From: Jamil K.
Sent: Dec. 11, 2014
To: Q-Blog, Ask the Experts
Subject: API Q1, clause 4.4.1, sub. e., Documentation Requirements – General
Jamil K. asks the following about APIQ1:
API Q1, 9th Edition, requires an organization to identify legal and other applicable requirements to which it claims compliance. Please provide any insight as to what kind of items should be considered. We manufacture manifolds, valves, chokes and control panels in the USA.
From: ATCS QBlog
Received: Dec. 12, 2014
Thanks for contacting ATCS’s QBlog. With regard to your question, in my professional opinion the reference in API Q1 to “legal and other applicable requirements”, may be interpreted as applicable local, state or federal laws, other binding legal agreements such as a customer’s purchase order requirements or applicable industry standards such as API product specifications, ASTM, ASME, ANSI and other industry standards.
I hope this helps.
Bill Aston, Managing Director