FMCS Registration for Electrical Transformers Overview

Updated on September 16, 2023 01:23:55 PM

FMCS stands for Foreign Manufacturer’s Certification Scheme.BIS authorities grant FMCS licenses to foreign manufacturers selling a wide range of products including Electrical Transformers in India. FMCS authorities ensure that the transformers conform to the BIS standards. ISI logo on the packaging of the product assures the consumers of the safety, quality, and dependability factors of the electrical transformer. Continue reading Professional Utilities for comprehensive information about FMCS on Electrical Transformers.

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Eligibility Criteria of BIS FMCS for Electrical Transformers

  • Foreign manufacturers must ensure that their factories where the production occurs must be located outside India.
  • Foreign Manufacturers must make sure to comply with BIS standards.
  • A manufacturer who sells Electrical Transformers has to pay registration fees, audit fees, license fees, advance minimum marking fees, performance bank guarantee, etc. to the BIS FMCS authorities.
  • Electrical Transformers must be thoroughly tested before applying for an FMCS license.
  • 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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Criteria under BIS for Electrical Transformers

Design and Construction: BIS standards prescribe the requirements for the construction of transformers.

Rating and Performance: BIS standards prescribe the rating and performance of transformers. It includes rated voltage, frequency, efficiency, and power factor.

Testing: BIS standards prescribe the requirements of testing methods and facilities.

Maintenance: BIS standards set out the guidelines for the maintenance of transformers, including inspection, cleaning, and testing.

Safety: BIS standards specify the safety requirements for transformers.

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Process of BIS FMCS Registration for Electrical Transformers

Preparation: Manufacturers who have established their factories outside India need FMCS certification to trade in India. For this, the manufacturer has to assemble all the documents required during the registration process. The documents include a business license, declaration of conformity, list of machinery, testing facilities available at the site, and many others. Essentially, the manufacturer has to accept all the Terms and Conditions of BIS.

Registration Form: After assembling all the required documents, the manufacturer has to register themselves and pay the registration fee to obtain an FMCS license. The manufacturer can apply online at the BIS portal as well and they can apply offline by providing all the documents at the FMCD department in Delhi. He/she has to fill in the application form consisting of complete and correct details.

Issue Raised (if any): Authorities only consider those applications which have no issues i.e. it is complete and correct. Authorities send an email informing the organization about the issues found in the application form.

Nomination of AIR: AIR is an Authorized Indian Representative. AIR is chosen by the organization so that he/she can represent on behalf of the organization to the BIS authorities. To be noted, an AIR must be an Indian Resident as well as have sufficient knowledge about the BIS Act,2016, government rules and Regulations, and organization.

Factory Audit: The manufacturer has to pay an inspection fee. Authorities assess various factors to grant FMCS licenses. One such factor is that BIS authorities visit the factory premises to examine the entire process of production that occurs in the factory. BIS authorities assess the factory location, efficiency of machinery used, quality control parameters, manufacturing process, etc.

Product Sample: BIS authorities collect the sample of Electrical Transformers to assess their quality, efficiency, reliability, and safety standards. The sample is assessed at the In-house laboratory as well as at the BIS-approved laboratory for a better understanding of the compliance.

Laboratory Results: If the laboratory results are negative which means that the electrical transformer is not in compliance with the BIS standards, the process of granting a license is terminated. However, if the laboratory results are positive which means that the electrical transformer complies with the BIS standards, the process of granting an FMCS license progresses further.

Issuance of Certification: Lastly, the manufacturer has to pay for the license fee and advance minimum marking fee. After the successful completion of payments and the above-mentioned processes, an FMCS license is granted to the organization.

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 Electrical Transformers

  • 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
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Benefits of BIS FMCS for Electrical Transformers

  • BIS FMCS enhances the quality of the electrical transformers.
  • FMCS license ensures the transformers’ standards meet the relevant Indian Standards.
  • FMCS license ensures the safety of the customers which prevents any occurrence of accidents in the future.
  • It permits the manufacturers to use the ISI mark on their products for trading in India.
  • This license helps in attracting a wider and diverse range of consumers to the organization.
  • It provides authenticity to the organization's products which helps in distinguishing the organization from its competitors in the market.
  • BIS FMCS is a testament that assures the customers of the product’s quality, safety, and reliability factors. Thus, the customers put their trust in the product.
  • The provision of high-quality products develops a positive reputation for the organization.
  • It converts the public into buyers thus leading to an increase in the revenue of the organization.
  • It provides legal benefits to the firm as it helps in avoiding any issue that can arise from selling products without certification.
  • It is beneficial for the manufacturer as it helps in freely trading within the market.
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Validity of BIS FMCS for Electrical Transformers

Electrical transformers are carefully inspected to prevent any accidents like fires or explosions. Thus, favorable laboratory reports result in the issuance of an FMCS license. The FMCS license's initial certification is valid for two years. The manufacturer then has to pay a renewal fee to have their FMCS license renewed. A renewed certificate is issued after a successful license renewal payment. The renewed certificate has a minimum validity of one year and a maximum validity of five years. The manufacturer is required to pay a late fee of Rs 5,000 to the BIS authorities if the certification is renewed beyond the initial certification's expiration date.

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

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Conclusion

FMCS license is granted to foreign manufacturers to begin their trade in the Indian Market. This certification is provided to the manufacturers who conform to the standards of BIS.

Manufacturers who produce electrical transformers have to ensure that the transformers are of high quality, reliable, and safe for the consumers. Manufacturers have to ensure that the transformer is likely to not cause any explosion or fire in the future.

Going through the FMCS process can be tedious, which is why Professional Utilities Experts are here to make it easier for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do Foreign Manufacturers need certification for their transformers?

Certification ensures that transformers meet safety, reliability, efficiency, and quality standards, which is essential for selling products in the Indian Market.

How long does it take to obtain an FMCS license for electrical transformers?

The duration depends on the complexity of the product. Though, it can range from weeks to several months.

What happens if a transformer fails certification testing?

The process is terminated for the time being. The manufacturers can reapply for the license after making the required modifications.

What are the benefits of having FMCS-certified transformers?

Certified Transformers are more likely to be accepted in Indian Markets, provide a competitive advantage, ensure product safety and quality, and help build a positive reputation for the manufacturer.

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