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PETROLEUM AND EXPLOSIVE SAFETY ORGANISATION OF INDIA (PESO)


Peso Certification

The Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organization, abbreviated as PESO, is a mid-level Nodal organization founded in September 1898. This organization is mainly responsible for managing and administering risky substances such as bio-chemicals, gas cylinders, petroleum, and explosives that possess their own significance and risk to several human lives.

This PESO organization functions under the policy of agreement “Safety First” in a queue with the powers granted to it by the policy mentioned below:

Explosive Act 1884
Petroleum Act 1934 & Rules 2002
Cinematographic Film Rules 1948
Inflammable Substance Act 1952
Calcium Carbide Rules 1987
Ammonium Nitrate Rules 1987
Gas Cylinders Rules 2002

We are all aware of how dangerous petroleum and compressed gases are and how even a single ignite coming into contact with them can cause a catastrophe that puts human life in danger. Hazards associated with compressed gases are combustible, poisonous, oxidizing, and corrosive.

For more than a century, the PESO has achieved a legendary grade as an organization of distinction in the regions connected to risky material safety in refining/ manufacturing, storage, handling, transportation, and usage. Today, the PESO organization works on various topics such as petroleum, compressed gases, explosives, gas cylinders, cross-country pipelines, Ammonium Nitrate, Flame Proof electric fittings, and others.

Products Covered by PESO

Here is a comprehensive list of the products that require certification. A PESO registration is necessary for electrical equipment that must endure extremely corrosive seawater or extremely hot situations in addition to the aforementioned products. Purely mechanical parts that are employed in hazardous regions in India must also get PESO certification.

For explosion-proof products, one may often adhere to a pretty straightforward rule: PESO is required for all items that require either IECEx or ATEX certification.

What is PESO Certification?

Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organization

The Chief Controller of Explosives (CCOE) is another name for the Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organization (PESO). The safety requirements for the manufacture, importers, exporters, sellers, storage, transit, and handling of explosives, combustible materials, pressure vessels, petroleum, and compressed gases are managed, controlled, and looked after by this organization. Additionally, it controls and manages Indian petrol stations. The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry is in charge of PESO, an independent regulatory authority.

The oil and gas industry's mandatory approval mechanism for products that deal with gases, are used in the oil industry, or must withstand severely corrosive environments is described in PESO Certification. Nagpur, Maharashtra, is home to PESO's headquarters.

Mandatory Licensee/ Stakeholders for PESO

Below-mentioned licensee/stakeholders are covered under the PESO certification who are in the business of:

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

Static and Mobile Pressure Vessels (SMPV) Unfired Rules for PESO Certificate

The Static and Mobile Pressure Vessels are referred to as SMPVs. Static pressure containers are made to store linear loads with mass and volume variations that significantly exceed the features of the material's ambient pressure. This type of fabrication is justified by safety considerations, with the prevention of contaminating pure contents coming in second. The purpose of pressure vessels is to store liquids, gases, or vapors under high pressure.

The SMPV (U) Rules, 1981

Some of the prime rules associating with the PESO certificate are as follows:

  1. The Chief Controller must approve all 1981 drawings, designs, specifications, and codes. According to this rule, the Chief Controller is the qualified individual who is an expert for performing the test, examination, inspections, and certification of the installation and transport vehicles.

  2. The district authority must issue no-objection certificates or notify the applicants in writing of their reluctance to do so, together with reasons, within two months, according to a new sub-rule of Rule 47(7).

  3. General Exemptions - Vessels that are a part of a processing facility are exempt from all of the provisions of these regulations. For this rule, vessels forming part of a processing plant are defined as vessels in which a unit process or unit operation is performed. And vessels that contain, as a process requirement, a compressed gas that is received from and consumed in the same processing plant, provided that the water capacity of the vessel or vessels is such that the gas stored therein at the maximum working pressure does not exceed the requirement for feeding the consuming point(s).

  4. Limitation on Manufacturer, Filling and Import
    1. No one is allowed to transport or fill a vessel with compressed gas unless the vessel complies with one of the types, standards, or codes listed in rule 12.
    2. No vessel permitted under sub-rule (1) may be produced without the Chief Controller's prior approval.
    3. No one may import a vessel without the Chief Controller's prior consent.

