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API Monogram Program Status Report. 2009 Standardization Conference SC18 Committee on Quality Standards Westminster, Colorado June 25, 2009. W. Don Whittaker Manager Monogram Program/APIQR whittakerd@api.org. Aaron Duke Audit Program Manager Monogram Program/APIQR dukea@api.org.

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API Monogram Program

Status Report

2009 Standardization ConferenceSC18 Committee on Quality Standards

Westminster, Colorado

June 25, 2009

W. Don Whittaker

Manager

Monogram Program/APIQR

whittakerd@api.org

Aaron Duke

Audit Program Manager

Monogram Program/APIQR

dukea@api.org

Laura Levandoski

Associate

Monogram Program/APIQR

levandoskil@api.org

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Monogram Program Status

  • Program Status
  • Fraud/Misuse Update
  • Additional Agreements
  • Workload Solutions / New Developments
suspensions cancellations and withdrawals

178 Suspensions

  • 210 Withdrawals
  • 76 Cancellations
  • Most Commonly Suspended Specs: 6D, 6A, 7-1
  • Most common reasons for Suspension: Audit Nonconformances, No Renewal Agreement, Non-Payment
  • Most Commonly Cancelled Specs: 5CT, 6D, 6A
  • Most common reasons for Cancellation: Audit Nonconformances, Failure to Provide Responses to Audit Nonconformances by Specified Date, Facility Closure
  • Most Commonly Withdrawn Specs: 6A, 6D, 7
  • Most common reasons for Withdrawal: Facility closed, Facility request, Product(s) No Longer Covered by Specification

Suspensions, Cancellations, and Withdrawals

revised specs effective in 2009
Revised Specs [Effective in 2009]
  • API Standard 600– Steel Gate Valves - Flanged and Butt-welding Ends, Bolted Bonnets 9/1/2009
  • API Spec 5LD – CRA Clad or Lined Steel Pipe 9/1/2009
  • API Standard 608 – Metal Ball Valves--Flanged, Threaded and Butt-Welding Ends 6/1/2009
  • API Spec 11E – Specification for Pumping Units 5/1/2009
  • API Spec 12B – Specification for Bolted Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids 3/31/2009
  • API Spec 12D – Specification for Field Welded Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids 3/31/2009
  • API Spec 12K – Specification for Indirect Type Oilfield Heaters 3/31/2009
  • API Spec 12F – Specification for Shop Welded Tanks for Storage of Production Liquids 3/31/2009
  • API Spec 12P – Specification for Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Tanks 3/31/2009
  • API Spec 12J - Specification for Oil and Gas Separators 3/31/2009
  • API Spec 12L - Specification for Vertical and Horizontal Emulsion Treaters 3/31/2009
  • API SPec17J - Specification for Unbonded Flexible Pipe 1/1/2009
handling fraudulent activity
Handling Fraudulent Activity
  • Minor Cases
    • Nonconformance letter - inaccurate license claims, misuse of monogram on documentation, sales, incomplete license numbers, websites
  • Taking action on Fraud
    • Issue warnings
    • Periodic Audits (result of product falsely monogrammed)
    • C&D letter
    • Cancel current license & applications
    • 2 year ban from the program
    • Add to website list of nonlicensees
    • Legal Investigation
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Minor Cases

  • Company A
  • Case: Website displaying the API Monogram
  • Actions:
  • Sent email to remove the API Monogram within seven days – 3/10/09
  • They responded to remove API Monogram – 3/12/09
  • API Monogram was removed – 4/09/09
  • Company B
  • Case: Website displaying API Monogram without the license no.
  • Actions:
  • Sent email to correct the website – 3/19/09
  • They responded to update website – 3/20/09
  • Website updated with the license no. – 3/31/09
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Major Cases

  • Company C
  • Case: Received fake certificate from user
  • Actions:
  • Ask user if products were monogrammed
  • Check website if fake certificate was displayed
  • Discuss with OGC
  • Send C&D letter
  • Review their response to the C&D letter
  • Listed on the Non-Licensed Organization (API Composite List)
  • http://compositelist.api.org/NoticeRegardingNonLicensedOrganizations.asp
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Major Cases

