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ISI / BIS Certification for Steel for hardening and tempering-Specification

BIS Certification for Steel for hardening and tempering IS 5517 - By Brand Liaison
ISI / BIS Certification is mandatory for

Steel for hardening and tempering-Specification

IS Standard : IS 5517 : 1993

Iron with various proportions of carbon make up the majority of steel, an alloy that is extensively used and adaptable. Other elements and alloys are added to steel to give it certain qualities. Its strength, resilience, and flexibility make it one of the most important materials in engineering and construction.

A certain class of steel alloys called hardening and tempering steels are intended to undergo heat treatment in order to get particular mechanical characteristics. High toughness, wear resistance, and hardness are typical examples of these qualities. In order to get the proper balance of toughness and hardness, the steel must first be heated to a certain temperature, quenched in a cooling medium (such as water or oil) to quickly cool and harden it, and then tempered. Due to its distinct qualities and the particular uses it fulfills, steel for tempering and hardening is crucial in a variety of sectors.

The chemical makeup, mechanical attributes, heat treatment procedures, and other features of these steels are all covered in depth in the hardening and tempering steel standards. In the end, these specs help producers and end users by improving product quality, cost effectiveness, and compliance with industry standards. To make sure the steel fulfills the necessary performance standards and has the desired qualities, adequate heat treatment and quality control are crucial.

The obligatory ISI Certification Scheme under IS standard IS 5517: 1993 now includes standards for every steel for hardening and tempering.

This standard describes the technical requirements and delivery specifications for wrought steel, in any form—bars, rods, flats, plates, and forgings—whether it is alloyed or not, to be used in settings where it is first hardened and then tempered. The main uses of the steel specified by this standard are forging and machining of parts for use in automotive and technical applications.

Without the ISI Mark, this product cannot be marketed, imported, or exported into the Indian consumer market.


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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Why choose Brand Liaison?

Brand Liaison provides helpful support for achieving ISI Mark Certification. Among our offerings are:

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

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