API Q1 9th Raw Material Specs on P.O.s

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Jac3LLC

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We are working on API Q1 9th. Currently ISO 2001 registered. The majority of our purchases consist of seamless tubing, either 80,000 Min Yield, or 110,000 Min Yield. We have in the past specified this on our Purchase Orders with the specific dimensions at L-80 or P-110. To date this has served us well with no problems. Of course we require MTR's with every shipment, and verifiy the material matches the dimensions, heat number, and hardness at incoming receiving inspection.
Can we expect that this will pass muster with an auditor for Q1 9th edition, or must we expand the descriptions on our P.O.'s to specify an ASTM code and alloy type? For what it is worth, we discussed this on a "practice audit" for API Q1 7 ed and no problems were found.
 
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Aussie99

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We are working on API Q1 9th. Currently ISO 2001 registered. The majority of our purchases consist of seamless tubing, either 80,000 Min Yield, or 110,000 Min Yield. We have in the past specified this on our Purchase Orders with the specific dimensions at L-80 or P-110. To date this has served us well with no problems. Of course we require MTR's with every shipment, and verifiy the material matches the dimensions, heat number, and hardness at incoming receiving inspection.
Can we expect that this will pass muster with an auditor for Q1 9th edition, or must we expand the descriptions on our P.O.'s to specify an ASTM code and alloy type? For what it is worth, we discussed this on a "practice audit" for API Q1 7 ed and no problems were found.
Hi Jac...........I'm a novice here but I would've thought that your purchasing information was a little inadequate if all you're specifying is either P-110 or L-80 tubing or casing. API Q1 states "purchasing information provided to the supplier shall be documented and adequately describe the product or activity to be purchased". Casing and tubing comes in a myriad of different steel arrangements containing all sorts of elements (other than steel). (Chromium, molybdenum, nickel etc)

We have in the past received an AAR for failing to include sufficient information, (similar to what you describe), on our purchase orders. It doesn't matter if you've been dealing with the same supplier and buying the same product for the last twenty years.............(didn't for us anyway).
 

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