Singapore releases technical standard for bunker mass flow metering

Singapore has released the world’s first national technical reference for bunker mass flow metering, supporting the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)’s initiative to use mass flow metering (MFM) for marine fuel oil deliveries in Singapore with effect from January 1, 2017.

The technical reference, TR48, sets out clear requirements for measurement and system integrity that provides a fair basis for custody transfer between the bunker supplier and bunker buyer in Singapore. It was developed under the Technical Committee for Bunkering set up by SPRING Singapore, the national standards body.

Seah Khen Hee, chairman of the committee, commented: “This TR ushers bunker fuel measurement into the digital age and will help Singapore’s efforts to maintain its position as the world’s top bunkering port in terms of tonnage.”

The working group appointed by the committee comprises SPRING, MPA, A*STAR and stakeholders from the marine, shipping and oil and gas industry.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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