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Automated grease level monitoring from KESSEL

Automated grease level monitoring from KESSEL

(Lenting, Germany - February 4, 2010) The drainage specialist KESSEL is bringing a never seen before grease separator accessory to the market: the SonicControl system – an ultrasound sensor for fully automated grease layer detection.  With this new system, grease separator operators and disposal companies with have on-demand data of the grease thickness layer inside a grease separator.  This will allow grease separator operators to only dispose of separators when they are completely full which will be a great aide in reducing disposals and costs.
Disposal of full grease separators

The disposal of a grease separator is regulated under DIN EN 1825-2 which states that separators should be disposed of, cleaned and refilled with water preferably every two weeks but at a minimum of once per month.  Also, DIN 4040-100 states that the maximum grease and sludge storage capacity of a grease separator should not be exceeded. 
In the field however authorities are now allowing grease separator operators to dispose of grease separators not every month but only when the separator has reached its maximum storage capacity. It is the operator’s responsibility however to provide accurate data proving the separator still has storage reserves – ‘this is exactly what SonicControl offers, real time data concerning the grease layer thickness’ states Stephan Tschernek, Product Manager for grease separator systems at KESSEL.

Quick and simple installation

SonicControl is connected inside the grease separator near the outlet area.  The product is equipped with an installation brackets which allows it to be installed in existing grease separators.  The operating sensor sends ultrasonic signals toward the top of the grease separator.  These signals reflect off the lower grease layer and are sent back to the sensor – based on the time it took the signal to return to the sensor, an integrated processor calculates the grease layer thickness (this distance from sensor to the outlet level is used as a reference distance).  The calculated grease layer thickness is then displayed on the control unit’s LCD screen.  When the grease layer has reached its maximum allowable thickness, a signal is sent to the operator informing that the grease separator should be emptied.


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