Global Patent Index - EP 1340012 A1

EP 1340012 A1 20030903 - A METHOD OF REDUCING GROWTH OF BACTERIA IN A WATER MIXER VALVE AND A MIXER VALVE FOR USING THE METHOD

Title (en)

A METHOD OF REDUCING GROWTH OF BACTERIA IN A WATER MIXER VALVE AND A MIXER VALVE FOR USING THE METHOD

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR VERRINGERUNG VON BAKTERIENWACHSTUM IN EINEM WASSERMISCHVENTIL UND WASSERMISCHVENTIL ZUR VERWENDUNG DES VERFAHRENS

Title (fr)

PROCEDE PERMETTANT DE DIMINUER LA CROISSANCE DE BACTERIES DANS UNE SOUPAPE DE MELANGE D'EAU ET SOUPAPE DE MELANGE D'EAU METTANT EN OEUVRE CE PROCEDE

Publication

EP 1340012 A1 20030903 (EN)

Application

EP 01983058 A 20011114

Priority

  • SE 0102534 W 20011114
  • SE 0004225 A 20001117

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0240906A1] In a method of reducing bacterial growth in a water mixer (1) with an associated consumer line (6), there are used supply lines (10; 11) for cold and water respectively. These lines open into a chamber (17) for mixed water after passing through a cold water chamber (15) and a hot water chamber (16) respectively. A cold water circulation line (21) extends from the cold water chamber (15). The temperature of the water in the circulation line is sensed by a sensor (22) and the circulating water is cooled prior to being returned via the cold water supply line (10). The consumer line is drained of water subsequent to a consumer sequence, wherewith additional cold water is supplied to the mixer in order to lower the temperature therein and also the temperature in the consumer line (6). The additional cold water is also drained from the mixer and the consumer line. The method enables the system temperature to be kept at a low level sufficient to obviate the risk of the growth of legionella bacteria. The invention also relates to a mixer for carrying out the method.

IPC 1-7

F16K 11/044

IPC 8 full level

F24D 17/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

F24D 17/0073 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 0240906 A1 20020523; AT E323860 T1 20060515; AU 1451302 A 20020527; DE 60118958 D1 20060524; DE 60118958 T2 20061221; DE 60118958 T3 20100923; DK 1340012 T3 20060821; DK 1340012 T4 20100621; EP 1340012 A1 20030903; EP 1340012 B1 20060419; EP 1340012 B2 20100303; SE 0004225 D0 20001117; SE 0004225 L 20020518; SE 517749 C2 20020709

DOCDB simple family (application)

SE 0102534 W 20011114; AT 01983058 T 20011114; AU 1451302 A 20011114; DE 60118958 T 20011114; DK 01983058 T 20011114; EP 01983058 A 20011114; SE 0004225 A 20001117