Should My Flowmeter be RoHS/REACH Compliant?
The RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive) and REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) standards originated in Europe to specify and identify chemicals and other materials used in manufacturing that are environmentally harmful.
These are required certifications for any company shipping products to the EU and Great Britain and, the standards have been adopted by many industrialized countries and states.
Most of US companies, and those of other countries, now go through the certification process to comply with these standards. If you are an OEM purchasing a flow meter to be assembled into your product, it is likely to be required that all parts going into your product need to comply.
When purchasing a flowmeter, verify that the product you are planning to purchase complies. If this is not clearly stated in the product datasheet, then ask the flow meter manufacturer.