Grease traps / grease interceptors separate fats, oils and grease (FOG) from wastewater preventing blockages in internal pipes, which can lead to costly problems.

As well as this, in order to comply with Building Regulations Part H subsection 2.21, a hot food premises must have a grease separator installed, making grease traps an essential piece of equipment for any commercial kitchen.

Here at Aqua Cure we specialise in providing cost effective solutions for grease management with our range of stainless steel fully automatic and passive (manual) grease traps.

Fully automatic stainless steel grease traps which separate FOG from wastewater and feature a self cleaning program, for reduced operating costs and less maintenance.
Manual stainless steel grease traps, which help achieve compliance with Building Regulations Part H subsection 2.21 at a lower initial cost compared to automatic grease interceptors.

Learn More About Grease Traps

What is a grease trap and how do they work?

FOG in wastewater can cause all sorts of costly problems in a commercial kitchen, which is why grease traps are often installed as a grease management solution but what are they and how do they work?

Automatic vs manual grease traps

Automatic and manual grease interceptors essentially do the same job but what are the main differences and why would you buy one over the other?

Building regulations part H subsection 2.21

“2.21 Drainage serving kitchens in commercial hot food premises should be fitted with a grease separator.”
Building Regulations Part H

Why use a grease interceptor?

There are numerous reasons to use a grease trap in a food service establishment. One of the mains reasons is to prevent expensive maintenance problems that will eventually occur if fats, oils and grease in wastewater aren’t separated before being discharged into building pipework. Benefits of using a grease interceptor include:

  • Prevention of blockages in internal pipes and foul odours from grease build-up.
  • Reduced likelihood of FOG related equipment downtime.
  • Compliance with Building Regulations Part H subsection 2.21.
  • Helping the environment as grease can be recycled and does not go to waste.
Grease Trap Diagram