Compliance

PBB CERTIFIED COMPLIANCE TO ANSI/BHMA PRODUCT STANDARDS MATERIAL CERTIFICATIONS

Material used in the manufacturing of the PBB hinges are certified first quality, meeting ANSI requirements A156.18, Section 4.1. The metals used in the making of PBB hinges are Wrought Steel, Stainless Steel and Wrought Brass. Each of the base materials has a different quality about them, please read our selection of materials on page 5 of this catalog.

FINISH CERTIFICATIONS

Finishes are in strict accordance with ANSI standards. Finish testing has been completed satisfactorily for USP – prime coat, US26D – satin chrome, US10A – satin bronze, oxidized & lacquered, US-3 – polish brass plated & lacquered and stainless steel.

CYCLE TESTING CERTIFICATION

Cycle testing has been completed successfully in accordance with ANSI/BHMA A156.1-2000 for:

  • Grade 1, Heavy Weight Ball Bearing Hinge for 2,500,000 cycles
  • Grade 2, Ball Bearing Hinge for 1,500,000 cycles
  • Grade 3, Plain Bearing Hinge for 350,000 cycles

Spring hinge door closer Model SP81 and SP51 was subjected to and passed a 1,000,000 cycle test in accordance with Underwriter Laboratories for door holder closers, with or without integral smoke detectors. The spring hinge has been granted the listing mark of Underwriter Laboratories, Inc. Number UL 49S6 and is listed by U.L. to Grade 1. Copies of the above test results are on file.

PBB’s products are tested to ANSI/BHMA standards and are in compliance with these standards. PBB is labeled and listed by Underwriters Laboratories. Copies of test results are on file.

 

LEED Certification

June 1, 2009

LEED Certification-U.S. Green Building Council

This notice is in response to the use of several of our products to help achieve Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. It references the LEED Green Building Rating System for new Construction & Major Renovations (LEED-NC) as published by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The following table outlines different materials for PBB Commercial hinges support MR Credit 4.1, 4.2, and MR Credit 5.1:

The total is calculated using 100% of Post Consumer and 50% of Post Industrial.

LEED Category: Material and Resources (MR)

MR Credit(s) 4.1 and 4.2 Recycled Content: Post Industrial Product contains post industrial content as defined by Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, 16 CFR 260.7 (e) (available at www.ftc.gov/bcp/grnrule/guides980427.htm) and therefore qualify as credit.

MR Credit(s) 4.1 and 4.2 Recycled Content: Post Consumer Product contains post industrial content as defined by Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, 16 CFR 260.7 (e) (available at www.ftc.gov/bcp/grnrule/guides980427.htm) and therefore qualify as credit.

MR Credit 5.1 Regional Materials: Manufactured Regionally The hinges are manufactured by PBB, Inc. in Yangzhou, China. If this facility is less than 500 miles from the project site, they qualify for credit. Manufactured Regionally The hinges are manufactured by PBB, Inc. in Yangzhou, China. If this facility is less than 500 miles from the project site, they qualify for credit.


 

June 1, 2009

LEED Certification-U.S. Green Building Council

This notice is in response to the use of several of our products to help achieve Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. It references the LEED Green Building Rating System for new Construction & Major Renovations (LEED-NC) as published by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The following table outlines different materials for PBB Commercial hinges support MR Credit 4.1, 4.2, and MR Credit 5.1:

LEED Category: Material and Resources (MR)

MR Credit(s) 4.1 and 4.2 Recycled Content: Post Industrial Product contains post industrial content as defined by Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, 16 CFR 260.7 (e) (available at www.ftc.gov/bcp/grnrule/guides980427.htm) and therefore qualify as credit.

MR Credit(s) 4.1 and 4.2 Recycled Content: Post Consumer Product contains post industrial content as defined by Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, 16 CFR 260.7 (e) (available at www.ftc.gov/bcp/grnrule/guides980427.htm) and therefore qualify as credit.

