REQUIREMENTS OF INDIAN CONFORMITY OF PRODUCTION FOR TRACTION BATTERY (REESS)

REQUIREMENTS OF INDIAN CONFORMITY OF PRODUCTION FOR TRACTION BATTERY (REESS)

RELEASE DATE:2023-05-23 15:59

Brief: According to the latest notification by the Indian Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, AIS 038 Revision 2 Amendment 3, the standard of traction battery (REESS),  has been officially implemented since March 31, 2023. Besides, traction battery (REESS) is officially included in the safety criticalcomponents, and its type approval and conformity of production need to be verified by the Indian official agencies.



BACKGROUND
August 29, 2022, the Automotive Industry Standards Committee issued Amendment 2 to the AIS 038 Revision 2. Then, September 27, 2022, the Indian Ministry of Road Transport and Highways updated the government notification and introduced Amendment 3 to the AIS 038 Revision 2, which detailed therequirements of Amendment 2and changed the implementation date into two phases: December 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023.

From December 1, 2022, the following additional requirements have been into force.
NO.
Additional Requirements
1
Requirements for charge-discharge cycle for cells
2
Pressure release vent in REESS design
3
The arrangement of the cells
4
REESS short-circuit protection design
5
BMS circuit features
6
Satety feature verification for BMS
7
Requirements for onboard/portable charger
8
Traceability of the REESS and components
9
Kinetic energy recovery design
10
Critical parameters logging in the BMS

From March 31, 2023, the following additional requirements have been into force.
NO.
Additional Requirements
11
Marking requirements
12
Cell test
13
Circuit design
14
Immersion test
15
EMC test
16
Establishing conformity of production

CERTIFICATION PROCESS
According to AIS038 Rev.2 Amd.3:

⇨ Factory audit and CoP surveillance, need to refer to the requirements of the AIS 037.
⇨ AIS 037 provides a detailed description of the procedures for establishing conformity of production of safety critical components.


FACTORY AUDIT PROCESS
a. Submit factory audit application and documentation
b. Appointment with the Indian official agency for the audit
c. On-site audit
d. Obtain audit report

The requirements of the audit plant are as follows:
Requirements
Details
The original AIS 037 requirements
a. System validity;
b. Conformity of production;
c. Quality inspection capability;
d. Control plan;
..........
Additional requirements established for the traction battery (REESS) CoP
a. Traceability of cells, BMS, charger, etc.;
b. Conformity of cell production;
c. BMS protection program requirements;
d. Cell and battery pack label identification;
e. On-site inspection capability
f. Accident data backup capability;
g. Critical quality process control
...........

CERTIFICATION MAINTENANCE
The AIS 038 certificate is valid for 2 years and CoP surveillanceis required to extend the certificate.

Requirements of CoP surveillance:
a.Apply 4 months before the expiration
b.Send samples for testing (test items are: vibration test, overcharge test, overtemperature test)
c.Obtain the extended certificate

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