API Spec Q1

API Specification Q1 Consulting

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is an organization that promotes oil and petroleum in the United States. They have published and maintain more than 600 product specifications, as well as API Specification Q1 and Q2.  API Q1 has been developed to address Quality Management Systems for organizations that manufacture products or provide manufacturing-related services under a product specification for use in the petroleum and natural gas industry.

The goal of this specification is to outline the minimum requirements for the development of a Quality Management System that provides for continual improvement, emphasizes defect prevention, and strives to minimize variation and waste from manufacturing organizations. It is designed to promote reliability in the manufacturing sector of the petroleum and natural gas industry.

To learn more about API Specification Q1 Consulting services, please call Mireaux today at 713-589-4680.

API Spec Q1 9th Edition Turnkey Upgrade Assistance: Lonestar Energy Fabrication – Baytown, TX – 2015

Our Consulting Process

Mireaux’s API Specification Q1 Consulting services are designed to help you establish a robust Quality Management System that can meet the stringent requirements of API Specification Q1.

Compared to the ISO 9001:2015 standard, API Q1 offers no compromise. Every requirement is clearly laid out to ensure that your Quality Management System is the best in class. If you are considering adopting API Q1, you are demonstrating a desire to supply the oil and gas industry with the highest quality manufactured products as well as having a management team who believes that quality processes add value and ensure long-term success.

Our API Q1 Certification Consulting services prime your organization for achieving every one of the API Q1 requirements.

Training Offerings

The 3-day API Q1 Fundamentals provides a good understanding of API Q1 and its application. From documentation requirements, to risk assessment, and preventive maintenance, amongst other required topics, this course ensures that you have all the tools needed to implement a sound Quality Management System that complies with all requirements of API Q1.

If you’re looking for the 4-Day API Q1 Practitioner course, click here.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (713) 589-4680

Venue Website:

Address:
12802 Willow Centre Dr., Houston, Texas, 77066, United States

  • Apr
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 1 - 3
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Apr 1 - Apr 3
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • April 1, 2019 - April 3, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The 4-day API Q1 Practitioner builds upon the 3-day API Fundamentals, with the addition of 1 day where the class dives deeper into the valuable concepts of risk assessment, management of change, contingency planning, and hands-on creation of a quality plan.

If you’re looking for the 3-Day Fundamentals course, click here.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: (713) 589-4680

Venue Website:

Address:
12802 Willow Centre Dr., Houston, Texas, 77066, United States

  • Apr
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 1 - 4
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Apr 1 - Apr 4
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • April 1, 2019 - April 4, 2019
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Auditing Capabilities

Mireaux Management Solutions has extensive experience conducting various types of audits against API Spec Q1, including the following:

Mireaux can help you implement an audit program that is suitable to your organization and that can be carried out effectively and consistently.

Web QMS Software

Cloud-base, secure and powerful, our Web QMS software helps you achieve, maintain, and improve your API Specification Q1 certification, allowing your employees full access and visibility to your management system – anytime, anywhere.

  • Approved Supplier List -> Supplier Corrective Actions
  • Asset Register
  • Behavioral Base Safety (BBS)
  • Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
  • Calibration -> Out-of-Tolerance Conditions
  • Communication Plan
  • Conformity Matrix
  • Contingency Planning
  • Corrective Action
  • Critical Processes
  • Critical Services and SRP
  • Customer Complaints
  • Customer Property
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • E-Learning
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Employee Certifications
  • Employee Handbook
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • External Audits -> External Audit Findings
  • External Documents
  • Glossary
  • HSE Manual
  • HSE Policy
  • Information Security Incidents
  • Internal Audits -> Internal Audit Findings
  • Inventory Control
  • ISMS Manual
  • ISMS Policy
  • Job Descriptions
  • Job Safety Analysis (JSA)
  • Lessons Learned
  • List of Legal Requirements
  • Main Process Map
  • Management of Change (MOC)
  • Management Reviews -> Management Review Action Items
  • Monitoring and Measuring
  • Nonconformance Report (NCR)
  • Objectives
  • Organizational Charts
  • Preventive Action
  • Procedures, Work Instructions & Forms
  • Product Quality Plans
  • Quality Manual
  • Quality Policy
  • Records Retention
  • Risk Assessment -> Significant Risks
  • Safety Incidents
  • Service Quality Plan
  • Short Service Employee (SSE)
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Statement of Applicability
  • Training Events
  • Training Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

Achievement of API Q1 certification can provide organizations with significant benefits as outlined below:

  • Helps create very efficient and consistent processes
  • Increases productivity
  • Increases customer satisfaction
  • Strengthens the supply chain
  • Ensures changes are controlled and risks are minimized
  • Helps establish a robust training program
  • Offers significant financial savings through error reduction
  • Creates a framework for future continual improvement

While API Q1 used to mirror the ISO 9001 standard closely; with the advent of its 9th edition published in June of 2014, API Q1 made large strides to carve its own path. The API Q1 9th Edition goes more in detail at every requirement, raising the bar and leaving no room to comply with just the “minimum.” Like ISO 9001, API Q1 provides proven tools for organizations to establish, assess, and improve the quality of the day-to-day processes that make them run, however it does so in a more detailed way, prescribing necessary procedures, programs and metrics to ensure the organization can meet the demands of the petroleum industry.

API Q1 is currently in its 9th Edition. Organizations seeking new certifications must comply with this version.

Mireaux Management Solutions offers turnkey assistance in your organization’s quest for API Q1 certification, working diligently with a team made up of a dedicated API Q1 Consultant, Auditor, Technical Writer and Trainer, all of whom understand compliance and the stringent requirements of API. Utilizing our proven consulting approach, we guarantee successful certification for any organization working with us.

Mireaux will help find your customized solution!

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