Process and a system for distribution, recovery and handling of bulk edible oil and other fluids

  • US 6,330,852 B1
  • Filed: 11/23/1998
  • Issued: 12/18/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/13/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for handling edible oil or other fluids for use in commercial or institutional food preparation establishments, said system comprising:

  • (a) storage means for storing fresh and waste fluid;

    (b) pump means with an intake and a discharge for transferring the fresh fluid from said storage means to a catchment vessel, transferring filtered fluid from a filtering means to said catchment vessel, and transferring said waste fluid to said storage means;

    (c) first valve means coupled to said intake for connecting a fresh fluid line and a filtered fluid intake line to said intake and having a plurality of operative modes;

    (d) said second valve means coupled further to said discharge for connecting a spent fluid disposal line and a wand dispensing line to said discharge and having a plurality of operative modes; and

    , (e) wherein when said first valve means and said second valve means are respectfully in one of said operative modes, said second valve means communicates said filtered fluid from said filtered fluid intake line to said wand dispensing line for dispensing into said catchment vessel; and

    when said first valve means is in another one of said plurality of operative modes and said second valve means is in said one of said operative modes, said first valve means communicates said fresh fluid from said storage means through said fresh fluid line to said wand dispensing line; and

    when said first valve means is in said one of said operative modes and said second valve means is in another one of said plurality of operative modes, said second valve means communicates said filtered fluid from said filtered fluid intake line to said fluid disposal line for transport to said storage means.

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