EP1719714A1 - Container for food products as well as method for tranporting food products - Google Patents

Container for food products as well as method for tranporting food products Download PDF

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EP1719714A1
EP1719714A1 EP20050009977 EP05009977A EP1719714A1 EP 1719714 A1 EP1719714 A1 EP 1719714A1 EP 20050009977 EP20050009977 EP 20050009977 EP 05009977 A EP05009977 A EP 05009977A EP 1719714 A1 EP1719714 A1 EP 1719714A1
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tank
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Hans-Peter Dr. Wild
Wolfgang TILZ
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Indag Gesellschaft fur Industriebedarf MbH
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
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    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
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    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
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    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
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    • B65D88/54Large containers characterised by means facilitating filling or emptying
    • B65D88/58Large containers characterised by means facilitating filling or emptying by displacement of walls
    • B65D88/60Large containers characterised by means facilitating filling or emptying by displacement of walls of internal walls
    • B65D88/62Large containers characterised by means facilitating filling or emptying by displacement of walls of internal walls the walls being deformable
    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
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    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B65CONVEYING; PACKING; STORING; HANDLING THIN OR FILAMENTARY MATERIAL
    • B65DCONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OR TRANSPORT OF ARTICLES OR MATERIALS, e.g. BAGS, BARRELS, BOTTLES, BOXES, CANS, CARTONS, CRATES, DRUMS, JARS, TANKS, HOPPERS, FORWARDING CONTAINERS; ACCESSORIES, CLOSURES, OR FITTINGS THEREFOR; PACKAGING ELEMENTS; PACKAGES
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Abstract

The invention relates to a transport container for food products, in particular for sterile foodstuff bases, with a tank (3) and an inliner (31) arranged exchangeably in the tank for receiving the product. The invention also relates to a method for transporting food products in such a transport container. Moreover, the invention relates to a tank and an inliner for use in a transport container for food products. With such a transport container, the transport is simplified and the amount of energy needed to clean the transport container, significantly reduced.

Description

  • The invention relates to a transport container for food products and a method for transporting food products, wherein a tank is used.
  • Conventionally, food products, in particular liquid or flowable food products are transported for transport from the manufacturer or distributor to the user in tanks. Since hygiene requirements are often set when transporting food products, sterilized tanks must be used for certain product families. Conventionally, this is done by damping the interior of the tank. The sterilization process takes 20 to 30 minutes per tank and continues to be enormous amounts of energy, especially in the form of steam, needed for it.
  • In addition to this elaborate sterilization process, the conventional tanks have even more disadvantages. The tank emptied by the user must be cleaned after returning to the manufacturer. This can be very complicated, in particular due to product adhesion to the inner walls of the tank. In addition, the tanks must be checked regularly for their functionality, for example, the tightness of the tank must be checked because a leaking tank can not only leak product, but may also occur ingress of contaminated air, a product contamination may occur.
  • It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide a transport container for food products with a tank that requires a less expensive sterilization process and can be brought back to use faster after emptying. It is a further object of the invention to provide a corresponding transport method.
  • These objects are achieved with the transport container of claim 1, the liner of claim 25 and the tank of claim 34, and the method of transporting food products of claim 36, and the method of preparation a filling or emptying, for filling and emptying a transport container according to claims 37, 39 and 40 solved.
  • According to the invention, a transport container thus comprises a tank and an inliner arranged to be interchangeable in the tank for receiving the product. These are, above all, transport containers which are used for transporting between the manufacturer of a food product and the processor or distributor. In particular, such transport containers for the transport of food ingredients, such as fruit or fruit pieces, used. It should be noted that in sterile products, not only the production but also the transport must take place under sterile conditions.
  • Furthermore, such transport containers are preferably reusable transport containers, not disposable packaging, such as bag-in-box packages used for retail sale of wine or fruit juices and not intended for recycling.
  • The fact that the food product is no longer filled directly into the tank, but is located in a tank in-liner, eliminating the time and energy-consuming sterilization of the interior of the tank. After using the inliner, d. H. after emptying, the used inliner is replaced by a new inliner, which also eliminates a costly cleaning. Similarly, the requirements for the tank, such as tightness or food suitability of the material used, are no longer as high as for conventional tanks.
  • The tank is formed Favor dimensionally stable, while the inliner is flexible and in the empty state a much smaller volume claims than the tank. When filling then increases the volume of the inliner, which then applies to the inner wall of the tank.
  • Advantageously, the tank can be designed so that the inliner can be switched into or out of the tank. After use of the inliner, so after emptying, thus the inliner can be quickly and easily removed from the transport container and a new inliner just as easily be introduced into the tank.
  • According to a preferred embodiment, the tank may have a tapered, in particular funnel-shaped, outlet arranged in the lower region of the tank, the outlet opening of which is arranged eccentrically. By eccentric means here that the outlet opening is not centrally located at the bottom of the tank, but is arranged to the edge in the direction of the side wall of the tank. As a result, the entry or execution of the inliner, this is usually done manually, simplified because the access to the inliner is simplified. This further allows the funnel-shaped design of the spout that is ensured when emptying that as much product again flow out of the liner or can be pumped out. Likewise, a smooth design, in the form of a funnel, allows the inliner to lie against the inner wall of the tank as wrinkle-free as possible when filling with the food product.
  • Preferably, the outlet opening can be aligned substantially vertically when the tank is stationary. This additionally facilitates the handling for the user and enables a simplified docking of a filling or emptying device from the side.
