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API Signs MOU with Brazilian Technological, Certification and Standardization Group, ABENDI


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WASHINGTON, August 27, 2020 –API today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Brazilian technological, certification and standardization group, ABENDI, to collaborate on industry standardization with the goal of enhancing safety, environmental protection and sustainability.

“We welcome the signing of the new collaborative agreement with our colleagues in Brazil, which will bring our two organizations closer together in pursuit of advancing safety and environmental protection in the natural gas and oil industry,” API Global Industry Services (GIS) Senior Vice President, Debra Phillips said. “Over the past year, API has formed a number of strategic relationships with standards organizations, regulatory agencies and trade groups worldwide to advance our industry standards, operational safety and sustainability.”

“Technical standards are essential for improving the safety and productivity of industrial operations, managing the integrity of equipment, and preserving life and the environment,” ABENDI President Pedro Feres Filho said. "This MOU with API shows ABENDI's strong commitment to continuously meeting these goals and will allow us to collaborate on courses, seminars and standards in the natural gas, oil and petrochemical segments. We are facing a global public health crisis, one that has caused significant challenges for humanity. It is more important now than ever that organizations like API and ABENDI forge deep partnerships to advance value for both the industry and its workers.”

The primary purpose of this MOU is to provide a platform to enhance cooperation and collaboration between API and ABENDI in a number of areas, including:

  • Facilitating joint training;
  • The exchange of information on industry standards;
  • Enhanced communications; and
  • Collaboration on joint forums to facilitate exchanges between Brazilian and American experts in the natural gas and oil industry.

API standards are developed under an American National Standards Institute accredited process, ensuring that the API standards are not only technically rigorous, but also are developed using consensus, due process and balance across stakeholder interests. API’s ANSI accreditation also facilitates acceptance of API standards by state, federal and increasingly international regulators.

API represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Our than 600 members produce, process and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry supports more than 10 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of millions of Americans. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization. In its first 100 years, API has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.

Founded in 1979, ABENDI is a technical-scientific society and provider of solutions of high technological value for companies and people through the innovation and the diffusion of knowledge in the areas of Non-Destructive Testing, Inspection, Quality and Safety, preserving life and the environment. ABENDI operates in the areas of technology and innovation projects, technical standards, qualification and certification and in the dissemination of knowledge through training, courses, congresses and events.