Tricel Sandcel Maintenance 

Everything you need to know for the maintenance of your Tricel Sandcel


wastewater treatment plants

What is a Tricel Sandcel and how does it work?


Sandcel as a sand polishing filter provides a dual function of polishing the effluent from a wastewater treatment system and disposing of the treated liquid into groundwater. It incorporates an enclosed sand filter, which can be installed under or overground at varying heights to suit all site conditions. Sandcel filters can also be designed for larger applications by our inhouse team.

Sandcel sand polishing filters are designed to the EPA Code of Practice as tertiary treatment systems. These filters are the perfect solution for the treatment and disposal of effluent from a secondary treatment unit. The filters comprise of stratified layers of certified sands according to the EPA Code of Practice.

They are enclosed in GRP impermeable panels which will not rot or decay, ensuring the structure of the filter will hold for many years.

The filters can be installed above or below ground with all pipework accessible from a service pod.

Sandcel sand polishing filter

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Tricel Sandcel maintenance

Maintenance service agreements are available for Tricel Sandcel. To book a service agreement or discuss options and prices, get in touch with us today.

For all the checks and procedures involved in the Sandcel maintenance, see below.

The checks performed

There should be no evidence of ponding.

There must be no planting of vegetation in or around the Sandcel.

The surface of the Sandcel is in good condition i.e: there is no damage from traffic/machinery passing over the surface area.

The panels are alligned correctly (above-ground Sancels only).

The soil level is correct within the Sandcel.

The access cover of the sampling chamber is in good condition.

The pipework within the sampling chamber is secure and there are no signs of leakage.

The connection at the outlet of wastewater treatment system/pump chamber is secure.

The pipework at the inlet is secure and no signs of leakage (above-ground Sandcel only)

The procedures

The vents in the sampling chamber are cleared.

The vent from the gravel layer in service pod is cleared.

The pipework within the Sandcel is rodded to ensure there are no blockages.

The pipework is flushed, after rodding, to ensure there are no leakages in the sampling chamber and the pipework is secure.

The level of the sludge in the septic tank/primary storage chamber is measured.

Why choose Tricel and their service partners

Fast delivery

Fast delivery and rapid response to all of our customers. Average response time of 12 minutes on weekdays.

Partner network

Combined knowledge of service partner network throughout Europe

Technical expertise

Unrivalled technical expertise in the installion, commissioning and maintenance of WWT solutions

Get in touch

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    Tricel (Killarney) Unlimited Company
    Ballyspillane Industrial Estate, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 X253, Ireland
    Tel: 064 663 2421