The American Petroleum Institute (API) has awarded the API Monogram License No. 609-0068 to the Czech Republic based industrial valve manufacturer - ABO valve company. This certificate has strengthened the company's position among main European valve manufacturers as currently, butterfly valves with API 609 Monogram can be offered - apart from ABO - just by 3 other Europe-based producers.
The certification process according to API norms is quite long and complicated. ABO has implemented a new integrated system of management which includes the requirements stated in European norm ISO 9001 as well as in standard ANSI/API Specification Q 1 – Specification for Quality Programs for the Petroleum, Petrochemical and Natural Gas Industry. ABO company obtained the certification on the basis of audit realized by the American Petroleum Institute which proved that the company meets the system requirements on quality as well as the requirements on the product (butterfly valves manufactured acc. to standard API 609).