IS 1148:2009

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 1148:2009 for steel rivet bars (medium and high tensile) for structural purposes.

This standard specifies the requirements for medium and high tensile rivet bars with diameters up to 40 mm for structural applications.

IS 8910 specifies the general requirements for the supply of rivet bars for structural purposes. Rivet bars must be made from steel that has been produced using open-hearth, electric, duplex, basic oxygen, or a combination of these processes. If the manufacturer employs another process, the purchaser's prior approval should be obtained. Steel must be delivered semi-killed or killed. Unless otherwise specified, bars must be supplied in hot-rolled conditions. Rivet bars must be well and cleanly rolled to the specified dimensions and tolerances. The finished material must be free of surface and internal flaws that would be detrimental to the material's end-use.


The following test shall be carried out as per the specified standard.

  • Tensile test
  • Bend test
  • Shear test
  • Hot compression test
  • Chemical composition

Packing and Marking:

Rivet bars must be securely bundled, and a metal tag attached to each bundle must be marked with the following information: a) the manufacturer's name or trade-mark, and b) a cast number or identification mark that allows the steel to be traced back to the cast from which it was made. The Standard Mark (ISI Mark) may also be applied to the material.

Manufacturers 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.

isi mark


For Detailed Information about the Procedure for BIS ISI Certification


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.

Aleph INDIA has been serving the industry as a single-window operator for all product regulatory compliance. We can assist importers or manufacturers in meeting all criteria for importing or selling a product in the Indian market.

Know more about certification process, Request a callback Click here

International Audits & Participation

Talk to Expert