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ISI / BIS Certification for Grey iron castings

Get BIS Certification for Grey iron castings IS 210:2009 By Brand Liaison
ISI / BIS Certification is mandatory for

Grey iron castings

IS Standard : IS 210:2009

Among the many functional and commonly used types of cast metal components are grey iron castings. They are made by pouring molten iron into molds and letting it solidify a process known as casting. Because of the presence of graphite particles inside the iron matrix, grey iron castings get their unique gray look, thus their name. The strong thermal conductivity, superior machinability, and damping qualities that these graphite flakes contribute to grey iron castings make them ideal for a variety of applications. Grey iron castings are widely employed in applications where these qualities are crucial, such as in the production of engine blocks, equipment bases, and brake rotors. One of its noteworthy advantages is their capacity to absorb vibrations and minimize noise.

The IS 210:2009 standard lays out the standards and specifications for castings made of grey iron. Respecting these guidelines enables producers to reliably generate castings of superior quality while minimizing flaws and guaranteeing product dependability. By adhering to these guidelines, manufacturers may attain consistency and uniformity in their output, which is essential for fulfilling consumer demands and upholding a positive reputation. Ensuring compliance with IS 210:2009 lowers the risk of accidents and product failures by ensuring that castings fulfill safety and durability criteria.

Note: In order to sell their goods in the Indian consumer market, grey iron casting producers must get the ISI Mark Certification.

ISI Certification is an indispensable measure to guarantee that these castings adhere to stringent technical standards, safety regulations and quality criteria, ultimately contributing to the reliability and performance of the products and machinery in which grey iron castings are incorporated. It provides assurance to industries such as automotive manufacturing, infrastructure development and machinery production that the grey iron castings they utilize in their processes and products are of the highest quality, ensuring the structural integrity and longevity of their applications.


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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