Kelso, Wash. (PRWEB) July 16, 2014
Western Fabrication today announced they have received their certification from the American Petroleum Institute (API) for 4F and Q1. The certifications will allow Western Fabrication to construct oil drilling substructures and walking systems in accordance with API Q1 and 4F standards and apply API monograms to the substructures as required.
According to API, only 49 firms in the U.S. possess the coveted API 4F designation. Western Fabrication earned the 4F Monogram designation after completing a series of stringent facility inspections and quality management system audits.
The new certifications, along with the newly completed facility and office expansion will allow Western Fabrication to further its goal of providing quality, on-time, on-budget fabrications for its oil and gas customers along with the other industries it services. Western Fabrication will now be able to accept jobs that have API Monogram requirements.
“Not only has our facility met the highest quality standards set forth by the API, but so has our entire team, from designers to fabricators,” said Chris Mayeda, managing owner of Western Fabrication. “For our current and future customers, the API licensing and certification is proof of the rigorous procedures and quality control that has gone into the design and fabrication of each Western Fabrication oil drilling substructure and walking system.”
With more than 600 members, the API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry. The API certifications are among the most sought after industrial standards that promote the use of safe equipment and sound engineering and operating practices.
These API designations will add to Western Fabrication’s previous certifications from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), which includes the Standard for Steel Building Structures and Certified Bridge Fabricators – Intermediate (Major) category with fracture critical endorsement.
About Western Fabrication
Since 2000, Western Fabrication has been specializing in complicated projects, including extensive repair on standing wind turbines, the fabrication of oil rig walking and moving systems and substructures, as well as complex building structures for both commercial and industrial customers. For more information visit http://www.westernfab.com.
For more information, please contact Bob Schuening at bob(at)westernfab(dot)com or (360) 575-1500.