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ISO 9001 vs. API Q1 Requirements, What are The Differences?

QUESTION: From: Saudi Mechanical Industries Sent: Jan. 23, 2013 To: ATCS – Ask the Expert Subject: ISO 9001:2008 & API Q1 Requirements Inquiry: What are the major differences between API Q1 and ISO 9001:2008?   RESPONSE: From: Bill Aston, ATCS … 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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Can ISO 9001 Certification Be A Supplier Requirement?

QUESTION: From: ASQ Ask the Experts Sent: Jan. 18, 2013 To: ATCS – ASQ Ask the Experts Subject: Can ISO 9001 Certification Be A Supplier Requirement? Our company has bought another company in Canada and we are outsourcing to them. … Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2008 Record Availability Requirements

QUESTION: From: An Inquiry From ASQ ‘s Ask the Experts Program Sent: June 7, 2012 To: ATCS – Ask the Expert Subject: ISO 9001:2008 QMS Requirements – Record Availability During a recent second party audit, the customer’s Auditor asked to … Continue reading

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API Q1 Audit Frequency for Multiple Sites

QUESTION: If multiple sites are on the same API Q1 Certification, are all sites audited on an annual basis? I know with ISO 9001 they sample audit the facilities, meaning some are audited one year and others the next year. … Continue reading

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Does API Q1 Require Suppliers To Be ISO 9001:2008 Certified?

Fayyaz Ahmed Asks The Following About APIQ1 : What will be viable corrective action to take if it is observed during an audit that one of their suppliers of calibration services does not have valid ISO 9001:2008 certification? Should a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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API 7K – Can Engineering Be Excluded From The Quality Manual Scope?

Question:  Sammy O. asks, can design and development be excluded from the scope of our API 7K product specification license and our API Q1 QMS manual? ATCS Reply: Good question, however, according to the API’s Advisory 6, dated June 10, … Continue reading

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