Indian transformer manufacturers burdened with dual certification

India, New Delhi: Distribution transformer manufacturers in India, who now have to obtain dual certification from BEE & BIS for energy-efficient distribution transformers (DTs) under IS:1180 Part 1/2014, are urging the government to relook into the matter and consider the application of only one of the mandatory certification for the manufacture and supply of quality DTs.

The manufacturers request to be allowed to seek certification from one of the authorities, either BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) or BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency), as both require the manufacture of energy-efficient distribution transformers per only one standard IS:1180 Part 1/2014, reports MENAFN.

BEE was granted prime responsibility for ascertaining efficient use of energy in a variety of electrical equipment in 2001 by the Ministry of Power. Later, new notifications were issued with the latest amendment that came into effect on 1 January 2017 specifying further reduction of losses for DTs.

On the other hand, under the quality control order for electrical transformers, issued by the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, the manufacture and use of DTs is allowed in accordance with IS:1180 Part 1/2014 standard only for the units with BIS certification.

The manufacturers have approached all concerned ministries to do away with the dual certification as the procedures are both slow and costly for them.

Source: MENAFN