ExxonMobil expands independently accredited Mass Flow Metering System offer in Hong Kong

ExxonMobil has introduced its second independently accredited mass flow metering system (MFMS) in Hong Kong. The expansion follows the company’s introduction of the first independently accredited MFMS in Hong Kong fitted on the barge, Anshing, in December 2015. Currently, ExxonMobil is the first and only fuel supplier to adopt an independently accredited MFMS in Hong Kong.

The technology is fully accredited by Lloyd’s Register, in partnership with A*STAR’s National Metrology Centre, the national measurement institute of Singapore, and Metcore International, a consultancy with expertise in MFMS for bunkering. It can save vessel operators an estimated $5,000* and up to three hours** per delivery.

“Our first mass flow metering system in Hong Kong received a very positive response from customers and has proved to be a great success. This second barge will help to ensure the majority of ExxonMobil fuel deliveries will be supplied via a mass flow metering system and also cater for larger stem sizes,” said Deepankar Banerjee, ExxonMobil’s Asia Pacific marine fuels sales manager.

“ExxonMobil and Lloyd’s Register continue to work together to increase access to fully accredited MFMS fuel delivery services in Hong Kong,” said Douglas Raitt, Lloyd’s Register Marine’s regional consultancy manager. “Both ExxonMobil systems are independently validated and sealed, which underlines the security of the system versus other non-accredited meters in the market.”

*Per 1,000MT stem size delivery at $300/MT. Includes surveyor costs, temperature delivery range and density delivery range but does not include dip tank measurement errors. A temperature measurement delta of 10°C amounts for up to US$2,100. A 3kg/m³ density difference amounts for up to US$1,000. These variables can be avoided by the use of a secure mass flow metering system. 
**Comparison versus manual tank dipping.

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