Proceptor PDI Grease Trap

Proceptor PDI Grease Trap
Proceptor PDI Grease Trap

With the newly designed Proceptor PDI grease trap from Green Turtle Americas Ltd., contractors can offer customers gravity-separation technology combined with interior installation and the Plumbing and Drainage Institute-G101 certification being mandated by more municipalities.

Suitable for retrofit or new construction applications, the fiberglass unit is an advanced version of the company's long-established Proceptor grease trap. It's rated at 100 gpm; is available in 100-, 150-, 200-, 250- and 300-gallon capacities for liquid volume, and offers grease/food particle-storage capacity equal to almost half the liquid volume, says Silvano Ferrazzo, Green Turtle Americas director of business development.

In the past, installers typically buried large, gravity-separation interceptors outside a building, and put smaller hydromechanical traps under sinks. The Proceptor PDI is larger than under-sink units, which potentially decreases the number of grease traps required, reduces cleaning frequency and lowers operating costs, he notes.

But the unit is small enough to be installed under a kitchen floor or a hallway, reducing kitchen odors typically associated with older grease traps. The unit also can be installed above ground, Ferrazzo says.

"The Proceptor PDI takes outdoor gravity-separation technology and brings it indoors with a new design for hydromechanical PDI certification, allowing more flexibility for installations," he says.

Because flow rates dictate how many fixtures can be installed in a kitchen, a high flow rate gives restaurant owners more flexibility, while still staying in compliance. For example, with a Proceptor PDI, a restaurant owner could install two or three sinks and perhaps a dishwasher and a floor drain, as long as the total capacity doesn't exceed 100 gallons per minute.

"That gives the restaurant owner a better return on investment," Ferrazzo says.

The unit's design creates a laminar flow pattern that boosts its ability to separate grease, liquids and solids. That, in turn, allows for more storage of grease and solids without exceeding capacity, which means less frequent pumping, Ferrazzo says.

"You may pump out the trap every one to two months instead of every one to three weeks," he says. "The design also contributes to less maintenance, because the waste flows in smoothly and doesn't disturb the layers of grease and solids already formed. And if the layers aren't stirred up, there's less chance of blockages and backups."

The fiberglass traps will not rust and are guaranteed for 30 years against cracking. 877/428-8187;


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