The Greasebusterâ„¢
Fats, Oils and Grease Skimmer

An innovative solution to an ever-increasing problem – the Greasebuster® Fat and Oil and Grease Skimmer combines the innovation of fat and oil skimmers by using hydrophobic belts to attract fats, oils and greases but reject water.

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Industrial grease and fat being removed from waste water
Here are some of the key features and benefits of the Greasebusterâ„¢:

  • Removes up to 20m3/day of FOGs
  • Reduces wastewater
  • Prevents expensive blockages
  • Mobile systems available
  • FOG recovery for recycling
  • Reduces risk of environmental prosecution
  • For municipal and industrial applications

Oil Skimmer

Tried and tested – Oil Mop Skimmers are an effective system for a series of applications.

Versatile design and rugged hard-wearing components to withstand tough environments

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  • Food manufacturing – cooked meats, sauces, bread, dairy, beverages and other fats, oils and grease (FOG) removal in the effluent treatment process
  • Steel Production – all areas of steelmaking and steel processing fluids which require separation and removal of oil contamination

Bioaugmentation

Carefully selected and expertly blended bacterial products for effective and eco-friendly results.

Bioaugmentation is a compelling alternative solution to chemical treatment.

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Available bacteria specifically selected to degrade target substances in wastewater systems:

  • Fats, oils and greases
  • Fuels and Ethanol
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Beverage and Alcohol

The Greasebuster®
Fats, Oils and Grease Skimmer

The Greasebuster® is the ideal solution to your fats, oils, and grease build up. Learn more about this industrial oil skimmer and how it can benefit your business.

  • FOG Removal rate of up to 20m3/day
  • Reduces wastewater bills through COD and solids reduction
  • Prevents expensive blockages
  • Mobile rentals system
  • FOG recovery for recycling
  • Reduces risk of environmental prosecution
  • For municipal and industrial applications
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Fat Skimmer

The Greasebuster® is highly effective at removing large amounts of and heavy fats present in bakeries, ready-made meal manufacturers and meat processors etc.

Oil Skimmer

The Greasebuster® is the ideal industrial oil skimmer for removing and recovering up to 100% of floating oils using a hydrophobic belt that attracts oils and repels water.

Grease Skimmer

Effective at removing oil, grease and other heavy materials, the Greasebuster® is one of the best skimming systems for metal machinery in a wide variety of industries.

Industries that need an industrial oil skimmer

  • Biodiesel
  • Chemicals
  • Food & Beverage
  • Fuel Distribution
  • Marine
  • Metal Machining
  • Military
  • Mining
  • Oil Drilling / Salt Water Disposal
  • Parts Washing
  • Petrochemical
  • Power Generation Plants
  • Railroad
  • Steel Production
  • Tank Truck Wash

Greasebuster® product features

 

  • Removes fats, oils and grease whilst rejecting water
  • Prevents pipe and sewer blockages
  • Simple installation
  • 24/7 operation
  • Removes up to 4m3 of FOG per day
  • Temperature range of operation up to 50°C
  • Reduces waste water bills through COD and solids reduction
  • Reduces risk of environmental prosecution
  • Removes microthrix, filamentous growth and floating solid waste
  • Belt speed control and thermostatic temperature control

Greasebuster® applications

 

  • Municipal treatment plants and sewerage networks
  • Industrial effluent streams containing fats, oils and grease
  • Food, mineral and surface solids removal
  • Oil contaminated water cleaning
  • Heavy duty oil removal
  • Sludge removal

Benefits of this industrial oil skimmer

An oil skimmer uses simple effective technology

Placed directly into the tank, the simple technology in this oil skimmer allows for effective removal of fats, oils, and greases from the surface of the water using hydrophobic belt materials. This belt works continuously to lift FOG from the wastewater whilst rejecting water. The FOG is then scraped from the belt and deposited into a collection vessel for recovery.

In above ground tanks the Greasebuster® can be attached to the wall of the tank. In underground tanks the flotation variant allows the Greasebuster® to float in the tank and FOG is removed with an integral slurry pump and transferred to a surface collection vessel.

Prevention of fats, oils, and grease is cheaper than the cure

By removing FOG at source, the Greasebuster® offers many benefits that can produce lower effluent bills, reduce waste and prevent prosecution.

  • Reduced COD and Suspended solids produce lower effluent bills.
  • Compliance with discharge consents reduces risk of prosecution.
  • Oil reclamation generates income.
  • Prevention of seer blockages stops downstream cleaning costs.
  • Produces a positive environmental impact.
  • Robust Technology and Control

The Greasebuster® main frame is made of high chemical resistant and high temperature grade Polypropylene with stainless steel roller bearings. A programmable motor speed controller, 5.5KW invertor and 3-phase geared motor provide variable speed and both continuous and timed periodic running. The Greasebuster® gathering trough also has a heater underneath to keep the FOG liquidised very beneficial in cold climates.

An industrial oil skimmer has a high removal capacity

The Greasebuster® is manufactured in either 800mm or 1200mm belts which can remove up to 4m3 of FOG per day, and is specifically designed for large scale industrial use. For oil skimmer applications, almost 100% oil extraction is possible which once recovered can be resold for reprocessing, and up to 8m3 of oil can be extracted per day.

If your industry has to manage the correct removal of water pollutants such as fats, oils, and grease from waste water, then an oil and grease skimmer with a high removal capacity is essential for removing floating oils and other damaging water content efficiently and effectively.

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Greasebuster

An innovative solution to an ever-increasing problem – the Greasebuster® Fat and Oil and Grease Skimmer combines the innovation of fat and oil skimmers by using hydrophobic belts to attract fats, oils and greases but reject water.

Bioaugmentation

Based on our understanding of trade effluent we have carefully selected a range of bacterial products for effluent bioaugmentation – based on specific formulations of naturally occurring microbes, enzymes and plant extracts – that are extremely effective and environmentally friendly.

MOP Skimmer

Oil Mop Skimmers are an effective system for a series of applications. They are designed to operate 24/7 with a versatile design and rugged hard-wearing components to withstand the toughest of environments.

Grease Skimmer FAQs

What is FOG?

FOG is the acronym for fats, oils, and greases that are produced by food products and can contaminate the water if not removed by a grease skimmer. Aside from the necessity of their removal for the prevention of pollution, FOGs are an organic substance that can possess commercial value when recycled.

How much FOG is present in my waste water?

This is really dependent on your industry and how much waste water you produce. FOGs are measured in mg/l, which is milligrams per litre – so 1000mg/l content equals 1 gram of FOG per litre of water.

Generally, a test is required to determine the level of FOG in water, and the local water authority set the permissible level of FOG allowed to drain. This is typically 150mg/l.

Where can I find FOG in waste water?

There are three places in your waste water where you can find FOG. The first is FOG that floats on the water’s surface. Then there are the FOGs that are mixed into food, such as bakery dough where the FOGs are mixed with the flour – these can’t be separated. And finally, there are the FOG droplets that are suspended in water.

The type of FOGs that you have present in your waste water will determine the grease skimmer solution that you require. These can range from simple technologies for the surface FOGs such as the Greasebuster® belt skimmer and mop skimmers, to complex technologies such as bio-reactors and Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF). For more information on the type of industrial oil skimmer that will suit your business needs, contact us today.