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Installation instructions

To ensure proper and environment friendly functioning, the Pipelife Grease Separator should be installed correctly. In order to do so, please follow the presented installation guidelines.

  • Before the installation consult local laws regarding minimum distances from buildings, property boundaries, wells, water lines, etc.
  • The grease separator should be located close to the building to ensure short waste line runs. The near location also secures enough backfill to bury the tank during the construction of the building.
  • The location of the tank should be easy accessible to allow uncomplicated grease removal.
  • The tank should rest on a uniform surface. The underlying soil must be sturdy enough to bear the weight of the tank and its contents. The trench in which the grease Separator is to be laid should be about 50 cm wider than the tank. It’s advisable to lay a level of granular base for the tank. The maximum installation depth should not exceed 2.5 meters.
  • All joints must be sealed properly. The joints should be clean and dry before applying the high-quality joint sealer. Burying should not commence until the sealant setup period is completed. After all joints have been sealed, a test for water-tightness should be performed. Risers and covers should be also tested.
  • Carefully inspect the grease separator for any damage. After inspection place the tank in the trench. To achieve stability and appropriate positioning, the tank should be partially filled with water.
  • Anchor the tank to the ground with non-stretching polyester belts. The use of at least 3 anchoring belts with a nominal capacity of 2500 kg is advised. The belts should be equipped with stainless steel or zinc-coated ratchet wheels.
  • After setting the tank, levelling, and joining the building sewer and effluent line, the grease separator can be buried. The burying material should be free of larger stones and sharp objects as they could damage the tank.
  • The burying material should be added in layers. Each layer must be compacted. In fine-textured soils such as silts, silt loams, clay loams, and clay, imported granular material should be used. This is especially important in areas with common freeze and thaw cycles. The soil movement during such cycles can damage the tank joints.
  • Fill the grease separator with water. This way you’ll:
  • Ensure the most efficient functioning of the system.
  • Avoid floating of the tank in case of high groundwater.


After following all of the steps, your Pipelife Grease Separator can be immediately put to use.
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