Singapore launches new MFM bunkering standards SS 660 and TR 80
News | Published Thursday, 15 October 2020 05:56
Reported by MARINE ONLINE
According to the article by Manifold Times, two bunkering standards for the local bunkering sector have been jointly launched by The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Singapore Chemical Industry Council, Standards Development Organisation, Singapore Standards Council and Enterprise Singapore.
Singapore Standard 660 (SS 660), covers the quantity measurement requirements during bunker cargo delivery from an oil terminal to a bunker tanker through a mass flow meter (MFM). The standard aims to harmonize quantity measurement methods at oil terminals to improve accuracy and inventory management while stepping up quality assurance through fuel sampling to ensure that agreed fuel specifications are met.
TR 80 reflects the requirements and procedures for meter verification using a master MFM to verify and check the stability and performance of a duty meter installed on a bunker tanker or at an oil terminal.
Singapore is the first port to mandate the use of MFMs in 2017 to boost transparency in the notoriously opaque industry, making the meters compulsory for marine fuel oil bunker barges licensed by the MPA.