IS 8229:1986

In this competitive scenario, it isn't easy to survive in the market without a standard quality and certified product. BIS license may also be required to sell products in the Indian market.

To get BIS certification and produce a standard quality product, the manufacturer must ensure that their product must follow the specified Indian standard.

Let's take a closer look at IS 8229:1986 for oil well cement.

Oil well cement is covered under IS 8229:1986. This standard applies to nine different types of oil-well cement that are used to secure oil-well pipe casing to the surrounding earth and rocks. Cement shall be categorized as class A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and J according to its intended usage.

Oil-well cement of classes A, B, C, D, E, F, C, and H shall be produced by grinding clinker composed of hydraulic calcium silicates. During cement manufacturing, no material other than one or more types of calcium sulphate shall be interground with the clinker or blended with the ground clinker. However, suitable set-modifying agents may be interground or blended during the production of cement classes D, E, and F. Class J cement must be manufactured in accordance with the physical requirements specified in the standard.

When tested in accordance with the methods specified, oil-well cement of classes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H shall meet the chemical requirements specified in the standard. The oil-well cement must meet the physical specifications defined in the standard, and the manufacturer must ensure that the cement meets the requirements of this standard. A laboratory shall be adequately maintained, in which the various tests shall be carried out according to the methods specified in the standard.


The following test shall be done in accordance with the method specified for oil well cement.

  • Insoluble Residue
  • Loss on Ignition
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Fineness
  • Free water content of the slurry
  • Thickening time
  • Soundness
  • Chemical testing

Packing of oil well cement shall be done as per IS 8229:1986 Labeling and marking shall be done in accordance with the standard. The BIS Standard Mark (ISI Mark) shall be printed on each bag or drum of oil well cement or on the label applied to it, provided that the material in each bag or package to which the mark is thus applied meets the specification. The Manufacturer must obtain a BIS license from the Bureau of Indian Standards to use a standard mark (ISI Mark). The BIS grants a license based on a successful assessment of manufacturing infrastructure, quality control, testing capabilities, and production process.

isi mark


For Detailed Information about the Procedure for BIS ISI Certification, Visit :

  1. Procedure for Domestic Manufacturer
  2. Procedure for Foreign Manufacturer


If a product falls under the scope of the BIS Conformity Assessment Scheme, All the manufacturers, importers, and foreign entities must obtain BIS ISI Certification. The Bureau may cancel the License if the product fails to meet certification requirements.

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