How Grease Interceptors Work
The grease inteceptor serves the function of a filter seperating fats, oils and grease from liquids. This process prevents grease from entering the public sewer line. Waste flows from the restaurant or kitchen into the first chamber where most solids are trapped in this chamber by the baffle wall. There is a crossover tee strategically placed in the center of the baffle wall enabling water to enter the secondary side of the tank. At the end of the tank there is a small compartment attached called the Sample box. The sample box is where city inspectors will test to check for proper and adequate maintenance. In theory by the time waste water reaches the sample box it should be the most free of grease.
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