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API FAQs
API FAQs

What is API Spec Q1?

API Spec Q1 is published by The American Petroleum Institute (API). API Spec Q1, is a quality management system specification for manufacturing organizations to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry. API Spec Q1, is similar to standards such as ISO 9001, but API Spec Q1 is industry-specific.

If your organization manufactures of machines/perform repairs for parts and equipment used by the petroleum and natural gas industry, you may require to implementing an API Spec Q1 quality management system. Click here to find out more about API Spec Q1 Certification.

What are the advantages of API Spec Q1?

Obtaining API Q1 certification can provide organizations with numerous benefits as specified below:

  • Protects the reputation of a company
  • Better internal management
  • Reduce waste and improve efficiency
  • Increases customer satisfaction
  • Helps to create very efficient and consistent processes
  • Strengthens the supply chain
  • Increase revenues and overcome your competitors
  • Create a continual improvement culture
  • Globally recognized standard

What is the current version of API Spec Q1?

The current version of API Spec Q1 is the 9th edition, effective June 2014.

Consulting cost for API Spec Q1 Certification?

The first factor to entails once following API Spec Q1 certification, is that it ought to be thought of as an investment, not a cost. An investment provides better ROI and will increase revenues as well as new client’s acquisition.

The investment for consulting services to help an organization achieve API Spec Q1 certification, primarily revolves round the following variables:

  • Type and intricacy of products or services
  • How many sites
  • size of websites (square footage)
  • number of employees
  • do you design products
  • existing systems in place

Other investments to think about once following API Spec Q1 certification includes:

  • Travel expenses (If not local)
  • Time and labor required to implement the system

Without knowing the answers to those variables, it’s hard to provide an estimated investment. The best way to determine the investment for API Spec Q1 consulting services .

How can Vegas Consulting help our organization achieve API Spec Q1 Certification?

Vegas Consulting Group is a full service API Q1 consulting, auditing, certification services, and training firm operated in global with their head office in Houston, Texas with 17+ years of experience in helping organizations achieve results through their API Spec Q1 Certification.

We have an experienced team made of industry-specific API Spec Q1 consultant, auditor, technical writer and trainer to provide API Spec Q1 consulting services for organizations to achieve API Q1 certification . We guarantee successful certification for any organization’s working with us.

What is quality management system?

A quality management system is commonly referred to as a QMS, is a management system that is implemented in place to ensure that your organization establishes specific processes and procedures to consistently meet customer requirements, business objectives, and achieve customer satisfaction.  A QMS is primarily based upon a quality management system standard such as ISO 9001:2015, API Spec Q1, API Spec Q2, API Monogram, and etc.

Benefits of using an API Specification consultant?

There are many benefits in using an API consultant. As consultants, we are specialists in API specifications Q1, Q2, and API Monogram. We provide consulting services for the Oil and Gas Industries achieve API certification and have mastered the process to certification.

Here are the benefits of using Vegas Consulting, as your API consultant:

Save Time

Many organizations contact us, after they’ve spent once in a while up to 2 years attempting to implement the API quality management system. We're usually able to get our clients certified within 4 – 5 months from start to finish.

Save Money

Time is money. If we're able to shorten the procedure for clients by using 19 months, we have saved our clients money. This may be calculated with the aid of the reimbursement you pay your internal team of workers over a 19 month period and the lack of productivity of their primary duties. We are also able to save our clients money, by reducing the number of journeys API may require to issue your certification.

Guaranteed Certification

We offer a 100% assure that your organization will get API certified. Our clients have already been certified by API, this means that our system approach has been vetted and established.

Continued Support

We continue to support our client’s management system, beyond their initial certification. Getting API certification, is simply the first step. A management system should be maintained and always improved to keep up with the ever-changing needs of industry and customers. Also, API specifications change on an average of each 5-10 years. As we attend specialized training and conferences regarding the cutting-edge changes, we are capable to bring that right again to our clients.

What is API Spec Q2?

API Spec Q2 is published by The American Petroleum Institute (API). API Spec Q2, is a quality management system specification for service supply organizations to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry. API Spec Q2, is similar to standards such as API Q1 and ISO 9001, but API Spec Q2 is industry-specific to service organization such as repair service, rental equipment, inspection, testing, drilling, cementing, etc.

