The BIS certification for air conditioning systems and associated electrical and mechanical parts such as hermetic compressors or temperature-dependent controls has been postponed again. The original regulation of 5 December 2019 required testing under the BIS logo on the above products from 1 June 2020. However, this regulation was followed (which is also very common for such regulations) by several amendments, most recently on 21 December 2022 in the Air Conditioner and its related Parts, Hermetic Compressors and Temperature Sensing Controls (Quality Control) Amendment Order, 2022, in which the obligation of BIS certification with the associated BIS mark was deferred to 1 October 2023. Most recently, the obligation was to start on 1 Janaur 2023.
The main products affected are uniform air conditioners and split air conditioners (room air conditioners; IS 1391 Part 1 and Part 2), ducted and packaged air conditioners (IS 8148), finned heat exchangers for room air conditioners (IS 11329), hermetic compressors (IS 10617) and temperature sensing controllers (IS/IEC 60730).
The BIS certification under the FMCS scheme (also known by the abbreviation ISI after the old authority name Indian Standards Institute, as well as Scheme I of BIS certification) includes an inspection of each production plant, product testing both on-site at the manufacturer’s premises and in India, as well as appropriate marking of the products with the BIS logo after successful certification.
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