ISI Mark Enables India Market Access for Wiring Devices and Circuit Breakers with IEC CB Certification
According to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act, 1986 Product certification scheme Certification is achieved by successfully demonstrating compliance to the ISI Mark requirements utilizing a testing laboratory recognized by BIS and accredited by the Indian National Accreditation Bureau of Laboratories (NABL) to ISO 17025.
UL’s switchgear and control gear testing laboratory in India is fully equipped to test product categories such as miniature circuit breakers (MCBs) to IS 60898; residual current circuit breakers (RCCBs) to IS 12640-1; and residual current breaker operators (RCBOs) to IS 12640-2. This state-of-the-art laboratory is one amongst the three laboratories in the country with these testing capabilities.
The 28-day test is the most common test for these products and often the source of delay for manufacturers. To ease that, we have equipped our laboratory with maximum 28-day test benches, allowing UL to deliver a complete testing service with maximum efficiency.
UL’s testing laboratory in India is also an IEC CB test laboratory under the global IECEE CB scheme. The IECEE CB scheme is often the preferred route for manufacturers to achieve global market access to over 50 countries that have adopted the scheme. UL in Denmark is a National Certification Body (NCB) and, issues IEC CB certificates to IEC 60898 (MCBs), IEC 61008 (RCCBs) and IEC 61009 (RCBOs). For Indian and International applicants, testing at our laboratory in India is the only means to obtain both IEC CB Scheme and ISI Mark certifications in a single optimized test plan. As BIS is not a recognized certification body under the IEC CB scheme for the above standards, working with UL enables manufacturers to complete both IEC CB scheme and ISI mark certification test programs at a single organization, saving money and time in gaining the important certifications.
As a global conformity assessment body, UL also offers market access services for other countries such as China (CCC Mark), Russia (GOST-R Mark), South Africa (SABS Mark) and Abu Dhabi (QCC Mark) based on the test reports and IEC CB certificates for the above categories.