(19)
(11)EP 2 980 026 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
20.05.2020 Bulletin 2020/21

(21)Application number: 14774448.6

(22)Date of filing:  27.03.2014
(51)Int. Cl.: 
B01D 65/00  (2006.01)
C02F 1/44  (2006.01)
B66C 1/10  (2006.01)
B01D 61/20  (2006.01)
(86)International application number:
PCT/JP2014/058788
(87)International publication number:
WO 2014/157487 (02.10.2014 Gazette  2014/40)

(54)

LIFTING APPARATUS FOR A WATER TREATMENT FACILITY

HEBEVORRICHTUNG FÜR EINE WASSERAUFBEREITUNGSANLAGE

APPAREIL D'ÉLÉVATION POUR UN INSTALLATION DE TRAITEMENT D'EAU


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 27.03.2013 JP 2013066060

(43)Date of publication of application:
03.02.2016 Bulletin 2016/05

(73)Proprietor: Kubota Corporation
Osaka-shi, Osaka 556-8601 (JP)

(72)Inventors:
  • OKAJIMA, Yasunobu
    Amagasaki-shi Hyogo 661-8567 (JP)
  • SHINKAI, Tadao
    Amagasaki-shi Hyogo 661-8567 (JP)

(74)Representative: Müller-Boré & Partner Patentanwälte PartG mbB 
Friedenheimer Brücke 21
80639 München
80639 München (DE)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A2- 0 510 328
JP-A- H02 273 505
JP-A- 2002 173 288
JP-A- 2011 255 305
US-A- 3 154 203
US-A1- 2012 012 514
JP-A- S6 362 505
JP-A- H06 218 248
JP-A- 2003 266 070
US-A- 2 335 272
US-A- 4 128 267
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    Technical Field



    [0001] The present invention relates to a lifting apparatus capable of engaging with and disengaging from a water treatment device which is to be lifted, a lifting set, and a water treatment facility.

    Background Technology



    [0002] A water treatment device is typically provided with an eyebolt on an upper portion thereof, and disposing the water treatment device in a treatment tank requires a series of operations including engaging a hook of a lifting apparatus with the eyebolt, bringing up and down the lifting apparatus, and then disengaging the hook from the eyebolt.

    [0003] Patent Reference 1 discloses a lifting apparatus provided with a reference portion to be a reference for positioning the lifting apparatus within a treatment tank, where the lifting apparatus includes a main body portion capable of moving up and down along with a water treatment device, a coupling portion capable of engaging with and disengaging from a hanging portion of the water treatment device, and a positioning portion for positioning the main body portion to the reference portion so as to align the coupling portion with the hanging portion of the water treatment device.

    [0004] The purpose of this lifting apparatus is to provide a lifting apparatus that can accurately operate a water treatment device from outside of a water tank when the water treatment device is immersed into the liquid and invisible from outside of the water tank.

    Prior Art References


    Patent Document



    [0005] Patent Document 1: Japanese Patent Laid-Open Application No. 2001-255305

    [0006] US 4 128 267 A relates to a lifting beam comprising an elongate member carrying one or more pivotally mounted hooks for engagement of a load to be lifted, there being a balance weight pivotably mounted on the or each hook to lie on either side of the pivotal axis thereof.

    [0007] US 3 154 203 A relates to material handling methods and apparatus and more particularly to the handling, transportation, and storage of containers such as skid and gondola boxes, racks, and special containers.

    [0008] US 2 335 272 A relates to a hoisting apparatus more particularly to a hoisting device provided with a mechanism for automatically picking up a load and releasing the same when it is lowered upon a supporting surface.

    [0009] JP 2011 255305 A relates to a water treatment facility which includes a water treatment apparatus, a treatment tank that immerses the water treatment apparatus, and a lifting apparatus that lifts up and down in and out of the treatment tank.

    Summary of the Invention


    Shortcomings to be Resolved by the Invention



    [0010] However, it is still necessary for the above-mentioned lifting apparatus to be manually operated with an operation tool to engage the hanging portion and the coupling portion after the coupling portion reaches a predetermined position of the hanging portion of the water treatment device, and thus it is desirable to provide a lifting apparatus in which a hanging portion and a coupling portion are automatically engage with or disengage from each other.

    [0011] In view of the foregoing, an object of the present invention is to provide a lifting apparatus, a lifting set, and a water treatment facility in which cumbersome manual operations are not required to engage/disengage a water treatment device and a hanging tool with/from each other.

