Standards organization reaccredits API's program

The American Petroleum Institute’s standards program has been reaccredited by the American National Standards Institute following a 2010 audit and revisions to the program’s procedures, API announced.

ANSI’s reaccreditation validates the rigorous and open process in API’s program, according to the association’s standards director David Miller. “As the oil and gas industry works to establish and promote standards and recommended practices for safely producing our domestic resources, ANSI’s announcement is welcome news,” Miller said.

API established its standards program in 1924. It promulgates voluntary consensus standards that promote the use of safe, interchangeable equipment through proven, sound, engineering practices, API said. Standards are developed through a collaboration of industry, government, academic, and other experts, including those from professional societies, it said.

ANSI’s accreditation of API’s standards program signifies that procedures used in it meet all of the nonprofit standards setting organization’s requirements for openness, balance, consensus, and due process, API said. ANSI, which last accredited API’s program in 2006, also accredits programs at several national laboratories, it noted.

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