X Series Revamp for Updated RoHs Compliance
In order to comply with the RoHs (Regulation of hazardous substances) 2/3 directive, EOGB have re-designed their staple product – the X Series range (X400, X500 & X600) of burners. The new directive specifies amended maximum levels for the following 10 substances:
- Hexavalent Chromium
- Polybrominated Biphenyls
- Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers
- Bis(2-Ethyllhexyl) phthalate
- Benzyl butyl phthalate
- Dibutyl phthalate
- Diisobutyl phthalate
EOGB have amended the production of their X Series burner to remove the use of Cadmium – primarily affecting the Photocell flame detector. All EOGB X Series burners will now have a Danfoss OBC control box and a Cadmium-free flame sensor. New manuals are now uploaded to our website for further technical details.
What does this mean for manufacturers and distributors?
RoHs applies to the entire supply chain (including distributors and “all retailers”) and the notice period commenced on 15th November 2017 and would appear to cease at midnight on 21st July 2019. Manufacturers and distributors have a duty of care to ensure that any equipment they are supplying is fully compliant with RoHs legislation.
The deadline for compliance is 22nd July 2019, so all manufacturers need to ensure that all of their products adhere to the updated maximum levels.
What does this mean for installers?
It’s worth being aware of this update, to ensure that the products that you’re installing comply with the new RoHs directive – not only to protect the accountability of your business but also to provide your customers with an informed service and the appropriate products. For further information, contact EOGB directly on 01480 477066.