GREASE CHIEF

Professional grease management.


The Grease Chief is a new grease management solution from WaterCare for all foodservice operators running busy commercial kitchens. Say goodbye to flooded floors, remove foul odours and eliminate costly repairs.

Designed to efficiently separate fats, oils and grease (FOG) from wastewater, the Grease Chief allows for the separation of solids and grease and contains them in a holding section of the unit (the ‘trap’). This not only prevents harmful waste from going to drain by improving the quality of waste water discharge but also provides a cost saving on expensive drain clearing call-outs.

The Grease Chief is designed specifically to prevent the need for expensive plumber call-outs by preventing food waste, oils and grease from clogging up drains or connected waste water pumps. Traditional grease traps can corrode over time due to the high pH levels present in most wastewater, however, Grease Chief is made from high density plastic and will give many years of trouble free performance.

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Grease Chief Benefits

  • Minimises drain cleaning call-out costs
  • Improves the quality of waste water discharge
  • Eliminates odours
  • Reduces drain cleaning chemical costs
  • Corrosion free construction

Legislation and Regulation – don’t get prosecuted

Drain blockages cost the country billions of pounds and is a growing problem. Legislation concerning drainage contamination has existed for decades, but was clarified by The UK Water Industry Act 1991: “No person shall throw, empty or turn, or suffer or permit to be thrown or emptied or to pass, into any public sewer, or into any drain or sewer communicating with a public sewer, any matter likely to injure the sewer or drain, to interfere with the free flow of its contents or to affect prejudicially the treatment and disposal of its contents.” Amongst other matters, this is legally interpreted to include sewer contamination by fat, oil and grease (FOG).

Later, in 2000 the Approved Document H to the Building Regulations, amended 2002, advises ways in which blockage risk can be minimised: “Drainage serving kitchens in commercial hot food kitchens shall be fitted with a grease separator complying with BS EN1825-1 or other effective means of grease removal” This does not mean that such businesses and organisations are compelled to install a particular piece of equipment such as a grease trap. However, the document recognises that manual or automated grease separators are the most effective solution for companies to comply with the law in avoiding FOG contamination.

Similar laws and regulations apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to ensure that companies meet their obligations.

Furthermore, the authorities are enforcing legislation more rigorously and prosecutions in excess of £10,000 are becoming more and more common.

Legislation exists to deter offenders, but the bigger picture is that it makes financial sense for companies to have a sound waste management policy. Quite apart from the risk of a hefty fine, the costs associated with serious drain blockage caused by grease can be massive.

Grease traps may also include dosing systems, which regularly add bacteria to the grease trap to break down FOG and prevent it from reforming in drains. Dosing that involves enzymes should be avoided as this only temporarily breaks fatty acid bonds, allowing FOG to reform in sewer pipes.

New grease management solution

Technical Specifications

Grease Chief
Grease Chief

The trap has a clearly defined inlet and outlet. This is critical as there is a flow restrictor on the inlet to slow down the discharge into the unit but allow a greater flow out. Failure to do this will cause a flood.

The connections are standard 1 1/2 plastic plumbing push fit but these can be reduced down to a minimum of 1 1/ 4” inlet or upsized to 2”.

GREASE CHIEF SPECIFICATIONS
STANDARDBS EN 1825-1 2001 Standard
WEIGHT (EMPTY)8.85Kg
CAPACITY TO INLET/OUTLET26 litres
CAPACITY OF OIL TANK4 litres
HEIGHT (CLEARANCE TO REMOVE PLATE)450mm (ALLOW AT LEAST 500mm ADDITIONAL HEIGHT)
WIDTH250mm
DEPTH380mm
UNITNON POWERED
TRAP TYPEMANUAL
NO OF SINKS/EQUIPMENT2 SINKS OR 1 PIECE OF EQUIPMENT