Emerson supplying Marine Bunker Measurement to Maersk

  • June 22, 2011
  • Emerson Automation Solutions
  • News

June 22, 2011 - Emerson’s Micro Motion Certified Marine Bunker Measurement Solution for measuring heavy fuel oil (HFO) bunker deliveries is being installed on Maersk vessels. The measurement solution meets international standards for custody transfer and enables accurate, transparent and traceable HFO measurements that are accepted by fuel suppliers to Maersk. It provides real-time HFO bunker measurements that increase operational efficiency, minimize disputes, and provide automated electronic Bunker Delivery Tickets. In December 2010, the Maersk Bulan became the world’s first cargo vessel equipped with a Micro Motion Certified Marine Bunker Measurement Solution. “Emerson’s Micro Motion Certified Bunker Solution allows us to remove uncertainty and improve transparency on custody transfer of fuel oil, which is our largest cost item, while at the same time increasing our operational efficiency,” said Jesper Rosenkrans, Maersk. “This makes our investment in Emerson’s Micro Motion solution an attractive proposition." Micro Motion Coriolis meters for bunker measurement were first implemented by A.P. Moller Maersk on a number of vessels in 2008. While the initial results were good, Maersk and the industry as a whole needed a transparent and traceable bunker measurement system based around the Micro Motion Coriolis meter to provide the necessary confidence and drive a true global industry change. Further work was undertaken by Emerson, with agreement from Maersk and their partners, to develop a deeper understanding of the challenges of bunkering fluid dynamics. This included addressing the issues to realize a direct mass-based, independently accredited, bunkering custody transfer solution for two-phase HFO. The Certified Marine Bunker Measurement Solution includes a Micro Motion ELITE Coriolis meter, Series 3000 transmitter with Marine Bunker Transfer Package, and bunker delivery ticket printer. The system is capable of handling the density and viscosity inconsistencies inherent in HFO and was certified by Nederlands Meetinstituut (NMi), the notified body for testing to the guidelines of the European Instruments Directive (MID) and Issuing Authority for OIML (International Organization for Legal Metrology).  The solution meets the OIML standard R117-1 and the MID standard 2004/22/EC Annex MI-005. About Emerson Process Management Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, metals and mining, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Syncade, DeltaV, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel, Ovation, and AMS Suite. About Emerson Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion.  

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