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ISI / BIS Certification for Bottled water dispensers

Get BIS Certification for Bottled water dispensers  IS 17681:2022 By Brand Liaison
ISI / BIS Certification is mandatory for

Bottled water dispensers

IS Standard : IS 17681:2022

A practical approach to deliver clean, filtered drinking water from bottled water containers is through the use of bottled water dispensers, which are machines or gadgets. These water dispensers, which provide an immediately available source of fresh drinking water, are frequently seen in homes, workplaces, schools, and public areas.

In addition to meeting the demand for clean water, bottled water dispensers provide environmental responsibility and customisation opportunities. They offer a practical way to ensure that you keep hydrated all day. Their significance encompasses health, personal hygiene, and the general welfare of people and communities.  

Under IS 17681:2022, all bottled water dispensers are covered by the obligatory ISI Certification Scheme.

1.1 This standard specifies the performance and safety requirements for bottled water dispensers that use a refrigeration system based on vapor compression to distribute hot and cold water, as well as room temperature water. It is applicable to bottled water dispensers with single-phase operation ratings of up to and including 8 liters per hour for chilling and up to and including 5 liters per hour for heating, and with rated voltages not to exceed 240 V AC, 50 Hz.

1.2 The following kinds of bottled water dispensers are covered by this standard: 

  • Bottom load water dispenser;
  • Table-top water dispenser; and
  • Freestanding water dispenser.

1.3 The following combinations of items may be available for dispensing hot, cold, and room temperature water from those covered by this standard: 

  • Cold and hot;
  • Cold, hot, and room temperature;
  • Hot and room temperature;
  • Cold and room temperature; and
  • Water dispenser with an in-built refrigerator cabinet.

1.4 This standard does not apply to the following:

  • Peltier-based bottled water dispenser;
  • Self-contained water coolers covered in IS 1475 (Part 1); and
  • Point-of-use water dispensers (connected directly to the water line from the overhead water tank or connected through a direct water pipeline).

This product cannot be exported, imported, or sold in the Indian consumer market without bearing the ISI Mark.


About ISI / BIS Certification

Indian Standards Institute, or ISI was renamed the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in 1987. The official mark that the Bureau of Indian Standards provides for manufacturers of various goods is the ISI Mark. It is used to indicate compliance with Indian standards (IS) set by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and has been used as a conformity marking for industrial products. Manufacturers received permission from BIS to use the ISI Mark on items that comply with relevant Indian requirements through the product certification program. 

Only manufacturers (domestic or foreign) who produce the finished product will be awarded ISI Certification. This will not be given to any product importers, traders, dealers, or distributors.


Documents Required for ISI / BIS Certification

The following documentation is required to get an ISI certification:

  • Main Application Form V
  • Address Proof of Manufacturing Unit
  • Details of Manufacturing Process
  • Test Report of products

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Process of ISI / BIS Certification

There are two approaches for Indian manufacturers to become certified with the ISI Mark:

  • Regular Procedure
  • Simplified Procedure 


Regular Procedure

With the possible exception of cases deemed "All India first," which might take up to 180 days, the licensing procedure is expected to be finished in 120 days. This timeline starts on the day the application is received, assuming that at different points in time the documentation, unit assessment, and product conformance are all deemed acceptable.

Step 1: Manufacturing Unit Customization in Compliance with Applicable Indian Standards

  • Identifying the applicable Indian Standard
  • Establishing in-house testing facilities as per the Standard's requirements

Step 2: Submission of the Application Form

  • Preparing an Internal Test Report for the product by the relevant Indian Standard
  • Compiling all necessary documents
  • Completing the Online Application Form
  • Online payment of application fees directly to BIS
  • Submitting hard copies of the Application Form with all enclosures to the relevant Branch Office (BO) of BIS

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Simplified Procedure

This is a much faster process than the standard procedure. After a factory inspection is deemed satisfactory and the initial evaluation establishes that the sample complies with the applicable Indian Standard(s), the license application process is expected to be finished in 30 days.

Step 1: Adapting the Manufacturing Unit to Comply with the Relevant Indian Standard

  • Identifying the applicable Indian Standard
  • Establishing in-house testing facilities to meet the Standard's requirements

Step 2: Sample Testing

  • Obtaining the necessary certificate for raw materials (Material Test Certificate - MTC)
  • Conducting product sample testing at a BIS-recognized testing laboratory

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ISI Mark Certification Process for Foreign Manufacturers

The process of obtaining ISI Mark Certification for Foreign Manufacturers typically includes the following steps:

Step 1: Application

  • Compile all the required documents.
  • Submit the documents along with the Application Fee.
  • An Application Number will be allotted.
  • Scrutiny of the Application will be conducted within a specified time frame.​

Step 2: Query Raised (If Any)

  • If any documents are missing or there is non-compliance, you will be informed.
  • You need to submit a reply within the given timeframe.

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