How to Size a Grease Trap
How to Size a Grease Trap
Since every business that serves or prepares food needs to have a grease trap installed it is essential to know what size this device should be. It is only those types of establishments that have greasy or oily waste to dispose of that need to fit such devices.
Sizes vary according to the amount of greasy waste each business has and this is calculated in two ways. Firstly, by the number of seats available for customers; the more seats, the larger the grease interceptor should be.
Secondly, according to the fixtures in the kitchen or food preparation area – whichever of the two calculations are the larger, that is the one that needs to be used for the size of the grease trap.
Industrial businesses have no seating or kitchen fixtures, so there grease interceptor tank size is based on the maximum hourly flow rate of the business.
However, each state varies in its rules and regulations, which also affect the size of the traps required. That is why it is essential to work only with a grease trap supplier, and a plumber who is licensed to fit this type of device.
Who Should Choose the Grease Trap Size?
Our team at Grease Trap Sales know how to estimate the size needed for each job. This varies from state to state; for instance in Victoria sizes range from 600 to 5000 litres and for industrial customers a size should be chosen that is slightly larger than the maximum hourly flow rate. But for a chicken shop of any kind, the minimum size is 1000 litres.
In NSW, the minimum size is 1000 litres for commercial food establishments and again, the size is usually based on the number of seats or in the case of a nursing home or hospital, on the number of beds. Takeaways and canteens that do not have seating must have the minimum size grease trap installed in most cases.
In Queensland the regulations for size per seat or maximum flow are again a little different – so we recommend you get in touch with our friendly and experienced Grease Trap sales team – we know how to work out what you need.
Never order a grease trap before consulting with someone who knows the regulations for your area and who can help you to get through the maze of legal requirements. We can take care of all that hassle for you because we are knowledgeable about the requirements in each state. We can put all the paperwork into place to save you the trouble.
To discuss your grease trap needs, anywhere in Australia, please call us today on 1300002484 or email your enquiry, 24/7.