Category Archives: Technical Requirements

API 6A Monogram Restricts Remanufactured Equipment

Inquiry:  My question is regarding application of the API monogram. Our company is an API 6A licensee. We manufacture valves and other related equipment at our facilities here in the USA and overseas.  During a recent re-certification audit, the Auditor … Continue reading

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Tools for Auditing ISO 9001: 2015, Risk Based Thinking

Inquiry: Question received via ASQ’s Ask the Experts Blog, Published 10/21/2015 In addressing clause 4 of ISO 9001:2015 regarding organization context and interested parties, what type of tool (spreadsheet,diagram,flowchart,etc), would you recommend to use to simplify the practice and to … Continue reading

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API Q2 Fundamentals & Practitioner Training Course

An API Q2 Fundamentals and Practitioner training course will be held in Kingwood TX from May 18, to May 21, 2015. Click this link for course details and access to the registration form. http://tinyurl.com/APIQ2TrainingApr202015 Aston Technical Consulting Services is an … Continue reading

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API Q1, 9th Edition, Risk Management

QUESTION: From: Razif, Valser Oil and Gas Sent: July 26, 2013 To: ATCS – QBLOG, Ask the Experts Subject: What Reference Can I Use To Develop an API Q1, Risk Management Procedure? I am new to this area of quality … Continue reading

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API 8C – Product license for top drive component parts

ATCS – QBLOG, ASK THE EXPERT – May 17, 2013  QUESTION: From: Asad Sent: May 7, 2013 To: ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Subject:  API 8C – Product license for top drive component parts Our company currently has an … Continue reading

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Use of the API Monogram, API Q1 & API 8C

QUESTION: From: Fred R. Sent: Mar. 6, 2013 To: ATCS Q-Blog, Ask The Experts Subject: API Q1, Monogram requirements Hello, Our Company has API Q1 certification and an API 8C product license.  We are planning to post this information on … Continue reading

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API Q1, Clause 8.4, Measurement, Analysis & Improvement

QUESTION: From: Valser Oil and Gas Sent: Sept. 20, 2012 To: ATCS – Ask the Expert Subject: ISO TS29001/API Q1, Clause 8.4, Measurement, Analysis and Improvement Valser Oil and Gas asks the following about ISO TS29001/APIQ1 : API Q1, clause … Continue reading

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Does CMMI, Level 3 Conformance Ensure ISO 9001 Certification?

The following question has been asked: “Does a software company need to conform with or be capable of meeting CMMI level 3 guidelines in order to become ISO 9001:2008 certified?” Our company is working toward obtaining ISO 9001:2008 and CMMI … Continue reading

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API Q1 Versus ISO TS29001 QMS Certification

Question:  Robert Meyer asks the following about APIQ1. As this standard was developed by API and basically covers the requirements ISO 9001 and ISO TS 29001, is the API the only company that can provided certification?  Can this certification be … Continue reading

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An International Standard or format for API Q1 Management Reviews?

QUESTION: Fayyaz asks the following about APIQ1 : Dear Sir Kindly let me know that is there any INTERNATIONAL STANDARD or guideline for conducting API Q1 management reviews effectively on standard forms, records or patterns. REPLY: Hello Fayyaz, There is … Continue reading

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Determining Acceptance Criteria for Metal Defects

We have some metals and we would like to know which standard to buy or get to get a quality criteria for different metals “defects” for example, rust, halo effect, etc. Continue reading

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Supplier quality criteria for various metal defects

ATCS – Q-BLOG, ASK THE EXPERT – Aug. 2009 QUESTION: From: Monica P. Sent: August 24, 2009 To: Ask the Expert – ATCS Subject: Supplier quality criteria for various metal defects Which-standard, information-request, we have some metals and we would … Continue reading

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