The great thing about grease traps is that they prevent greasy substances from entering a drain. This can place less drain on the pipes and on a sewer system. This is great for the environment regardless of whether you have a sewer system or the greasy substance is heading to a septic field. However, there are many specifications and dimensions that the grease interceptor will come in, so it is important to know which features you will need.
The Benefits Of Plastic
Plastic grease interceptors are highly recommended over metal grease interceptors. They have a lower operating cost. They also have a longer lifespan. They have a construction that is leak-proof, which eliminates the risk that the product will contaminate or damage anything nearby.
High Temperature Considerations
They are able to withstand high temperatures. Therefore, if you need to operate a grease interceptor at a very high operating condition, look up the specific temperatures that the interceptor has been tested to work under. Most kitchens have demanding conditions.
Another consideration is the amount of corrosion resistance that is provided. Depending on the materials that will travel down the drain and the conditions that the interceptor will be placed under, the interceptor may be exposed to a lot of corrosion.
Meeting Facility Needs
Calculate how much grease you produce on a daily basis. This can be used to determine how much grease capacity you will need. You will also need to know the flow rate to make sure that the grease trap interceptor will be able to move the grease waste at a reasonable speed. An external flow control method is needed in order to make sure that the flow rate does not exceed the gallon per minute, causing issues.
Fitting An Interceptor
Choose a grease interceptor that is designed to fit existing installations. For example, know whether the interceptor can be installed semi-recessed or completely recessed into the floor. Measure the area where the interceptor will be placed. This will allow you to determine the height, width and depth that the interceptor can be. This will also affect the weight of the interceptor, which can affect how easy it is to install and also the shipping costs. If you are not sure about the size of the interceptor or any other characteristics that you might need, do not hesitate to contact an industrial equipment and supplies vendor for advice.
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