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Following the success at Haxby, Yorkshire Water turn to Fatstrippa for new project


Following on from the fantastic success of the network protection project in Haxby Village, Yorkshire Water have again turned to Fatstrippa for the supply and installation of Fatstrippa units. Burnsall village, in the yorkshire dales, has a long (and expensive) history of problems with the build up of fat, oil and grease (FOG) in their local sewage pumping station.

Fatstrippa units have been supplied and installed by Fatstrippa for their unrivalled performance in the separation and removal of FOG (fat, oil and grease) from the waste water of commercial, cooked food operations.

Fatstrippa Project delivers huge benefits for Yorkshire Water and Haxby

Estimates show that in the 20 months since the start of the Fatstrippa project in Haxby over 5 tonnes of fat, oil and grease have been intercepted and prevented from entering the drain network in Haxby – That’s enough to fill more half a kilometre of 4″ pipe!

Haxby village, 4 miles north of York, has a history of problems with the drainage network due, in part, to a concentration of Hot Food Catering outlets. Yorkshire Water has provided drainage clearance works on a regular basis and over a number of years, removing the build up of fat, oil and grease. Yorkshire Water required a solution to this problem which was causing serious disruption and cost.

Project Update 20 months after installation.

Pizza Box

Photos before clearance and twenty months after Fatstrippa installation.

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Miller’s Famous Fish and Chips

External (non-functional) grease trap prior to clearance: Rear-yard manhole, 4 months after Fatstrippa installation.

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Paddyfields Chinese Restaurant

Drain runs cleared, here shown 4 and 20 months after Fatstrippa installation.

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Jinnah Balti House

Drain runs cleared, here shown 4 and 20 months after Fatstrippa installation:

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Haxby Co-op

Example of rear-yard manhole before clearance and 20 months after clearance and Fatstrippa installation:

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Haxby Fortune Inn

Manhole directly to rear of Fortune Inn, 4 and 20 months after clearance:

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FS Engineering achieves Altius Assured Vendor status

Altius Assured Vendor

Altius work with clients to provide leading edge technology and processes that help to improve supply chains, reduce uncertainty, limit risk and lessen liability.

Altius do this by assessing contractors and suppliers in as efficient and cost effective manner as possible. Successful “Assured Vendors”, like FS Engineering Ltd, are then able to demonstrate to their clients that they have the capabilities and credentials to deliver.

Altius assured Vendor Award 2011

Recycle your FOG and help clear the air

At FS Engineering we think there are 3 options if your waste water contains FOG (Fat, Oil or Grease) , but please let us know if we’ve missed any:

  1. Cross your fingers and hope it becomes someone else’s problem (or pay to make it so !)
  2. Pay for biologically active agents to attempt to destroy the valuable, high-energy components in your waste
  3. Reduce, Recover, Recycle (the three R’s of waste management)

Options 1 and 2 involve the potentially damaging disposal of waste FOGs with little or no net benefit. It is time to stop thinking of your waste FOGs as a problem and to start thinking of them as a resource:

Bio-fuel producers support:

… the inclusion of fats, oils and greases (FOGs), recovered from effluent flows in the food processing industry [including commercial kitchens like yours], within the UCO [Used Cooking Oil] programme. Furthermore, we consider the widespread destruction of this resource through local bio-remediation, to be thoroughly ill-advised from an environmental view point.

Recycle FOGOption 3 is based on an edict from Europe (Directive 2006/12/EC of the European Parliament and the Council) and the Fatstrippa FOG separation and recovery device is the perfect fit. Whether you choose Capital Purchase, or our increasingly popular Lease Rental option (which compares favourably with monthly bio-remediation costs), Fatstrippa technology is available NOW to deliver the only responsible option on FOG.

Contact FS Engineering and discover how keeping your drains clean can help to reduce our fossil fuel dependency.