  • Company D
  • Case: Applicant website displaying fake certificate
  • Actions:
  • Check database for status
  • Discuss with OGC
  • Conduct investigation in China
  • C&D letter sent by Chinese lawyers
  • Review their response to the C&D letter
  • Fake certificate removed from website
  • Application withdrawnand given 2 years to re-apply
  • Listed on the Non-Licensed Organization (API Composite List)
  • http://compositelist.api.org/NoticeRegardingNonLicensedOrganizations.asp
guest host program definitions
Guest/Host Program Definitions
  • Host - a facility at which all manufacturing is performed
  • Guest - a facility that has requested another organization to perform the manufacturing of a product on their behalf
guest host program requirements
Guest/Host Program Requirements
  • Both Guest and Host must have an active monogram license
  • The Guest must conduct an annual on-site second party audit of the Host
  • A documented acknowledgment shall be provided to the purchaser that the product was “Manufactured for (Guest) under Agreement with (Host) located in (Host Location)”
  • The license number includes GH (XXX-xxxx-GH)
program implementation
Program Implementation
  • New program requirements take effect November 1, 2009
  • April 20, 2009 – Letter sent to all clients and auditors involved in the Guest/Host program highlighting the main changes to the program
    • April 22, 2009 – New Guest License issued to all active Guest Licensees with an October 31, 2009 expiration date
    • New applicants will not be issued a Guest/Host license unless they meet new program requirements
benefits
Benefits
  • Ensure all clients using the Monogram have an established quality management system and meet API Spec Q1 requirements
  • Ensure the integrity of the API Monogram
  • Ensure control over the API Monogram Mark
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The system will assist in:

  • Automating client information updates
  • Providing clients with a clear view of their current certifications
  • Providing clients with a view into actions required of them
  • Enabling Auditors to manage and view their audit schedules
  • Allowing Auditors, Clients, and API to interact with each other about open Non-Conformance repots quickly and efficiently
  • Creating and Managing Financial Invoices both from the Auditor and to the Client
  • Facilitate the letter approval and response process via discussion boards
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The system will remove non-value added work

  • Inputting information from documents and forms into client databases
  • Scanning documents for database storage
  • Printing, collating and stapling documents for group review and signoff
  • Tracking and managing these tasks manually
  • Mailing formal responses to clients via USPS or FedEx ($175K)
information update
Information Update
  • Current time expenditure: 593 actions at 4774 hours/year
  • New time expenditure: 593 actions at 148.25 hours/year
  • Estimated time savings: 96% decrease in processing time
panel processes
Panel Processes
  • Current time expenditure: 2190 hours/year
  • New time expenditure: 500 hours/year
  • Estimated time savings: 77% decrease in processing time
quality manual processing
Quality Manual Processing
  • Current time expenditure: 890 actions at 2225 hours/year
  • New time expenditure: 890 actions at 445 hours/year
  • Estimated time savings: 80% decrease in processing time
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Client Main Page

AAR Main Page

Audit Summary Page

Internal “Panel” Page

current solutions
Current Solutions
  • Internal SharePoint site
    • Document Control
    • Standardization of Communication (letters)
  • Responses are reviewed with the audit packages
  • Web driven workplace activities
    • Web based data queries, providing better tracking, more and useful metrics
  • Bottom line……..efficient, fast, responsive
client status
Client Status
  • Client Site reported down or not operating
  • API status changed to “Inactive”for 6 months
  • During six month period – Renewal / Abbreviated audit
  • After six month period – License “Withdrawn”and full initial audit will be required
  • If, after 1 year for ISO site, a Stage 1 audit will be required
report nonconforming product
Report Nonconforming Product

Report Nonconforming Product at “ncr.api.org”.

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API strives to continually improve the value of the Monogram Program. As such, notify API of nonconforming Monogrammed products.

Description of Nonconforming Product(s)

Spec Pick list:

Product Pick list:

Manufacturer Pick list:

If the manufacturer is not listed in the pick list above, please enter the company name below.

_____________________________________

Date of Purchase:

Number of Products Purchased:

Number of Products Nonconforming:

Date Nonconformance Discovered:

Description of Nonconformance:

Your Contact Information

Company Name

Contact Name

E-mail Address

Phone Number

Comments:

api certification programs
API Certification Programs

For more information:

  • API’s Composite List: http://compositelist.api.org
  • API Certifications Dept.: +1-202-962-4791
  • Don Whittaker: whittakerd@api.org
  • Aaron Duke: dukea@api.org
  • Laura Levandoski: levandoskil@api.org