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ISI / BIS Certification for Silicomanganese

BIS Certificate for Silicomanganese
ISI / BIS Certification is mandatory for


IS Standard : IS 1470: 2013

Silicomanganese (SiMn) is an alloy composed primarily of manganese, silicon, and iron, with smaller amounts of carbon and other elements. It is widely used as a deoxidizer and alloying agent in the production of steel to enhance its strength, hardness, and resistance to corrosion. Silicomanganese is typically produced by smelting a mixture of manganese ore, quartz, and iron ore in electric arc furnaces or submerged arc furnaces. During the smelting process, manganese oxide and iron oxide are reduced by silicon, resulting in the formation of silicomanganese alloy. This alloy is then added to steelmaking processes to adjust the composition of the final steel product, particularly in low-carbon and medium-carbon steels. Silicomanganese plays a crucial role in improving the mechanical properties and performance of steel, making it essential in various industries such as automotive, construction, and manufacturing. However, like other ferroalloys, the production of silicomanganese can have environmental impacts, leading to efforts to optimize processes and reduce emissions.

IS 1470:2013 holds significant importance for Silicomanganese, serving as a critical standard that ensures the quality, safety, and reliability of this alloy in industrial applications. This standard provides comprehensive guidelines and specifications for manufacturers, covering essential aspects such as chemical composition, physical properties, and manufacturing processes. By setting clear parameters for factors like silicon and manganese content, impurity levels, and alloying elements, IS 1470:2013 ensures that Silicomanganese meets stringent standards for consistency and suitability in metallurgical processes. Compliance with this standard not only builds trust among consumers but also enhances the efficiency and reliability of Silicomanganese in diverse industrial applications, including steelmaking, foundry operations, and alloy production.

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

It is mandatory for manufacturers to obtain ISI/BIS certification for their Silicomanganese – Specification in order to legally sell these products within India. This certification serves as a crucial indication of adherence to specific quality and safety standards established by the BIS for silicomanganese, ensuring its suitability for various industrial applications. Failure to obtain the ISI/BIS certification can lead to legal consequences and hinder manufacturers' access to the Indian market. This certification is not only a legal requirement but also a fundamental step for manufacturers to demonstrate the reliability, compliance, and quality of their silicomanganese products. This certification process underscores the importance of ensuring the integrity and performance of silicomanganese, instilling confidence among stakeholders in the metallurgical industry regarding the suitability and adherence of these products to Indian standards for industrial use.


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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  • Cost-effective solutions
  • Time efficient

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