    Means for Resolving the Shortcomings



    [0012] In order to achieve the above-mentioned object, a first characteristic construction of a lifting apparatus in accordance with the present invention is described in claim 1.

    [0013] In accordance with the construction above, by lowering the lifting apparatus from above toward the water treatment device, the engaging portion of the lifting apparatus which is set on the frame in the first operation state abuts the engageable portion of the water treatment device so as to pivot around a supporting portion of the engaging portion, and when the lifting apparatus is further lowered, the abutment with the engageable portion is released and the engaging portion returns to the vertical position from the pivoting position. The engaging portion automatically engages with the engageable portion by this returning action to the vertical position. Accordingly, cumbersome manual operations for engagement are unnecessary, and the engaging state can be achieved by simply lowering the lifting apparatus toward the water treatment device from above.

    [0014] In accordance with the above construction, when the water treatment device is lifted in such a condition that the engaging portion on the frame set in the second operation state is engaged with the engageable portion of the water treatment device, the water treatment device is transported to the predetermined position and lowered thereto so as to be installed, and then the lifting apparatus is further lowered to get closer to the water treatment device, the engaging portion is automatically released from the engageable portion by its own weight or the biased power. Accordingly, cumbersome manual operations for disengagement are unnecessary, and the disengaged state is achieved by simply making the lifting apparatus closer to the water treatment device.

    [0015] The first operation state and the second operation state can be switched by a changing operation of the position to which the engaging portion is attached and supported, or by an attaching/releasing operation of the biasing means. In other words, the switching operation is easily achieved in accordance with the purpose: whether the water treatment device is to be lifted from a predetermined position, or to be installed in the predetermined position.

    [0016] A characteristic construction of the lifting set in accordance with the present invention is described in claim 2.

    [0017] A characteristic construction of the water treatment facility in accordance with the present invention is described in claim 3.

    [0018] A second characteristic construction of the water treatment facility in accordance with the present invention as described in claim 4 is, in addition to the first characteristic construction described above, that the water treatment device is a membrane separation device.

    Effects of the invention



    [0019] As described above, in accordance with the present invention, it became possible to provide a lifting apparatus, a lifting set, and a water treatment facility which do not require cumbersome manual operations to engage/disengage a water treatment device and a lifting tool with/from each other.

    Brief Description of the Drawings



    [0020] 

    FIG. 1 is a diagram explaining a lifting apparatus and a water treatment device in accordance with the present invention.

    FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the lifting apparatus and the water treatment device in accordance with the present invention.

    FIG. 3A is a plan view of the lifting apparatus, FIG. 3B is a front view thereof, and FIG. 3C is a side view thereof.

    FIGS. 4A through 4D are diagrams explaining a lifting operation of the lifting apparatus in a first operation state.

    FIG. 5A through 5C are diagrams explaining a lifting operation of the lifting apparatus in a second operation state.

    FIGS. 6A through 6C are diagrams explaining a lifting operation of the lifting apparatus in the first operation state in accordance with another embodiment.

    FIGS. 7A through 7C are diagrams explaining a lifting operation of the lifting apparatus in the second operation state in accordance with another embodiment.


    Embodiments of the Invention



    [0021] Hereinafter, embodiments of the lifting apparatus, the lifting set, and the water treatment facility in accordance with the present invention are explained.

    [0022] As shown in FIGS. 1 and 2, a water treatment facility 1 includes a treatment tank 2 which is a tank body, a water treatment device 3 immersed in water to be treated filled in the treatment tank 2, and a lifting apparatus 4 for lifting the water treatment device 3.

    [0023] The water treatment device 3 is an immersion-type membrane separation device 3 having a membrane module in which a number of plate-shaped membrane elements are disposed in a casing having upper and lower openings such that respective membrane surfaces are vertically positioned and separated from one another by a predetermined distance provided therebetween, and a diffuser device disposed under the membrane module. The treatment tank 2 includes a plurality of membrane separation devices 3 immersed therein.

    [0024] A lifting apparatus 4 is also provided in order to lift up and transport the membrane separation device 3 in and out of the treatment tank 2 when a routine maintenance is conducted or a broken membrane element is replaced. It should be noted that, although the present embodiment will be explained in such a case where the water treatment device 3 is an immersion-type membrane separation device 3, the water treatment device 3 to be lifted by the lifting apparatus 4 in accordance with the present invention is not limited to a membrane separation device, and the present invention is applicable to any water treatment device submersed in water, such as a submersible pump.

    [0025] A pair of guide bars 8 are provided for each of the membrane separation devices 3 and fixed to the bottom of the treatment tank 2 so as to stand upright and position the membrane separation device 3 which is immersed therein by engaging with the guide bars 8 by guided portions 30 thereof provided on respective side walls of the membrane separation device 3. The pair of guide bars 8 are disposed in the vicinity of a pair of diagonal corners of the membrane separation device 3 in plan view. The guided portions 30 are provided on upper portion of side walls facing the respective guide bars 8. Each of the guided portions 30 has a pair of plate-shaped protrusions so as to hold the corresponding guide bar 8 from both sides.

    [0026] The lifting apparatus 4 is hanging from a lifting equipment 6 such as a hoist crane via a cable body 5 such as a sling belt or chain so as to be freely raised and lowered. The lifting equipment 6 is supported by a rail 7 provided thereabove so as to be movable along the rail 7 in a horizontal direction.

    [0027] As shown in FIGS. 3A, 3B, and 3C, the lifting apparatus 4 includes a frame formed of a pair of side frames 42 made of steel plates, and a center frame 43 connecting the side frames 42. Each of the engaging portions 44 is attached vertically to the side frames 42 with a pivot pin P such that an upper portion thereof is rotatable.

    [0028] Each of the engaging portions 44 has two elongated plate members lower portions of which are connected via an engaging pin which engages with the engageable portion 32 of the water treatment device 3, while upper portions of which are rockably attached to the side frame 42 with the pivot pin P. The pivot pin P has a screw portion formed at an end thereof so as to be fastened by a nut.

    [0029] More specifically, each of the side frames 42 has a pair of holes 47 and 48 on each side portion thereof, to which the engaging portion 44 can be attached, as shown in FIG. 3C. The engaging portion 44 is set to the first operation state when it is attached by inserting the pivot pin P into the inner-side hole 48, while it is set to the second operation state when it is attached by inserting the pivot pin P into the outer-side hole 47. In other words, the engaging portion 44 is configured such that the mounting state thereof is changeable between the first operation state and the second operation sate.

    [0030] In addition, the center frame 43 has an attaching member 46 provided at a center portion thereof, to which the cable body 5 coupling to the lifting equipment 6 is attached. Each of the side frames 42 has a guided portion 40 provided on one side thereof, which engages with a corresponding one of the guide bars 8. The guided portion 40 also has a pair of plate-shaped protrusions so as to hold the guide bar 8 therebetween.

    [0031] When the membrane separation device 3 immersed in the treatment tank 2 is to be taken out therefrom, the lifting equipment 6 is extended so as to lower and position the lifting apparatus 4 which is set to the first operation state by attaching the engaging portion 44 to the inner-side hole 48 such that the each of the guided portions 40 engages with the corresponding guide bars 8.

    [0032] When the lifting apparatus 4 is lowered, each of the engaging portions 44 of the lifting apparatus 4 becomes in contact with the respective engageable portion 32 of the membrane separation device 3 from above as shown in FIG. 4A, and when the lifting apparatus 4 is further lowered, each engaging portion 44 rocks outwardly along a slope portion 32a of the corresponding engageable portion 32 as shown in FIG. 4B. That is, each engaging portion 44 pivots around the pivot pin P thereof.

    [0033] When the lifting apparatus 4 further goes downward as shown in FIG. 4C, each of the engaging portions 44 passes the sloped portion 32a of the engageable portion 32 and pivots around the pivot pin P so as to return to its vertical position, whereby the engaging pin of the engaging portion 44 and the engageable portion 32 become engageable with each other.

    [0034] When the lifting equipment 6 is wound up so as to raise the lifting apparatus 4 in this engageable state, the membrane separation device 3 is lifted up from the treatment tank 2 as shown in FIG. 4D.

    [0035] When the membrane separation device 3 is to be disposed in the treatment tank 2 and immersed therein, the engaging portion 44 is first attached to the outer-side whole 47 of the lifting apparatus 4 so as to be set to the second operation state, and then the lifting equipment 6 is wound up so as to raise the lifting apparatus 4 in a state in which the engaging pin of the engaging portion 44 of the lifting apparatus 4 and the engageable portion 32 of the membrane separation device 3 are engaged with each other.

    [0036] Then, the lifting apparatus 4 is transported to a predetermined location along the rail 7 and positioned such that the guided portions 30 of the membrane separation device 3 engage with the corresponding guide bars 8 standing in the treatment tank 2. The lifting equipment 6 is extended so as to lower the lifting apparatus 4, whereby the membrane separation device 3 is disposed in the treatment tank 2 and immersed therein.

    [0037] As shown in FIG. 5A, as the lifting apparatus 4 goes down from its lifted state, the engaging pin of the engaging portion 44 of the lifting apparatus 4 and the engageable portion 32 of the membrane separation device 3 are gradually disengaged from each other, and when the lifting apparatus 4 is further lowered, the engaging pin of the engaging portion 44 is released from the engageable portion 32 and rocks outwardly, i.e., the engaging portion 44 pivots around the pivot pin P, thereby returning to its vertical position as shown in FIG. 5B.

    [0038] When the lifting equipment 6 is wound up in this state so as to raise the lifting apparatus 4 as shown in FIG. 5C, only the lifting apparatus 4 is lifted up.

    [0039] In other words, when the membrane separation device 3 is disposed to a predetermined position from the lifted state thereof being lifted by the lifting apparatus 4, and then the lifting apparatus 4 is further brought down and to be closer to the membrane separation device 3, the engaging portion 44 is disengaged from the engageable portion 32 by its weight.

    [0040] Another embodiment is described below. In the embodiment described above, the first operation state is set when the engaging portions 44 are attached to the respective side frames 42 by inserting the pivot pin P into the inner-side hole 48, while the second operation state is set when the engaging portions 44 are attached by inserting the pivot pin P into the outer-side hole 47. However, the first operation state can be set when the engaging portions 44are attached by inserting the pivot pin P into the outer-side hole 47, while the second operation state can be set when the engaging portion 44 is attached by inserting the pivot pin P into the inner-side hole 48.

    [0041] For example, for the first operation state, as shown in FIG. 6A, the structure of the craw-like engageable portion 32 described above (see FIG. 4A) and that of the engaging portion 44 having the two elongated flat plates separated from each other by the predetermined distance (see FIG. 4A) can be switched each other, such that a claw-like engaging portion 44 is used for the lifting apparatus 4, and an engageable portion 32 having two elongated flat plates separated from each other by a predetermined distance is attached to the membrane separation device 3.

    [0042] As shown in FIG. 6B, when the lifting apparatus 4 in which the claw-like engaging portion 44 is vertically fixed to the outer-side hole 47 to be set to the first operation state goes down toward the membrane separation device 3 from above, a tip of the engageable portion 32 provided to the side wall of the membrane separation device 3 and a slope portion 44a of the engaging portion 44 become in contact with each other, whereby the engaging portion 44 rocks inwardly.

    [0043] When the lifting apparatus 4 further goes down as shown in FIG. 6C, the claw-like engaging portion 44 retunes to its vertical position and engages with the engageable portion 32. When the lifting apparatus 4 is raised in this state, the membrane separation device 3 is lifted up from the treatment tank 2.

    [0044] On the other hand, the second operation state is set by vertically attaching the claw-like engaging portion 44 to the inner-side hole 48 of the lifting apparatus 4, and similarly to the process shown in FIGS. 5A, 5B, and 5C, the engaging portion 44 and the engageable portion 32 of the membrane separation device 3 are engaged with each other beforehand, and then the lifting apparatus 4 is lowered toward the treatment tank 2 from above so as to install the membrane separation device 3 therein.

    [0045] When the lifting apparatus 4 goes further down and gets closer to the membrane separation device 3 after its installation, an inner slope at the tip of the claw portion of the engaging portion 44 slides from the engageable portion 32 provided on the side wall of the membrane separation device 3, whereby the engaging portion 44 rocks around the pivot pin P and returns to its vertical position such that the engaging portion 44 automatically disengages from the engageable portion 32. Thus, the lifting apparatus 4 can be raised in this state.

    [0046] In the embodiment shown in FIGS. 5A, 5B, and 5C, the engaging portion 44 set to the second operation state is released from the engageable portion 32 by its weight when the lifting apparatus 4 comes closer to the membrane separation device 3. However, the engaging portion 44 set to the second operation state may be released from the engageable portion 32 by a biased force of an elastic member such as a spring when the lifting apparatus 4 is brought closer to the membrane separation device 3 in another embodiment.

    [0047] FIGS. 7A, 7B, and 7C illustrate such an embodiment. FIG. 7A shows the first operation state in which each of the engaging portions 44 are attached to the side frames 42 by inserting the pivot pin P into the inner-side hole 48. In addition, an end of an elastic biasing member, such as a coil spring 50, is attached to the outer-side hole 47, while another end of the coil spring 50 is detachably attached to an attaching portion of the elongated plate members of the engaging portion 44. When the lifting apparatus 4 is lowered in this state, the membrane separation device 3 becomes ready to be lifted up in a similar manner as that illustrated in FIGS. 4A through 4D.

    [0048] FIGS. 7B and 7C illustrate the second operation state. As shown in FIG. 7B, the membrane separation device 3 is lifted up in such a state where the coil spring 5 is attached to the engaging portion 44 while the engaging portion 44 is engaged with the engageable portion 32 of the membrane separation device 3, and then brought to a predetermined position of the treatment tank 2, lowered, and installed therein.

    [0049] As shown in FIG. 7C, when the lifting apparatus 4 is further lowered to become closer to the membrane separation device 3 in a state in which the engaging portion 44 is biased outwardly around the pivot pin P by the biasing power of the coil spring 50, the engaging portion 44 is automatically disengaged from the engageable portion 32, and when the lifting apparatus 4 is raised in this state, only the lifting apparatus 4 is lifted up. That is, the coil spring 50 functions as a biasing means.

    [0050] As described above, the lifting apparatus 4 is switchable between the first operation state and the second operation state by changing the attaching position of the engaging portion 44 or by attaching/releasing the biasing means 50.

    [0051] In such a case where a plurality of membrane separation devices 3, for example, two membrane separation devices 3 are stacked in a vertical direction in the treatment tank 2, they can be lifted up one by one by providing the engageable portions 32 to the frame of each of the membrane separation devices 3.

    [0052] The lifting set of the present invention includes the above-mentioned lifting apparatus 4 and the membrane separation device 3 to be lifted, and the water treatment facility of the present invention includes the lifting set and a tank body in which the water treatment device is immersed in water to be treated.

    Description of Reference Numerals



    [0053] 

    1: water treatment facility

    2: tank body

    3: water treatment device

    4: lifting apparatus

    30: guiding portion

    32: engageable portion

    40: guided portion

    42, 43: frame members

    44: engaging portion




    Claims

    1. A lifting apparatus (4) capable of engaging with and disengaging from a water treatment device (3) which is to be lifted, the lifting apparatus (4) comprising:

    a frame (42) having two side portions each provided with an engaging portion (44) pivotably attached to the frame (42) by an upper portion thereof in a vertical position, each engaging portion (44) being capable of engaging with an engageable portion (32) of the water treatment device (3),

    wherein each engaging portion (44) has a first operation state in which the engaging portion (44) pivots by contacting the engageable portion (32) of the water treatment device (3) as the lifting apparatus (4) approaches the water treatment device (3) from above, and then pivots back to the vertical position as the lifting apparatus (4) further approaches the water treatment device (3) to become closer thereto, whereby each engaging portion (44) and the engageable portion (32) of the water treatment device (3) become engageable with each other, and

    wherein

    each engaging portion (44) has a second operation state in addition to the first operation state, in which the engaging portion (44) disengages from the engageable portion (32) by a weight thereof or a biased force, when the lifting apparatus (4) further approaches the water treatment device (3) after the water treatment device (3) has been installed into a predetermined position from a lifted state thereof being lifted by the lifting apparatus (4),

    characterized in that

    the frame (42) has a pair of holes (47, 48) with an outer-side hole (47) and an inner-side hole (48) on each of the two side portion thereof, and

    the first operation state and the second operation state are switched

    by changing a position by changing the hole of the pair of holes (47, 48) to which the engaging portions (44) are attached to the frame (42), or

    by attaching and releasing one end of a biasing means (50) to each of the engaging portions (44) while the engaging portions (44) are attached to one hole (48) of the pair of holes (47, 48) and the other end of biasing means (50) is attached to the other hole (47) of the pair of holes (47, 48).


     
    2. A lifting set comprising:

    the lifting apparatus (4) of claim 1; and

    the water treatment device (3) to be lifted by the lifting apparatus (4),

    wherein
    the water treatment device (3) has engageable portions (32) being capable of engaging with the engaging portions (44) of the lifting apparatus (4).
     
    3. A water treatment facility (1) comprising:

    the lifting apparatus (4) of claim 1;

    the water treatment device (3) to be lifted by the lifting apparatus (4); and

    a tank body (2) in which the water treatment device (3) is immersed in liquid to be treated,

    wherein
    the water treatment device (3) has engageable portions (32) being capable of engaging with the engaging portions (44) of the lifting apparatus (4).
     
    4. The water treatment facility of claim 3, wherein the water treatment device (3) is a membrane separation device.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Eine Hebevorrichtung (4), die in der Lage ist, mit einer anzuhebenden Wasserbehandlungs-Vorrichtung (3) in Eingriff zu kommen und sich von dieser zu lösen, wobei die Hebevorrichtung (4) Folgendes umfasst:

    einen Rahmen (42) mit zwei Seitenabschnitten, die jeweils mit einem eingreifenden Abschnitt (44) versehen sind, der durch einen oberen Abschnitt desselben schwenkbar am Rahmen (42) in einer vertikalen Position befestigt ist, wobei jeder eingreifende Abschnitt (44) in der Lage ist, mit einem in Eingriff bringbaren Abschnitt (32) der Wasserbehandlungs-Vorrichtung (3) in Eingriff zu kommen,

    wobei jeder eingreifende Abschnitt (44) einen ersten Betriebszustand aufweist, in dem der eingreifende Abschnitt (44) schwenkt durch Kontaktieren des in Eingriff bringbaren Abschnitts (32) der Wasserbehandlungs-Vorrichtung (3), wenn sich die Hebevorrichtung (4) der Wasserbehandlungs-Vorrichtung (3) von oben nähert, und dann zurück in die vertikale Position schwenkt, wenn sich die Hebevorrichtung (4) weiter der Wasserbehandlungs-Vorrichtung (3) nähert, um näher an sie heranzukommen, wodurch jeder eingreifende Abschnitt (44) und der in Eingriff bringbare Abschnitt (32) der Wasserbehandlungs-Vorrichtung (3) miteinander in Eingriff bringbar sind, und

    wobei

    jeder eingreifende Abschnitt (44) zusätzlich zum ersten Betriebszustand einen zweiten Betriebszustand aufweist, in dem sich der eingreifende Abschnitt (44) durch ein Gewicht davon oder eine vorgespannte Kraft vom in Eingriff bringbaren Abschnitt (32) löst, wenn sich die Hebevorrichtung (4) weiter der Wasserbehandlungs-Vorrichtung (3) nähert, nachdem die Wasserbehandlungs-Vorrichtung (3) in eine vorbestimmte Position aus einem angehobenen Zustand davon installiert wurde, der durch die Hebevorrichtung (4) angehoben wird,

    dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass

    der Rahmen (42) ein Paar Löcher (47, 48) aufweist mit einem außenseitigen Loch (47) und einem innenseitigen Loch (48) an jedem der beiden Seitenabschnitte davon, und dass

    der erste Betriebszustand und der zweite Betriebszustand umgeschaltet werden

    durch Ändern einer Position, indem das Loch des Lochpaares (47, 48), an das die eingreifenden Abschnitte (44) am Rahmen (42) befestigt sind, geändert wird, oder

    durch Befestigen und Lösen eines Endes einer Vorspanneinrichtung (50) an/von jeden/m der eingreifenden Abschnitte (44), während die eingreifenden Abschnitte (44) an einem Loch (48) des Lochpaares (47, 48) befestigt sind und das andere Ende der Vorspanneinrichtung (50) am anderen Loch (47) des Lochpaares (47, 48) befestigt ist.


     
    2. Ein Hebesatz, der Folgendes umfasst:

    die Hebevorrichtung (4) nach Anspruch 1; und

    die Wasserbehandlungs-Vorrichtung (3), die von der Hebevorrichtung (4) angehoben werden soll,

    wobei

    die Wasserbehandlungs-Vorrichtung (3) in Eingriff bringbare Abschnitte (32) aufweist, die in der Lage sind, mit den eingreifenden Abschnitten (44) der Hebevorrichtung (4) in Eingriff zu kommen.


     
    3. Eine Wasseraufbereitungsanlage (1), die Folgendes umfasst:

    die Hebevorrichtung (4) nach Anspruch 1;

    die durch die Hebevorrichtung (4) anzuhebende Wasserbehandlungs-Vorrichtung (3); und

    einen Behälterkörper (2), in dem die Wasserbehandlungs-Vorrichtung (3) in die zu behandelnde Flüssigkeit eingetaucht ist,

    wobei

    die Wasseraufbereitungsvorrichtung (3) in Eingriff bringbare Abschnitte (32) aufweist, die mit den Eingriffsabschnitten (44) der Hebevorrichtung (4) in Eingriff gebracht werden können.


     
    4. Die Wasseraufbereitungsanlage nach Anspruch 3, wobei die Wasseraufbereitungsvorrichtung (3) eine Membrantrennvorrichtung ist.
     


    Revendications

    1. Un appareil de levage (4) capable de s'engager avec et de se désengager d'un dispositif de traitement d'eau (3) qui doit être soulevé, l'appareil de levage (4) comprenant :

    un châssis (42) ayant deux parties latérales munies chacune d'une partie de prise (44) fixée de manière pivotante au châssis (42) par une partie supérieure de celle-ci en position verticale, chaque partie de prise (44) étant capable de s'engager avec une partie en prise (32) du dispositif de traitement d'eau (3),

    sachant que chaque partie de prise (44) présente un premier état de fonctionnement dans lequel la partie de prise (44) pivote en entrant en contact avec la partie en prise (32) du dispositif de traitement d'eau (3) lorsque l'appareil de levage (4) se rapproche du dispositif de traitement d'eau (3) par le haut, et pivote ensuite pour revenir à la position verticale lorsque le dispositif de levage (4) se rapproche davantage du dispositif de traitement d'eau (3) afin de s'en rapprocher, chaque partie de prise (44) et la partie en prise (32) du dispositif de traitement d'eau (3) devenant ainsi engageables entre elles, et

    sachant que

    chaque partie de prise (44) présente en surcroît du premier état de fonctionnement un deuxième état de fonctionnement, dans lequel la partie de prise (44) se désengage de la partie en prise (32) par un poids de celle-ci ou une force de précontrainte, lorsque l'appareil de levage (4) s'approche davantage du dispositif de traitement d'eau (3) après que le dispositif de traitement d'eau (3) a été installé dans une position prédéterminée depuis un état soulevé qui est soulevé par le dispositif de levage (4),

    caractérisé en ce que

    le châssis (42) présente une paire de trous (47, 48) avec un trou côté extérieur (47) et un trou côté intérieur (48) sur chacune de ses deux parties latérales, et que

    le premier état de fonctionnement et le deuxième état de fonctionnement sont commutés

    en changeant une position en changeant le trou de la paire de trous (47, 48) auxquels les parties de prise (44) sont fixées au châssis (42), ou

    en fixant et en libérant une extrémité d'un moyen de précontrainte (50) à chacune des parties de prise (44) pendant que les parties de prise (44) sont fixées à un trou (48) de la paire de trous (47, 48) et que l'autre extrémité du moyen de précontrainte (50) est fixée à l'autre trou (47) de la paire de trous (47, 48).


     
    2. Un ensemble de levage comprenant :

    l'appareil de levage (4) d'après la revendication 1 ; et

    le dispositif de traitement d'eau (3) devant être soulevé par l'appareil de levage (4),

    sachant que

    le dispositif de traitement d'eau (3) présente des parties en prise (32) pouvant venir en prise avec les parties de prise (44) de l'appareil de levage (4).


     
    3. Une installation de traitement d'eau (1) comprenant :

    l'appareil de levage (4) d'après la revendication 1 ;

    le dispositif de traitement d'eau (3) devant être soulevé par l'appareil de levage (4) ; et

    un corps de réservoir (2) dans lequel le dispositif de traitement d'eau (3) est immergé dans le liquide à traiter,

    sachant que

    le dispositif de traitement d'eau (3) présente des parties en prise (32) pouvant venir en prise avec les parties de prise (44) de l'appareil de levage (4).


     
    4. L'installation de traitement d'eau d'après la revendication 3, sachant que le dispositif de traitement d'eau (3) est un dispositif de séparation à membrane.
     




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