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ISI / BIS Certification for Galvanized Structural Steel

BIS Certificate for  Galvanized Structural Steel
ISI / BIS Certification is mandatory for

Galvanized Structural Steel

IS Standard : IS 16732:2019

Galvanized structural steel is a type of steel that has been coated with a layer of zinc through a process called galvanization. This coating provides excellent corrosion resistance, making galvanized structural steel highly durable and suitable for outdoor applications exposed to harsh environmental conditions. The galvanization process involves immersing the steel in a bath of molten zinc, allowing the zinc to bond to the surface of the steel, creating a tightly bonded zinc-iron alloy layer. This protective coating acts as a barrier, preventing moisture, oxygen, and other corrosive elements from reaching the underlying steel substrate, thus significantly extending the lifespan of the material. Galvanized structural steel is commonly used in construction projects for various structural components such as beams, columns, and supports, as well as in outdoor infrastructure applications like bridges, fences, and utility poles, where long-term durability and resistance to corrosion are essential requirements.

IS 16732:2019 is a vital standard for galvanized structural steel, playing a crucial role in ensuring the quality, durability, and reliability of this essential construction material. This standard provides comprehensive guidelines and specifications for manufacturers, covering various aspects such as material composition, coating thickness, surface finish, and mechanical properties. By establishing clear parameters for factors like corrosion resistance, dimensional accuracy, and structural integrity, IS 16732:2019 ensures that galvanized structural steel meets stringent standards for use in various construction applications. Compliance with this standard instils confidence among builders and engineers and enhances the longevity and safety of structures by providing robust protection against corrosion and environmental degradation. Adherence to IS 16732:2019 promotes regulatory compliance and contributes to the overall sustainability of construction projects by ensuring the efficient use of resources and reducing maintenance requirements.

Note: Obtaining the ISI/BIS Certification is a mandatory requirement for manufacturers of Galvanized Structural Steel – Specification to sell their products in the Indian market.

In accordance with Indian regulations, it is imperative for manufacturers to obtain the ISI/BIS certification for their Galvanized Structural Steel – Specification to legally market and sell their products within the country. This certification signifies compliance with specific standards set forth by the BIS, ensuring that the galvanized structural steel meets the requisite quality and safety benchmarks mandated for use in construction and related applications. Failure to obtain this certification can result in legal penalties and hinder the manufacturer's ability to access the Indian market. Adherence to the ISI/BIS certification process is not only a legal requirement but also a crucial step for manufacturers to demonstrate the credibility and reliability of their galvanized structural steel products, fostering trust among consumers and stakeholders in the construction industry.


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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