Butterworth Tank Washing Machines Ordered For Eight New Product Carriers

Butterworth Systems Inc. has announced that eight product carriers now under construction at Hellenic Shipyards, Athens, Greece, will be outfitted with a total of 506 Butterworth® tank cleaning machines. Included are 300 Butterworth P-60 machines that will be deck-mounted, plus 206 fixed-in-place Butterworth SK units to be installed at various locations within the cargo tanks.

The product carriers, each approximately 29,990 dwt, are owned by Greek interests and are scheduled for completion over the next two years.

Selected by the owners on the basis of cost-efficiency and performance, the Butterworth P-60 tank washing machines were judged ideal for use on these new product carriers. Consideration was given the discharge rate of the single-nozzle P-60, which is determined by the size of the nozzle tip fitted, so that the rate may be preselected to meet the specific requirements of various cargo tank structures, total pumping capacity, etc. Other considerations included the P-60's integral drive system, which is powered by the force of the washing fluid, and the fact that the P-60 can be left virtually unattended during the wash operation.

Dual-nozzle Butterworth SK tank washing machines have long been used by product carriers of all types, both portably in small and medium-sized tanks, and in h a r d - t o - r e a c h areas in larger tanks.

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