Feb 13, 2009

ADS Grease Interceptor Tank Meets New ASTM Standard

Tanks installed between commercial kitchens and sanitary sewer systems

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) has announced that its popular grease interceptor tank design meets ASTM’s new standard, “ASTM F2649 Standard Specification for Corrugated High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Grease Interceptor Tanks.” This standard provides the material, design and manufacturing requirements for these products.

Made in large part from the company’s HDPE pipe, the ADS tanks provide a watertight and long-life system that can be designed to resist the heated, corrosive discharges found in food waste. Ready to install, the tanks are available in 750-, 1,000-, 1,500- and 2,000-gal capacities.

Grease interceptor tanks are installed between a commercial kitchen and the sanitary sewer system to prevent grease from conveying to sanitary sewer plants.

ADS developed its line to help food service facilities meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. Each ADS tank is designed to accept most discharges associated with commercial food preparation. The tanks are constructed to meet the performance requirements per the ASCE or IAPMO design manuals for particular site conditions. The tanks are designed to resist AASHTO H-20 or greater live loads and associated dead loads for each project application.

“Using our HDPE pipe technology enabled ADS to bring another new environmentally-helpful product to market,” stated Barry Bauer, storm sewer market development manager of ADS. “The need is critical to replace traditional tanks made from concrete, which can be subject to cracking and leaking because of grouted connections, thin walls and the very nature of the material which can decompose with exposure to animal fats and oil. High-density polyethylene has been proven under the most severe environmental circumstances for many decades.”