  5. Restraint on Delivery & Dispatch
    1. Any compressed gas that has been loaded into a vessel may not be sent to anyone besides the owner of a storage permission issued in accordance with these rules, a port administration, or a railroad administration.
    2. Any compressed gas provided or delivered in accordance with subparagraph (1) shall not be in excess of the amount that the recipient's license permits him to store.

  6. Children aged under 18 and intoxicated persons is prohibited

  7. Fires, lights, and smoking, etc., at any time in proximity to the places are prohibited where any compressed gas is stored, transported or handled in a vessel.

  8. Person in charge of supervision and operation on the licensed property must be knowledgeable about the machinery and should be trained enough in handling hazardous materials.

  9. Vessels except when they are opened for the purposes of filling, cleaning, or making them gas-free, all empty vessels carrying combustible or toxic gases must be kept securely closed until they have been cleaned or released of the gas, as the case may be.

  10. Any alteration to the machine or pressure vessel must be submitted for inspection prior to its usage again.

Documents Required for PESO License & Registration

  1. Application materials (application form, contract with AIR for min. 5 years, technical competence proof of AIR, etc.).
  2. Business licenses for plants, manufacturers, and AIR
  3. Global Organization Chart
  4. Certificates for ATEX/IECEx products
  5. Reports on Tests, QAR/QAN.
  6. Profile of the manufacturer
  7. A list of testing and production equipment
  8. Certified by ISO
  9. Production facility video
  10. Commercial data contains sales data for the previous three years, a list of Indian clients, and installation details for hazardous areas, such as the equipment's intended use and installation location.

Process of PESO Certification

Documentation

Prepare the application with the necessary paperwork, including the test results and ATEX/IECEx certificates. Test results must be at least two years old. Equipment that has undergone thorough testing and been given the all-clear to operate safely in an explosive or hazardous environment is given an ATEX certificate. IECEx is a certification to Standards for equipment used in explosive or dangerous environments.

Submission of Application

Submit your application to the PESO authorities together with the necessary business information, such as sales figures, client lists, and client testimonials.

Scrutiny

The paperwork and application are reviewed by PESO officials.

Audit

Only specific products, such as pressure vessels, are subject to factory audits.

PESO Certification

he PESO Certificate will be issued if PESO personnel are satisfied with the supporting documentation and test results.

Licence to Authorized Indian Representatives

Additionally, the Authorized Indian Representative receives a license.

Please Note

Once the PESO license has been approved, the product may be imported. The authorities typically accept test reports that have received international recognition, such as IECEx or ATEX. In any case, the products must be assessed in India if you don't have these test findings.

TAT

90 - 100 Days

License Validity

After three years have passed, the license must be renewed. Static pressure vessel PESO licenses are only good for three years before they need to be renewed.


FAQ’s

Why is PESO License Required?
PESO certification, also known as Petroleum and Explosive Safety Organization of India registration is required for the safety of hazardous substances like petroleum, explosives and compressed gasses.
Who Requires PESO Certificate?
Industries or Factories that requires PESO Certificate are as listed below:
  1. LPG Bottling Units
  2. Explosive Manufacturing Factories
  3. Petroleum Service Stations
  4. Explosives Storage Premises
  5. Petroleum Pipelines
  6. Fireworks Manufacturing Factories
  7. Gas Cylinder Filling Plants
What Documents are required for PESO License?
  1. Some major common documents required for PESO license are listed as below:
  2. Pan Card and Aadhar Card of the Applicant
  3. Business Address Proof
  4. MOA, COI & AOA for Pvt. Ltd Company / Partnership Deed or Partnership Firm/ LLP agreement for LLP
  5. Name of the Occupier / Authorized Person
  6. Contact Number & Valid Email Address
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Can any person make an application for approval for a PESO License?
The only people who gain permission are the product's maker and, in the event of a foreign producer, his Indian agent. Users of the equipment are not provided such approvals.
Is PESO License necessary for the import and export of explosive substances?
Only explosives that have been "Authorized" under the 2008 Explosives Rules are permitted to be imported or exported, and a license issued under those rules is necessary.
Can explosive substances be transported by van?
No vehicle other than an explosives road van may be used to deliver explosives; however, a regular van may be used to transport safety fuses and fireworks.
Where can I learn more about PESO?
If you want to make your SMPV License, you can reach us at info@sunconsultants.co.in or you can simply call us on +91-9958575407, or +91 9315973373 for detailed information about PESO or any other certification

Peso Certification