Indian Boiler Regulations (IBR)

We provide inspection services to the standards of the Indian Boiler Regulations (IBR) 1950.

Manufacturers and suppliers of boilers and associated components for use in India must comply with the Indian Boiler Regulations (IBR) which covers all material and equipment utilised in the manufacture of boilers for use in India.

The Indian government strictly enforces the IBR. It is not possible for any boiler material or equipment to be imported into India unless it is accompanied by a certificate that confirms it meets the Indian Boiler Regulations (IBR) 1950 standards and criteria. This certificate must be endorsed by an inspecting authority designated by the Indian government.

We are the leading international "one stop shop" for IBR services.

Lloyd’s Register is recognised by the Central Boilers Board in India as a “competent authority” and “inspecting authority.” We provide nominated IBR inspectors with the correct experience to help you meet the IBR criteria for design approval, material certification and inspection during construction.

We are also the only international global provider of IBR services to be also authorised by the Indian Central Boilers Board to provide full lifecycle IBR services in India for India. This means manufacturers and investors in boiler plants can use Lloyd's Register outside and inside India for:

  • Design appraisal
  • Sourcing material
  • Manufacturing component parts
  • Site erection
  • Commissioning and periodic in-service inspections

About IBR 1950

The Indian Boiler Regulations (IBR) were created in 1950 to enforce section 28 and 29 of the Indian Boilers Act of 1923 and covers the following areas:

  • Boilers – including feed piping from the discharge side of the feed pump and steam piping up to and including the stop valve of the steam consumer and attached fittings or vessels
  • Steam receivers, separators, steam traps, accumulators and similar vessels
  • Heat exchangers, converters, evaporators and similar vessels in which steam is generated

Our expertise

Lloyd’s Register inspectors are familiar with the details of Indian Boiler Regulations (IBR) and the complicated process leading to the issuance of the required certificates. We can provide guidance to help you understand the criteria to be met and the certification process. Lloyd’s Register Verification is authorised to issue the two principal certificates – for the boiler or boiler part and for the economizer – and to endorse the other certificates issued by manufacturers for piping, tubing, fittings and mountings and materials. We can provide an updated list of preferred steel-makers, foundries, forges, tube and pipe makers recognised by the Central Boilers Board as “well-known”.