warning signs of grease interceptor overflow

warning signs of grease interceptor overflow

There are virtually no early warning signs of grease interceptor overflow…. Until now

“Grease interceptors recently have been receiving more attention as officials in many municipalities impose stringent regulations to reduce the amount of fats, oils and grease (FOG) and food solids found in city wastewater collections systems.” (source: http://www.pmengineer.com/articles/92582-tech-topic-grease-interceptors ).

The Miami-Dade County in Florida will be the first jurisdiction in North America to make it mandatory to incorporate monitoring devices into the County’s FOG control ordinance (expected to rollout in Q4, 2017), read more.

Grease interceptor manufacturing is big business, the amount of FOG is increasingly produced globally by food service based establishments. Grease interceptors are also more commonly requiring an upgrade in order to handle the increase amount of waste, acidity and heat in food waste.

The new trends coming out of grease interceptors are based on size, weight, shape and the addition of monitoring systems. A monitoring system is a device that is fitted within the interceptor to monitor the sludge levels inside. The monitor allows the facility manager or owner to know when to schedule a pump-out, which prevents grease overflow that can lead to sewer damage and cost to municipalities.

The FOGWISE Smart Meter by Riptide Tek uses ultrasonic RF to measure the level of FOG and solids inside a grease interceptor. The data is wirelessly transmitted in real-time, eliminating the need to physically inspect the tank. A warning will display on the dashboard when the sludge reaches a pre-set level, indicating that a pump-out should be scheduled.

Now, with Riptide Tek’s FOGWISE, there is a way to detect early warning signs of grease interceptor overflows, helping everyone abide by municipality regulations.