Morclean Silt Trap and Interceptor Sales on the Rise

London based Thames Street Works - a civil engineering, surfacing, road lining, and hydro blasting company - has placed an order for a Morclean silt trap; and Vetroday - a building, construction, and property maintenance company located in Poulton le Fylde - has ordered a Morclean interceptor - both of which will be delivered tomorrow!

Thames Street Works has opted for Morclean's ST2000/D Silt Trap, while Ventroday has chosen to go for our Wash Bay 6000, but what are these systems exactly, and why are they so essential for the aforementioned industries?

The build-up of silt and dirt in drainage systems can be a major problem, particularly from vehicle wash facilities, and the construction and mining industries. Due to the nature of the construction industry, certain activities can result in the production of small particles of stone, wood, and more, which can then be carried by rainwater into the drainage system, possibly presenting serious issues. 
ST2000/D Silt Trap
ST2000/D Silt Trap
Our Silt Traps are specially designed as a way of collecting wastewater, typically within the vehicle washing industry. Placed before an interceptor, Silt Traps work to filter out any large bits of debris and dirt, to ensure that it doesn’t enter the interceptor. The Silt Traps are usually positioned in the centre of the wash bay, enveloped with a slight decline to ensure the water runs down into the silt traps and can be accessed via a hinged galvanized grating, for easy manual emptying.

This model would suit busier car wash sites, and for the cleaning of larger vehicles, and comes with a D400 Heavy-Duty galvanised hinged grating. A smaller silt trap with less capacity is also available from Morclean.

An interceptor is a tank installed within pipework to collect and hold contaminants, allowing the remaining wastewater to be discharged safely into the main sewerage system.
Interceptors are often referred to by other names, including interceptor traps, interceptor tanks, and filter tanks. They can also be called separators, as they separate contaminants from wastewater. Yet while they all perform the same kind of tasks, they come in varying designs depending on the type and amounts of contaminants that need to be removed from the wastewater before it is discharged.

Interceptors must be installed properly and well maintained to prevent contamination that could damage the environment, resulting in heavy legal penalties for the owners.

Wash Bay 6000
Reduce pollution and effluent charges from facilities by installing our three-stage interceptor tank. Installations will prevent drains from blocking with the added advantage of free-flowing oil removal.

These lightweight interceptor tanks are manufactured from sturdy and durable glass [reinforced polyester (GRP)] which has corrosion-proof and rot-proof properties. This one-piece tank system, ideal for speedy installation, can be placed in a forecourt, or within a wash bay, and includes manhole covers of 26-tonne capacity.

The Wash bay range is available in numerous dimensions, weight, and water capacity - ranging from 2000 to 20000 litres!

Want to know more? Then ring us on 01246 471147 or email us at where one of our friendly and knowledgeable team will be able to advise you on our range of water reclaim and storage systems, and what would best be suited to your business. Alternatively, visit our newly updated website to discover our full range of products.