Andel – the simple solution for managing your interceptor tanks and surface water drainage
Andel provides a range of customer-focused services to avoid the costly consequences of pollution from surface water drainage. With many years of experience in this specialised field, Andel has become a recognised market-leader in the management and servicing of underground interceptor waste tanks, separators and surface water drainage systems.
Organisations who fail to take appropriate precautions to avoid a pollution incident from surface water drainage, can face criminal prosecution, a heavy fine and the potential of massive clean-up costs
Pollution poses a significant legal, environmental and financial risk to any company or organisation with a hard standing area. Environment Agency guidelines state that any areas which catch rainfall and have significant vehicle traffic or fuelling facilities must have an oil separator installed to avoid surface water drainage polluting the environment.
Andel provides regular servicing and support to numerous organisations throughout the UK with fuel interceptors and oil separators as well as providing CCTV drainage surveys, site surveys and drainage water sampling.
Interceptor tanks trap oil entering surface water drainage systems. They are essential for protecting the environment and preventing pollution from fuel and oil and its costly consequences. It is also essential that interceptor tanks are installed correctly and are regularly serviced and maintained.
Andel can inspect, service, empty, install, commission and supply all types of oil separators and petrol interceptors as well as supply alarm systems and spill control products.
Typical Andel activities on an interceptor waste and drainage site visit
Andel protects the environment from the risk of pollution by maintaining your interceptors and surface water drainage systems, keeping you compliant with regulations at all times, wherever you are in the UK.
We inspect and certify, we carry out full drainage trace surveys and mapping, as required by the emergency services,
as well as drain-condition surveys using state-of-the-art equipment including camera probes, camera-mounted robots
and industry-leading WinCan reporting software. Andel’s site surveys will give early warning of any potential problems,
highlighting any remedial work required and eliminating any risk of a pollution incident through failure of your
Our team of fully-trained and fully-equipped operatives will carry out any remedial work needed, such as repairing
and unblocking damaged drains and gullies including tree root cutting and removal.
Environment Agency guidelines state that interceptors should be inspected regularly with a major structural survey every five years.
Andel provides a comprehensive and cost-effective service for interceptor management. Our engineers are trained to carry out their work to the highest
standards, including interceptor commissioning, emptying, filter changing and confined space entry.
Andel inspections and the monitoring of interceptor alarm equipment and auto-closure devices will eliminate the risk of a pollution incident
and will give early warning of any potential problems.
Andel provides a full interceptor tank installation and commissioning service. For interceptors that have been installed by a third party
we check that all aspects of the installation have been undertaken correctly:
Ensuring the interceptor is watertight
Inspection of the filter to ensure security and positioning is correct
Inspection of the alarm system and auto-closure devices
Calibration of the oil layer thickness probe
Inspection of the chambers for any sign of silt.
If an interceptor needs emptying, we use de-watering tankers that only take away contaminants and not grey water. Unlike many other
operators, Andel’s tankers are equipped to extract the contents of the tank on site, separate the water from the oil, silt and any
other impurities and return the grey water to the tank.
Because we are not carrying grey water around in our tankers, we are able to cover several sites in one day – offering a lower cost
Because we are refilling the interceptor with the filtered water from the tanker– we avoid the costly and time-inefficient exercise
of refilling the interceptor tank from the mains water supply – saving customers time and money as well as reducing the
Also, our mileage is reduced as we can avoid having to make repeat visits to waste disposal sites – reducing costs and reducing
diesel emissions from our tankers.
You can rest assured that with Andel you will have the products, expertise and services to maintain your interceptor waste tanks and drainage systems and keep you protected from the risk of environmental incidents and their costly consequences.
Andel’s IWS division provides a range of materials and services within the field of environmental protection. Our product range includes specialist drainage products and alarm systems to guard against incidents of pollution. We also have the expertise to design and fabricate bespoke engineered products to individual client specifications.