Grease separators have a rectangular or cylindrical shape. Inside, the grease separator is divided by special partitions that form several technological compartments.
They are structurally simple and follow the same scheme: these are sealed containers with partitions that slow down the speed of liquid movement. At the same time, wastewater is cooled, which leads to the suspension precipitating and the rise of fats to the surface, from where they are subsequently removed.
Grease separators can be:
- ground-based, installed in specially designed premises;
- underground – dug into the ground in specially designated places;
- under the sink.
Grease separator: operating principle, types and operating rules
Grease separators are an essential part of the water treatment system in cafes, restaurants, hotels and other catering establishments. In order to avoid problems with grease discharge into the sewage system and ensure the smooth operation of the water treatment system, you need to properly choose the machine.
A careful approach to the selection of a fat separator prevents blockages in sewer pipes and additional costs for maintenance and repair of the water treatment system.
Understanding how the construction works and what types are available is important for the right equipment selection. It is of equal importance to know how to operate the grease separator, as this will affect its efficiency and service life.
How to choose the right grease separator for cafes and restaurants?
This question is becoming increasingly important as each establishment requires a grease separator of a certain capacity.
There are a few things to consider when choosing the right type of a fat separator. First and foremost, you need to define the amount of water treatment required for your establishment. Depending on this, the right size of equipment is selected.
The grease concentration of the water to be treated is another important factor. You need to know how much grease is in your food waste to choose a construction with the right capacity.
It is important to take into account the physical characteristics of the installation site. For example, you can choose a grease separator with plate modules if the installation space is limited.
Fat sparators with plate modules are an innovation that is gaining popularity among catering establishment owners. These constructions are highly efficient and can be installed in tight spaces.
Moreover, the cost of the machine and its operational costs are important factors. Bioprocessor specialists will assist you in choosing the best fat separator solution for your facility and provide advice on (the) selection and installation of the equipment.
The main types of grease separators:
- self-supporting (for concreting);
- kitchens of catering establishments;
- semi-finished product departments;
- meat and dairy industry;
- canning shops;
- fish processing factories;
- meat markets, slaughterhouses, cutting shops;
The main sewerage system receives water that is already purified from grease particles, which does not adversely affect the metal surfaces of pipes or clog them.