Can the API Q1 monogram be used on company letterhead?

Fayyaz Ahmed Asks, “Can a manufacturer use API Monogram on company letter head or inspection certificate issued by the organization at the time of releasing acceptable material”.

ATCS Reply:  Fayyaz,  API Q1 prohibits the use on the API monogram on letterhead or in any advertising, including websites without an express statement of fact describing the scope of the Licensee’s authorization which must include the organization’s API issued license number.  Please review API Q1, Annex A, section A.3.5 for specific wording.

API Q1, Annex A, section A.3.3, provides specific requirements for applying the API monogram on equipment that meets API Q1 requirements.  Please note that applicable product specifications such as API 7-1, API 5CT and API 6A and/or others should be consulted to determine specific product marking requirements.  I hope this helps.

Best regards,

Bill Aston, Managing Director
Aston Technical Consulting Services
Kingwood Texas, 77339


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