API Q1/Q2 Certification & Monogram License
ATCS provides its clients with any level of service needed to support their organization with the successful development and implementation quality management systems for API Q1, Q2 or ISO 9001 certification. Our services also include providing clients with support for obtaining many of the various product monogram licenses for API 4F, 5CT, 6A, 6D, 7-1, 8C, 16A and others. Contact us to discuss your organization’s timeline and requirements.
Development and Implementation
Our proven methods used for the development and implementation of quality management systems will ensure that your QMS project is completed to meet your time and budgetary requirements. We will assist your organization through the entire process of obtaining ISO 9001, API Q1 or Q2 certification. We will work seamlessly with your staff to ensure all required QMS documents are developed as well as assist with the implementation of the QMS. We custom develop quality management systems to accurately reflect each client’s specific quality program and their associated work processes.
Design Package Development
ATCS can provide its clients with design package development support. The development of product design packages is managed through an affiliated partner company. Engineering design is provided by an experienced Professional Engineer, licensed in the state of Texas. Design drawings, calculations and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are available through ATCS to assist your organization with meeting API requirements for product monogram license for API 4F, 5CT, 6A, 6D, 7-1, 8C, 16A and other monogramable API product specifications.
Quality Management Systems, API Q1, API Q2, ISO 9001 and ISO 29001:2020
Our proven methods for QMS development and implementation have successfully assisted various organizations through the API Q1, ISO 9001, and ISO TS 29001 QMS certification process since 2004. Our quality systems and product monogram license expertise are supported by more than 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. We provide real-world solutions to solve problems.
API Product Monogram License
ATCS can provide any level of support needed for obtaining an API Q1 or Q2 certification or an API product monogram license. Contact us for a quote to provide support for an API quality management system certification or API product monogram license for 4F, 5CT, 6A, 6D, 7-1, 8C, 16A or others.
A gap analysis provides a comprehensive assessment of your organization’s present quality system as compared to ISO 9001, API Q1 or Q2 requirements. The completed analysis is discussed with the client to assure they are aware of the areas that meet ISO or API requirements as well as those areas that require improvement. This analysis serves as a road map during the development phase of a QMS project to identify the level of support required as well as to provide a quote for the cost to obtain API Q1, Q2, ISO 9001 certification or an API product license.
Internal Audits are conducted by experienced Auditors who are certified by ASQ, Exemplar Global, IRCA or PECB.
Product Audits are performed by Auditors with past experiences associated with the product, processes, and activities to be audited. This approach facilitates an effective audit that provides the Auditee and the Client with reliable information that can be used for quality improvement and decision making.
Process Audits are an important part of maintaining process efficiency and identifying potential opportunities for improvement. These audits are conducted by Auditors with proven experience and knowledge of the processes being evaluated. All ATCS Auditors are certified by recognized certification bodies such ASQ, Exemplar Global, IRCA or PECB.
Supplier quality Audits are an important part of maintaining an effectiveness supply chain. For this reason, an experienced and knowledgeable Auditor is a critical consideration. ATCS Auditors have past working knowledge in the oil and gas industry and familiarization with product development, process planning, manufacturing processes, pressure testing, NDT, in-process and final inspection of numerous products that include, OCTG, valves, BOPs, drilling rig structures, pressure vessels, storage tanks, Kelly valves, welded fabrications and many other products used in the oil and gas industry.
Remote Audits conducted by ATCS meet ISO 19011:2018 guidelines. These audits effectively verify the Auditee’s conformance with requirements. The same processes used to conduct onsite audits are used to perform remote audits. This includes the use of an audit agenda, opening, and closing meetings, personnel interviews, documentation and records reviews, product reviews, and issuance of a final report. Remote audits can be an excellent approach for minimum audit costs and expenses while maintaining the effectiveness of the QMS and product quality.
Intro to Risk Management and Root Cause Analysis
This workshop is an Exemplar Global certified training course that provides participants with an overview of the principles of risk management and root cause analysis. Individual and group exercises provide hands-on practice to help familiarize with the different methods used for risk management and root cause analysis. This workshop examines how to effectively use FMEA, heat maps, and Bowtie diagrams as well as root cause analysis tools that include scatter diagrams, Fishbone diagrams, and Why tree analysis vs. 5 Whys. Participants will learn the strengths as well as the weaknesses of each of these strategies. An Exemplar Global graduate certification is issued after successful completion of training.
O&G Auditor Certification Training
This 3 ½ day certification course addresses areas of Auditor competency that are essential for improving the effectiveness of internal, supplier quality, and certification audits. Unlike the ISO 9001:2015 Auditor certification, which is not industry specific, the Exemplar Global O&G Auditor certification is intended for those conducting QMS, product and services audits in the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries. Understanding the requirements of ISO 29001:2020 as well as other related industry quality systems standards that include API Q1 and API Q2 is a core part of this course. The competent Auditor must be familiar with the risks associated with the manufacture and supply of products, materials, and services intended for use in the petroleum, petrochemical, and natural gas industries. Participants that complete a 2 hour written examination and an Exemplar Global Work Style Analysis are awarded a Graduate certification. This certification and the course certificate of achievement satisfy Exemplar Global training requirements for O&G Auditor certification.
Auditor Training, API Q1, API Q2, ISO 9001, and ISO 29001
ATCS’s Audit Fundamentals training courses provide a base for those with limited quality management system or audit experience. API Lead Auditor training provides experienced Auditor with a refresher on audit fundamentals. This information is combined with recent changes to audit techniques and new API Q1, API Q2, ISO 9001, & ISO 29001 requirements. Discussion on interpretations for API Q1, API Q2, ISO 9001, & ISO 29001 requirements are included.
API Q1 Certification & API 6D Monogram Lic. Workshop
This 2-day API-U workshop has been developed for those such as management or staff responsible for assisting their company through the API Q1 certification and API 6D product monogram license process. Participants will be familiarized with the API Q1 and API 6D onsite audit certification process. Discussion topics will include QMS and product planning, requirements for documentation, records, design packages, allowable exclusions, monogramable product, and the minimum qualification requirements that must be met for API product monogram Licensee eligibility. This workshop provides information needed to plan successfully, estimate costs, timing and to identify the resources necessary to obtain API Q1 certification and API 6D product monogram license.
Consider using ATCS is a cost effective option for preparing:
- Quality manuals, QMS procedures, work instructions
- Test and inspection procedures
- In-house Welding Inspector certification programs
- Material specifications (prepared by an ATCS affiliated Metallurgist)
Although templates may be used to establish a general format, the content of all QMS documents are uniquely developed for each organization and its processes, products and services. This is not a “one size fits all” document program. Utilizing our past experiences for the development of your organization’s ISO 9001, API Q1, API Q2, quality system or product monogram license procedures will save time and money. Contact us for a quote.