Hinges are necessary for the safety of service personnel involved with cleaning the exhaust system, fan, and rooftop. Exhaust fans can weigh anywhere from fifty to a few hundred pounds. If there is no hinge kit mounted on the fan, it must be lifted off the curb and placed onto the rooftop for cleaning. This action could potentially lead to fan or rooftop damage, not to mention could also severely hurt someone in the process. The NFPA 96 standard outlines safety standards for upblast fans.
Restaurant Accessories Store by CJ’s provides the only NFPA 96 compliant hinge on the market to keep your facility compliant and safeguard your kitchen exhaust fan base while it is being serviced. If you need help determining which fan hinge and size would work best for you, then we encourage you to reach out to us. You can also download our form, enter your fan’s dimensions, and send a copy back to us.