The American Petroleum Institute released the new tenth edition API Spec Q1 - Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry on September 1, 2023.
The 10th edition standard expands its application to include organizations providing a variety of services including manufacturing, engineering, product realization and product related activities. In addition, the 10th edition now aligns with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, Quality Management System – Requirements.
Other notable changes include an expansion of the record retention periods, introduction of alternatives to the traditional Quality Manual, modifications to inspection and acceptance processes and a revised supplier evaluation process.
Our team is currently in the process of updating our InterLink™ API Q1 platform to address the changes to the 10th edition standard. We will be rolling out updates to the software to ensure that it continues to provide a superior framework for the management of the API Spec Q1 requirements.
For more information on our InterLink API Spec Q1 software, 10th edition updates, or to schedule a demo, please contact our web support team today.