  • Advantageously, the outlet opening with a sufficiently large diameter, so that a human hand can reach through, preferably with a diameter of at least 10 cm, more preferably with a diameter of 12 to 16 cm, be formed. A large spout allows the user to reach into the tank in order to align an in-tank in-line liner so that it can be safely filled. In this case, the outlet opening can be chosen so large that the inliner can be introduced via this into the tank.
  • In one variant, the tank can continue to have at least one viewing window, in particular at the outlet. About the viewing window, the user has the opportunity to check whether the inliner unfolds during filling and applies as wrinkle-free as possible to the inner wall of the tank. When emptying can also be easily checked whether the liner was completely emptied.
  • Conveniently, the tank may have a retainer device, preferably in the upper half, more preferably on the cover, which serves to hold the inliner in the tank. Fastening the liner in an upper portion of the tank prevents the liner from filling unevenly, further promoting smooth application to the inner wall. Likewise, a twisting or knotting of the inliner is prevented, which in the worst case could lead to a bursting of the inliner.
  • In a variant, the tank may have a lid with a closable opening for passing an inliner. In this embodiment, the inliner is inserted from above through the opening into the tank and the area over which the product is introduced into the inliner is aligned with the outlet opening, thanks to the large outlet opening through which the user can reach into the tank.
  • According to a further variant, the tank may have a bottom with a closable opening for passing an inliner, wherein at least a part of the outlet may be provided on the closure of the opening. Similar to the previous variant, the inliner is introduced by removing the lid or opening the lid in the tank and then the inliner can be aligned with the outlet opening of the outlet.
  • According to a preferred embodiment, the inliner may have an outlet connection, wherein a closure device, in particular a membrane or rupture disk, is provided on the outlet connection for sterilizing the inner surface of the inliner. In this case, a membrane or rupture disk has proven to be particularly advantageous, since these can be pierced or broken through themselves during filling by the food product, so that the interior of the inliner is protected from environmental influences until the last moment. Thus, a sufficient hygiene can be guaranteed especially for sterile food ingredients.
  • Preferably, the outlet nozzle may have a smaller outer diameter than the outlet opening of the tank. This is particularly useful when the liner is inserted through the opening in the lid or in the ground, since then the outlet nozzle must be brought from the inside to the outlet opening of the outlet. By the large outlet opening, the user can reach into the tank, take the spout in his hand and then bring it to the outlet opening.
  • Preferably, a centering disc can be used to center the outlet nozzle in the outlet opening of the tank. Since the outlet nozzle has a smaller outer diameter, it is ensured by means of the centering that the outlet nozzle is seated at its intended position and can not occur during filling or emptying by displacements of the outlet nozzle voltages on the liner, which lead in the worst case to a rupture of the liner could. Preferably, the centering is made possible by a positive connection between centering and outlet.
  • According to a variant, the centering disc may be formed integrally with the outlet nozzle. In this variant, an inliner is completely inserted through the outlet opening, i. H. a closable opening in the bottom or in the lid is not necessary. At the same time, the outlet nozzle can be correctly positioned with the centering disc.
  • Advantageously, an opening in the centering disc for receiving the outlet nozzle may be arranged eccentrically. Since the outlet opening has a larger outer diameter than the outlet nozzle, it is advantageous if the opening is arranged eccentrically in the centering, so that the outlet nozzle of the inliner can be arranged as far down the outlet opening, whereby a complete emptying of the inliner is promoted ,
  • Preferably, a part of the outlet nozzle of the tank may project outwardly from the centering disk. At this part of the outlet nozzle can then be directly or indirectly attached to a filling or emptying device.
  • In a variant, a valve device may be placed on the protruding part of the outer nozzle. When using a conventional valve device, such as are present on conventional tanks, standard filling / emptying devices can be used without having to provide further adapters.
  • Conveniently, at least one seal can lie in the mounted state between outlet nozzle and valve device. This prevents leakage of the food product.
  • According to a preferred embodiment, a fastening means for securing the outlet nozzle may be provided at the outlet opening. Conveniently, the fastening means can fix the outlet nozzle against rotation at the outlet opening. This measure prevents tensions when filling or emptying the inliner, which in the worst case could lead to cracks in the inliner.
  • In a variant, the fastening means can also fasten the valve device sealingly on the outlet connection. Thus, only one fastener is needed to secure both the centering, the spout and the valve device to the tank.
  • According to a preferred embodiment, the inliner may have an overpressure safety device, in particular a rupture disk or a safety valve, preferably a pressure relief valve. Thus, overfilling of the inliner, which could lead to overpressure, can be prevented, which in the worst case could lead to bursting of the inliner.
  • Advantageously, the overpressure safety means may be in communication with the outside of the tank. This ensures that in case of overfilling escaping food product does not pollute the inside of the tank. A cleaning of the inside is much more complex than a cleaning of the outside of the tank. Moreover, when the food product exits via the overpressure safety means, it is easily recognized that the filling of the inliner must be completed.
  • Conveniently, the inliner may include a support means for securing the inliner to the tank, especially in the upper half of the tank. With this holding means, optionally together with the holding device of the tank, the inliner can be arranged hanging in the tank, whereby a possible wrinkle-free application is made possible on the inner wall of the tank.
