Beginning January 2017, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) had enforced the mandatory adoption of MPA approved mass flow meter (MFM) systems for all bunker delivery activities in the port of Singapore. The implementation was widely perceived to be a significant step towards greater transparency, improved operational efficiency, and increased productivity within the bunker industry.
MFMs had become increasingly preferred over traditional forms of measurements due to its superior functionalities and benefits. With a direct measure of mass, density, and temperature, more reliable baselines can be established. The automated process of data collection from the start to end of each bunker delivery eliminates the need for human intervention, effectively reducing errors and improving accuracy.