Bureau of Indian Standards

Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) granted First Licence to M/s Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd for Liquid Chlorine on All India basis. Ahmedabad Branch Office (AHBO) under the jurisdiction of Western Regional Office has granted BIS Certification Marks Licence CM/L-7200117899 to M/s Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd, PO Petrochemicals, Ranoli, Vadodara, Gujarat-391346 for the product Liquid Chlorine, Technical as per IS 646:1986.

This is the First Licence granted on All India basis. The licence has been made operative with effect from 12th April 2018 for a period of one year. This product is in liquid form and stored in metal containers. It is usually used as a gas obtained by evaporating the liquid from the metal container. It is used mainly in the paper, pulp, textile bleaching, water sterilization and manufacture of chemicals.

The Indian Standard 646:1986 for Liquid Chlorine, Technical, prescribes the requirements and the methods of sampling and test for liquid chlorine, technical. The move will facilitate industry to get a quality Liquid Chlorine with Standard Mark under BIS Certification Marks Scheme.

About Liquid Chlorine:

The product is in liquid form and stored in metal containers. It is usually used as a gas obtained by evaporating the liquid from the metal container. It is used mainly in the paper, pulp, textile bleaching, water sterilization and manufacture of chemicals.

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body of India is a statutory organization under the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 1986. The organisation was formerly the Indian Standards Institution (ISI), set up under a Resolution.

It works under the aegis of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India.

The Minister in charge of the Ministry or Department having administrative control of the BIS is the ex-officio President of the BIS.

As a corporate body, it has 25 members drawn from Central or State Governments, industry, scientific and research institutions, and consumer organisations.

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