Where can I access information on restriction of hazardous substances for OMEGA products?
RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. The original RoHS Directive, 2002/95/EC, was introduced in the European Union in 2002 and restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market since July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance.
Directive 2011/65/EU went into effect on January 2, 2013 and is known as RoHS 2. RoHS 2 includes a CE-marking directive, with RoHS compliance now being required for CE marking of products. RoHS 2 also added Categories 8 and 9 (medical devices and monitoring and control instruments) and has additional compliance record keeping requirements.
Directive 2015/863 currently in effect is known as RoHS 3. RoHS 3 adds four additional restricted substances (phthalates) to the list of six.
EU RoHS specifies maximum levels for the following 10 restricted substances. The first six applied to the original RoHS while the last four were added under Directive 2015/863 which went into effect July 22, 2019.
- Cadmium (Cd): < 100 ppm
- Lead (Pb): < 1000 ppm
- Mercury (Hg): < 1000 ppm
- Hexavalent Chromium: (Cr VI) < 1000 ppm
- Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB): < 1000 ppm
- Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE): < 1000 ppm
- Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP): < 1000 ppm
- Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP): < 1000 ppm
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP): < 1000 ppm
- Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP): < 1000 ppm
As an environmentally responsible company, OMEGA Engineering, Inc. is committed to supporting current RoHS Directives through continual and diligent monitoring of our vast product lines of temperature, pressure, flow and data acquisition products.
For inquiries regarding RoHS 2015/863 compliance, we ask that you visit www.omega.com and in the "Search" bar, enter the part number or product description. When the Search Results come up, click on the appropriate series or category. When the Product page comes up, you will see a Part Number or Series at the top of the page and Product Specs at the bottom of the Product page. Under Product Specs, you will see tabs for "Product Details" "All Models" "Reviews", "Questions and Answers" and if the item has been validated by Omega as being RoHS 2015/863 compliant, you will also see a "Compliance" tab. If you click on the Compliance tab, you will see a link. Click on the link which will bring up an Omega Certificate of Compliance that you can print out for your records.