Indoor Active Grease Recovery Unit (ARGU) shut down
NOTICE - **POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD**
Re; Indoor Active Grease Recovery Unit (ARGU) SHUT DOWN
Due to the unfortunate SHUT DOWN / SUSPENSION OF OPERATIONS of many food preparation establishments across the State of New York due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of White Plains is reaching out to inform facilities of the proper shut down procedures for indoor Active Grease Recovery Unite (ARGUs).
If your establishment has already shutdown or is going to shutdown, please unplug or de-energize the ARGU (grease trap) to prevent equipment damage caused by long periods with no drain water inflows.
FAILURE TO UNPLUG OR DE-ENERGIZE ARGUS DURING FACILITY CLOSURES CAN CREATE A POTENTIAL FIRE HAZARD.
These units are often known by names including but not limited to; Big Dipper, Grease Guardian or Grease Stopper. The units are frequently located under 3 bay pot washing sinks, pre-rinse sinks, wok stations, or other fixtures that are likely to discharge fats, oils, and grease (FOG). The ARGUs may even be in the basement of your facility.
If your establishment shuts down, you must UNPLUG or DE-ENERGIZE all electric grease traps. The manufacturers have reached out to the fire service to relay this information to the facilities that have ARGUs installed that may shut down.