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A long-term solution for grease removal

October 1st, 2006 / By: / Industry News

As the Environmental Protection Agency increases its water requirements for businesses, products that are effective and affordable in solving these problems are needed. The old, small, high-maintenance, concrete grease traps that are common in multiple industries are now ineffective because they do not perform the necessary separation of grease from the waste system.

ADS has introduced a durable and economic alternative with its high-density, polyethylene Grease Interceptor. While concrete and metal both can have limited lifespans and corrosion resistance, the Grease Interceptor will perform over time. By incorporating a high-density, polyethylene body and weir plates, the product removes incoming grease from kitchen waste streams before entering sanitary sewer lines without affecting the structure itself.

The ADS HDPE Grease Interceptor has a high resistance to corrosion from food waste and is unaffected by strong acids and alkalis with an operating pH range of 1.5 to 14. It is lightweight, easy to handle, and installs quickly with minimum heavy equipment. Watertight sanitary joints are achieved through bell-and-spigot couplers and prevent waste from infiltrating water tables.

The Grease Interceptor is constructed to meet the design and dimension requirements found in Appendix H of the Uniform Plumbing Code, and to AASHTO standards. The product is H-20 load rated when installed in accordance to ADS installation details, and will accept most discharges associated with commercial food preparation.

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