  • Conveniently, the overpressure safety means may be provided on the holding means. Thus, a further device, in this case the overpressure safety means together with the holding means, must be attached to the inliner next to the outlet connection only at a second location. This optimizes the production of the inliner.
  • The invention also relates to an inliner for use in a transport container as described above. The inliner according to the invention is made of a food-compatible plastic film, in particular polypropylene or polyethylene, with a sterilized outlet nozzle. Since the transport container according to the invention gets its stability from the tank, you need to form the food product is not dimensionally stable material, but can conventional plastics, which are suitable for food transport, use. Furthermore, since the food product is transported within the potion, no additional light protection, such as aluminum foil, is needed on the liner. Preferably, therefore, the liner can only be made of plastic.
  • Conveniently, the outlet nozzle may have a closure device, in particular a membrane or rupture disk for sterilizing the inner surface of the inliner. In this case, a membrane or rupture disk has proven to be particularly advantageous, since these can be pierced or broken through themselves during filling by the food product, so that the interior of the inliner is protected from environmental influences until the last moment. Thus, a sufficient hygiene can be guaranteed especially for sterile food ingredients.
  • In the case of the use of a membrane or rupture disk, the membrane or the rupture disk can preferably be designed so that it breaks free of fats under a predetermined pressure load. This prevents that fragments of the membrane or the rupture disk can get into the inliner and so can contaminate the food product. Preferably, the membrane or rupture disk can also be additionally configured such that the membrane or the rupture disk parts can not overlap when the inliner is emptied. Thus, obstruction of the emptying can be prevented.
  • In a preferred embodiment, the inliner may have an overflow protection means, in particular a rupture disk or a safety valve, preferably a pressure relief valve. Thus, overfilling of the inliner, which could lead to overpressure, can be prevented, which in the worst case could lead to bursting of the inliner.
  • Conveniently, a retaining means may be provided for securing the liner within a tank. With this holding means, optionally together with a holding device of the tank, the inliner can be arranged suspended in the tank, whereby a possible wrinkle-free application is made possible on the inner wall of the tank.
  • According to a preferred embodiment, a marking can be provided on the holding means and / or overpressure securing means, indicating the orientation under which the inliner is to be introduced into the tank of the transport container with respect to the orientation of the outlet opening, so that after insertion of the inliner the outlet nozzle at the outlet opening lies. If the inliner is inserted from above into the tank, the user can recognize thanks to the marking for which orientation of the inliner the outlet nozzle in the lower area of the tank is opposite to the outlet opening. This prevents the inliner from being twisted or knotted inside the tank, which allows the most wrinkle-free filling possible.
  • Conveniently, the empty liner can be folded so that the inliner wrinkle-free on the inner wall of the tank when filling with the food product. In particular, a Z-shaped fold has shown that the inliner can create as wrinkle-free as possible on the inner wall of the tank.
  • Advantageously, at least one adhesive strip or at least one rubber band can be arranged on the folded inliner, depending on the filling level, to deploy the inliner only partially. If the product runs into the inliner, the area unfolds first, which is not held together by adhesive strips or rubber bands. This results in the inliner first settling at the bottom of the tank before the liquid rises, which in turn limits the appearance of wrinkles.
  • According to a preferred embodiment of the outlet nozzle, the overpressure protection system and / or the holding means may be made of a weldable plastic. These can thus be produced cheaply and disinfected by irradiation.
  • The invention also relates to a tank for use in a transport container as described above. The tank according to the invention comprises a tapering, in particular a funnel-shaped outlet arranged in the lower region of the tank, the outlet opening of which is arranged eccentrically. Thanks to the eccentric outlet opening, as described above, access to the inliner is simplified. This allows the inliner in the transport container to be easily aligned with the outlet opening. The funnel-shaped outlet also makes it possible to emptying the inliner as completely as possible.
  • Conveniently, the tank may have at least one device for venting and / or venting. Since filling the inliner food product, the corresponding volume must be able to escape from the tank. This is done with a venting device. Likewise, a device for venting is provided for emptying to avoid a vacuum formation.
  • The invention also relates to a method for transporting food products in a transport container, which is characterized in that the food product is transported in an inliner arranged interchangeably in the interior of a tank. The fact that the food product is no longer filled directly into the tank, but is located in a tank in-liner, eliminating the time and energy-consuming sterilization of the interior of the tank. After using the inliner, d. H. after emptying, the used inliner is replaced by a new inliner, which also eliminates a costly cleaning.
  • The invention further relates to a method for preparing a filling or emptying of a transport container as described above, wherein at the outlet connection of the inliner a connecting piece is connected, which serves for connecting a filling or emptying device, characterized in that before connecting a filling or emptying device, the area is disinfected from the connector to the closure device of the outlet nozzle. To the entire transport container to disinfect, this is necessary because the inliner is sterile only on its insides, which is ensured by closure device. However, the gap must also correspond to the hygiene devices and must be disinfected accordingly. Advantageously, a cold disinfection is carried out here by spraying a disinfectant solution.
  • Advantageously, the connector may be the valve device, wherein a disinfectant is introduced through the open valve device in a gap between the valve device and closure device and then the valve device is closed, so that remains until filling or emptying of the disinfectant in the space. Thus, not only shortly before filling or emptying the intermediate area is disinfected, but this is kept sterile over a long period of time.
  • The invention further relates to a method for filling a transport container, as described above, comprising the steps of docking a filling device, venting the space between the inliner and the tank and filling the inliner via the outlet connection of the inliner.
