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Service

Trapzilla's unique design allows it to more efficiently separate and retain grease in a durable, compact footprint.  While other grease traps and grease interceptors begin to lose efficiency when they become 25% full of grease, Trapzilla has been third-party tested and is capable of handling up to 91% of its internal volume in grease before its efficiency begins to deteriorate.*

In order to determine pumping frequency for Trapzilla, Thermaco recommends periodically measuring the grease and solids levels inside the interceptor after it is initially installed.  The information below shows liquid and grease levels based on a vertical sample of the unit.  At the "Schedule Service at," level, the unit still has additional space, but this amount of grease or solids gives a safety factor to ensure the unit will continue to operate efficiently until the unit is serviced.  If necessary, the unit may be measured before each pumpout and the frequency adjusted accordingly until a suitable regular frequency can be determined. 

Servicing Trapzilla Grease Interceptors

Trapzilla Grease Interceptors have maximum capacities for both Grease and Solids.  The measurements below for grease are from the static water level down to the lowest portion of the grease layer.  The measurements for solids are from the bottom of the unit up.

TZ-600 Cutaway Showing How to Measure Grease and Solids Levels

TZ-600 Models

Grease

Total Capacity: 17" (43.2 cm)

Schedule Service at: 13.75" (34.9 cm)

Solids

Total Capacity: 14" (35.6 cm)

Schedule Service at: 12" (30.5 cm) 

TZ-400 Models

Grease

Total Capacity: 9.375" (23.8 cm)

Schedule Service at: 7.5" (19.1 cm)

Solids

Total Capacity: 14" (35.6 cm)

Schedule Service at: 12" (30.5 cm)

TZ-160 Models

Grease

Total Capacity: 13" (33.0 cm)

Schedule Service at: 10.75" (27.3 cm)

Solids

Total Capacity: 10" ( 25.4cm)

Schedule Service at: 8" (20.3 cm)

Trapzilla Cutaway Pumping out Lower Chamber

Trapzilla Cutaway Pumping out Upper Chamber

Cleanout Procedures

  1. Remove the four brass nuts from the bolts and fully remove the 22" lid to pump out.  It is not necessary to remove the larger adapter lid (ring) to pump out the Trapzilla.

  2. Begin by pumping grease from upper chamber, until you can see the entire horizontal baffle.  It may be necessary to use water hose to rinse out parts of upper chamber. 
  3. Lower hose into lower chamber through hole in horizontal baffle, pumping out all liquids and solids remaining.  Again, it may be necessary to use water hose to rinse out lower chamber. 

Note: Do not use mechanical crust breaking devices to break down any mat that has formed inside the interceptor.

 

Servicing Trapzilla Solids Separators

Trapzilla Solids Separators have maximum Solids Capacities.  Measurements should be taken from the bottom of the unit up.  Schedule Service at figures offer a safety factor, allowing time for the separator to be cleaned out before it becomes completely full.

TSS-95 Cutaway Showing Measurement of Solids Level

TSS-95 Models

Solids

Total Capacity: 32" (81.3 cm)

Schedule Service at: 27" (68.6 cm) 

TSS-70 Models

Solids

Total Capacity: 24" (61.0 cm)

Schedule Service at: 21" (53.3 cm) 

TSS-27 Models

Solids

Total Capacity: 22" (58.9 cm)

Schedule Service at: 18" (45.7 cm) 

 

Trapzilla Solids Separator Cutaway Pumpout

Cleanout Procedures

  1. Remove the four brass nuts from the bolts and fully remove the 22" lid to pump out.  It is not necessary to remove the larger adapter lid (ring) to pump out the Solids Separator.

  2. Lower hose into Solids Separator, pumping out all liquids and solids in the unit.  It may be necessary to use water hose to rinse out chamber. 

    Note: Do not use mechanical crust breaking devices to break down any mat that has formed inside the interceptor.

*Contact Thermaco for ASME test reports on Trapzilla Models for specific capacities and efficiencies.