Fuel Separator / Interceptors are often referred to by other names, including interceptor traps, interceptor tanks, and filter tanks.
Interceptors collect rainwater, oil and other waste products which accumulate in lorry depots, schools, airports, factories, car washes, forecourts, car parks among other places. Interceptors permit only water to escape and trap all other pollutants like oils, fuels and other solid waste within the filtering system. But the accumulation of this waste can cause blockages and thus overflow, if your interceptor is not regularly maintained.
The drainage interceptor needs to be not just maintained but also serviced on a regular basis. This prevents overflow and contamination of drainage systems. The maintenance regime for a drainage interceptor will be determined by its design and size, the flow rates through it, the volume of contaminants in the wastewater (which may change over time) and external factors, such as changes in weather patterns. Our technicians can assist you with determining the frequency and putting in place a planned preventative maintenance programme for you. The frequency will depend on the factors already mentioned. The drain interceptor installer will advise on the optimum maintenance programme. We recommend servicing and emptying of interceptors every 6 months for standard installations. However, your maintenance schedule needs to be reviewed regularly.