India India publishes quality control order for low voltage switchgear and controlgear

On November 11, 2020, India’s Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises published ‘Electrical Equipment (Quality Control) Order, 2020’. The electrical equipment covered by the order and the Indian standards and other provisions applicable are as follows. In addition, it is stipulated that it will be applicable one year after the publication in the official gazette.

 

  • Goods or articles specified in the table below shall conform to the corresponding Indian Standard as specified in the said table and shall bear the Standard Mark under a licence from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as per the Scheme II of Schedule II of the “Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018”.
  • In a case where the manufacturer of Electrical Equipment specified in the Table to this order has obtained permission to apply the Standard Mark under a licence from the Bureau of Indian Standards as per Scheme I in Schedule II to the said Regulations, he shall not be required to obtain permission from the Bureau under a separate licence as per Scheme II in Schedule II to the said Regulations.

 

Standard Mark for Scheme I

Standard Mark for Scheme II

Goods or articles Indian Standard Tile of Indian Standard
Low – Voltage switchgear

and controlgear: Circuit –

Breakers

IS/IEC 60947 : Part 2 : 2016 Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: Part 2 circuit – Breakers (First Revision)
Low – Voltage switchgear

and controlgear: switches,

disconnectors, switch

disconnectors and fuse –

Combination units

IS/IEC 60947 : Part 3 : 2012 Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: Part 3 switches, disconnectors, switch disconnectors and fuse – Combination units
Low – Voltage switchgear

and controlgear:

electromechanical

contactors and motor –

Starters

IS/IEC 60947 : Part 4 : Sec 1 : 2012 Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: Part 4 contactors and motor – Starters: Sec 1 electromechanical contactors and motor – Starters (First Revision)
Low – Voltage switchgear

and controlgear:

a.c semiconductor motor

controllers and starters

IS/IEC 60947 : Part 4 : Sec 2 : 2011 Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: Part 4 contactors and motor – Starters: Sec 2 a.c semiconductor motor controllers and starters (First Revision)
Low – Voltage switchgear

and controlgear: a.c.

semiconductor motor

controllers and contactors

for non – Motor loads

IS/IEC 60947 : Part 4 : Sec 3 : 2014 Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: Part 4 contactors and motor – Starters: Sec 3 a.c. semiconductor motor controllers and contactors for non – Motor loads (Second Revision)
Low – Voltage switchgear

and controlgear:

electromechanical control

circuit devices

IS/IEC 60947 : Part 5 : Sec 1 : 2009 Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: Part 5 control circuit devices and switching elements: Sec 1 electromechanical control circuit devices (First Revision)
. Low – Voltage switchgear

and controlgear proximity

switches

IS/IEC 60947 : Part 5 : Sec 2 : 2007 Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: Part 5 control circuit devices and switching elements: Sec 2 proximity switches
Low – Voltage switchgear

and controlgear: electrical

emergency stop devices

with mechanical latching

function

IS/IEC 60947 : Part 5 : Sec 5 : 2016 Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: Part 5 control circuit devices and switching elements: Sec 5 electrical emergency stop devices with mechanical latching function

The Indian Standards that must be complied with shall be the latest version in force at all times.

 

  • Any person who contravenes the provisions of these orders shall be punishable under the provisions of the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016.

 

Electrical Equipment (Quality Control) Order, 2020 can be downloaded from the following URL.

http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2020/223046.pdf