API STD 20J-2017 pdf download.Qualification of Distributors of Metallic Materials for Use in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries.
1 Scope 1.1 Purpose This API standard specifies requirements for the qualification of distributors of metallic materials used in the petroleum and natural gas industries. 1.2 Applicability This standard is applicable to distributors of metallic bar, plate, and tubular products where API product standards require such services or are otherwise specified as a requirement for compliance. For organizations that manufacture and distribute metallic material, this standard only addresses the distribution portion of their processes. NOTE This standard does not limit the responsibility of any manufacturer of commercial products utilizing metallic materials and manufactured to an API Standard from its responsibility for compliance with all applicable requirements of that API Standard. 1.3 Distributor Qualification Level (DQL) This API standard establishes the requirements for two distributor qualification levels (DQL). These DQL levels define different levels of distributor quality controls and qualification requirements. 2 Normative References The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies, except that new editions may be used on issue and shall become mandatory upon the effective date specified by the publisher, or six months from the date of the revision (where no effective date is specified). API Specification Q1, Specification for Quality Management System Requirements for Manufacturing Organizations for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry API Standard 20D, Nondestructive Examination Services for Equipment Used in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry API Standard 20H, Heat Treatment Services – Batch Type for Equipment used in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry AMS 2750, Pyrometry ISO/IEC 17025, General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories
3.1.2 calibration Comparison and adjustment to a standard of known accuracy 3.1.3 chemical analysis Determination of the chemical composition of material 3.1.4 conformance Meeting specified requirements 3.1.5 distributor An organization that maintains and provides metallic bar, plate, and tubular products for resale 3.1.6 heat treatment A specified, timed sequence of controlled heating and cooling of materials for the purpose of changing physical or mechanical properties 3.1.7 metallic material Any product included in the scope of this standard 3.1.8 mill A factory in which metals are hot worked, cold worked, or melted and cast into standard shapes suitable for secondary fabrication into commercial product 3.1.9 off-site A related facility of the organization, operating under the same Quality Management System as the identified distributor of the product 3.1.10 on-site The distributor’s facility 3.1.11 outsourced A function or process that is performed by an external supplier on behalf of the distributor 3.1.12 processes that require validation Processes where resulting output cannot be verified by subsequent monitoring or measurement 3.1.13 receiving verification The process of ensuring the product received meets purchase requirements
188.8.131.52 A DQL-2 distributor shall additinally ensure one of the following: a) the sub-distributor demonstrates conformance to API Standard 20J DQL-2 or b) the supplying mill for the sub-distributor has been approved by the distributor or c) the distributor has tested and qualified the product against the requirements of Section 184.108.40.206c). 220.127.116.11 Records of the results of the sub-distributor approval, including resulting actions, shall be maintained. 7.4.3 Initial Approval of Service Suppliers 18.104.22.168 DQL-1 distributors shall approve service suppliers in accordance with Table 2. If the processes listed in Table 2 are performed, the service supplier shall be in conformance with the listed standards or equivalents. 22.214.171.124 DQL-2 distributors shall approve service suppliers in accordance with Table 2. If the processes listed in Table 2 are performed, the service supplier shall be in conformance with the listed standards or equivalents. A remote technical assessment shall not be used for the processes listed in Table 2 126.96.36.199 Rough machining service suppliers shall, at a minimum, meet the requirements of DQL-1. 188.8.131.52 Records of the results of the service supplier approval, including resulting actions, shall be maintained.