Patent Number: 6,305,441

Title: Device for cleaning a tapping head arrangement for tapping beverages pressurized by gas

Abstract: A device for cleaning a tapping head arrangement for tapping beverages pressurized by gas, the device being able to be reused at a later time by any desired type of tapping head. The device comprises a housing (1) with a connection (3) for the cleaning agent and, with a separate connection (4) for the beverage. The device also has a tubular attachment (2) that can be inserted in the tapping tappet (5) of any desired tapping head (6). A tubular cleaning agent feed line (8) is arranged in this attachment. At its lower end, the feed line has two non-return safety valves (12, 13) arranged in an actuation housing (11). The safety valves can be actuated by an actuating pin (14, 15) attached to the lower part (16) of the flushing tube. In the cleaning position, the tapping tappet (5) presses the actuating pin (14, 15) against the non-return valve (13) to open the cleaning agent feed line, and in the tapping position, the non-return valve (13) blocks the feed of cleaning agent in the beverage direction, and the non-return valve (12) blocks the entry of beverage in the direction of the cleaning channel.

Inventors: Till; Rudolf (Baden-Baden, DE)

Assignee: IPE Engineering GmbH

International Classification: B67D 1/00 (20060101); B67D 1/08 (20060101); B65B 001/04 (); B65B 003/04 (); B67C 003/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018