Mandatory use of MFMs for the delivery of distillate fuel
As of 1st July 2019, the use of MFMs (Mass Flow Meters) will be mandatory for the supply of all distillate fuels in Singapore based on a ruling by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore.
The requirements for the delivery of distillate fuel follows on from the introduction of MFM requirements for the delivery of residual product – in accordance with the TR 48 : 2015 technical reference – which came into effect on 1st January 2017
On the 1st June 2016 the Singapore MPA implemented the use of the TR 48 : 2015 technical reference to support the initiative for mandatory use of MFMs (Mass Flow Meters) for all deliveries of residual fuel oil made on / after the 1st January 2017.
TR 48 : 2015 covers the core requirements for the installation, testing, qualification, processes and documentation for bunker custody transfer using a Coriolis mass flow meter.
These requirements aim to define the procedures needed for a fair and transparent custody transfer between the fuel supplier and purchaser in Singapore.
The use of MFMs for all residual fuel bunkerings in Singapore after 1st Jan 2017, and subsequent ruling for distillate fuel, was introduced following a feasibility study conducted jointly between the MPA and SPRING Singapore.
More details regarding the latest requirement can be found on the MPA web site:
The TR 48 : 2015 can be purchased directly from www.singaporestandardseshop.sg
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