About ACO Separators

All ACO separators are designed to BS EN1825 Part 1 Grease Separators Principles of Design, Performance and Testing, Marking and Quality Control.

ACO Building Drainage® offers a choice of grease management systems: a range of biological or enzyme based traps, or separators based on differential density, often referred to as gravity separators. There are a number of factors to be taken into account when deciding on a suitable system.

Kitchen Grease Separators

Kitchen Grease Separators - Free Standing Installation

With complete disposal
  • Mobile separator for food stall or marquee
  • Basic design for disposal via the cover
  • Extension stage 1 for disposal via direct suction
  • Extension stage 2 with manual high-pressure interior cleaning and optional disposal pump for disposal without odour build-up
  • Extension stage 3 with automatic high-pressure interior cleaning and optional disposal pump and remote control for disposal without odour build-up
  • Available in oval curved or split design for optimal installation
With partial disposal
  • Optionally available in manual or automatic design.
The industrial sources of waste water must ensure through appropriate pretreatment facilities that substances and liquids, which spread noxious fumes and nuisance odours, affect building materials and drainage systems or interfere with the operation, will not enter public pipes. In establishments where grease-containing waste water accumulates, grease traps according to EN 1825/DIN 4040-100 must be installed to guarantee the retention of greases and oils of an organic origin from the waste water. This applies, for example, for kitchen operations and meat processing plants. A double lifting plant or complete pumping station must be provided after each grease separator that is installed below the backflow level (generally the street level).

The individual requirements placed on grease separators, lifting plants and complete pumping stations require adjustable product in various sizes and materials.

ACO Haustechnik had an extensive product range of grease separators, lifting plants and complete pumping stations for the ground installation and free-standing installation for decades.

The standards and tests
All grease separators by ACO Haustechnik are produced according to the applicable standards EN 1825 and DIN 4040-100. The grease separators listed in the product range are hydraulically tested and have a general official approval, i.e. the new application permit from DIBt Berlin. The separator systems furthermore are subject to a routine inspection by the Landesgewerbeanstalt Bayern that checks the separator production for the adherence to the currently applicable test standards.

Kitchen Grease Separators - Underground Installation
Commercial operations generating wastewater must implement appropriate measures, by using suitable pre-treatment installations like separators, to ensure that solids and liquids which can give off toxic and unpleasant vapours and odours are prevented from damaging construction materials and drainage facilities, harming operations, and are held back so that they do not enter sewage pipes.

Quality standards and tests
All ACO Grease separators are manufactured in accordance with EN 1825, all ACO Light liquid separators are manufactured in accordance with EN 858. All the separators in the range are hydraulically tested and have General Building Supervisory Authority Authorisation and/or the new application authorisation from DIBT Berlin.

Petrol & Light Mineral Oil Separators

ACO has completely upgraded its light-oil separators in response to the new European standard EN 858. This product line now sets new benchmarks for separator technology.

Inflammable or explosive atmospheres can build up in the wastewater piping systems of petrol stations, car washes and vehicle workshops. These hazardous atmospheres must be isolated by separator systems. ACO has three solutions available with the ACO Passavant light-oil separators OLEOMAX®, OLEOSAFE® and OLEOPASS®, which all comply with EN 858 and German DIN 1999-100.

All light-oil separators built by ACO are class I separators (certified with 5 mg per litre residual hydrocarbons). After removal of the coalescence element, they naturally also comply with all specifications for class II separators (certified for 100 mg per litre residual hydrocarbons).

Petrol & Light Mineral Oil Separators - Free Standing Installation

When should light oil separators be used? Their use is stipulated by the regulations in DIN 1986-100, Section 6.2.3: “If petroleum or light oils, especially those that are combustible or can form explosive atmospheres, enter the sewers, separator systems for light oils must be used downstream of the discharge points.” Discharging petroleum and light oils into public sewers can cause groundwater and drinking water contamination, and in serious cases, cause extensive environmental damage to flora and fauna. The solution to this problem is a light oil separator. Any light oil in the wastewater is collected in a separator tank and prevented from being discharged from the separator. The discharge outlet closes automatically when the maximum storage capacity has been reached. The light oil which collects in the separator is disposed of by certified recycling companies at regular intervals.

Standards and tests
All ACO light oil separators are manufactured in accordance with the applicable standards DIN EN 858 and DIN 1999-100. All the separators in the range are hydraulically tested and have General Building Supervisory Authority Authorisation or the new application authorisation from DIBt Berlin. The separators also undergo regular inspection by the Bavarian State Trading Agency, which checks the production to make sure it complies with the latest testing standards.

Petrol & Light Mineral Oil Separators - Underground Installation
When should light oil separators be used? Their use is stipulated by the regulations in DIN 1986-100, Section 6.2.3: “If petroleum or light oils, especially those that are combustible or can form explosive atmospheres, enter the sewers, separator systems for light oils must be used downstream of the discharge points.” Discharging petroleum and light oils into public sewers can cause groundwater and drinking water contamination, and in serious cases, cause extensive environmental damage to flora and fauna. The solution to this problem is a light oil separator. Any light oil in the wastewater is collected in a separator tank and prevented from being discharged from the separator. The discharge outlet closes automatically when the maximum storage capacity has been reached. The light oil which collects in the separator is disposed of by certified recycling companies at regular intervals.

Standards and tests

All ACO light oil separators are manufactured in accordance with the applicable standards DIN EN 858 and DIN 1999-100. All the separators in the range are hydraulically tested and have General Building Supervisory Authority Authorisation or the new application authorisation from DIBt Berlin. The separators also undergo regular inspection by the Bavarian State Trading Agency, which checks the production to make sure it complies with the latest testing standards.