The Quality Management Standard for Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industries ISO/TS 29001
ISO/TS 29001 define the quality management system requirements for the design, development, production, installation and service of products for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries.
ISO 29001 specifically focuses on the oil and gas supply chain. The ISO/TS 29001 standard is based on ISO 9001 and incorporates supplementary requirements emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste from service providers.
Quality management standards specific to the oil, gas and petrochemical industry make up ISO 29001. It can function as a stand-alone certification, or incorporated with ISO 9001, the generic quality management certification for all industries worldwide. In this case, the documentation for ISO 29001 standards differentiates between the generic and industry-specific quality management standards.
ISO 29001 requirements are similar to API Q1 system specifications, especially to control features/documentation methods for conception, purchasing, training and other key company activities. They also include unique sector requirements for design, development, production, installation and product services.
KEY BENEFITS OF ISO 29001:2010 CERTIFICATION
A license to trade in the oil and gas industry
For many organizations within the oil and gas supply chain, certification to this standard is necessary to secure valuable contracts and gain competitive advantage.
Enhanced brand reputation
Certification proves your commitment to industry best practice and enables you to stand out above the crowd.
The standard has been designed to be compatible with other existing management systems standards making integrating your systems easier.
Third-party certification to this technical standard will help to reduce multiple supplier audits and any associated costs.
Managed business risk
Based as it is on ISO 9001, certification also makes it easier for you to measure performance and better manage business risk.
Streamlined operations and reduced waste
The assessment focuses on your operating processes, which encourages you to improve the quality of your products and service and helps you to reduce waste, rejections and customer complaints.
Like ISO 9001, this requirement scheme ensures that employees feel more involved through improved communication. Continued assessment visits can highlight any problems and uncover any issues that may be present.