Global Patent Index - EP 0903498 B1

EP 0903498 B1 2003-06-04 - SUBMERSIBLE PUMP AND METHOD OF CONTROL THEREOF

Title (en)

SUBMERSIBLE PUMP AND METHOD OF CONTROL THEREOF

Title (de)

TAUCHPUMPE UND VERFAHREN ZUR DESSEN REGELUNG

Title (fr)

GROUPE ELECTROPOMPE SUBMERSIBLE ET PROCEDE POUR LE FAIRE FONCTIONNER

Publication

EP 0903498 B1 (FR)

Application

EP 98402135 A

Priority

FR 9711566 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0903498A1] The pump includes a timing circuit controlling operation of pump to ensure priming of pump and sufficient operating time to ensure full pumping action. The system includes a pump (1) driven by an electric motor (4) controlled by a control circuit (5) with a liquid level sensor. The sensor (6) determines the level of effluent in the container (C) within which the pump and motor are immersed. The control circuit includes a clock which measures the time needed until the pump is fully primed, and controls the time of subsequent pump operation accordingly.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

F04B 49/025

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

F04B 49/025 (2006.01); F04D 15/02 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

F04D 15/0218 (2013.01); F04B 49/025 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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EPO simple patent family

EP 0903498 A1 19990324; EP 0903498 B1 20030604; AT 242428 T 20030615; DE 69815238 D1 20030710; DE 69815238 T2 20040422; DK 0903498 T3 20030922; ES 2195289 T3 20031201; FR 2768467 A1 19990319; FR 2768467 B1 20041112; PT 903498 E 20030930

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