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Going with the flow: World Fuel Services welcomes the introduction of mandatory mass flow metering in Singapore.

Publishing Date: January 24, 2017


In a move which has been widely hailed as a landmark moment for the bunker industry, the use of mass flow metering (MFM) for heavy fuel oil bunker deliveries in Singapore became mandatory on January 1, 2017.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has been a staunch champion of MFM for years, leading the way in educating stakeholders about the benefits of the technology and introducing ground-breaking procedures and regulations.

In order to support the introduction of MFM, the MPA has already prepared a comprehensive Technical Reference document which sets out the key requirements for the metering systems’ qualification, installation, testing, procedures and documentation. Developed by a Working Group from Singapore’s national Technical Committee on Bunkering, this document – known as TR48: 2015 – was introduced to the market in June 2016

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