API STD 20J pdf download Qualifcation of Distributors of Metallic Materials for Use in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries
The distributor shall test material on a periodic basis in accordance with the applicable material standard by alaboratory approved for the required testing service,as specified in 7.4.3.
The frequency of periodic evaluation and material testing shall be based on a risk assessment of product qualityand the availability of alternate sources. The risk assessment shall ake into account a mill’s performance history,purchasing frequency, and any changes that have occurred at the facility. The frequency shall not exceed 36months and shall be documented.
Records of the results of the mill periodic evaluation, including resulting actions,shall be maintained.7.3.4 Review of Order Requirements with a Mill
The distributor shall perform an order review with the mill to ensure that the product ordered meets therequirements of this standard and any additional purchase order-specific requirements.
Records of the results of the review with the mill, including any resulting actions, shall be maintained.7.4Control of Sub-Distributors and Service Suppliers
Distributors shall maintain a documented procedure to ensure that outsourced activities conform to specifiedrequirements.The procedure shall conform to the purchasing requirements in API Specification Q1.
7.4.2 lnitial Approval of Sub-Distributors
184.108.40.206、 Distributors may procure materials from sub-distributors. The distributor shall ensure that the sub-distributor is qualified through one of the following methods:
a)The sub-distributor demonstrates conformance to API Standard 20J; or
b) The supplying mill for the sub-distributor has been approved by the distributor.
220.127.116.11 Additionally,the distributor shall ensure the sub-distributor maintains a QMS or meets one of thefollowing:
a) verification that the sub-distributor’s QMS conforms to the quality system requirements specified for suppliers
by the distributor; or
b) assessment of the sub-distributor to meet the distributor’s purchasing requirements; orc)assessment of the product upon delivery or activity upon completion.
18.104.22.168 Records of the results of the sub-distributor approval, including resulting actions, shall be maintained.7.4.3 Initial Approval of Service Suppliers
When service suppliers are used, the distributor shall approve service suppliers through an assessment of theservice supplier’s capabilities and controls.The approval shall be through:
1)an on-site technical assessment by a technical authority; or
2) evidence of conformance to an applicable industry standard as defined in Table 2, reviewed by a technical
Records of the results of the service supplier approval, including resulting actions,shall be maintained.
7.4.4 Periodic Evaluation of Sub-Distributors and Service Suppliers22.214.171.124 Requirements
The distributor shall maintain a documented procedure for the monitoring and re-evaluation of sub-distributorsand service suppliers. The procedure shall identify the minimum performance requirements and the process forcontinual monitoring against these requirements. The frequency of periodic evaluation shall be based upon arisk assessment of product quality and the availability of alternate sources. The risk assessment shall take intoaccount a sub-distributor or service supplier performance history, purchasing frequency, and any changes thathave occurred at the facility.The planned frequency of the evaluation shall be documented.
The sub-distributor and service supplier re-evaluation shall be performed through one or more of the following:-on-site assessment by a technical authority;
– remote technical assessment to be reviewed by a technical authority;- review of supplier performance; or
-evidence of conformance to an applicable industry standard.
The procedure shall address the actions required when a sub-distributor or service supplier does not meet theserequirements.
Records of the results of the sub-distributor and service supplier evaluation, including resulting actions, shall bemaintained.
7.4.5 Review of Order Requirements with Sub-Distributors and Service Suppliers
The distributor shall ensure that the sub-distributor and service supplier can provide a product or service thatmeets the requirements of this standard and any additional purchase order-specific requirements.
The distributor shall maintain records of the order review, including resulting actions.
7.5Distributor Performed Processes
The distributor may perform additional processes on the metallic material product prior to delivery to the customer.lf the processes listed in Table 2 are performed, the distributor shall be in conformance with the listed standards.7.6Sampling for Material Testing
7.6.1 When a distributor provides a sample to a test facility for material testing, the distributor shall maintaina procedure documenting the requirements for collection and preparation of the test specimen.The procedureshall define the factors to be controlled to ensure the validity of the test results, conformance with applicable