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PESO Certification

PESO is also known as the CCOE. This organisation control, administer and looks after the safety necessity in importers, sellers, transport, manufacture, exporters, storage and handling of the flammable material, explosives, compressed gases, and pressure vessels petroleum. It also administers or manages the petrol stations in India.

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An Overview of PESO Certification

The PESO Certification or Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organisation of India describe the compulsory approval program for the gas & oil industry or products that work with gases, are used in the oil industry, or that have to endure a very harsh environment. The PESO Certification was earlier called the CCOE or Chief Controller of Explosives examination and is based on the Explosives Act, 1884 and the Petroleum Act, 1934 and all related legislation thereafter, in particular the Petroleum Rules, 2002 and Explosives Rules, 2008.

Products that require a PESO Certification in India especially comprise explosion proof products, products for the oil, pressure vessels, coal, mining, and gas industry. PESO also administrates the petrol stations in India. PESO is a regulatory or governing body with an independent status headed by the Department for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade and Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

Is it Necessary to obtain PESO Certification in India?

Generally, all products or goods that have ATEX or IECEx Certification, also need PESO; however, due to the more hazardous nature of the products that some under PESO, higher diligence is also needed by the companies that want to have their products certified. For example, past & future sales numbers could be requested, or other related commercial information such as existing clients or clients' reviews.

What are the products which are covered by PESO?

Following are the product groups and facilitates are affected by the PESO Certification:

  • Gas cylinders, regulators, or valves;
  • Car LPG dispensers;
  • Flameproof equipment;
  • Petrochemical plants, acetylene gas generating plant, petroleum refineries, and calcium carbide factories;
  • Petroleum pipelines;
  • Petroleum tankers;
  • LPG filling cylinders;
  • Explosives;
  • Shops & warehouses for fireworks;
  • CNG filling stations;
  • Pressure vessel & their fittings;
  • Flameproof equipment;
  • Storage rooms for explosives;
  • Explosive trucks, vehicles for transporting compressed gases in pressure vessels, portable explosive magazines, and petroleum tanks;
  • Factories for the manufacturing of fireworks;
  • Long distances petroleum pipelines;
  • Mechanical parts installed in hazardous areas;
  • Flameproof, intrinsically safe & special electrical equipment appropriate for use in hazardous areas with flammable gases or vapours;
  • Factories for the manufacture of pressure vessels & their fittings, LPG regulators, gas cylinder valve and petroleum tankers & their fittings;
  • Calcium carbide storage rooms;
  • Petroleum filling stations;
  • On-site manufacture of explosives in BMD (Bulk Mixing & Delivery) vehicles;
  • Petroleum tanks in seagoing vessels for the grant of gas-free certificates for the authorisation of hot work, entry into such tanks and such vessels in docks.

Apart from the above products also, electrical equipment that needs to withstand highly corrosive saltwater or a very hot environment require a PESO Registration. Purely mechanical parts are also subject to PESO Certification if they are used in hazardous areas in India. Usually, one can follow a simple standard for explosion-proof products. All products that need either IECEx or ATEX Certification also need PESO.

Mandatory Licensee or Stakeholders covered under the PESO Certification

Following are Licensee or Stakeholders covered under the PESO Certification, who is in the business of:

  1. Explosives or Ammonium Nitrate;
  2. Fabrication Shops;
  3. Petroleum or Gas Cylinders or SMPV(U);
  4. Gas Cylinder Testing Stations;
  5. Degassing & Purging under SMPV(U);

How can you submit the PESO Certification Application in India?

As with some of the other Indian Certifications, a foreign or overseas company that wants to import its products in India needs a local agent in India (AIR or Authorised Indian Representative) to apply for and maintain PESO approval. Moreover, you can only submit such an application for PESO Certification once you have a confirmed order from an Indian client.

Documents Required for PESO Certification

Remember that there are different document requirements for Indian and Foreign companies. The catalogue of documents to be submitted must be underestimated. Following are some vital documents required for PESO Certification:

  1. Documents like application form, contract with AIR for minimum 5 years, technical competence proof of AIR, etc.);
  2. Global Organisation Chart;
  3. Manufacturer profile;
  4. Business License of the manufacturer, AIR, and Plant;
  5. Video of the production facility;
  6. ISO Certificate;
  7. Product ATEX or IECEx Certificates;
  8. QAR/QAN, Test Reports;
  9. List of product equipment & test instruments;
  10. Commercial information like a list of Indian customers, three years sales figures, hazardous area installation information such as installation location, the intended use of equipment etc.

Process of PESO Certification

Following is the process of PESO Certification in India:

  1. Prepare Documents: Prepare the application with the required documents, especially ATEX or IECEx certificates & test reports. Test reports must be two years old. ATEX Certificate is granted to the equipment which has been fully tested and approved to be safe to use in a hazardous or explosive environment. IECEx is a certification to standards concerning the equipment for use in a hazardous or explosive atmosphere.
  2. Submit the Application Form: After preparing all the documents, submit the application at PESO authority with the commercial data comprising sales numbers, clients' lists & reviews.
  3. Examination of Application: PESO examiners examine the application and documents.
  4. Factory Audit: Factory Audit is done only for certain products or items like pressure vessels.
  5. PESO Certification: If PESO officials get satisfied with the documents and test, PESO Certificate will be issued.
  6. License to AIR: License is also issued to the AIR (Authorised Indian Representative).

How long will PESO Certification take?

Ideally, Certification can be attained within a quarter year, but hardly any project matches to the ideal case because both the newness of the submitted test reports & the completeness of the documents are points where mistakes can easily occur. Therefore, it's vital to make sure that all the documents are correct and up-to-date in order to limit queries or doubts from the authorities, which can be very prolonged. Please also remember that the authority sometimes has less time to rectify documents, so in that cases, the process or procedure will have to be restarted.

Validity of PESO Certification

A PESO Certification is valid for two years and should be renewed after the expiration. PESO Licences for static pressure vessels can be applied for a maximum of three years and should be renewed. Any modification of changes to a pressure vessel or machine must be submitted for inspection.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It stands for Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organisation regulates the safety of hazardous substances such as compressed gases, petroleum, and explosives.

Products that have IECEx/ATEX Certification also need PESO.

Only the manufacturer of the product and in the case of a foreign manufacturer, their Indian agent, receive consent or approval, and such approval is not granted to users of the equipment.

For the import/export of explosives, a license issued under the Explosives Rules, 2008 is required and only explosives that are authorised under the rules are allowed to be imported or exported.

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