ACO’s range of grease traps includes a variety of gravity grease traps for preventing the build-up of grease, oils and fats in wastewater from commercial kitchen and food processing applications.
The principle is simple. Light substances (fats and oils) rise to the top of the grease traps and heavy substances (grease and food waste) sink, as treated wastewater continues through to the sewers via a drainage outlet pipe.
This article will show you that not only are ACO’s traps systems highly advanced, they’re compliant to the requirements of the water industry, councils, building operators and other stakeholders.
Material Properties of grease traps
Trap bodies can be manufactured from a choice of materials. These can have a significant impact upon the trap’s durability, design and lifespan. Whilst not obvious to the purchaser or specifier, some contain implicit weaknesses that can lead to early failure. Let’s take a look at some of the most common materials used:
These bodies require thick walls to provide structural integrity; precast concrete traps involve high installation costs as they are heavy and cumbersome. Cranes and other types of lifting equipment will be required throughout the installation process. Cement concrete is generally prone to deterioration and traps made from this material also require relining.
Glass Reinforced Concrete
Occasionally used in the manufacturing of grease traps, glass reinforced concrete contains a mixture of elements including glass fibres, cement, chemical admixtures, water and fine aggregate. Although GRC is lightweight, it is brittle, prone to cracking and deterioration and as a result of this, does require relining and repair.
Polyethylene is the best option for use in the manufacturing of grease traps. Exhibiting excellent long-term corrosion resistance, this material is lightweight and flexible, making it an ideal option for installation, particularly in sensitive environments. Chemically resistant, polyethylene doesn’t require lining and therefore is superior when in contact with wastewater and strong cleaning agents
If you want to find out more about ACO’s grease traps, get in touch with us by calling on 1300 765 226.