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ISI / BIS Certification for Electric Immersion Water Heaters

Get BIS Certificate for Electric Immersion Water Heaters IS 368: 2014
ISI / BIS Certification is mandatory for

Electric Immersion Water Heaters

IS Standard : IS 368: 2014

Electric immersion water heaters are compact and versatile appliances designed to heat water directly within a container or vessel. Consisting of a heating element encased in a protective sheath, these heaters are immersed directly into the water, where they generate heat through electrical resistance when connected to a power source. Electric immersion water heaters are commonly used in a variety of applications, including heating water for domestic use, such as bathing and washing, as well as in industrial processes, laboratory applications, and commercial settings. They offer quick and efficient heating, allowing users to access hot water on demand without the need for a central hot water system. Immersion heaters come in various shapes and sizes to accommodate different container dimensions and heating requirements, providing a convenient and portable solution for heating water wherever it is needed. Their safety features such as automatic shutoff mechanisms and temperature controls are often included to prevent overheating and ensure safe operation.

IS 368:2014 is a crucial standard in ensuring the quality, safety, and efficiency of electric immersion water heaters, essential devices used for heating water in households and various industrial settings. This standard serves as a crucial guideline for manufacturers, delineating specific requirements for design, construction, performance, and testing of these immersion heaters. Adhering to IS 368:2014 ensures that manufacturers produce water heater devices meeting stringent quality benchmarks, guaranteeing their reliability, durability, and energy efficiency. Compliance with this standard not only ensures the safe operation of electric immersion water heaters but also promotes energy conservation and environmental sustainability by regulating factors such as heating efficiency and insulation.

Note: Obtaining the ISI/BIS Certification is a mandatory requirement for manufacturers of Electric Immersion Water Heaters to sell their products in the Indian market.

In India, manufacturers are required to obtain ISI/BIS certification for their Electric Immersion Water Heaters to legally sell these products. This certification, mandated by Indian regulations, ensures compliance with specific quality and safety standards established by the BIS for the production and distribution of electric immersion water heaters. Without this certification, manufacturers face legal repercussions and barriers in accessing the Indian market. Therefore, securing ISI/BIS certification is not only a regulatory necessity but also a critical step for manufacturers to demonstrate the reliability, efficiency, and safety of their electric immersion water heaters. This certification process underscores the importance of ensuring the integrity and performance of appliances, instilling confidence among consumers and stakeholders in the electrical appliance industry regarding its compliance with Indian standards for usage and distribution.


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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  •  Expert guidance
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  • Comprehensive support
  • Cost-effective solutions
  • Time efficient

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