IS 11169 (PART 2):1989

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 11169 (Part 2):1989 for stainless steel.

The Bureau of Indian Standards adopted this standard after the draft finalized by the alloy steels and special steels sectional committee was approved by the structural and metals division council.

This standard specifies the specifications for wrought stainless steels intended for cold heading and delivered as wires, wire rods, or bars. It is applicable to stainless steels that are ferrite, martensitic, or austenitic.

General requirements for material supply must be in accordance with applicable standards. The standard requires steel to be ordered and delivered based on chemical composition or chemical composition and mechanical properties.

Unless otherwise specified in the order, the processes used to manufacture the steel are at the discretion of the manufacturer. The chemical composition must conform to the requirements of the standard. The material must be free of potentially harmful internal and surface flaws. Mechanical properties of steel must meet standard requirements.

Packing and marking:

Steel bars must be properly bundled. Each bundle must have a metal tag with the manufacturer's name or trademark, steel grade, cast number, or any other identification mark. A standard mark (ISI Mark) may also be applied to the product.

The Manufacturer must obtain a BIS license from the Bureau of Indian Standards to use a standard mark (ISI Mark). The Bureau grants a license based on a successful assessment of manufacturing infrastructure, production process, and quality control and testing capabilities during a visit to its manufacturing premises.

ALSO READ: BIS QCO for the Steel and Steel Products (Steels for cold heading/ cold extrusion applications – specification: Part 2 Stainless steel)

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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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