Oil-filtration and separation specialist Filta Group has today launched the GM Cyclone grease recovery units (GRU).
The unit is claimed to deliver industry-leading levels of fat, oil and grease (FOG) separation whilst using less energy than traditional GRUs and is said to be near odour-free.
Billed as the next generation of GRUs for large catering outlets, the GM Cyclone is said to address all the concerns of existing technologies after 15 years in development, designed by engineers working directly in the field.
Said to be the world’s first Hydro Cyclonic enhanced GRU with eight independent Hydro Cyclones, the GM Cyclone offers two-stage FOG separation and recovery to deliver grease removal.
The system is estimated to remove in the region of 2,000 litres of oil from sink waste every year, and the recovered oil can then be re-purposed for biofuel as the moisture content is less than 1%. In addition, the system is said to remove over 99.9% of oil carried in the waste effluent and protect against drain blockages or water company compliance.
The GM Cyclone is designed to be easy to maintain, with no requirement for staff to remove covers, which should reduce cleaning time and enable better hygiene and no odours.
A self-closing inlet protects the unit from food waste, ensuring the unit maintains peak performance between service intervals.
The GRU is constructed from heavy-duty 2.5mm, 304 stainless steel with a 10-year warranty.
Edward Palin, commercial director for Filta Group, said: “This is a truly revolutionary product which sets a new standard for grease recovery units. The Cyclone unit is the result of input from engineers across the Filta business. It has been 15 years in the making to create a unit that takes the best technology and design principles and addresses the shortfalls of other units on the market.
“Suitable for drainage systems, dishwashers/pot wash areas, rotisserie ovens and combi ovens, the GM Cyclone de-waters and filters out food waste to reduce drain blockages and can save on power costs when compared with other units. At a time when regulations are becoming increasingly stringent, it provides a trusted, all-encompassing solution – all with the backing of a company which has been at the forefront of innovation in grease management for nearly 20 years.”