  • The invention also relates to a method for emptying a transport container, as described above, comprising the steps of: docking an emptying device, ventilating the space between the inliner and the tank and emptying the inliner via the outlet nozzle of the inliner.
  • An embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the drawing and will be explained below. Show it:
  • Fig. 1a
    shows a front view of a transport container for food products according to the invention,
    Fig. 1b
    shows a side view of the transport container for food products according to the invention,
    Fig. 2a
    shows a plan view of a deployed inliner according to the invention,
    Fig. 2b
    shows a side cross-sectional view of the inliner according to the invention,
    Fig. 3a
    shows a cross section of an embodiment according to the invention of a tank of the transport container shown in Fig. 1,
    Fig. 3b
    is an exploded cross-sectional view of the lower part of the transport container of Fig. 1,
    Fig. 3c
    FIG. 4 is an exploded cross-sectional view of an upper portion of the transport container of FIG. 1; FIG.
    Fig. 4
    shows schematically in cross section a filled in-liner in the tank of the transport container according to the invention,
    Fig. 5
    shows a flow chart for explaining a method according to the invention for inserting the inliner in the tank,
    Fig. 6
    shows a flow chart for explaining a method according to the invention for filling the transport container according to the invention, and
    Fig. 7
    shows a flow chart for explaining a efindungsgemäßes method for emptying the transport container according to the invention.
  • Fig. 1a shows a side view of a transport container 1 according to the invention for the transport of food products. Fig. 1b shows a front view of the transport container 1. The transport containers are used in particular for the transport of food ingredients, such as fruit preparations, which may also have pieces of fruit. When using these raw materials in ph-neutral products, such as pudding, etc., it requires a sterilized transport container.
  • In the transport container 1 according to the invention, the product is no longer filled directly into a tank 3 but into an inliner which is arranged interchangeably in the tank 3 (to be described later).
  • The transport container 1 according to the invention is based on a conventional standard transport container, on which, however, in the embodiment shown in FIGS. 1a and 1b, changes were made in the base and lid regions.
  • The transport container 1 comprises a tank 3, a base frame 5, in the lower region of the tank 3 a funnel-shaped outlet 7 in this embodiment, and a lid region 9 which has an opening which can be closed by a closure 11.
  • For the transport of food products, the tank 3 has a volume of about 1000 l. Depending on the product, both smaller and larger tanks can be provided. Tank 3 is designed for an operating pressure of approx. 1 bar and has a permissible operating temperature range of approx. -20 ° C to + 130 ° C. The tank 3 is preferably made of metal, in particular of aluminum or stainless steel.
  • The funnel-shaped outlet 7 is either formed integrally with the tank 3 or represents its own component, which can be sealingly fixed to the tank 3 at the bottom. At the outlet 7, a viewing window 13 is mounted, which serves to check the filling of the transport container 1. Other viewing windows 13 could also be arranged on the side wall of the tank 3.
  • In a lower region of the outlet 7, an outlet opening 15 is arranged eccentrically, that is, laterally to the side edge of the tank 3. At this outlet opening 15, a connection flange serves to fix an inliner (described later) in the tank 3 by means of a centering disc (to be described later). On the inliner, a valve device 17 can be sealingly connected, which serves to fill the inliner by means of a filling or emptying device (not shown) or to empty. This filling or emptying device is attached to a connector 19. As a valve device 17 is for example a flapper valve.
  • The lid portion 9 has in this embodiment, two valves 21, 23, wherein one valve serves as a safety valve and the other valve as a filling or emptying valve. The existing in the lid region 9 opening is closed with the closure 11. To the fast opening and closing serves a bayonet serve, which also allows a predetermined orientation of the closure 11 with respect. The tank 3. The closure 11 in turn also has an opening through which a retaining means 25 can be performed on the inside of the tank located inliner. With the aid of a union nut 27, the support means 25 is attached to the closure 11. Preferably, the closure 11 and the union nut 27 are formed so that in the closed case, the tank 3 is tight.
  • According to a variant, at least one of the valves 21, 23 could also be arranged on the closure 11. Furthermore, the lid region 9 may have a stacking device, which allows a stacking of the transport container 1. Also, on the tank 3, a mounting device for attaching the liner can be provided.
  • FIGS. 2 a and 2 b schematically show a plan view and a cross-sectional view of an inliner 31 according to the invention, which can be arranged exchangeably in the tank 3 of the transport container 1 shown in FIG. In this embodiment, the inliner is made of three nested product compatible plastic films. The material is in particular polyethylene (PP) and polypropylene (PE). Since the inliner 31 is used inside the transport container 1, the presence of an additional metallic coating, for example an aluminum coating, as a light protection for the product is not necessary. The liner 31 may therefore be made only of plastic.
  • The inliner 31 has at one end region an outlet connection 33, via which a product can be filled or carried out in the inliner 31. The inliner 31 is welded to the outlet connection 33. The connecting piece 33, which is located after installation in the transport container 1 shown in Figure 1 between the valve device 17 and the rest of the inliner 31, must also meet aseptic requirements for food transport. The outlet pipe 33 is for example made of food grade plastic and can be sterilized by means of γ-irradiation.
