Marine Tank Cleaning Machines & Systems

Equipment for Oil & Chemical Tankers, OSV/PSVs, Ships & Dry Bulk Carriers

Butterworth Systems patented the first commercially viable Tank Cleaning Machine and method of tank cleaning for marine use in 1925. Since then, as the inventor of the modern method of tank washing for both marine and industrial applications worldwide, Butterworth continues to be the first name in tank cleaning technology.

Used In:

  • Oil tankers
  • Product tankers
  • Chemical tankers
  • Dry bulk carriers
  • Barges
  • Offshore supply vessels (OSV) for driling mud tank cleaning systems
  • Platform supply vessels (PSV) and drill ships for mud pit tank cleaning systems
  • Anchor handling tugs
  • Drill ships
  • Platforms
  • Ferries
  • Cruise ships


  • Crude and refined oil water mixtures
  • Drilling muds
  • Various chemicals solutions


  • Eliminates confined space entry
  • Superior to manual cleaning with hoses or pressure washers
  • Renting portable tank cleaning machines offers an economical alternative to initial outright purchase costs as well as future repair & maintenance costs

Recommended Butterworth Products

Butterworth offers portable tank cleaning machines for long term rental, short term rental and outright sale. Stocks of rental Portable Tank Cleaning machines are held at 14 locations world wide.

Automatic Drilling Mud Tank Cleaning System Data Sheet

Marine Tank Cleaning Pump Packages

Marine Supply Centers Locations

For more information on marine tank cleaning equipment for rent or purchase, contact us
at 866.920.3233 or send us an email.