MR Credit 5.1 Regional Materials: Manufactured Regionally The hinges are manufactured by PBB, Inc. in Yangzhou, China. If this facility is less than 500 miles from the project site, they qualify for credit.


 

June 1, 2009

LEED Certification-U.S. Green Building Council

This notice is in response to the use of several of our products to help achieve Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. It references the LEED Green Building Rating System for new Construction & Major Renovations (LEED-NC) as published by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The following table outlines different materials for PBB Commercial hinges support MR Credit 4.1, 4.2, and MR Credit 5.1:

*Recycled content defined in accordance with industry standards.
**Pre-consumer recycled content refers to waste material that is diverted from the waste stream and immediately placed back into the production cycle.
+Waste materials generated by the production of PBB hinges are collected and shipped off site where it then reenters the recycle stream.

LEED Category: Material and Resources (MR)

MR Credit(s) 4.1 and 4.2 Recycled Content: Post Industrial Product contains post industrial content as defined by Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, 16 CFR 260.7 (e) (available at www.ftc.gov/bcp/grnrule/guides980427.htm) and therefore qualify as credit.

MR Credit(s) 4.1 and 4.2 Recycled Content: Post Consumer Product contains post industrial content as defined by Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, 16 CFR 260.7 (e) (available at www.ftc.gov/bcp/grnrule/guides980427.htm) and therefore qualify as credit.

MR Credit 5.1 Regional Materials: Manufactured Regionally The hinges are manufactured by PBB, Inc. in Yangzhou, China. If this facility is less than 500 miles from the project site, they qualify for credit.

Maintenance & Care

PBB’s complete line of precision crafted hinges represents our dedication to constantly provide the best quality, style, dependable permanent service. All hinges are manufactured in compliance with all applicable federal and ANSI specifications.

The following are general maintenance tips for providing long life and proper finish appearance.

Hinges must be free swinging without any binding. To align the hinges to keep from binding the use of shims is recommended, if required. If the hinges begin to make noise, remove binding conditions, grease or lubricate all moving parts, re-mount the hinge and re-adjust the hinge with the proper shims.

PBB hinges and bearings come “greased” from the factory, but should be checked on a regular basis for lubrication. PBB recommends that hinges used in commercial, high frequency applications or in extreme environmental conditions be lubricated annually to ensure long life and quiet operation.

To lubricate our standard hinge, remove the pin and apply a generous coating of lithium grease and reinsert the pin by driving it completely down to the bottom shoulder of the hinge pin.

Hinges sized properly for the door weight, door size and frequency of uses will last for a considerable period of time without maintenance. Hinge screws should be periodically inspected for tightness.

Steel hinge are intended for use on interior applications only. Brass and Stainless steel hinge can be used for either interior or exterior. All steel will eventually rust and all brass will eventually tarnish. To slow down the corrosion/tarnishing process, a clear coat of lacquer is applied on the top surface of the steel or brass materials and the finish surface. Plated finishes receive a clear coating of lacquer to protect against atmospheric conditions.

All PBB hinges painted or plated are in strict accordance with ANSI/BHMA finishing standards and ASTM B-117 salt spray standards.

Caution should be used when installing the hinges to avoid damage to the painted or plated fi nish. To remove dirt, the use of a soft damp cloth free any chemicals can be used. Abrasive cleaners or lacquer thinners should not be used to clean the surface of the hinges. To do so will void any warranty of that product.

MSDS Sheet

In compliance with MSDS requisitions, our manufactured products fall under the OSHA definition of “ARTICLES” which do not release or otherwise result in exposure to a hazardous chemical under normal conditions to use <29 CFR part 1910 1200 para B (6) c >.

Under provisions of this regulation “ARTICLES” are exempted from the HCS and thus providing Material Safety Data Sheets is not a requirement as it applies to the ultimate end use of the product.

Any questions about our product, please call us at 1-800-726-3414.