Monitoring & Measurement of Product

QUESTION: From: ASQ ATE Sent: Jan. 28, 2014 To: ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Subject: ISO 9001:2008 and API Q1, 8th & 9th Ed., Monitoring Measurements & Improvement ISO 9001:2008 states in 8.2.4 Monitoring and measurement of product: “Evidence of conformity with the acceptance criteria shall be maintained.” When our plan identifies periodic inspections, variable or attribute, are performed, how can we show evidence without recording the specific results obtained during the inspection? RESPONSE: From: Bill Aston, ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Sent: Jan. 29, 2014 To: ASQ ATE Subject: ISO 9001:2008 and API Q1, 8th & 9th (more…)

API Q1, 9th Ed, Control production and Servicing

From: Fayyez Ahmed Company:  DATA Steel Pipes Industries (pvt) Ltd., Punjab,Pakistan Sent: Sept. 24, 2013 To: ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Subject: API Q1, 9th Ed., Production and Servicing Procedures Question: API Q1 9th edition requires control of production and servicing requirements separately under clause reference # 5.7.1.1 & 5.7.1.2. Whereas in API Q1, 8th edition the “Control of production and service provision” was jointly addressed in sub clauses “a -f”.  Is it essential for a pipe manufacturer to maintain two separate procedures, i.e., one for production control and 2nd for servicing? RESPONSE: From: Bill Aston, ATCS – QBlog, (more…)

API 6A and API Q1, 9th Ed., Design – Development

QUESTION: From:Haseeb Ahmed Sent: August 28, 2013 To: ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Subject: API Q1, 8th & 9th Ed., Design and Development If an organization applies for exclusion for Design and Development for following API 6A equipment which are included in its scope: 1. Trees and Crosses 2. Adapters and Spacers 3. Flanged Connectors Can the Licensee still monogram this equipment based on API 6A? RESPONSE: From: Bill Aston, ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Sent: Sept. 14, 2013 To: Haseeb Ahmed Subject: API Q1, 8th & 9th Ed., Design and Development Hello Haseeb, Thank you for contacting (more…)

API Q1, 9th Edition, Management of Change

ATCS – QBLOG, ASK THE EXPERT – September 14, 2013 QUESTION: From: Muhammad Irhad Company: EPC Services, Edmonton Alberta Sent: August 23, 2013 To: ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Subject: API Q1, 9th Edition – Management of Change (MOC) I have the following questions regarding API Q1, 9th Edition and its requirement for MOC.  What would be a typical MOC process? Do we need a documented procedure for MOC process? MOC Implementation is required per section 5.11.2 or it will account for 5.3 a, b, c & d. Your reply will be greatly appreciated. RESPONSE: From:Bill Aston, ATCS – (more…)

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 management and I have been assigned to develop an risk management procedure that will meet API Q1, 9th Edition requirements for risk management and contingency planning.  Is there an industry standard or other references that address this matter? RESPONSE: From: Bill Aston, ATCS – QBlog, Ask the Experts Sent: July 26, 2013 To: Razif Hello Razif, Thank you for contacting (more…)

What is The Estimated Cost for API Q1 or ISO 9001 Certification?

QUESTION: From: Laura D., American Society for Quality Sent: June 10, 2013 To: ATCS – QBLOG, Ask the Experts Subject: What is the Estimated Cost of API Q1 or ISO 9001 Certification? We are a company of five divisions, Contract Manufacturing, Structural Fabrication (AISC & ASME cert), Steel Service Ctr, Rebar (CRSI vert) & Metal Castings. We have approximately 200 employees and operate out of two facilities. Our Metal Casting division is a separate location from our other operations. I am trying to generate an ROI and a time frame of implementation. RESPONSE: From: Bill Aston, ATCS – QBlog, Ask (more…)

Are ISO 9001:2008 & API Q1, 8th Edition Redundant Certifications?

QUESTION: From: Stephane Sent: May 27, 2013 To: ATCS – QBlog, Ask the Experts Subject:  Are ISO 9001:2008 and API Q1, 8th Edition Redundant QMS Certifications? Hello, we currently have 4 standards, two are specific to Chile and are mandatory.  They are controlled by the organization INN, we also have ISO-9001:2008 controlled by our Registrar and finally, API Q1 8th edition controlled by API.   As you can imagine, all of this cost money and I believe is a duplication of effort that can be eliminated if our ISO 9001 QMS certification is discontinued.  Why is ISO 9001:2008 certification required, especially (more…)

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 API Q1 certification and we want to obtain an API 8C product license.  We only manufacture top drive component parts and not the complete top drive.  So my question is, are we still eligible to apply for an API 8C product license? It’s my understanding that top drive component parts do fall with within the scope of API 8C as (more…)

ISO 9001 & ISO TS29001/API Q1 – Surveillance Audit Reqmts

QUESTION: From: Jet Sent: May 10, 2013 To: ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Subject: ISO 9001:2008 & ISO TS29001/API Q1 – Surveillance & Re-certification Audits Where can I find information in ISO 9001 or ISO TS29001, regarding the requirement for annual surveillance audits to be conducted?  Since our quality management system has to be re-certified every three (3) years, I don’t understand why an annual surveillance audit is required.  This seems to be an unnecessary expense that we have to pay, especially being that the same areas are audited repetitiously, during a re-certification audit and then again during annual (more…)

ISO 9001:2008 & API Q1 – Effectiveness of Corrective Actions

QUESTION: From: Muhammad Irshad Sent: March 1, 2013 To: ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts What type of evidence must be provided to prove API Q1 requirements for corrective actions have been met?  How can we determine that our corrective actions are effective? RESPONSE: From: Bill Aston, ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Sent: March 2, 2013 Hello Muhammad, Thanks for contacting Aston Technical Consulting Services’ QBlog.  With regard to your question, ISO 9001, clause 8.5.2 requires that a documented corrective action procedure be established to prevent the recurrence of nonconformities.  API Q1, supplemental requirement 8.5.2.1, requires that corrective actions (more…)

API Q1 & ISO 9001:2008 – Supplier Provided Material

QUESTION: From: J. Lopez – Rockwell Company:  Rockwell Sent: March 15, 2013 To: ATCS – QBlog, Ask The Experts Subject: ISO 9001:2008 & API Q1 question – Supplier Provided Materials We are in process of getting our ISO 9001:2008 certification, but we have the following questions.  Our customer has provided the raw materials needed to produce the product.  We are only doing the manual assembly.  We have not established criteria for supplier evaluations or selection, we also don’t have an approved supplier list develop.  How can we go about adding customers to an approved supplier list to ensure ISO requirements (more…)

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 the company’s website.  In addition, we plan to include this information in our product brochures.  Is this acceptable?  If not, why not?  Your comments will be appreciated. RESPONSE: From: Bill Aston, ATCS –Q-Blog, Ask The Experts Sent: Mar. 8, 2013 To: Fred R. Subject: API Q1, Monogram requirements Dear Fred, Please be aware that any use of the API’s monogram (more…)