Interflow are proud to announce that we are now featured stockists and distributors of Basika grease separators & interceptors. Grease Separators make the perfect solution for hygienic disposal within major commercial kitchens.
BASIKA fass K
BASIKA rho terra
BASIKA fass E
BASIKA fas mobil/fix BASIKA
Approved by the German Institute of Engineering (DIBt), Basika grease separators lead the way in hygienic disposal within the food processing, leisure and marine sectors.
The installation of Basika separators prevents blockages and their associated health hazards, also saving operators the costs of clearing such blockages. These floor drainage channels provide the hardest wearing, most hygienic solution for capturing waste and spills.
We have a range of Grease Interceptors to suit a variety of applications and we can advise on the most appropriate solution for your specific requirements.
Our grease separator services include:
- The installation of grease and starch separators in various materials including stainless steel and HDPE.
Our grease interceptors include:
- Separator systems
To find out more about the range of Grease separators & Interceptors we have to offer contact us today!
The grease separator as a means of protection
Communal drainage regulations stipulate that no materials or substances must be introduced into the public sewer that could impair its operation and result in damage. The prohibition applies in particular to greasy and oily waste water from industrial and commercial operations. This is also described in DIN 1986-100, 9.2.2: „Separator systems must be dimensioned, installed and maintained in accordance with DIN EN 1825-2 and DIN 4040-100 to separate grease in operations in which grease-bearing waste water is produced.“ In addition, DIN EN 1825-2; 4 regulates: if grease and oils of vegetable or animal origin are produced in industrial or commercial operations, those companies must install and use grease separator systems. Typical applications in which grease separators are used are found in the following fields:
- Kitchens in hotels and restaurants
- Motorway service areas, canteens
- Kitchens for barbecued, roasted and deep-fried food
- Food serving areas where dishes are returned
- Butchers with and without their own slaughterhouse
- Industrial food processing factories
- Slaughterhouses; poultry slaughterhouses
- Animal rendering companies
- Cooking oil refineries
- Margarine factories
- Canning factories
- Manufacturers of ready meals
- Manufacturers of chips and crisps
- Peanut roasting facilities
- and more…
The function of an innovative BASIKA grease separator
Viewed in the direction of flow, a grease separator system consists of a grease separator and a downstream sampling station.
Grease separator with integrated sludge trap
Waste water containing dirt and grease flows via a flow-optimizing inlet device into the separator. According to the principle of gravity the grease floats upwards due to its low density and collects on the surface of the water. In addition, all substances with a higher density than water settle on the bottom of the container. The clarified waste water then flows to the sampling station via the envisaged drain outlet.
DIN 4040-100 specifies that a sampling station is to be installed downstream of each separator, and is considered a fixed component of a separator system. It is designed so that it is possible to take a representative sample from the flowing waste water.
Dimensioning grease separators
The separator is configured to meet expected loads depending on the quantity of waste water and accumulation of sludge. The basis for dimensioning grease separators is defined in DIN 4040-100 as well as the European standard DIN EN 1825-2.
Grease separators are used only to separate vegetable and animal fats such as butter, margarine, suet and oils or substances that can settle and be removed from waste water. Grease separators serve to protect the public sewer system, because grease can damage waste water pipes. For that reason municipal by-laws governing the disposal of waste water demand that grease separators are installed. Separation follows the principle of gravity. Accordingly, because oils and grease are lighter than water they rise to the surface and form a layer of grease on top of the water. Solid substances settle on the floor of the container. Waste water then flows into the public sewer system via a sampling station.
Taking into service and maintenance
DIN 4040-100 and DIN EN 1825-2 specify that separators are to be emptied when the defined grease storage capacity is reached or the trapped volume of sludge reaches 50% of the defined capacity, but every 4 weeks at the latest. In addition, the owner of a separator system is obliged to ensure the system is subject to a general inspection and a leakage test by a technical expert before it is taken into service and thereafter at regular intervals not exceeding 5 years. The system must also be serviced once a year by a competent person.
BASIKA grease separator in a building
- Waste water inflow
- Grease separator
- Sampling station
- Pump unit
- Fresh water supply
- Drain pipe connection
The waste water including pollution load is fed to the grease separator as it is produced via the drain pipe. As the inlet pipe is generally installed with a downward gradient the separator system is installed at a low point in the building. This is where the grease and pollution load is separated. The clarified water flows via the sampling station into the lifting pump that pumps the waste water above the backflow height into the sewer. The separator drain pipe is routed to a drain pipe connection outside of the building to reduce odour nuisances when emptying. That ensures all pipes and the container remain sealed odour-tight when emptying.
Installing the professional model is worth considering when there are large height differences between the separator and the drain pipe connection; this is because it is equipped with a powerful pump that overcomes the geodesic difference in height during the emptying process. After it is emptied the separator is filled with water again via the fresh water supply so it can immediately continue reliable operation.
BASIKA grease separator installed underground
- Waste water inflow
- Grease separator
- Inspection shaft
- Shaft cover
- Sampling station
The waste water including pollution load is fed to the grease separator as it is pro- duced via the drain pipe installed with a downward gradient. Please note that the drain pipe and the separator itself are to be installed at a frost-free depth. The sophisticated grease separator BASIKA rho terra reliably separates grease and the pollution load. The clarified water then flows through the sampling station before it is fed into the sewer. It is possible to access the separator and sampling station via a respective dome shaft, the height of which can be flexibly adjusted to sit flush with the top surface of the ground. Shaft covers are selected according to the expected traffic load to guarantee the separator system offers a long and reliable service life.
Emptying the grease separator is done easily and quickly via the dome shaft of the BASIKA rho terra.
