Yalian Steel Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Yangzhou Yalian Steel Pipe Co., Ltd received approval for certification and license registration of "5L X-70 Grade" and is presently applying for additional certification of up to X -100 for its high grade steel large diameter pipe mill from the American Petroleum Institute (API). The API is a leader in the development of petroleum and petrochemical equipment and operating standards.
The API 5L X-70 certification acknowledges that Yalian's steel pipes have met exacting criteria and enables the Company to use API Spec 5L on its steel pipe products and participate in the bidding process for numerous large scale international and domestic pipeline projects in China.
"Obtaining approval and certification through the API represents a major milestone and significant accomplishment for the Company," stated Murray G. Flanigan, Chief Financial Officer of Yalian. "The API certification is recognized worldwide and throughout the oil and gas industry as an important third party endorsement of a product's quality. This certification will now allow us to actively ramp up our sales and pipe line production activities."