Dear Customers and Partners.
Since January 2, 2014, Ministerial Ordinance No. 104/13 of the Ministries of Mines and Energy, of Science, Technology and Innovation and of Development, Industry and Commerce has been in effect, establishing the mandatory labeling of distribution transformers up to 300 kVA, certifying that the manufacturer and product are approved in accordance with the BRAZILIAN LABELING PROGRAM.
We inform you that since January 2, 2014, ITB´s oil transformers, with a power of up to 300 kVA, are being manufactured and labeled according to the requirements of the BRAZILIAN LABELING PROGRAM, due to having complied with Steps to obtain the authorization provided for in the program. Regarding inventories of transformers of this category manufactured up to 12/31/2013 and that do not comply with these regulations, ordinance no. 104/13 of 03/22/2013, establishes the following deadlines for the commercialization / installation without the INMETRO seal :
- Marketing by manufacturers and importers: until 06/30/2014.
- Marketing by wholesalers and retailers: until 12/30/2014.
Therefore, when acquiring transformers of distribution to oil up to 300 kVA, avoid disturbances and losses, observe if they comply with the new rules and the terms and conditions determined in said ordinance. Transformers of this category manufactured as of 01/01/2014 must have, necessarily, the INMETRO seal.
If you are interested, consult the official INMETRO website (www.inmetro.gov.br) the updated list of manufacturing companies authorized by the BRAZILIAN LABELING PROGRAM.
Luiz Carlos Vitoretti