China Petroleum & Petrochemical Equipment Industry Association (CPEIA) was founded in 1985. It is a nationwide juridical association approved by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China and voluntarily participated by enterprises and institutions (including R&D institutes and universities) engaged in manufacturing, trading and using of petroleum & petrochemical equipment from different sectors and regions of the country. Most of the 900 member's with different ownerships have already passed the ISO9000 quality system certificates and most of their products are API and ASME certificated. The top authority of CPEIA is its General Assembly and its executant is the Directorate. The president of CPEIA is taken turns by the leaders of giant enterprises such as CNPC, , SINOPEC and CNOOC. The 6th directorate is constituted by 160 members, including: 53 Standing Directors and 17 Vice Presidents. The present President of CPEIA is Mr. Wang Jiming, the Vice Chairman the board of SINOPEC and the member of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
The main tasks of CPEIA are: To investigate and research for framing the industrial development strategy; To make proposals to the government on industrial & technical policies, laws and regulations; To organize the establishment of guild regulations, stipulations and autonomic rules; To harmonize the correlations of its members and protect their legal rights; To assist organizing the constituting and revising of national and industrial standards; To organize the national and international industrial exhibitions; To release industrial information, edit and publish magazines & books and run the website.