FOGQuest™ is your Destination for Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Education.
Fatbergs and other common issues with fats, oils and grease (FOG) within municipal sewers are causing costly maintenance issues, disruptions in service and in the worst cases, damage to the environment.
Training for local wastewater, health and/or environmental departments on fats, oils and grease (FOG) has been difficult and often impossible to obtain in the past.
FOGQuest™ was created to solve that problem. As an online resource for information and training on everything related to fats, oils and grease, FOGQuest™ is here to assist you in the creation and operation of your FOG program.
FOGQuest™ provides free resources to help make your cities FOG program a success, as well as, an online training program ensuring complete knowledge for your municipal wastewater departments.
In short, we are here to help. At FOGQuest™ we are dedicated to saving the environment through education.
The FOGQuest™ Grease Expert Training is a two-and-a-half-hour online training program providing an in-depth base of knowledge on fats, oils and grease, the issues caused and most importantly how to build a solid, yet operational FOG Program within your municipality. This course will provide all the knowledge necessary to become an expert in everything relating to fats, oils and grease.
This training covers a range of topics such as:
FOGQuest™ addresses the best strategy to begin a new program as well as suggestions for operating a current program. From establishing legal authority and regulating haulers, to inspections and creating a fats, oils and grease permit process, FOGQuest™ will examine all the essential elements needed for a program that not only guarantees success, but is easy to operate.
FogQuest™ will also address the problems associated with FOG which impact municipalities as well as food service establishments will all be addressed. These problems, such as sanitary sewer overflows (SSO's), are the core reason for the existence of FOG Programs everywhere.
Grease Control Devices (GCD's) are the key to preventing FOG from entering sewers. A few examples of what is addressed within the GCD section are, learn the differences between units, how to properly size them, as well as detailed information on GCD maintenance.
What are additives and how do they effect grease? How do additives use pH to emulsify grease? These questions and more will be answered when FogQuest™ covers this modern hot button issue.
Learning the science of FOG will provide a basic understanding of essential chemical and physical characteristics, such as why does grease stick to pipes, and how do variables like pH and flow affect grease separation?
When it comes defending our nations sewers against fats, oils and grease (FOG), a grease trap is one of the few tools we have available in assisting us to ensure the success of our FOG program.
Getting food service establishments to practice BMP's as part of your Fats, Oils and Grease Program, has never been easier!
FOGQuest™ is proud to announce the launch of a new training program which educates Food Service Employees on proper Best Management Practices (BMP) for fats, oils and grease (FOG).
This easy to use online training program allows restaurant employees to watch a short video that explains all the aspects of the BMP requirements, why they are necessary and examples of how employees can make a difference.
Municipalities and organizations can provide simple online access for all employees in every restaurant, food production facility, school or any other location within the local operating area.
Contact FOGQuest™ today to find out how your municipality or organization can provide simple online access for all employees in every restaurant, food production facility, school or any other location within local area.
Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) are food by-products that can severely damage a facility’s drain line system as well as the sanitary sewer system. FOG collects and eventually hardens on the inside of the sewer pipes, preventing water from flowing and causing blockages.
The best way to prevent blockages is to keep fats, oils and grease out of the drain line system. Following BMP's will reduce the volume of grease and solids entering the sewer where fatbergs are created.
How do Grease Traps and Grease Interceptors work and what are the basic components of each?
Best Management Practices or BMPs are a series of activities that effectively manage, and control the disposal of waste fats, oils and grease generated from the operation of a food service establishment.
BMPs are utilized to minimize the amount of waste FOG that enters the sewer system. Implementation of BMPs helps facilities achieve compliance with environmental and regulatory standards.
Detailed instructions on how to properly clean and maintain a grease trap. When performed properly and at the appropriate frequency, grease trap maintenance can greatly reduce the discharge of fats, oils and grease to the wastewater collection system.