  • So that the inner side 32 of the inliner 31 can not come into contact with air before use, the opening of the outlet nozzle 33 is provided with a closure device 35 locked. As a closure device 35, for example, serve a membrane or rupture disc. These have the advantage that they can be broken or torn open by an incoming food product stream, so that the interior of the inliner 31 remains sterile until the last moment. So that no membrane or bursting disk material can enter the interior of the inliner 31, the membrane or rupture disk is designed so that it bulges uniformly and bursts open without jarring. If the product is pumped out of the inliner 31, then the closure device 35 is further designed so that the fragments can not clog the outlet nozzle 33.
  • At the outlet pipe 33, a sealing device 37, such as an O-ring or a double O-ring, is further formed, which serves to connect the outlet nozzle 33 sealingly with the valve device 17 shown in FIG.
  • At the opposite end portion, the inliner 31, the support means 25, which has already been described in connection with the Fig. 1a and 1b and serves to attach the inliner 31 at the top of the tank 3. In the embodiment of the inliner 31 shown in FIGS. 2 a and 2 b, the holding means 25 additionally has an overpressure securing means 39. Thus, an overpressure occurring in the inliner 31 may escape due to overfilling. Like the outlet nozzle 33, the holding means 25 as well as the overpressure protection means 39 are made of plastic and can be sterilized by irradiation.
  • Suitable as overpressure protection means 39 is a safety valve or, in a simpler embodiment, also a bursting disc. The response pressure for the overpressure protection means 39 is usually in the range of about 1.5 bar overpressure.
  • As shown in FIG. 1, the inliner 31 is fastened to the tank 3 with the union nut 27. For this purpose, a thread 41 is formed on the holding means 25.
  • The volume V and the shape of the liner 31 are adapted to the volume and shape of the tank 3. Thus, when filling the inliner 31, an unnecessary occurrence of wrinkles on the inner wall of the tank 3 can be suppressed.
  • In addition, the occurrence of wrinkles can be prevented in that the inliner 31 in its longitudinal direction L is specially folded, in particular Z-shaped, and / or laced at the bottom by a rubber band or the like, such as adhesive strips, so that the inliner 31 when filling it takes the shape of the lower portion of the tank 3 before material of the liner 31 is raised up.
  • Subsequently, the attachment of an inliner 31 in the tank 3 at the outlet opening 15 and the closure 11 will be explained in more detail with reference to FIGS. 3a to 3c.
  • Fig. 3a shows the transport container 1 in cross-section at the level of the outlet opening 15. Elements with the same reference numerals as in Figure 1a or 1b correspond to the already explained in detail there elements and are therefore not explained in detail. The outlet 7 is integrally formed with the tank 3 in this embodiment, and the outlet opening 15 is arranged eccentrically with respect to the center axis M of the tank 3. In a standing transport container 1, the opening 15 is vertical. Thus, the outlet opening is easily accessible. This simplifies the attachment and alignment of the liner 31.
  • As shown in Fig. 3a, an inliner 31 can be inserted through the opening 43 in the lid portion 9 of the tank 3 in the tank interior. A rubber band 45 is schematically illustrated on the inliner 31, which constricts the lower region of the inliner 31 in such a way that the inliner 31 first engages against its boundary wall in the bottom region of the tank 3 when it is filled. On the holding means 25, a mark 46 is attached. This is arranged so that the user who introduces the inliner 31 above at the same time knows where the outlet nozzle 33 with respect to the outlet opening 15 is located. Thus, it can be prevented that the liner 31 is disposed in a twisted state in the tank 3.
  • In the embodiment of the tank 3 of the transport container 1 shown in FIG. 3 a, an inliner 31 is introduced from above and then attached to the tank 3 both at the bottom of the outlet connection 33 and at the top with the holding means 25. However, the invention is not limited to this possibility. Alternatively, if the outlet opening 15 is sufficiently large, the inliner 31 can be completely inserted through the opening 15. In this Trap could be done without a modification of the lid portion 9 of the tank 3. However, then the overpressure protection means 39 would have to be in the aligned state at the outlet opening 15. According to a second variant, the bottom area of the tank 3, in particular the outlet 7, could be designed to be detachable from the rest of the tank 3, this being indicated by dashed lines in the drawing. Also in this case, the lid portion 9 of the tank 3 does not need to be modified, and the liner 31 could be inserted into the outlet 7 with the bottom portion removed.
  • The orientation and mounting of the spout 33 in the spout 15 will now be described in conjunction with Figure 3b and the alignment and attachment of the support means 25 of the inliner 31 in the upper portion of the tank 3 will be described in conjunction with Figure 3c.
  • Fig. 3b shows an exploded cross-sectional view of the lower portion of the tank 3 of Fig. 3a. Fig. 3b illustrates how the spout 33 of the liner 31 is passed from the interior of the tank 3 through the outlet opening 15 to secure the inliner 31 at the bottom of the tank 3 at the outlet opening 15.
  • As can be seen from FIG. 3 b, the outlet opening 15 is larger in cross-section than the outside diameter of the outlet nozzle 33. In particular, the outlet opening 15 is designed so that a user of the transport container 1 reaches into the interior of the tank with his hand to access the outlet nozzle 33 can and pull through the outlet opening 15 therethrough. In particular, the outlet opening 15 has a diameter of at least 10 cm, and is preferably in a range of 12 cm to 16 cm.
  • In order to prevent unnecessary stress on the weld seams of the liner 31, the outlet nozzle 33 is centered in the outlet opening 15 by a centering disk 47, preferably in a form-fitting manner. In this case, the passage opening 49 of the centering disk 47 is formed eccentrically, so that the outlet nozzle 33 is located as close as possible to the lower edge 51 of the outlet opening 15. This facilitates the emptying of the liner 31, since in a stationary transport container 1, the outlet nozzle 33 is thus arranged as far down as possible.
