Elgin, Illinois (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
Omni Containment Systems, LLC announces the award of patent number 8535128 for its product SuperHinge™. The SuperHinge is a hinge system designed for fan hinges commonly used for restaurant rooftop hood fan systems.
NFPA96 requires fan hinges on all rooftop fans. Omni Containment designed the Super Hinge to solve a number of hinge application issues we identified, with the hinges mounted along one side or not mounted in support of the size and weight of the fan units. Kevin Chwala, Chief Product Designer at Omni Containment, says, “The SuperHinge not only helps to distribute weight properly, it also prevents damage to the fan unit caused by improper hinging and maintains a more stable fan when opened, allowing for safer maintenance and cleaning. Our hinge design solves the Service Hold-Open Issues all other hinges have.”
“We have been working on this patent for a long time. Our design has become an industry standard for those who want an NFPA96 compliant fan hinge solution, coupled with the safety and stability offered, in one easy to install application. We are proud of our design and look forward to expanding its use now that our patent has been awarded and we have the only NFPA96 compliant patent in the industry,” said Brian Smith, Chief Operations Officer for Omni Containment.
Omni has sold thousands of SuperHinge applications around the world while working on the patent award. Many engineers, restaurants and commercial facilities specify the SuperHinge when meeting the NFPA96 standard and determining that the existing hinge solution does not meet the standard and is not the safest or most secure option for their fan units. “Brinker International has standardized their Fan Hinge requirement with the SuperHinge. We have over 10,000 hinges on their rooftops, making their fans NFPA96 compliant,” said Smith.
Omni Containment Systems is the worlds leading rooftop grease containment and fan hinge innovator. Omni manufactures the Grease Gutter Rooftop Grease Containment System, Fill-More Grease Boom, SuperHinge Fan Hinging System, Access Armor Access Panel, Lane Guard Pavement Protection System, Roof Guardian Filter System for the Grease Guard and the GreaseAway Grease Emulsifier. Omni distributes its product world-wide through a 500 company distribution network.