Accurex’s new Grease Trapper ESP Pollution Control Unit is designed to address three chief complaints of restaurant operators:  the need for better environmental control, reducing downtime and cost associated with maintenance and manual cleaning.

The new unit uses two electrostatic precipitator (ESP) modules and carbon filters to remove grease, smoke and odors from the exhaust airstream. For solid fuel applications, three ESP modules and two carbon modules handle the intense cooking load.

As air enters the ESP cell it passes by an ionizer that positively charges the particles in the airstream. Upon entering the collector portion of the cell, the particles are attracted to negatively charged plates like a magnet. The plates capture and remove the contaminants from the airstream, eliminating the need to change out costly filters thereby reducing maintenance.

An automated cell wash down sequence allows the grease that has been extracted from the airstream to be easily removed by site personnel with the touch of a button, eliminating the need for manual cleaning.

“All of our new innovations at Accurex are based on what we hear from the end-users in terms of pain points,” says Tyler Schilling, Product Manager at Accurex. “The new Grease Trapper ESP is no exception. Customers told us that they not only wanted better environmental control, but they wanted it to be simple to maintain and operate.”

The unit’s unique construction allows it to be mounted within 12-inches of combustibles from the top of the unit and 6-inches on the sides and bottom to easily fit into tight mechanical rooms or ceiling spaces. The ESP cells are lightweight and durable at less than 35-pounds for ease of removal during maintenance. The universal size eliminates the possibility of loading cells in the wrong order or position.  It also comes with an automatic cell discharge system which allows the cells to be automatically discharged by the system. This eliminates the risk of electrical shock to maintenance personnel.

The Grease Trapper ESP is UL 1978 Listed for Factory-Built Grease Duct Standards and meets UL 867 Standard for Electrostatic Air Cleaners, making it among the safest units in the market.

Accurex specializes in energy-efficient ventilation comfort for restaurants and other food service establishments. Accurex is committed to driving innovation throughout the industry and providing the best value with superior product quality and customer service. As part of the Greenheck Group, Accurex is headquartered in Schofield, Wisconsin. For more information, visit

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