  • In the variant in which the inliner 31 is introduced through the outlet opening 15, the outlet nozzle 33 and the centering disk 47 may also be formed in one piece.
  • When plugged in, part of the outlet connection piece 33 protrudes from the inside of the tank and projects outwards from the centering disk 47. In this projecting part, in which the seal 37 is located, then the valve device 17 will create a sealing. Here, as a valve device 17, for example, a flap valve with a flap 53 is used. To the valve device 17, a filling or emptying device can be connected via a connecting thread 55.
  • The attachment of the outlet nozzle 33 at the outlet 7 should be possible against rotation, therefore, for example, a bayonet between the flange 57 and the centering 47 is suitable. The valve device 17 can be fastened by means of a clamp closure either on the centering disk 47 or on the connection flange 57.
  • Before filling with a food product, it must be ensured that in the assembled state, the gap between the flap 53 and the closure device 35 of the liner 31 is also cleaned or sterilized according to the product requirements. For this purpose, for example, a disinfectant can be sprayed into this intermediate space, which then remains in the intermediate space after closing the valve device 17 and is removed from the intermediate space only when it is filled or emptied.
  • Fig. 3c shows an exploded cross-sectional view of the upper portion of the tank 3 of Fig. 3a. FIG. 3 c illustrates how the holding means in the lid region 9 of the transport container 1 fixes the inliner 31 on the tank 3.
  • The holding means 25 is inserted through the opening in the closure 11 and secured by a union nut 27 on the closure 11 against rotation. The attachment is sealing to prevent leakage of the food product in the event of bursting of the liner 31. Thereafter, the closure 11 is sealingly attached to the lid 9. Again, a bayonet closure is advantageous to prevent unwanted twists of the liner 31.
  • As an alternative to the embodiment shown in FIG. 3 c, the valves 21 and 23 may also be arranged on the closure 11.
  • Fig. 4 shows schematically the transport container 1 according to the invention with a filled inliner 31 in cross section. The inliner 31 abuts against the inner walls of the tank 3, including the lid portion 9 and the spout 7. The outlet connection 33 is fastened to the valve device 17 via the centering disk 47 on the connection flange 57 on the tank 3. In the lid region 9, the holding means 25 is fastened to the closure 11, which in turn closes the opening in the lid region 9. The inliner 31 has taken on the shape of the tank 3 in the filled state and is wrinkle-free against the inner wall of the tank 3.
  • The use according to the invention of the described transport container 1 for transporting food products, in particular sterile foodstuffs, will be described below.
  • The flow chart shown in Fig. 5 is used to explain the method for inserting the liner 31 in a tank 3 of a transport container 1 according to the invention. In step S1, the closure 11 is removed from the lid portion 9 of the tank 3. Thereafter, in step S2, the holding means 25 is guided through the opening in the closure 11 from the inside to the outside and with the help of the union nut 27 on the closure 11 sealingly attached. Then, in step S3, the inliner 31 is freely floated from above into the tank 3. It is important to ensure that the mark 46 is aligned so that the outlet nozzle 33 of the outlet opening 15 is opposite. This means that the inliner 31 just hangs in the installed state in the tank 3 and no tensions occur during filling. In step S4, the closure 11 is then secured against rotation on the lid 9 with the bayonet closure.
  • The now in the tank 3 hanging inliner 31 is attached to the outlet opening 15 of the tank 3 in the following steps. For this purpose, the outlet pipe 33 is pulled out through the outlet opening 15 of the tank 3 in step S5. Since the outlet opening 15 is formed large enough, can be handed by hand into the tank 3, the outlet nozzle 33 is taken and brought to the outlet opening. Then in step S6 the outlet nozzle 33 centered with the centering disk 47 in the outlet opening 15. With the bayonet lock, the outlet nozzle 33, which is arranged in a form-fitting manner in the centering disk 47, can then be secured against rotation on the connection flange 57 (step S7).
  • Any existing cap on the outlet pipe 33 is stripped off and the valve device 17 is placed on the outlet pipe 33 (step S8). The valve device 17, for example a flapper valve, is then fastened by means of a clamp closure to the discharge nozzle 33, the centering disk 47 or the connecting flange 57 (step S9).
  • Since the outlet pipe 33 and the valve device 17 should be sterile, in step S10 the interior space between the valve device 17 and closure device 35 is disinfected with a suitable disinfecting solution through the opened valve 17. This can be done for example by spraying the solution. So that the disinfectant solution does not leak, then the valve device 17 is closed. In addition, a blind cover can be screwed onto the connecting thread 55 of the valve device 17 until further use.
  • The prepared transport container can now be filled in a next step. The filling method according to the invention is explained with the flowchart of FIG. First, in step S20, the blind cover screwed onto the connecting thread 55 is removed. Thereafter, a filling device is docked to the connecting thread 55 in step S21. So that when filling the inliner 31, the pressure in the tank 3 can not rise excessively, the tank 3 is vented by means of the valve 21, 23 (S22).
  • When the valve device 17 is closed, the structure is then damped. In this case, the disinfectant solution in the space between the valve device and shutter 35 should mitverdampfen to additionally sterilize the air space in the space (step S23). After this step, a germ-free environment in the transport container 1 is ensured.
