complaints and problems.The evidence is that implementation costs are an investment with the return of cost advantages and other improvements gained by better methods, improved productivity, reduction of waste and better management control. Achieving successful Assessment and Certification also assists in retaining existing Customers and in gaining new Customers.
Without API certification of API Technical Specification compliance – you will be unable to supply certain products to Clients.
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