With the introduction of new Grease Trap Environmental laws, Grease Trap and Grease Interceptors have become an integral requirement of drainage systems for any premises involved in the food sector.
Environmental Innovations Ltd works with the food sector to offer robust grease trap services that include installation and maintenance. Environmental Innovations Ltd is specialized in commercial grease trap maintenance, and with years of experience, knowledge and technical expertise in the area of grease traps, can therefore provide you with exactly what type and model of trap or interceptor is required for your particular situation.
How a grease trap work
Grease Interceptors or grease traps are designed to intercept the fat, oil & grease ( commonly referred to as FOG) by slowing down the flow of the hot water and grease to allow them to separate. The grease flows to the top as the water cools down trapping the grease before entering the sewer system, helping to avoid severe blockages in the drains.
Grease sticks to pipe walls, which can eventually lead to blockages while fats and oils damage waste water treatment equipment, costing municipalities millions in repairs every year. If allowed to enter a natural water course, fats, oils and grease (FOG) can cause serious damage to the environment.
For these reasons, legislation ensuring that the F.O.G.procedures is used by food service operators is now being heavily enforced. Polluters can face large fines or even closure if FOG waste isn’t managed effectively. FOG also causes big problems within commercial kitchens, with FOG from wastewater causing blockages in internal pipes leading to expensive repairs and potential equipment downtime.
Fortunately, grease management systems such as grease traps are readily available. They’re often the first-choice FOG management solution for kitchen operators but what are they and how do they work?
What is a grease trap?
Grease traps have been around for more than 100 years and are also known as grease interceptors, converters, catchers, grease recovery / management devices or FOG traps. They’re used in in a wide range of environments including:
- Pubs, bars and inns
- Schools and colleges
To put it simply, a grease trap is a receptacle into which wastewater containing FOG flows through before entering a drainage system. The receptacle is designed to intercept or “trap” the FOG while allowing clear water to escape.
Investing in a non-compliant grease trap can prove costly to your business, which is why Environmental Innovations Ltd offers bespoke Grease Trap Services in Ireland, including:
Why install a grease trap?
- To prevent pipeline and sewer blockages
- To prevent pumping station failure
- To ensure sewage treatment plants operate efficiently and effectively
- To prevent hygiene and safety problems
- To adhere to legislation