If your organization provides services to the petroleum and natural gas industry, you may require to implementing an API Spec Q2 quality management system. Click here to find out more about API Spec Q2 Certification.

What are the advantages of API Spec Q2?

Obtaining API Q2 certification can provide organizations with numerous benefits as specified below:

  • Improve operations and reduce risks
  • Protects the reputation of a company
  • Build compliance and traceability into processes
  • Better internal management
  • Satisfy customer demand for high quality and low cost
  • Quality will increase across the entire supply chain
  • Increase revenues and overcome your competitors
  • Globally recognized standard

What is the current version of API Spec Q2?

The current version of API Spec Q2, 1st edition was published in December 2011. The 1st edition introduces a major focus on defect prevention, waste reduction, and reliability of services.

Consulting cost for API Spec Q2 Certification?

The first factor to entails once following API Spec Q2 certification, is that it ought to be thought of as an investment, not a cost. An investment provides better ROI and will increase revenues as well as new client’s acquisition.

The investment for consulting services to help an organization achieve API Spec Q2 certification, primarily revolves round the following variables:

  • Type and intricacy of products or services
  • How many sites
  • size of websites (square footage)
  • number of employees
  • do you design products
  • existing systems in place

Other investments to think about once following API Spec Q2 certification includes:

  • Travel expenses (If not local)
  • Time and labor required to implement the system

Without knowing the answers to those variables, it’s hard to provide an estimated investment. The best way to determine the investment for API Spec Q2 consulting services .

How can Vegas Consulting help our organization achieve API Spec Q2 Certification?

Vegas Consulting Group is a full service API Q2 consulting, auditing, certification services, and training firm operated in global with their head office in Houston, Texas with 17+ years of experience in helping organizations achieve results through their API Spec Q2 Certification.

We have an experienced team made of industry-specific API Spec Q2 consultant, auditor, technical writer and trainer to provide API Spec Q2 consulting services for organizations to achieve API Q2 certification . We guarantee successful certification for any organization’s working with us.

What services would require for API Q2 certification?

API Q2 applies to critical activities such as intervention, production, abandonment, well construction, well servicing, equipment repair and maintenance, and inspection activities.

What is a service quality plan?

Service quality plans are required for API Spec Q2. A service quality plan is a document that establishes procedures, resources, processes, and any required collection of activities identifying and controlling the quality requirements.

Can API Spec Q2 and ISO 9001 be merged together into one system?

Yes, both systems share common elements. Since API Spec Q2 is the more prescriptive of the two sets of quality requirements, complying with API Spec Q2 should be the initial focus, then adding any additional requirements of ISO 9001.

What is the difference between API Q1 and API Q2?

API Q1 requirements apply to manufacturing organizations, while API Q2 requirements apply to service supply organizations. Both of the specifications present requirements for quality management systems for the petroleum and natural gas industry.

What types of training course does Vegas Consulting provide?

Vegas CG provides 2 types of training:

  1. Public training
  2. On-site training

Please see below for a comparison:

PUBLIC TRAINING

  • Held at Vegas CG training center
  • Available to the general public
  • Provides instructor, printed material, food, and audio-visual equipment
  • Certificate provided after successful completion and test
  • Charged per participant
  • Benefits: Have engaged with other industries and learn from various perspectives
  • Register and pay online or complete our registration form and send to us.

ON-SITE TRAINING

  • Held at your own facilities or contracted facilities
  • Available to any organization with a minimum of 4 participants
  • Provides instructor, and printed material only
  • Certificate provided after successful completion and test
  • Charged per group, based on a set number of participants
  • Benefits: Focus on your organization and your issues
  • Request a Quote or write to us at sales@vegascg.com

What training courses does Vegas Consulting provide?

API Specification Courses

  • API Spec Q1 Awareness Course – 2 Days
  • API Spec Q1 Lead Implementer Course – 4 Days
  • API Spec Q2 Awareness Course – 2 Days
  • API Spec Q2 Lead Implementer Course – 4 Days

Training courses available for public and on-site courses, but they will be tailor-made to suit your organization needs. Click here to know more about our training methodology.