BIS Certification for Wires& Cables

BIS for Wires & Cables
Ganesh Nair
| Updated: Sep 05, 2022 | Category: BIS

The BIS (Bureau of Indian standards) is responsible for assuring that the products in India attain the statutory standards before entering the market. The BIS has laid down various norms for the manufacturers of wires & cables. Recently the latest IS 17505 (part 1) was published in the gazette in the year 2021. This standard was introduced to address the loss of life and property caused due to fire hazards. That’s why a manufacturer must ensure that the wires & cables attain the standards laid down by the BIS. In this blog, we shall enlist the requirements for BIS certification for wires & cables.

Benefits of using BIS Certification of wires & Cables

There are many reasons why a consumer should prefer BIS Certified Wires & cables, such as:

  • Saves electricity: when you use BIS-certified Wires & cables, you save a lot of money on electricity. A good quality cable allows proper flow of current through it. The quality of materials used to create these wires matters a lot.
  • Reduces Electricity accidents: High-quality cables prevent a significant amount of electric accidents. The low-quality wires are not able to handle fluctuation and high heat and often become the reason for loss of property, injuries and death in some cases.
  • Increases the life of appliances: The BIS-certified wires and cables utilised in electrical appliances ensure a proper steady flow of electricity. This will increase the life of all the electric appliances with good quality wires.
  • Durable: studies have shown that the BIS-certified wires and cables have had a longer life and better performance as compared to others.

Indian Standards for BIS Certification for Wires & Cables.

The tables below denote BIS Certification for Wires & Cables:

BIS- ISI Standards for Wires
S.no Product Indian Standards
1. High-strength deformed steel bars and wires for concrete reinforcement IS 1786:2008
2. Low Carbon Galvanized steel wires formed wires and Tapes for armouring of Cables IS 3975:1999
3. Bead Wires for Tyres IS 4824:2006
4. Stainless Steel Wires IS 6528:1995
5. Steel Wires for Mechanical Springs- Part 4: Stainless Steel Wire IS 4454 (Part 4): 2001
6. Steel Wire For Banding Of Armatures And Rotors Part II Specific Requirements for magnetic banding wires IS 8510 (Part II): 1977
7. Tinned Steel Wire For Banding Of Armatures And Rotors Part III Specific Requirements for non-magnetic banding wires IS 8510 (Part III): 1977  
BIS- ISI Standards for Cables
S.no Product Indian Standards
1. PVC insulated cables for working voltages up to and including 1100V IS 694
2. Elastomer insulated cables (Part.1): For working voltages up to and including 1100 V IS 9968 (Part 1)
3. Specification for PVC Insulated (Heavy Duty) Electric Cables Part 1 For Working Voltages up to and Including 1100 V  
IS 1554(Part 1) : 1988  
4.
Specification for PVC Insulated (Heavy Duty) Electric Cables Part 2 For Working Voltages from 3.3 kV up to and Including 11 kV  
IS 1554(Part 2) : 1988
5. Specification for Crosslinked Polyethylene Insulated PVC Sheathed Cables Part 1 for working voltages up to and including 1100 V IS 7098 (Part 1) : 1988
6. Crosslinked polyethene insulated Thermoplastics sheathed cables – Specification Part 2 for working voltages from 3.3 kV up to and including 33 kV IS 7098 (Part 2) : 2011
7. Cross-Linked Polyethylene Insulated Thermoplastics Sheathed Cables Part 3 For Working Voltages from 66 kV Up to and Including 220 kV IS 7098 (Part 3) : 1993
8.
Aerial Bunched Cables – For Working Voltages Up to and Including 1100 Volts – Specification  

IS 14255 : 1995  
9. Specification for Elastomer Insulated Cables Part 2 For Working Voltages form 3.3 kV Up to and Including 33 kV IS 9968 (Part 2) : 2002
10. Specification for Thermocouple Compensating Cables
IS 8784 : 1987  
11. Welding Cables – Specification IS 9857 : 1990
12. Elastomer Insulated Flexible Cables for Use in Mines – Specification IS 14494: 2019
13. Specification for Flexible Cables for Miner’s Cap-Lamps IS 2593: 1984
14. Specification for Shot Firing Cables (for use other than in shafts IS 5950: 1984
15. Halogen Free Flame Retardant (HFFR) Cables for Working Voltages Up to and Including 1100 V – Specification IS 17048: 2018
16. Thermosetting Insulated Fire Survival Cables IS 17505: Part 1 : 2021     

Documents required for BIS Certification for Wires & Cables.

  • Documents for Name and address of the office and factory
  • Letter of authorisation signed by CEO of the company
  • Detailed flow of the manufacturing process
  • List of machinery used for production
  • Copy of agreement- (if any process is outsourced)
  • List of testing equipment
  • Original test reports
  • Calibration of testing equipment
  • Third-party test results (Where ever applicable)
  • Details of the raw material
  • Copy of Trademark registration
  • Map of the location of the factory
  • Disposal mechanism for below standard product

Procedure to obtain BIS Certification for Wires & Cables.

An applicant must complete the following steps to obtain BIS Certification for Wires & Cables:

  • The applicant must fill in the application by logging on to the BIS portal[1].
  • Then the applicant must select the Indian standard for which the product needs to be registered.
  • Generate a test for the product and pick a date for inspection of the factory
  • The BIS officials shall visit the factory premises and have a look at the manufacturing process and production facility.
  • After completion of the inspection, the officials shall draw out random samples for further testing.
  • The product shall be tested in a BIS-authorised lab. The lab will test whether the product is upon Indian standards or not and generate a test report.
  • The applicant then needs to submit the application, test reports and relevant documents to the BIS office.
  • If the BIS officials will find the application and result up to the mark, then the applicant shall be granted BIS certification for Wires & Cables.
  • If the BIS officials will find the application and result up to the mark, then the applicant shall be granted BIS certification for BIS certification for Wires & Cables.

Validity of BIS Certification for Wires & Cables.

The BIS certification for wires & cables is valid for up to 2 years.

Conclusion

A manufacturer of wires & cables must get BIS certification. The regulations have 7 Indian standards for wires and 16 Indian standards for cables. The manufacturer must ensure that their product conforms to the norms set by BIS.

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Ganesh Nair

Ganesh Nair completed his graduation in law from IP university. He is an ardent researcher who has written various research papers and articles on contemporary legal issues. His keen interest in the field of research made him pursue a career in legal research. His core area of interest include Cyber, IPR and Finance laws.

 

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