Petroleum & Explosive Safety Organisation, CCoE

The objective of PESO is to regulate and monitor the manufacture, import, export, transport, possession, sale and use of explosives, petroleum products and compressed gases as envisaged under the Explosives Act 1884 and Petroleum Act 1934.

PESO is currently involved in regulation of over 2,56,000 premises all over India. The approval of chief controller of explosive CCoE is mandatory for all electrical equipment installed in potentially explosive atmospheres.

  • Rule 106 of Petroleum Rules prescribes that all equipment operating on electrical energy are required to be approved by Chief Controller of Explosives if they find application in hazardous areas falling within the purview of Petroleum Rules, 2002. The approval of electrical equipment is therefore limited to only such areas falling within the jurisdiction of Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organisation
  • Chief Controller of Explosives permits use of flameproof, intrinsic safety and encapsulated type protected equipment for use in zone 1 hazardous areas. Non sparking and increased safety type equipment are permitted in zone 2 hazardous areas.

The test certificate issued by Karandikar laboratories enables a manufacturer to obtain approval from CCoE.

We enable the manufacturer to understand

  • Technical details of the equipment including engineering drawings
  • Understanding the requirements of the standards
  • Evolving a test program based on the above
  • Perform the test in line with the requirement
  • If substantiated by the above issue test reports



Each of these endorsements / approvals involves independent third party assessment against recognised standards. They give further confidence to Manufacturers, Equipment Users and Regulatory Authorities within the area that we operate by demonstrating our competence, impartiality, performance.