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ISI / BIS Certification for Steels For Piston Pins ( Gudgeon Pins )

BIS Certification for Steels For Piston Pins (Gudgeon Pins) IS 11952 - By Brand Liaison
ISI / BIS Certification is mandatory for

Steels For Piston Pins ( Gudgeon Pins )

IS Standard : IS 11952:1986

Steel is a material that is widely utilized and adaptable, and it is essential to many different industries and uses. It is an alloy with qualities mostly derived from iron, to which minor quantities of carbon and other elements are added. Because of its strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion, steel is a preferred material for a variety of applications.

Gudgeon pins, another name for piston pins, are essential parts of internal combustion engines. They guarantee the engine runs smoothly by connecting the piston to the connecting rod. For the steels used to make piston pins to endure the high-stress, high-temperature, and high-cycle conditions they encounter, they must have certain properties.

Because piston pins are essential to the operation of internal combustion engines, steel is important. They have to be strong, resilient to heat, wear, and corrosion, as well as lightweight to minimize friction and increase efficiency. The engine's lifetime, overall performance, and compliance with environmental requirements are all greatly impacted by the materials and design of the piston pins.

Under IS standard IS 11952: 1986, all kinds of steels used for piston pins (also known as gudgeon pins) are covered by the required ISI Certification Scheme.

This standard was created to monitor the quality of steel used in the piston pin manufacturing process. Steel manufacture has to start with a primary process and then proceed through refinement processes such as vacuum treatment, argon rinsing, electro flux refining, or synthetic slag refining. The chemical composition of the steel must meet the requirements given in the standard.

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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