The ISO/TS 29001:2010 is quality management system that provides requirements for the design, development, production, installation, and service of products for the petroleum, petrochemical, and natural gas industries. This standard is designed to help these organizations ensure that they meet all requirements of customers and stakeholders. The ISO/TS 29001:2010 standard is based on ISO 9001, and includes supplementary requirements highlighting defect prevention and the reduction of deviation and waste from service providers. The ISO/TS 29001:2010 was developed as the result of cooperation between the American Petroleum Institute (API) and ISO technical committee ISO/TC 67. The ISO/TS 29001:2010 is applicable to the following:
Organizations involved in exploration, production, pipelines and transportation, and refining of petroleum and natural gas products;
Organizations involved in the design, manufacture, installation, service and repair of equipment used in the exploration, production, transportation and refining of petroleum and natural gas products; and
Organizations that provide technical, operational and support services to the various industry sectors identified above. This Technical Specification is intended to avoid multiple certification audits and provide a common approach to a quality management system for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries.