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1. WO2002034661 - METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING LEAK-PROOF COUPLING FOR BEVERAGE SYSTEM

Publication Number WO/2002/034661
Publication Date 02.05.2002
International Application No. PCT/US2001/050188
International Filing Date 19.10.2001
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 17.05.2002
IPC
F16L 21/06 2006.01
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS OR UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
LPIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
21Joints with sleeve or socket
06with a divided sleeve or ring clamping around the pipe ends
CPC
F16L 21/06
FMECHANICAL ENGINEERING; LIGHTING; HEATING; WEAPONS; BLASTING
16ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS; GENERAL MEASURES FOR PRODUCING AND MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING OF MACHINES OR INSTALLATIONS; THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
LPIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL
21Joints with sleeve or socket
06with a divided sleeve or ring clamping around the pipe-ends
Y10S 285/915
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
285Pipe joints or couplings
915Mastic
Y10T 29/49428
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
TTECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
29Metal working
49Method of mechanical manufacture
49428Gas and water specific plumbing component making
Applicants
  • COLOMBO, Henry [US]/[US]
  • LICATA, Bernard, Michael [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • COLOMBO, Henry
  • LICATA, Bernard, Michael
Agents
  • BASILE, Andrew, R.
Priority Data
10/039,80519.10.2001US
60/241,70619.10.2000US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING LEAK-PROOF COUPLING FOR BEVERAGE SYSTEM
(FR) PROCEDES ET APPAREIL D'ELABORATION D'UN COUPLAGE ETANCHE POUR SYSTEME DE DISTRIBUTION DE BOISSONS
Abstract
(EN)
A method and apparatus is provided for forming a leak proof coupling (12) between two thin walled metallic ends (32) in a beverage distribution system (10). The pipe ends are prepared by cutting the ends and ensuring that the cross-section of the ends are round. An alignment device (60) in the form of a dual pipe holder holds the prepared pipes in an end to end orientation so that the ends are abutted and parallel to each other. A sealing tape (28) having particular properties with a high performance adhesive is secured around the two ends so that the tape overlaps. A steel coupling (30) is positioned and clamped over the sealing tape. The sealing tape and steel coupling renders the sealed joint leak proof and provides structural integrity.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un procédé et un appareil permettant d'élaborer un couplage étanche entre deux extrémités métalliques à parois fines dans un système de distribution de boissons. On prépare les extrémités d'un tuyau en les coupant et en s'assurant que leur section transversale est ronde. Un dispositif d'alignement en forme d'une monture de tuyaux duale maintient les tuyaux préparés dans une orientation de bout en bout, de telle manière que les extrémités s'aboutent et sont parallèles les unes par rapport aux autres. Un ruban d'étanchéité doté de propriétés particulières avec un adhésif hautement efficace est fixé autour des deux extrémités de manière à les chevaucher. Un couplage en acier est placé et fixé sur le ruban d'étanchéité. Celui-ci et ledit couplage en acier rendent le joint étanche et engendrent une intégrité structurelle.
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