FMCS for Valves, Cylinders and Regulators: Overview

Updated on September 16, 2023 01:16:36 PM

Foreign Manufacturer’s Scheme abbreviated as FMCS is a scheme under BIS which is formed to ensure quality and safety of the public. Foreign manufacturers are granted FMCS license provided their product’s standards are in compliance with BIS standards.

This scheme is mandatory for all manufacturers selling valves, cylinders and regulators to ensure the safety of the public by preventing any explosion, fire, leaks etc.

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Eligibility Criteria of BIS FMCS for Valves, Cylinders and Regulators

  • Foreign manufacturers must ensure that their factories where the production occurs must be located outside India.
  • Foreign Manufacturers must make sure to be in compliance with all the standards of BIS.
  • A manufacturer who sells valves,cylinders and regulators have to pay registration fee, audit fee, license fee, advance minimum marking fee, performance bank guarantee, etc. to the BIS FMCS authorities.
  • Valves, Cylinders and Regulators must be thoroughly tested before applying for an FMCS license.
  • 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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Indian Standards of BIS FMCS for Valves, Cylinders and Regulators

S.No Product IS
1 Liquefied petroleum gas containers for automotive use IS 14899
2 Welded low carbon steel cylinders exceeding 5 liter Water capacity for low-pressure liquefiable gasses Part 4 Cylinders for toxic and corrosive gasses IS 3196 (Part 1)
3 Welded low carbon steel gas cylinder exceeding 5-liter water capacity for low-pressure liquefiable gasses Part1 Cylinders for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) IS 3196 (Part 1)
4 Welded low carbon steel gas cylinder exceeding 5-liter water capacity for low-pressure liquefiable gasses Part 2 Cylinders for liquefiable gasses other than LPG. IS 3196 (Part 2)
5 Refillable Seamless steel gas cylinders Part1 Normalized steel cylinders IS 7285 (Part 1)
6 Refillable Seamless steel gas cylinders Part 2 Quenched and tempered steel cylinders with tensile strength less than 1100 MPa (112 kgf/mm2) IS 7285 (Part 2)
7 Welded and seamless steel dissolved acetylene gas cylinders IS 7312
8 Low-pressure regulators for use with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) mixtures IS 9798
9 Valve fittings for gas cylinder valves for use with breathing apparatus IS 7302
10 Valve Fittings for Use with Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Cylinders up to and Including 5-Liter Water Capacity IS 8776
11 Valve fittings for use with liquefied petroleum gas cylinders of more than 5-liter water capacity Part 2 Valve fittings for newly manufactured LPG cylinders IS 8737
12 Welded low carbon steel cylinders for low-pressure liquefiable gasses not exceeding 5-liter water capacity IS 7142
13 Yoke Type Valve Connection for Small Medical Gas Cylinders IS 3745
14 Valve fittings for compressed gas cylinders excluding liquefied petroleum gas cylinders IS 3224
15 Multifunction valve assembly for permanently fixed liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) containers for automotive use IS 15100
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Process of BIS FMCS for Valves, Cylinders and Regulators

Preparation: Foreign Manufacturer has to ensure that all the terms and conditions as well as the required documents such as business license, copy of declaration of conformity, manufacturing process, details about machinery, any trademark proof etc.

Registration Form: Any manufacturer willing to apply for FMCS certification can apply online at the BIS portal or they can register their firm by providing the required documents at the FMCD department in Delhi. The manufacturer has to make sure to fill in complete and correct information in the application form.

Issue Raised (if any): If the authorities find any missing or incomplete information in the submitted application form, an email is sent to the organization informing them about the same. Authorities will consider an application for registration

Nomination of AIR: AIR is an Authorized Indian Representative. AIR is a person who is elected to act on the behalf of the manufacturer in front of the BIS authorities. A person who knows FMCS regulations, valves, cylinders, regulators, and government rules and regulations is eligible to become an AIR.

Factory Audit: BIS authorities visit the manufacturing unit on a mutually agreed upon date. The authorities visit the factory premises to understand the quality and safety standards being followed for production in-depth. They verify multiple factors such as manufacturing process, machinery, location, raw materials used for the production, testing facilities available at the site etc.

Product Sample: Product’s efficiency, safety and quality is also essential to understand along with the factors related to production. Therefore, the authorities collect the sample of the product and send it to the BIS accredited and NABL-certified laboratories to assess its performance.

Laboratory Results: Once, the reports of laboratory tests are received, it is analyzed to know the further action. If the reports suggest the compliance of standards-the action will be issuing the license whereas if the reports suggest non-compliance of standards -the action will be to stop the process for further changes.

Issuance of Certification: As mentioned earlier, the process of granting the license to the manufacturer will begin after positive laboratory reports are received. The manufacturer has to pay for the license fee, advance minimum marking fee and other miscellaneous fee to obtain the 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 Valve, Cylinders and Regulators

  • Business License
  • Copy of relevant Indian Standards
  • PCB Design
  • 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 Valves, Cylinders and Regulators

  • BIS FMCS helps in valves, Cylinders and Regulators quality improvement.
  • BIS FMCS helps in fulfilling the relevant Indian Standards.
  • BIS FMCS allows manufacturers of valves,cylinders and regulators to use the ISI mark on their product.
  • ISI mark helps in bringing a wider customer base to the product.
  • BIS FMCS provided authenticity to the product. Thus, it helps the firm to distinguish itself from the existing competitors in the market.
  • BIS FMCS is beneficial for the manufacturers as it helps in gaining the trust of the customers towards the respective product.
  • BIS FMCS can help the manufacturers build the reputation of the organization in the Indian Market.
  • BIS FMCS converts the public into buyers thus leading to an increase in the revenue of the organization.
  • BIS FMCS provides legal benefits to the firm as it helps in avoiding any issue that can arise for selling products without certification.
  • The certification helps the manufacturers to freely trade Valves, Cylinders and Regulators within the border of India.
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Validity of BIS FMCS for Valves, Cylinders and Regulators

Valves, cylinders and regulators are assessed thoroughly to avoid any mishappenings such as explosion or fire. Therefore, positive laboratory reports lead to grant of FMCS license. The initial certification of the FMCS license is provided for 2 years. After which, the manufacturer has to pay a renewal fee to renew the FMCS license. Successful payment of renewal of license leads to the issuance of renewed certificate. The renewed certificate is valid for a minimum of 1 year to a maximum of 5 years. If the certification is renewed after the expiry date of the initial certification, the manufacturer has to pay a late fee of Rs 5,000 to the BIS authorities as a compulsion.

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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 provides licenses to manufacturers selling valves, cylinders and regulators. It provides licenses to such manufacturers who conform to the standards set by the Bureau of Indian Standards. Valves, Cylinders and Regulators manufacturers must provide quality services to the customers. It must be safe and reliable because above mentioned products can be dangerous for any life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FMCS is an abbreviation of?

Foreign Manufacturer’s Certification Scheme

Why do valves, cylinders and Regulators need an FMCS license?

FMCS license is mandatory for foreign manufacturers selling valves, Cylinders and Regulators need an FMCS license to ensure the quality, safety and reliability of standards.

What is the role of AIR in the process?

AIR is a person who is elected to act on the behalf of the manufacturer in front of the BIS authorities.

Provide the benefits of the BIS FMCS?

There are a number of benefits of BIS FMCS such as- boosts revenue, attracts audience, builds reputation, provides legal benefits, enhances safety and quality standards of the product etc.

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