Bunker Mass Flow Metering (MFM) in the Port of Singapore has the potential to reap annual savings of between S$80 million (USD58 million) and S$199 million (USD146 million) for the bunkering industry, a new study shows.
The MPA Singapore informed that the Singapore Standard SS 648: 2019 – Code of Practice for Bunker Mass Flow Metering, launched on 7 November 2019 as a revision to TR 48: 2015, will be implemented from 1st May 2020.
A new paper by Singapore-based Ascenz Solutions provides best practices for accurate monitoring of fuel bunkering of marine fuels using mass flow meter (MFM) systems. The fuel bunkering process is essential to all ships that rely on fuel oil for operation.
MPA Singapore issued a circular to remind the maritime community on the mandatory adoption of MPA-approved Mass Flow Metering (MFM) system for all distillates bunker delivery in the Port of Singapore, starting from 1 July 2019.
Accurate, on-the-spot measurement of marine bunkering is critical for both cost control and relationship management. In response to accurate measuring, since 2017, Singapore, the world’s largest marine refueling hub, has made the use of MFM compulsory. Mass Flow Metering is based on the Coriolis flow meter theory.
MPA Singapore announced that it has started the acceptance tests to roll out MFM on bunker tankers for the delivery of distillates. Namely, the use of Mass Flow Meters for bunker tankers to deliver distillates in the Port of Singapore will be Mandatory by 1 July 2019.
American energy major ExxonMobil is launching a mass flow metering system (MFMS) for marine gas oil in Singapore, after the Maritime and Port Authority mandated that all distillates must be delivered via a MFMS from 1 July 2019. The first barge deliveries are set to start in May 2018, the company said.
After successfully test-bedding the use of mass flow metering system for delivery of distillates , the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore will extend the mandatory use of MFM to all bunker tankers delivering distillates in the Port of Singapore from 1 July 2019. MFM for distillates aims to provide better assurance to both the bunker buyers and suppliers on the quantity of bunker delivered.
Singapore-based BW Group issued a short film explaining the background with respect to use of Mass Flow Meters, which are considered to bring change in bunkering process within an environment of increasing operational challenges. From 1 January 2017, the Port of Singapore became the first in the world to mandate the use of MFM.
Ocean Bunkering Services Pte Ltd announced it will add five bunker barges to its fleet by early January, in line with its plans to expand in Singaporean marine refueling market, currently the largest in the world.
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