API 20E creates better oversight of the fastener manufacturing process and is the standard that will define bolting for the 21st century. Time-tested production methods have been reevaluated to produce higher quality bolting, and problematic practices have been prohibited to stand up to the industry challenges of today.
API 20E helps bolting vendors prove to their customers that they have properly adhered to industry specifications without cutting any corners. All companies that comply with API 20E are freely searchable in an online database called the API Composite List, giving procurement professionals a second set of eyes to share the risk of fastener evaluation. As a further layer of protection, API 20E provides an easy path for customers to report non-compliance, so each company is constantly driven to maintain and improve production. When it comes to precise operations that determine the wellbeing of a facility and its employees, API 20E is an important factor in today’s bolting environment.