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International Standard IEC 61373 includes specifications for testing items which are intended to be used in railway vehicles which endure vibrations and shocks due to the nature of railway operational environment.

Considering that railway plays a major role in any economy, be it the strongest economy like the USA or developing countries like India, the connective of railway networks can not be ignored. Let’s have a look at the statistical data to understand the size of railway connectivity in detail -

  • The US has an operating route length over 250,000km, largest in the world.
  • China has a route length of over 100,000km.
  • Russia has a railway route length of over 85,500km.
  • India has a railway route length of over 65,000km.

From the given data it can be concluded that the most powerful economies have the largest railway route network. That emphasizes on the fact that to ensure the safety of the passengers, it is essential to ensure conformance with compliance requirements. 

Moreover, it also ensures the reliability and credibility, thus, allowing you to file government tenders. The conformance with requirements of provided standard will help in achieving the acceptable quality of the product, which will allow the product to stimulate the service conditions throughout the life expectancy of the same.

For a better understanding of the importance of product testing, let’s move onto the next section.

Why is Product Testing Crucial | Importance of Product Testing

  • One of the most important purposes of testing is quality assurance of a product that reflects high quality, safety, and reliability.
  • Product testing allows the manufacturer to ensure the conformance with established technical standards to produce high quality and safe products.
  • Build reputation and maximize the profit, considering that a tested product indicates quality assurance. 
  • Helps in retaining customers, thus, providing a competitive edge.
  • Helps in understanding distinct types of stress a product can endure, be it in case of weather, wear tear, and other conditions.
  • In the initial prototyping stage, if you are trying to avail investment in order to manufacture your product in mass quantities, a tested product can allow you to achieve patent and investors as it shows the quality and functionality of the product.

With the benefits of product testing, we can clearly estimate how testing ensures quality assurance and product credibility. 

Since, it has been established how essential product testing is, now let’s move to the benefits of complying with standards.

What Are the Benefits of Complying With Standards?

Complying with standards offers numerous benefits to manufacturers and importers of the product, that further helps in building trustworthiness and reliability, thus retaining the customers.

Why, don’t we look at other benefits of the same -

  • A certified product acts as a shield against penalties and fines which could be imposed for not certifying a product.
  • A certified product serves as an evidence that a product has been tested and certified as per prescribed standards.
  • A certified product provides a sense of security and safety to the consumers, thus ensuring easy acceptance.
  • It provides a competitive advantage over competitors.
  • Easy market acceptance as a product is tested and certified.
  • Confirm the unmatched quality standards.
  • Seamless to file government tenders.

With these benefits of ensuring conformance with IEC 61373 standards and specifications, a manufacturer can establish that a product is safe, reliable, and credible, thus, confirming to unmatched quality standards. 

Now, in the next section, we will learn about test requirements and product scope of the IEC 61373.

Scope of IEC 61373

International Standard IEC 61373 includes specifications for testing items which are intended to be used in railway vehicles which endure vibrations and shocks due to the nature of railway operational environment.

This helps in achieving the assurance that equipment is of high quality and can withstand the test for an adequate duration that stimulates the service conditions throughout the life expectancy. 

How We Help Ensuring Conformance With IEC 61373 Specifications?

  • We will educate you concerning every aspect of IEC 61373.
  • We will check whether a product falls under the purview of the concerned standard, including whether a product complies with the standards or not, then, after mutual understanding, the project will move forward. 
  • There is no better place to obtain it than JR Compliance because we will analyze the product requirements to give clear guidelines.
  • JR Compliance has experienced expert professionals, who can assist you in the documentation, evaluation, and examination.
  • We are equipped with the necessary resources to conduct a virtual pre-audit to confirm whether your manufacturing unit and production process are complying with provided specifications or not. 
  • JR Compliance will schedule a meeting with the officer for a factory audit.
  • If you lack an in-house testing facility, we will help you in setting up one.
  • We will coordinate with an accredited laboratory for product testing.
  • We invest our sustained efforts to meet the startled queries or demands of concerned authorities.
  • In case of any concern, we assure to provide the finest solution.


IS 61373, an Indian Standard applicable to electrical cables, which are usually used in the Mining industry and metro industries, is one of the major contributors to our economic development. Considering that, it is not only mandatory but necessary to ensure conformance with specifications mentioned in IS 61373 with the purpose to introduce your product in the Indian market.

Keeping the importance of conformance with compliance in mind, we - JR Compliance, a leading compliance service provider are equipped with experts and resources to provide you with above and beyond support to obtain a BIS certificate.

Till now, we have experience in providing compliance assistance to over 10,000+ global leaders such as Toray, Bombay Dyeing, Softbank, and others.

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