CYE Petrol has chosen Emerson Process Management’s Micro Motion® Certified Bunker Measurement Solutions to enable accurate, transparent fuel deliveries from two new bunker barges being built in Turkey. The mass-based measurement solutions are Measuring Instrument Directive (MID) approved to meet international standards for custody transfer and will reduce measurement uncertainty that can lead to disputes or delayed vessel movements.
“We want to be able to offer our customers a new level of accuracy,” said Deniz Eraydin, general manager CYE Petrol. “The real-time and certified Heavy Fuel Oil and Marine Gas Oil bunker measurements provided by Emerson’s Certified Bunker Measurement Solution will help improve our overall operational efficiency and raise customer confidence in the quality of our deliveries.”
Based in Istanbul, CYE Petrol is a physical bunker supplier, blending and distributing high quality fuels using a fleet of bunker barges and land-based tankers. The company supplies 15,000-20,000 metric tonnes of bunker per month to the Istanbul and Izmit bay areas as well as ports in the Black Sea and Sea of Marmara.
Emerson’s Certified Bunker Measurement Solutions will be installed on CYE’s new KALAMIS-E and BEYKOZ-E, 1,650 deadweight tonne, double-hull bunker barges that are expected to be operational during autumn 2014. The other four vessels in the CYE Petrol bunker barge fleet will be fitted with Emerson systems over the next 18 months.
“CYE Petrol is continually looking for ways to increase the already high standards of our bunkering procedures and technologies,” continued Eraydin. “Emerson’s Certified Bunker Measurement Solution supports this objective by promoting the reputation and integrity of our quality and service in a highly competitive market. In addition, by reducing measurement uncertainty and the resultant disputes that can delay deliveries, our potential capacity may be increased from 15,000-20,000 tonnes/month to 25,000-30,000 tonnes per month.”
Emerson’s Certified Bunker Measurement Solution was developed with industry leaders in shipping, supply, and barge operations and is the world’s first MID-approved, Certified Marine Mass Flow Metering Solution for custody transfer. The Micro Motion meter meets the OIML standard R117-1, and the overall solution meets MID standard 2004/22/EC Annex MI-005.
The solution includes a Micro Motion ELITE® High Capacity Coriolis flowmeter, Series 3000 transmitter with Marine Bunker Transfer Package application software, and a bunker delivery ticket printer to generate a receipt that includes the time, date and the total quantity transferred. This receipt can be used as a legal weights and measures document.
Emerson’s global team of certified marine service engineers will work with engineers from CYE Petrol to assist with obtaining marine approvals, share installation best practices, and provide seamless installation and start-up of Emerson’s complete solution. Once installed, the Certified Bunker Measurement Solution will be verified according to MID Module D – a start-up procedure that includes performing a zero verification, sealing the critical components of the bunker line, and issuing an EC Declaration of Conformity.
“We would like to see every bunker company in Turkey using Emerson’s Certified Bunker Measurement Solution because it could help us all win more business,” continued Eraydin. “By increasing the number of vessels receiving bunker product from Istanbul Bosphorus from 15,000 to 25,000 and by increasing tonnage from 1.5 to 2.6 million tonnes, we would be directly supporting the Turkish economy.”
Emerson’s mass flowmeters are already being used by CYE Petrol at its Poliport loading terminal near Istanbul. Installed in 2005, the Micro Motion Coriolis flowmeters are providing accurate mass flow measurement data used when blending diesel fuel and fuel oil to achieve the desired grade.