Global Patent Index - EP 1511584 A4

EP 1511584 A4 20051005 - APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WASHING THE INSIDE OF WINE BARRELS

Title (en)

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WASHING THE INSIDE OF WINE BARRELS

Title (de)

VORRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUM WASCHEN DER INNENSEITEN VON WEINFÄSSERN

Title (fr)

APPAREIL ET PROCEDE POUR LAVER L'INTERIEUR D'UN FUT DE VIN

Publication

EP 1511584 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 03756334 A

Priority

  • US 0317237 W
  • US 38546702 P
  • US 40285603 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO03101636A1] A barrel washing apparatus (10) for cleaning barrels, particularly wine barrels (16). A wand assembly (14) has a spray head (22) mounted on a fluid supply tube (28) which is bent in a particular fashion such that it can be inserted through a bung hole (20) of a wine barrel (16). A suction tube (24) has a cut away portion (38) in a distal end (36) thereof for abutting the bottom of the wine barrel (16). The suction tube (24) is also bent in a particular fashion. A barrel stopper (26) is adapted for holding the fluid supply tube (28) and the suction tube (24) in position in the bung hole (20) of the wine barrel (16). A service cart (12) has a pressure pump (55) for providing fluids under pressure to the spray head (22) via a fluid line (50), A vacuum apparatus (62) provides vacuum for removing fluids from the wine barrel(16) via the suction tube (24) and a vacuum line (52) and for depositing the fluids in a sump (63). A sump pump (64) removes the fluids from the sump (63).

IPC 1-7

B08B 9/08; B08B 9/093; B08B 9/28

IPC 8 full level

B08B 9/08 (2006.01); B08B 9/093 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

B08B 9/08 (2013.01); B08B 9/0813 (2013.01); B08B 9/093 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IT LI LU MC NL PT RO SE SI SK TR

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 03101636 A1 20031211; AU 2003247464 A1 20031219; EP 1511584 A1 20050309; EP 1511584 A4 20051005; US 2004020001 A1 20040205

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 0317237 W 20030602; AU 2003247464 A 20030602; EP 03756334 A 20030602; US 40285603 A 20030328