  • In step S24, the flap 53 of the valve device 17 is then opened and the food product enters into the interior of the inliner 31 after the closure device 35 has been broken through. The inliner 31 then fills in step S25. In this case, the filling through the viewing window 13 can be observed and monitored. Thanks to the incoming product volume, the inliner 31 opens and deposits evenly on the inner wall of the tank 3. In this case, only the bottom area is filled, since the rubber band 46 prevents the rising of the liner 31 further up the beginning.
  • After entry of the desired product volume, the valve device 17 is then closed again and the filling device is removed (step S26).
  • An overfilling of the liner 31 is prevented by the fact that with the help of the overpressure protection means 39 too much incoming product can escape. In addition or instead, a pressure monitoring of the pump, which serves to pump the product into the inliner 31, could be checked and the filling could be stopped when the pressure rises.
  • If it should turn out that the inliner does not unfold properly in the tank 3 during filling, a small amount of gas can be injected into the inliner with the aid of a gas pressure surge, for example with nitrogen, so that it already engages against the inner wall before filling. The amount of gas should be adjusted so that after filling the safety valve 39 remains closed.
  • The filled transport container 1 can now be loaded and the food product, which is now in the inliner inside the tank, can be transported safely and under sterile conditions to the consumer.
  • At the consumer then the transport container 1 is emptied again according to the flowchart shown in Fig. 7.
  • In step S30, a blanking lid mounted on the connecting thread 55 is removed. Thereafter, the emptying device is docked in step S31. It is important to ensure that the area between the emptying device and the valve device 17 is disinfected. You can use the same procedure as when filling the tank 3.
  • In step S32, the tank 3 is then vented via the valve 21, 23. This can possibly also be done by adding gas, in particular nitrogen. For emptying, the flap 53 of the valve device 17 is opened and the food product pumped by means of a pump through the emptying device (step S34).
  • After the inliner 31 in the tank 3 is emptied, in step S35 the emptying device is removed and again the blind cover is rotated onto the thread 55. Now, the transport container 1 can be sent back together with the used inliner 31 to the manufacturer of the food product.
  • There, the used inliner 31 is taken out of the tank 1 again. Before removing it may be determined by weighing, if there is still a residual amount in the liner 31. If this amount is too large, it must be pumped out before removing the liner 31. For this purpose, the procedure described in FIG. 7 is followed. Thereafter, the valve device 17 is then removed from the outlet pipe 33, and possibly a cap placed on the connecting piece 33, to prevent any remaining product residues flow out. Similarly, the closure 11 is removed from the lid portion 9 of the tank 3 and the union nut 27 unscrewed. Then, the liner 31 can be removed from the tank 3 and disposed of. The valve device 17 is cleaned and stored in a disinfecting bath. The tank 3, if dirty, also cleaned.
  • With the described transport container 1 according to the invention, the tank 3 and the inliner 31 and the described method, it is now no longer necessary to clean the interior of the transport tank on return. In particular, eliminates the energy-intensive disinfection in transport containers that need to be sterilized to ensure compliance with hygiene for sterile products can. The use of the inliner, which is removed after use, also the emptying of the transport container is substantially simplified and adhesion of the product to the interior of the tank 3 no longer occurs. Moreover, it is no longer necessary the residual volume with only partial filling of the tank 3 germ-free, such as by a nitrogen blanketing to make.
  • For food products with not too high viscosity, it may be possible to empty the filled inliner with a compressed air cushion that can be added via the lid. The use of a pump would be omitted in this case. Since the product in the inliner 31 is separated from the compressed air, no special requirements are placed on this compressed air cushion in terms of hygiene.
  • The elimination of cleaning on the one hand less energy and on the other hand also less water needed, whereby the wastewater pollution is greatly reduced.
  • Furthermore, damage to the tank does not affect the product since it is protected in the liner 31. Thus, tanks 3 can be used longer and need less maintenance. By eliminating the time-consuming cleaning process, the tank can also be used more quickly.

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  1. Transport container for food products, in particular for sterile foodstuff bases, with a tank (3) and an inliner (31) arranged exchangeably in the tank (3) for receiving the product.
  2. Transport container according to claim 1, wherein the tank (3) is formed so that the inliner (31) in the tank (3) can be executed or executed.
  3. Transport container according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the tank (3) in the lower region of the tank (3) arranged tapered, in particular funnel-shaped, outlet (7), whose outlet opening (15) is arranged eccentrically.
  4. Transport container according to claim 3, wherein the outlet opening (15) is aligned substantially vertically when the tank (3).
  5. Transport container according to claim 3 or 4, wherein the outlet opening (15) with a sufficiently large diameter, so that a human hand can reach through, preferably with a diameter of at least 10cm, more preferably with a diameter of 12 cm to 16 cm is formed.
  6. Transport container according to one of claims 1 to 5, wherein the tank (3), in particular the outlet (7), at least one viewing window (13).
  7. Transport container according to one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the tank (3) has a holding device, preferably in the upper half, more preferably on the lid (9), which serves to hold the inliner (31) in the tank (3).
  8. Transport container according to one of claims 1 to 7, wherein the tank (3) has a lid (9) with a closable opening for passing through an inliner (31).
  9. Transport container according to one of claims 1 to 7, wherein the tank (3) has a bottom with a closable opening for passing through an inliner (31). and wherein at least a part of the outlet (9) is provided on the closure of the opening.
