Waste trap grease, also known as brown grease accumulates in restaurants and food service facilities and must be disposed of. Traditionally, it has been hauled away by a third party contractor and sent to a landfill. This imposes an ongoing cost in the form of tipping fees and has a negative impact on the environment. More stringent EPA guidelines and recognition of value for production of biodiesel, fertilizers, and other products is driving a trend toward recycling of trap grease.
The first step in recycling is separation of the grease into primary components, using a centrifuge. This can be a decanter type for separation of solids and liquid or tri-canter for further separation of light and heavy liquids. A Pick “BX” heater with slotted injection tube is used to heat the grease to 180 – 200°F immediately upstream of the centrifuge. Primary benefits are precise temperature control and elimination of plugging that can occur with an indirect heat exchanger.
Features and Benefits:
• Precise Temperature Control
• Non-Plugging Design
• Energy Efficient