FMCS for AC and its Related parts, Hermetic Compressor, and Temperature Sensing Controls

Updated on April 15, 2024 02:59:45 PM

FMCS means Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme. It is established to grant licenses to Foreign Manufacturers willing to trade in India while their factories are located outside the Indian border. It is applicable for various products including AC and its Related Parts, Hermetic Compressor, and Temperature Sensing Controls. No manufacturer can import these ACs and their Related Parts, Hermetic Compressors, and Temperature Sensing Controls without obtaining an FMCS license.

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Eligibility Criteria of BIS FMCS of BIS FMCS

  1. Manufacturers should establish their factories outside India for FMCS certification.
  2. Foreign manufacturers must accept all the Terms and Conditions set by BIS.
  3. A manufacturer has to pay registration fees, audit fees, license fees, advance minimum marking fees, performance bank guarantees, etc. to the BIS FMCS authorities.
  4. FMCS applicants must thoroughly test the AC and its Related parts, Hermetic Compressor, and Temperature Sensing Controls before applying for an FMCS license.
  5. An authorized Indian Representative(AIR) is to be nominated by the manufacturer to act on behalf of the firm in front of the FMCS authorities.
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Few products covered under FMCS

  • Room Air Conditioner
  • Split Air Conditioner
  • Portable Air Conditioner
  • Packaged Air Conditioner
  • Finned Type heat exchanges for Room Air Conditioner
  • Hermetic Compressor
  • Temperature Sensing Control Devices
  • Ventilation Fans
  • Condensing Units
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Necessary Tests

  • General Running Test
  • Pressure Test or Leakage Test
  • High Voltage Test
  • Leakage Current Test
  • Earth Resistance Test
  • Cooling Capacity Test
  • Power Factor Test
  • Maximize Operating Condition Test
  • Freeze Up Test
  • Enclosure Sweat Test
  • Power Consumption Test
  • Maximum Heating Performance Test
  • Electric Strength Test
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Process of BIS FMCS AC and its Related parts, Hermetic Compressor and Temperature Sensing Controls

Preparation: As a prerequisite for conducting business in India, manufacturers must agree to all of the BIS FMCS's terms and conditions. Along with this, the manufacturer is required to compile all essential documentation, such as flow charts of the production process, a list of the equipment used, a business license, laboratory results, a list of the raw materials, etc.

Registration Form: After compiling the required documents, the manufacturer must register themselves and pay the registration fee to get an FMCS license. By submitting the required papers, the company can apply offline at the FMCD department in Delhi and online at the BIS website. He or she must provide accurate and genuine information on the application form.

Issue Raised (if any): Authorities only consider comprehensive, accurate, and error-free applications. If the authorities discover any flaws, they email the organization to let them know about the concerns with the application form.

Nomination of AIR: "AIR" stands for Authorized Indian Representative. To represent the organization before the BIS authorities, an AIR is appointed by the organization. An AIR must be an Indian citizen, and possess knowledge of FMCS, the AC and its related components, the hermetic compressor, and temperature sensing controls, in addition to being a resident of India.

Factory Audit: Manufacturers are required to pay for the audit's expenses. BIS personnel go to the manufacturing facility to evaluate the whole production process. It takes into account factors like the efficiency of its machinery, how strictly quality control requirements are followed, the production process, the raw materials used, etc.

Product Sample: The performance, dependability, quality, and safety standards of the AC and its related parts, Hermetic Compressor, and Temperature Sensing Controls are evaluated by BIS representatives using a sample of the devices. To further understand compliance, the sample is evaluated at both internal and BIS-approved laboratories.

Laboratory Results: If the laboratory findings are not favorable and show that the AC and its Related Parts, Hermetic Compressor, and Temperature Sensing Controls do not meet BIS standards, the license-issuing procedure is halted. But if the test is successful and shows that the AC and its related parts, hermetic compressor, and temperature sensing controls match BIS standards, the process for granting an FMCS license continues.

Issuance of Certification: Both the advance minimum marking cost and the FMCS license charge must be covered by the manufacturer. If the costs are paid and the previous instructions are fulfilled, the organization will be granted an FMCS license.

