VPS launches Mass Flow Meter Performance Investigation Service

With the imminent implementation of mandatory use of Mass Flow Meters (MFMs) for all heavy fuel supplies in the port of Singapore from January 1, Veritas Petroleum Services, who has had involvement in many areas associated with this specific legislation, have highlighted a key finding: quantity shortage claims between the supplying barge and the receiving vessel will remain – as the receiving vessel will continue to use their own measurement to determine their received quantity.

The adoption of MFMs is unlikely to be the panacea to bunker quality and quantity issues that have long plagued the market, shipowners have repeatedly told Splash.

Veritas Petroleum Services has now launched a new Mass Flow Meter Performance Investigation Service, to assist the dispute resolution process carried out by instrumentation engineering experts specialising in MFM technology.

“This additional added-value service will further compliment VPS’ existing bunker quantity survey offerings,” VPS said in a release.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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