ValvTechnologies, Inc. has successfully renewed American Petroleum Institute’s (API) Q1 certification. ValvTechnologies has held the API Q1 certification since 2001, making it seventh oldest Q1 certificate awarded worldwide.
ValvTechnologies is one of the only manufacturers in the severe service industry that goes through the arduous process of earning the API Q1 certification year after year: most others only secure their API product license, a significantly easier process to pass since it reviews their quality program only once every third year. ValvTechnologies is audited every year to earn the Q1 certification.
To become API Q1 certified, ValvTechnologies underwent an evaluation process that included the submission and review of their quality manual and host an on-site audit conducted by the API. The quality manual must also meet each item outlined in the API standard.