Metcore International Pte Ltd (Metcore), a Singapore-based MFM system measurement solutions provider, announced that it has received accreditation for ISO/IEC 17065:2012 Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, process and services from the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) on 1 December 2022.
The newly attained status allows Metcore to provide certification of a MFM system under its very own certification scheme, learned Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
“We are proud to be an accredited certification body to provide certification of the MFM system under ISO/IEC 17065:2012 Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, process and services,” said Darrick Pang, Managing Director of Metcore.
Mr. Pang added: “Our certification scheme encompasses the testing and certification of a MFM system in conformity with the requirements of relevant standards, including ISO 22192:2021 – Bunkering of marine fuel using the Coriolis MFM system, SS 648:2019 – Code of practice for bunker mass flow metering and OIML R117:2019 – Dynamic measuring systems for liquids other than water.”
Accreditation enhances the credibility of assessment bodies in activities, such as testing, calibration, inspection and certification. Benchmarked against international standards, it ensures the competency, impartiality and performance capability of the Conformity Assessment Body services.
Metcore highlights its commitment to safeguarding and assuring the impartiality of its conformity assessment activities at its own operational levels. This directive ensures the testing and certification team operates with balanced views and representations from interested parties, without permitting any one interest to predominate.
“Metcore has been at the forefront in providing services for MFM systems for bunkering application, with a proven track record and relevant capability in various aspects of testing and evaluation of the bunker MFM. Hence, evolving into an accredited certification body is a straightforward notion,” explained Daryl Lim, Quality Manager at Metcore.
“Accreditation helps to build trust in conformity assessment services in bunkering application. The bunkering industry is aware that the adoption of MFM systems for bunkering application is the way forward in enhancing transparency and trust for all related stakeholders,” emphasised Mr Lim.
“Moving forward, this accreditation would help to ensure ‘Peace of Mind’ for Metcore’s customers when using the MFM approach for measurement of bunker fuel; especially in operations requiring continuous reliance on the technology to provide accurate, transparent, and traceable measurement of marine fuel,” noted Mr Pang.
“This accreditation will only strengthen the integrity of the MFM system in conformity to the relevant standards, benefiting entire bunker chain and related stakeholders as a whole,” he said.
Photo credit: Metcore International
Published: 13 February, 2023
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