How to correctly calculate the volume of the grease trap for the sewage system?
Need to buy a high-quality household grease trap for the sewage system. Can someone advise on how to correctly calculate the volume and what you need to pay attention to when choosing a grease trap?
For what purpose do you want to calculate the volume of the grease trap? If you want to buy a household grease trap for an apartment or house, you do not need to calculate the volume. For kitchen waste water, you can buy a small model and install it under the sink. But if you need to purchase for some restaurant or canteen, then you really need to correctly calculate the volume. Immediately it is worth deciding whether it will be a horizontal or vertical grease trap and you need to think in advance about the place where to install it.
There are models that should be installed in a sewer well or, and there are those that are installed in a separate room.
Specify for what purpose you are going to purchase a grease trap?
I am interested in a good household grease trap for the sewerage system of a country house. I looked at the prices, there is a very large variety of household grease traps. I’m interested in which model is the best to choose, what sizes. What are the most effective grease traps in wastewater treatment, if installed in the house?
Some people recommend taking a regular grease trap and placing it under the kitchen sink. Others say that they have them installed in a separate room.
If you want to buy a grease trap for the country, then opt for equipment for household needs, which are designed for a small amount of fat. Such a grease trap is compact in size, installation and maintenance is quite simple. The performance of a household grease trap is quite enough for purifying wastewater from dishwashers and washing machines. But, at the same time, its compact dimensions will make it possible to place it even in a small kitchen.
The principle of operation of the grease trap at the dacha is as follows: dirty water enters the drain, then into the grease trap, in it a greasy film remains on the surface, and the water separated from the oil particles flows into the sewer.
When installing the grease trap, you must select a flat, horizontal surface. The grease trap must be easily accessible, and the cover must be easily removable for convenient cleaning of the equipment. The inlet pipe is connected to the sink, the outlet pipe is connected to the sewer pipe.
Quite simply, if you have a small house, you do not need to calculate the volume of the grease trap. Buy a medium sized grease trap designed for cleaning household waste in a country house.
Where to install a grease trap in the house?
It doesn’t make a big difference where you install the grease trap.
Consider in advance a place where you can install such equipment.
The grease trap can be installed in any free place in the house. It is important that there is a flat horizontal surface.
Under the sink or in a separate room?
There is no difference, the main thing is that it can be easily accessed during maintenance.
Simplified calculation for the selection of the Grease Trap
1. Measure the dimensions of all sinks (in cm) connected to the grease trap:
(length * width * depth) / 1000 = Washing volume (liters)
2. Add up the volumes of all sinks (sinks)
Volume of 1 sink + Volume of 2 sinks + Volume of 3 sinks + …. = Total volume of sinks
3. As a rule, when selecting a grease trap, the total volume of sinks is reduced by 30%. This is due to the fact that dishes are always present in the sink and the sink is never filled to the brim.
Total sink volume * 0.7 = Peak discharge
There are also websites that can help you choose a household grease trap under the sink in the kitchen of a house or cottage. Such sites sell grease traps, but they can also help calculate how much grease trap is needed for certain parameters.
The performance of the grease trap depends on the volume of wastewater, as well as on the number of connected equipment – sinks, baths, dishwashers. The more equipment and waste connected, the larger the grease trap must be installed.
Small models of grease traps that can be installed under the sink are suitable for the home.
But for a cafe, restaurant it is imperative to calculate and select the optimal size of the grease trap.
I have a small horizontal grease trap installed in my house. Which effectively and efficiently helps to purify wastewater. When there is a lot of cooking in the kitchen, such a thing as a grease trap is irreplaceable. For a house in which one family lives, the simplest grease trap, small in size, is enough.
We have it installed under the sink in the kitchen. Simple, efficient and convenient.
For the home, a conventional horizontal grease trap, which can be installed under the sink, is quite suitable. You don’t need to buy a large size grease trap.
In the house, it is best to install a grease trap under the sink. Since if you decide to carry it out in a separate room, for this you need to carry out an additional sewage pipeline. I don’t think you need additional installation costs.
It is worth calculating the volume of a grease trap if you choose equipment for a restaurant, cafe, canteen and other industrial enterprises. And in your case, small models of grease traps, the simplest ones, are suitable.
When buying, ask for a warranty and, if necessary, sign a service agreement, since the grease trap requires periodic cleaning!!!