Indemnity Bond and PBG: The manufacturer has to sign an indemnity bond with the BIS authorities. Along with that, the manufacturer has to pay USD 10,000 as Performance Bank Guarantee.

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Documents Required for BIS FMCS for AC and its Related parts, Hermetic Compressor, and Temperature Sensing Controls

  • Business License
  • Copy of relevant Indian Standards
  • Declaration of Conformity
  • Factory location
  • Factory Design
  • Trademark Registration Proof
  • List Of Raw Materials
  • List Of Machinery Installed
  • Flowchart of Production Process
  • Details of Authorized Indian Representative
  • Authorization Letter signed by the Owner of the firm
  • Test Reports
  • Invoice concerning sales
  • Packaging Details
  • Outsourcing Details
  • Technical Information about the products
  • User Manual
  • Schematic Diagram
  • Critical Components List
  • Valid Calibration Certificate
  • Information of Quality Control Staff
  • Insurance Policy
  • Existing ISO Certificates
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Benefits of BIS FMCS for AC and its Related parts, Hermetic Compressor, and Temperature Sensing Controls

  • BIS FMCS helps in improving the quality standards of AC and its Related parts, Hermetic Compressor, and Temperature Sensing Controls.
  • The manufacturer can meet the necessary Indian Standards.
  • It helps to enhance consumer safety by preventing any potential accidents in the future.
  • It enables manufacturers to utilize the ISI mark for their products.
  • This license helps in attracting a wider and diverse range of consumers to the organization.
  • It provides authenticity to the AC and its Related parts, Hermetic Compressor, and Temperature Sensing Controls thus it helps in distinguishing the firm from its competitors in the market.
  • Customers are given guarantees by BIS FMCS regarding the product's dependability, safety, and quality features.
  • Delivering high-quality goods helps the business establish a favorable reputation.
  • It increases the organization's revenue by turning the general public into customers.
  • It helps to avoid potential legal issues that could arise from selling uncertified products.
  • It is beneficial for the manufacturer as it helps in freely trading within the market.
  • The certification ensures longer durability of the AC and its Related parts, Hermetic Compressor, and Temperature Sensing Controls, thus it is also lighter in the consumer’s pocket.
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Validity of BIS FMCS for AC and its Related parts, Hermetic Compressor, and Temperature Sensing Controls

Temperature Sensing Controls, Hermetic Compressor, and Related Parts of the AC are thoroughly tested to prevent accidents like fires and explosions. For the first two years after certification, an FMCS license is valid. To keep their FMCS license active after that, the producer must pay a renewal charge. Upon successful payment of the license renewal fee, a renewed certificate is sent. The validity period of a renewed certificate spans from one to five years. If the certification is valid after the original certification's expiration date, the BIS officials will charge the producer a late fee of Rs 5,000.

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Fee for BIS FMCS Registration

Particulars Fees
✅ Lab Test ₹25,000 + GST
✅Application Fee ₹53,000 + GST
✅Professional Fee ₹10,000 + GST
✅Validity of FMCS Registration 2 years
✅Renewal Fee Same as application fee, additional our professional fee for renewal is ₹ 7,500/- Only

Note: The aforementioned Fees is exclusive of GST.

Note : It typically takes 2-3 months to obtain FMCS Certification from the BIS licensing authority.

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Conclusion

FMCS for AC and its Related parts, Hermetic Compressor, and Temperature Sensing Controls is a mandatory requirement for the manufacturers. Such manufacturers are required to ensure their product is manufactured with high-quality standards securing the health of consumers and the environment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the key Indian Standards that foreign Manufacturers should be aware of for AC systems and related components?

Manufacturers should refer to relevant Indian Standards such as IS 1391 (Part 1), IS 3616 (Part 1), and IS 302-2-26 for AC systems, compressors, and temperature sensing controls, respectively.

Are there specific testing requirements for AC systems and related components?

Yes, products must undergo testing and evaluation in accredited Indian Laboratories to ensure they meet Indian Standards for safety, performance, and quality.

Once certified, what is the validity period of BIS certification for AC products?

BIS certification is typically valid for 2 years. Manufacturers must renew the certification to continue selling their products in the Indian Market.

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