Similar to the last blog, this one outlines some of the newest interactions with the equipment. There are some images to look at towards the bottom. As the equipment in the office serves as both a learning tool for the team, and a diagnostic tool for our service technicians or customers, this blog details the a common issue with a BIB pump fitting.
When installing a BIB pump system, you want to daisy chain in ‘series’ the CO2 supply to each of the pumps so that you only have one line connected to the CO2 supply. In our case, we are connecting eight different Tractor Beverage Flavors to the Lancer IBD unit, meaning we needed eight different BIB pumps in ‘series’. Upon performing the installation, we noticed that one of the CO2 inlet fittings was broken going into one of the BIB Pumps.
To fix the issue, we sourced a replacement fitting. The technical fix with the replacement is quite simple. First, turn off the CO2 supply and bleed the CO2 at the pump to relieve the pressure. Next, using tubing cutters, cut out on both sides of the defective fitting. However, Since all of the Pumps were tightly daisy-chained together, cutting away some tubing left us with a 5″ deficit of tubing. As a solution, we found as 1/4″ X 1/4″ barb splicer and connected it to one end of the cut tubing. After, with oetiker clamps and oetiker pliers, we added an additional 5″ of 1/4″ braided tubing. Once that was done, we connected the new CO2 inlet fitting to the tubing and pushed it into the opening on the BIB Pump and secured in place witht the locking clip. Right after, we were able to turn on the CO2 supply and check for any leaks. That’s all, the flavor is ready to go!
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