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The Bureau of Indian Standards adopted the Indian Standard 302, Part 2, Section 209, succeeding to the finalization of the Electrical Appliances Sectional Committee, which had been approved by the Electrotechnical Division Council. 

IS 302, Part 2, Section 209 includes specifications with respect to low-speed food grinders, however, excludes performance requirements of the same. 

Moreover, it is to be noted that in the preparation of this IS 302, Part 2, Section 209, assistance has been taken from the IEC Pub - 1 issued in 1979 which includes specifications regarding, “Safety of Household and Similar Electrical Appliances Part 1 as provided by International Electrotechnical Commission.

The low-speed grinders are highly used in the home electrical appliance market, which is forecasted to grow by $8310.45 million by the year 2027 that providing a greater opportunity for the manufacturers to expand and diversify their business in India. 

In order to do so, it is necessary to test and certify a product with the purpose to ensure safety and reliability. Moreover, apart from ensuring customer satisfaction and retention, a tested product also provides an assurance to expand your business scope and profit by providing you with a competitive edge.

However, IS 302, Part 2, Section 209 does not fall under the mandatory purview of BIS, yet, being knowledgeable experts, we would advise you to follow the safety requirements as provided in the mentioned Indian Standard. 

For a better understanding of how product testing is beneficial for manufacturers and consumers both.

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 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, which 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 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 IS 302, part 2, section 209 standards and specifications, a manufacturer can establish that a product is safe, reliable, and credible, thus, confirming unmatched quality standards.

Product Scope IS 302, Part 2, Section 209

Indian Standard 302, Part 2, Section 209 includes safety specifications and requirements regarding low-speed food grinding machines operated on electric motors intended to use for domestic purposes and other similar purposes with voltage not exceeding 250V AC single phase or DC or 415V three phases. 

Although, this standard is not applicable to electric kitchen appliances which fall under a distinct standard IS 302-2-14 (1994). Moreover, additional requirements need to be followed in case of the appliances used in vehicles, board ships, and aircraft.

Characteristic Tested and Type of Tests Performed

  1. Schedule test

Schedule test includes the following tests -

  • Abnormal operations
  • Protection against electric shocks
  • Commencement of motor-operated equipment
  • Input and output
  • Rise of temperature
  • Operation under overload conditions of equipment with the heating element
  • Electrical insulation and current leakage at atmospheric conditions
  • Radio and television interference suppression 
  • Moisture resistance 
  • Insulation resistance electrical strength (succeeding to the treatment of humidity)
  • Overload protection
  • Endurance, though this test is under consideration
  • Stability and mechanical hazards
  • Mechanical strength
  • Construction
  • Internal wiring
  • Components 
  • Supply connection and external flexible cables and cords
  • Terminals for external conductors
  • Provisions of earthing 
  • Screws and connections
  • Creepage distance clearance and distance through insulation
  • Resistance of heat, fire, and tracking
  • Resistance of rusting
  • Radiation toxicity and alike hazards 

2. Type test

Type test includes tests mentioned in the below-mentioned table -

These tests will be specifically conducted on the sample of the electric insect killer that will be randomly obtained from a regular production lot. 

However, prior to the commencement of the test, insect killers must be visually examined and inspected with the purpose to find visual defects in parts of components, assembly, marking, construction, mechanical hazards, earthing, and effectiveness of screws and connections.

Once the test is conducted, obtained samples must ensure conformance with compliance requirements to ensure product credibility, reliability, and safety.

How We Help Ensuring Conformance With IS 302 Specifications?

  • We will educate you concerning every aspect of IS 302.
  • We will check whether a product falls under the purview of BIS or not, including whether a product complies with the BIS 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 BIS 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 a BIS-accredited laboratory for product testing.
  • You can expect reliable and punctual service delivery as we will also visit the BIS office on your behalf if required.
  • We invest our sustained efforts to meet the startled queries or demands of BIS.
  • In case of any concern, we assure to provide the finest solution.

Conclusion

IS 302, 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 302 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.

For details, get in touch with our experts.

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