A multitude of advantages
BASIKA grease separators are made exclusively from high-quality materials. Plastic components are made from dimensionally stable PE-LMD and PE-HD, which are particularly resistant to acids. Stainless steel grease separators are made from grade 1.4404 stainless steel.
To be able to withstand the expected load stresses during installation and throughout continued operation the constructions and solid versions are designed to offer an amazing level of stability. Intensive tests have verified their stability.
BASIKA grease separators are sealed tight to offer absolute freedom from water leakages and odours. The containers of the grease separator rho are produced to form a monolithic body. High-quality seals also guarantee all-round leak tightness at the joints.
Years ahead – Innovations to talk about
BASIKA SpeedCutter – A cut above the rest
The BASIKA SpeedCutter is an innovative tool that enables you to prepare the content of the separator to be easily pumped away when emptying. The specially shaped design of the cutter impeller combined with a high-performance drive ensures the contents are thoroughly mixed and causes deposits to be re- moved from the inside wall of the container by introducing a powerfully dynamic flow.
BASIKA PlainTec – Supernaturally smooth
BASIKA rho grease separators are produced utilizing the most modern fabrication processes. These make it possible to make the inside surfaces of the containers amazingly smooth so that it is easy to remove adhering residues when emptying. That is what nature would have done.
BASIKA TangBarrier – Indubitably sealed
BASIKA grease separators are built to perfection for the best possible protection against odours. The selected materials from which BASIKA separators are made permanently prevent aromatic compounds permeating and escaping through the wall of the container or the special seals. As a consequence, the BASIKA TangBarrier concept offers the reliability the operator desires.
Professionally emptying and maintaining a separator system are decisive factors in ensuring sustained optimum performance over time. The modularly extendable BASIKA offers the best-possible solutions for sustainable cleaning and odour-free emptying through to a fully automated emptying procedure.
The solid design and noise-reduction concept effectively reduce vibroacoustic effects. In conjunction with the coordinated arrangement of bracing measures, the special construction offers semi-active damping and absorption of noise and sound. In addition, optimized flow characteristics underpin the comprehensive soundproofing concept.
BASIKA grease separators offer the perfect solution to overcome any positioning and installation situation. Both the monolithic container and the solutions offered by the modular segment design make it possible to find a way through even the most restricted routes to the place of installation. BASIKA rho terra versions for installation underground are distinguished by their low weight and easy handling characteristics.
The right system
The right grease separator for everyone
A grease separator is an important component of drainage technology; consequently, it must integrate seamlessly into the drainage system to guarantee it functions properly in the long term.
The 5 steps to finding the right grease separator:
- Nominal size
For the grease separator to offer optimum performance it must be hydraulically dimensioned to DIN EN 1825-2 and DIN 4040-100.
This results in a nominal size for the separator.
Competent BASIKA specialists are available to help you dimension your grease separator.
The material chosen for the BASIKA grease separator depends primarily on the expected thermal loads. If temperatures exceed 60°C in the separator, then stainless steel is the material of choice.
By contrast, plastic is distinguished by easier handling characteristics.
- Place of installation
The choice on site is then between installing inside the building or burying the separator in the ground. In addition, there are also solutions for mobile applications.
Monolithic versions of the BASIKA grease separator have a single segment container. The dimensions are optimized for transporting through buildings. The BASIKA grease separators based on a modular segment design can be easily transported as individual segments and assembled on site.
There are modular technical extensions available for the respective different series of BASIKA grease separators to enhance the user-friendly experience and functionality as well as the level of information provided by the system. The modular extensions smart, comfort and professional are harmonized solutions that reliably offer the desired level of performance. The selection guide below offers an overview of combined features for the best-possible solution.
The selection guide below offers an overview of combined features for the best-possible solution. Then it is possible to combine this with the desired modular extension.
|Material||Plastic – low weight||Stainless steel – hygienic and extremely resistant to thermal loads|
|Place of installation||Building||Underground||Building||Mobile||Building|
|Design||Monolithic||Several segments for easier positioning||Monolithic||Several segments for easier positioning||Monolithic||Full disposal service with option for wet waste|
|Type||BASIKA rho||BASIKA fass K||BASIKA rho terra||BASIKA fass E||BASIKA fas mobil/fix BASIKA||BASIKA Praktika*|
* BASIKA Praktika is available on request
Impressive technologies for individual results
Sophisticated, modularly extended versions of the BASIKA grease separators are available that offer hugely increased functions, convenience and information. For instance, an innovative BASIKA grease separator can be designed as a fully automatic system incorporating technically sophisticated, high-performance components.
|The advanced grease separator contains all of the innovative features and functions required to guarantee reliable and safe system operations in line with currently applicable standards and guidelines.|
|The smart version allows the grease separator to be emptied with barely perceptible odour. For that purpose a drain pipe is installed on the separator and joined tightly sealed to a drain pipe connection on the outside wall of the building.|
|The professional version fascinates with a fully automated disposal procedure for the best possible cleaning results. The high performance agitator starts to mix the contents at the press of a button before the special disposal pump subsequently pumps the liquid through the disposal pipework with barely perceptible odour. The intelligent controls then fill the separator with water to the required level via the filling unit. In addition, a sight glass is provided for visual inspections.|
|The comfort version offers improved separator cleaning with the highest levels of convenience for the user. The integrated agitator mixes the layer of grease, sludge and deposits with the water for disposal so that it is possible to dispose of even the most tenacious residues with barely perceptible odour via the disposal pipe. The separator can then subsequently be filled via the filling unit. In addition, a sight glass is provided for visual inspections.|