Tank Washing Machines
Victor Marine’s Tank Washing equipment, marketed under the original established brand name of Victor Pyrate, are of proven high quality and are efficient, economical and robust. Victor Pyrate has been involved in tank washing since the formation of the company in early 1950’s and the recognition we have gained is in no small way due to our active involvement in the writing and implementation of the IMO Resolution Crude Oil Washing (COW) regulations during the 1970’s. The company still strives to uphold this hard-earned reputation by continuously developing new products and improving existing products.
Victor Marine has a wealth of knowledge and experience in providing tank cleaning solutions for the thorough cleansing of vessel cargo tanks, in order to avoid shipowners and ship managers dealing with delays, insurance claims and general pollution. Our machines are suitable for VLCC’s to smaller Product Tankers and Chemical Carriers. They are also used for cleaning drilling-mud tanks used in oil and gas drilling operations.
All machines are designed, assembled and tested in the United Kingdom.
Victor Marine can offer portable and fixed twin nozzle tank washing machines which set a standard above the rest and include the following design features:
- Wash pattern is of orbital progressive intensity to meet IMO Annex II pre-wash requirement standard;
- Jet lengths from 9m to 26m;
- Wash cycle times as low as 16 minutes;
- Machines capable of operating at a pressure as low as 6 kg/cm²;
- Nozzle sizes ranging from 7mm to 18mm;
- Offered with either “sealed for life” or media lubricated drive to ensure no cargo contamination;
- Automatic “slip-clutch” to prevent accidental damage in use;
- Simple to service with the use of high performance long life gears;
- Alternative flange (up to 180mm diameter) and fixings available;
- Fully Type Approved by Class Societies worldwide.
Victor Marine can design the ideal system by carrying out a Shadow Diagram study which will confirm the number, positioning and type of machine in order to provide the optimum tank cleaning solution for your vessel.
As well as supplying tank wash machines, Victor Marine can provide all the necessary ancillary equipment to operate each product to maximum efficiency including various sized hoses, hose saddles, connections, spanners, spare parts kits and also the VP Watergun – a powerful water gun with effective jet lengths of up to 25m with a low recoil for rapid cleaning of decks and bulk cargo holds which is supplied with a tripod stand and is lightweight and ideal for one-man operation.