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What is a grease interceptor? Generally, a grease interceptor is a type of plumbing device responsible for the interception (hence the term) of grease and solids even before they enter a wastewater disposal system. In other words, grease interceptors helps prevent the discharge of grease, fats, and oils from clogging up public sewage lines and contaminating public water resources.
Because a grease interceptor is mostly used in restaurant and food-service settings, it is also commonly known as a restaurant grease trap, a commercial grease trap, or a kitchen grease trap.
Needless to say, a grease trap interceptor not only helps you contribute to the clean-up of public water resources, but it also ensures that your restaurant or food-service establishment pass regulations or rules put in place by your local sanitary and health departments.
How Does a Grease Interceptor Work?
A commercial kitchen grease trap works by cooling grease to room temperature so that it turns from a liquid state into a solid state. This is done in a chamber found inside the grease trap. The solidified grease then floats to the surface, with the water and other liquids remaining at the bottom. A tube connecting the first chamber to a second chamber inside
the grease interceptor then transfers water and other liquids from the bottom of the first chamber into the second chamber, thus leaving the solidified oils, fats, and grease in the first chamber. The pure liquid transferred into the second chamber of the grease trap can then be released downward into a sanitary sewer system.
Generally, a well-functioning commercial grease trap will be able to intercept or trap grease, oil, and other solid foods.
Grease Traps & Interceptors Available at Rapids Wholesale
Here at Rapids Wholesale, you can choose from a large selection of grease interceptors manufactured by one of the most reputable brands in the market today, Dormont. Select from different capacities: forty pounds, fifty pounds, seventy pounds, and one hundred pounds.
Our Dormont grease traps and interceptors effectively prevent greasy substances from entering plumbing systems, septic fields, and wastewater treatment facilities. They all feature epoxy-coated steel construction with hex head center bolts, removable baffle assembly, and a deep-seal trap with cleanout.