  10. Transport container according to one of claims 1 to 9, wherein the inliner (31) has an outlet connection (33), and wherein at the outlet connection (33) a closure device (35), in particular a membrane or rupture disk, for sterilizing the inner surface of the inliner (31). is provided.
  11. Transport container according to claim 10, wherein the outlet nozzle (33) has a smaller outer diameter than the outlet opening (15) of the tank (3).
  12. Transport container according to claims 10 or 11, with a centering disc (47) for centering the outlet nozzle (33) in the outlet opening (15) of the tank (3).
  13. Transport container according to claim 12, wherein the centering disc (47) is formed integrally with the outlet nozzle (33).
  14. Transport container according to claim 12 or 13, wherein an opening in the centering disc (47) for receiving the outlet nozzle (33) is arranged eccentrically.
  15. Transport container according to one of claims 12 to 14, wherein a part of the outlet nozzle (33) from the tank (3) outwardly from the centering disc (47) protrudes.
  16. Transport container according to one of claims 10 to 15, with a valve device (17) for placing on the projecting part of the outlet nozzle (33).
  17. Transport container according to claim 16, wherein in the mounted state between outlet nozzle (33) and valve device (17) at least one seal (37).
  18. Transport container according to one of claims 10 to 17, with a fastening means for securing the outlet nozzle (33) to the outlet opening (15).
  19. Transport container according to claim 18, wherein the fastening means the outlet nozzle (33) secured against rotation on the outlet opening (15).
  20. Transport container according to claim 18 or 19, wherein the fastening means the valve device (17) sealingly attached to the outlet nozzle (33).
  21. Transport container according to one of claims 1 to 20, wherein the inliner (31) has an overpressure safety means (39), in particular a rupture disk or a safety valve, preferably a pressure relief valve.
  22. Transport container according to claim 21, wherein the overpressure safety means (39) communicates with the outside of the tank (3).
  23. Transport container according to one of claims 1 to 22, wherein the inliner (31) has a holding means (25) for fixing the inliner (31) on the tank (3), in particular in the upper half of the tank (3).
  24. Transport container according to claim 21 to 23, wherein the overpressure safety means (39) on the support means (25) is provided.
  25. Inliner (31) for use in a transport container according to one of Claims 1 to 24, made of a food-product-compatible plastic film, in particular PP or PE, with a sterilized outlet connection (33).
  26. An inliner according to claim 25, wherein the outlet nozzle (33) has a closure device (35), in particular a membrane or rupture disk for sterilizing the inner surface of the inliner (31).
  27. Inliner according to claim 26, wherein in the case of the use of a membrane or rupture disk, the membrane or the rupture disk is formed so that it breaks without felling under a predetermined compressive load.
  28. Inliner according to one of claims 25 to 27, with an overpressure securing means (39), in particular a rupture disk or a safety valve, preferably a pressure relief valve.
  29. An inliner according to any one of claims 25 to 28, including support means (25) for securing the inliner (31) within a tank (3).
  30. Inliner according to claim 28 or 29, wherein on the holding means (25) and / or overpressure securing means (39) is provided a mark (59) indicating the orientation below that of the inliner (31) with respect to the orientation of the discharge opening (15) into the tank (3) of the transport container (1) is inserted, so that after introduction of the liner (31) of the outlet nozzle (33) at the outlet opening (15).
  31. Inliner according to one of claims 25 to 30, wherein the empty inliner (31) is folded so that the inliner (31) wrinkles against the inner wall of the tank (3) when being filled with the food product.
  32. An inliner according to any one of claims 25 to 31, wherein on the folded inliner (31) a rubber band or adhesive strip (45) is arranged to partially unfold the inliner (31) depending on the filling level.
  33. An inliner according to any one of claims 25 to 32, wherein the spout (33), the overpressure securing means (39) and / or the retaining means (25) are made of a weldable plastic.
  34. Tank for use in a transport container (1) according to one of Claims 1 to 24, having a tapering, in particular funnel-shaped, outlet (7) arranged in the lower region of the tank (3), the outlet opening (15) of which is arranged eccentrically.
  35. Tank according to claim 34, wherein the tank has at least one device (21, 23) for venting and / or venting.
  36. Method for transporting food products in a transport container, characterized in that the food product is transported into an inliner (31) arranged exchangeably in the interior of a tank (3).
  37. A method for preparing a filling or emptying of a transport container according to one of claims 1 to 24 in conjunction with claim 10, wherein at the outlet connection (33) a connecting piece (17) is connected, which serves to connect a filling or emptying device, characterized that
    before the connection of a filling or emptying device, the area from the connecting piece (17) to the closing device (35) of the outlet nozzle (33) is disinfected.
  38. The method of claim 37, wherein the fitting is the valve device (17) and wherein a disinfectant is introduced through the opened valve device (17) into a gap between the valve device (17) and closure device (35) and thereafter the valve device (17) is closed, so that the disinfectant remains in the space until it is filled or emptied.
  39. A method of filling a transport container according to any one of claims 1 to 24, comprising the steps of:
    - docking a filling device,
    Bleeding the space between the inliner (31) and the tank (3) and
    - filling the inliner (31) via the outlet connection of the inliner (31).
  40. A method of emptying a transport container according to any one of claims 1 to 24, comprising the steps of:
    - docking an emptying device,
    - Aerating the space between the inliner (31) and the tank (3) and
    - Emptying of the liner (31) via the outlet of the liner (31).
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