API Q1 10th edition being published on 18th September 2023, the release of the API Spec Q1 10th edition specification, where the scope definitions and requirements has undergone significant changes. This blog provides a comprehensive comparison between the API Spec Q1 9th to API Spec Q1 10th editions, From Clause 1 – Clause 3 of the specification highlighting the modifications, elaborations, and additions in terminologies and practices.
API Spec Q1 9th Edition: The focus was primarily on organizations involved in manufacturing and related processes for oil & gas.
API Spec Q1 10th Edition: The scope has broadened to encompass organizations involved in products for use in the oil and gas sector. This shift emphasizes the industry’s direction towards product-centered solutions.
That Includes organization offering product related activities associated with product related activities such as:servicing, storage, engineering, software, distribution, and logistics involved as product related activities
|Term||9th Edition||10th Edition|
|Acceptance Criteria||Specified limits of acceptability applied to process or product characteristics||Specified requirements of acceptability applied to product or process characteristics|
|Calibration||Comparison to a standard of known accuracy and making any needed adjustments.||Process of comparison to a standard of known accuracy, comparison of results against TMMDE acceptance criteria and making needed adjustments. Note: Non-calibratable equipment are referred to as verification|
|Compliance||Act or Process of satisfying the legal and other applicable requirements of a regulation or regulatory body.||Act of satisfying or status of satisfied requirements.|
|Critical||That deemed by the organization, product specification, or customer as mandatory, indispensable or essential, needed for a stated purpose or task and requiring specific action.||Deemed by the organization, product specification, or customer to be of significant importance and requiring specific action.|
|Design Acceptance Criteria||Define limits placed on characteristics of materials, products, or service established by the organization, customer, and/or applicable specification to achieve conformity to product design||Requirements applied to characteristics or combinations of those characteristics, of materials, products, or components to achieve conformity to specified design requirements and/or required design performance|
|Design Validation||Process of proving a design by testing to demonstrate conformity to the design requirements. Sub-section
(b): Functional and/or operational test of production products.
|Process of proving a design by testing to demonstrate that the product conforms to design requirements and performs as intended. Sub-section
(b): Functional and/or operational test.
|Design Verification||Process of examining the result of design and development outputs to determine conformity with specified requirements. Sub-section
(b): Review of design output documents independent of design activities
|Process of examining design outputs to determine conformity with specified requirements. Sub-section
(b): Review of design output documents resulting from design
|Legal Requirement||Person or group defined by the organization with varied responsibilities and a note distinguishing between top management and management.||Statutory or regulatory requirements|
|Management||The 10th Edition now mandates the inclusion of specific controls which encompass Supplier Evaluation, re-evaluation, and record-keeping, particularly in cases where the supplier is specified by a customer contract.||A person or group with authority and responsibility for the conduct and control of all or part of an organization.|
|Manufacturing Acceptance Criteria||Defined limits placed on characteristics of materials, products, and services by the organization for manufacturing or servicing requirements||MAC – Requirements applied to characteristics or combinations of characteristics of materials, products, or components to achieve conformity to DAC and other product manufacturing requirements.|
|Preventive Maintenance||Planned action to minimize equipment failure and unscheduled interruptions.||Systematic servicing of equipment, machines, and/or facilities for the purpose of maintaining a satisfactory operating condition|
|Procedure||Organization’s method for performing an activity under controlled conditions to achieve conformity with a note mentioning its previous status as a “control feature”.||Organization’s method for performing an activity under controlled conditions with additional notes indicating its form variations and its previous status|
|N/A||Output of an organization intended for a customer, encompassing various facets such as hardware, software, and logistics.|
|Product Realization (Newly Added)||N/A||Set of interrelated or interacting activities necessary to provide a product.|
|Remote Assessment (Newly Added)||N/A||Assessment conducted by individuals not physically present at the location being assessed.|
|Risk||Situation or circumstance with likelihood and potentially negative consequences.||Situation or circumstance with probability and potentially negative consequences.|
|Servicing||Product maintenance, adjustment, repair, and/or on-site installation per product specifications.||Maintenance, adjustment, and/or repair on a product post-delivery, including on-site installation.|
The API Spec Q1 10th edition’s changes reflect the Oil & Gas industry’s ongoing evolution, adapting to technological advancements, operational necessities, and market demands. Staying updated with these shifts is imperative for professionals and organizations aiming for growth, compliance, and efficiency.
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