The Butterworth Type K automated tank cleaning machine provides 360° impact indexed coverage for cleaning tank interiors. The Butterworth Type K is the world's most successful design in terms of durability and reliance with thousands of machines in service worldwide.
The K machine's primary construction material is bronze alloys and employs an integrated turbine drive. The Type K Machine has the ability to clean tanks up to a capacity of 10,000,000 gallons (38,000 m3) or higher when multiple machines are used.
The Butterworth Type K machine uses stream impingement technology to create a pattern matrix similar to a ball of twine (see cleaning pattern simulation below). A complete pattern is established when 63 axial revolutions of the body have been completed. During the process of this pattern development, 2 cycles are established with each cycle increasing the density of the pattern matrix.
- High durability; workhorse of the industry
- Elimination of confined space entry
- High jet-stream impact
- Reduced cleaning times
- Reduced effluent generation
- Reduced energy costs