API Spec Q1 is a company-level certification based on the standard titled "Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry". API Spec. Q1 certification is intended for companies that manufacture equipment or components of equipment used in oil and natural gas production. Certifications are issued exclusively by API. API Specification Q1 was developed and published by the American Petroleum Industry (API) to meet industry demands for an improved quality management system among manufacturing organizations. Currently 9th Edition of API SPEC Q1 is applicable, which was released in June 2013. This standard covers requirements of specification for Quality Management Systems for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry. This API Q1 specification establishes the minimum quality management system requirements for organizations that manufacture products or provide manufacturing-related processes under a product specification for use in the petroleum and natural gas industry. It helps the organization to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide reliable products and manufacturing-related processes that meet customer and legal requirements.
In addition to the above standard, API has also issued the 2nd edition of API Specification (Spec) Q2, Quality Management for Service Supply Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry to help ensure that safety, environmental protection, and sustainability requirements are met across the natural gas and oil exploration and production activities. API Spec Q2 began in early 2010 to reduce risk and improve service quality by identifying and standardizing the expectations for the execution of upstream services like good construction, intervention, production, and abandonment. It helps the organization to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide reliable products and supply-related processes that meet customer and legal requirements. More specifically, API Q2 Certification is required for the execution of upstream services and also it applies to the functions associated with well servicing, equipment repair/maintenance, and inspection activities. API Q2 primarily targets oilfield service companies' primarily drilling, completions, and concreting operations. The Q2 standard can also be very beneficial to other types of businesses in Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry.
API SPEC Q1 & Q2 certification is done by a recognized accredited certification body. API Specification certification for quality management system of manufacturing organizations and Service Supply Organizations for the petroleum and natural gas industry is issued by the certification body initially for a period of three years after the successful completion of the pre-assessment and registration (Final) assessment. Surveillance audits are conducted by the Certification body within the period of three years at the interval of six months, nine months, or twelve months depending upon the nature and size of the organization. Upon completion of three years, a renewal audit is conducted for the new cycle of three years, and upon successful completion of such audit, the API certificate is re-issued for further three years. Our team of API consultants offers the best consultancy services for the entire API SPEC Q1 & Q2 Certification process.
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