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MPA: Implementation Of Singapore Standard Ss 648: 2019 –Code Of Practice For Bunker Mass Flow Metering

Thursday, 27 February 2020 | 12:00

The Singapore Standard SS 648: 2019 –Code of Practice for Bunker Mass Flow Metering was launched on 7 November 2019(“SS 648: 2019”). SS 648: 2019is a revision of TR 48: 2015 –Technical Reference for Bunker Mass Flow Metering which wasimplemented on 1 June 2016 by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) for the custody transfer of bunker deliveries via the mass flow metering (MFM) system to ocean-going ships in the Port of Singapore.

TR 48: 2015 was reviewed and developed into SS 648: 2019, taking intoaccount the operational and technical experience gained by the bunkering industry on the use oftheMFM.Under the coordination of the Singapore Standards Council, the review was jointly conducted by MPA, Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA), bunker suppliers, bunker craft operators, bunker surveying firms, meter vendors, National Metrology Centre and Enterprise Singapore’s Weights and Measures Office.

Transition from TR 48: 2015 to SS 648: 2019
SS 648:2019 includesnew requirements for multi-meter installation, enhancement of the zeroverification procedure and clarity on the role of bunker surveyors.Starting from 1 May 2020, MPA will mandate SS 648: 2019 for the custody transfer of bunker deliveries to ocean-going ships in the Port of Singapore.The existing bunkering standards, TR 48: 2015, will cease to apply by end November 2020.

Purchase of SS 648: 2019
SS 648: 2019 can be purchased from:
Toppan Leefung Pte Ltd
1 Kim Seng Promenade #18-01
Great World City East Tower
Singapore 237994
Tel: (65) 6826 9691
Email: [email protected]

Training Courses
As part of MPA’s ongoing efforts to enhance bunker cargo officers’and bunker surveyors’ professionalism and competency, MPAhas worked with SSA and IBIA to develop refresher coursesto covertechnical knowledge ofMFM bunker operationsandraise awareness on the SS 648: 2019. All in-service bunker cargo officers and bunker surveyors are required to attend the refresher course conducted by either SSA or IBIA.
Source: Maritime And Port Authority Of Singapore

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