In addition to its standard tanker wash, Industrial Design and Fabrication INC. manufactures a tanker wash system designed specifically for cleaning food grade tank trailers and vessels. These modular machines like their counterparts contain all the equipment and controls required to properly clean food grade carriers. The systems can be configured with equipment to wash either one or two tankers at a time and are designed and manufactured to meet the pasteurized milk ordinance 3A guidelines. Each system allows the operator to run the four fully automatic wash cycles that are currently required to meet food manufactures and regulatory agency requirements. A programmable logic controller or “PLC” operates all of the machine functions during wash cycles to eliminate possible operator errors. Water is cascaded through the system to reduce consumption, allowing a typical type II wash cycle to use as little as 400 gallons of fresh water per wash. The system utilizes in-line heating of the wash solutions through steam heat exchangers that allow rinse temperatures of up to 212° F at the tankers discharge. All wash cycles end with an ambient temperature, fresh, potable water rinse with the option of injecting a USDA / FDA approved sanitizer. In addition to providing a finale rinse and sanitizing this step of the process cools the tank back down before the hatches are closed and seals installed. In addition provisions are made to air dry tankers using heppa-filtered air, this step is usually required when cleaning tankers used for transport of refined food grade oils.