Product Compliance


The American Petroleum Institute (API) Specification Q1, also known as API Spec Q1, is a quality management system (QMS) standard for organizations that provide products and services to the petroleum and natural gas industry. It is designed to help organizations improve their quality management processes and ensure that their products and services meet the industry’s high standards for safety, reliability, and performance.

American Petroleum Institute:

  • Mission : To promote safety across the industry globally and influence public policy in support of a strong, viable U.S. oil and natural gas industry.
  • Activities : Advocacy, negotiation and lobbying with governmental, legal, and regulatory agencies; research into economic, toxicological, and environmental effects; establishment and certification of industry standards; and education outreach.
  • Impact : The oil and natural gas industry supports millions of jobs in the United States and is a major source of energy. However, the industry has also been criticized for its environmental impact and its role in climate change.

The Risk Assessment Process Typically Involves The Following Steps:

  • Identify the hazards: This involves brainstorming and identifying all potential hazards that could occur throughout the product or service lifecycle.
  • Assess the risks: Once the hazards have been identified, each hazard is assessed to determine the likelihood of it occurring and the severity of the consequences if it does occur.
  • Control the risks: Based on the risk assessment, the organization develops and implements controls to mitigate the risks. These controls can include things like preventive maintenance, training, and inspection procedures.