In any operational setting, facilities must take stock of their environmental impact. Whether handling sour water systems at a petrochemical refinery or installing bolts at the bottom of the ocean, care for the industry’s effects on natural ecosystems is key both to operational efficiency and to the preservation and prolonging of precious resources.
The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS), also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, is a European Union directive that restricts the use of specific hazardous materials in electronics and electrical equipment. Metals such as lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, and cadmium are banned from usage in any plating process. The goal of the RoHS directive is to protect both the environment and people from exposure to harmful waste products. Though the directive is only enforceable within the EU, other territories have implemented similar legislation inspired by the RoHS, and some operators have expressed their desire to see all industrial equipment comply with the directive.
Doxsteel Fasteners are completely free of substances banned by the RoHS directive. Using a controlled electroplating process to coat carbon steel bolts with ASTM B994 SC18 Class 1 Nickel-Cobalt alloy, Doxsteel offers a new solution to legacy coating systems such as cadmium, zinc, and zinc-nickel that have been prohibited from offshore use by regulations enacted in compliance with RoHS. In addition, ASTM B994 SC18 Class 1 Nickel-Cobalt offers superior corrosion protection and fastener longevity when compared to RoHS-banned substances. Our commitment to sustainable bolting practices is evident in our company’s promise: to provide safer, cost-effective, scientifically sound bolting to the industry.
To learn more about how we are revolutionizing bolting practices, contact Doxsteel today.