Gulf Coast Fuel Supply, an offshore fuel supplier specialising in MGO and VLSFO deliveries at the Galveston Lightering area, has partnered with FUELTRAX to install its Coriolis Smart Meters fuel monitoring solution on bunkering tanker Bonaire Trader
FUELTRAX Coriolis Smart Meters constantly monitor each fuel transfer’s mass flow, temperature and density, which will provide transparency in fuel delivery quantities and gives the buyer and the seller a more accurate volume measurement than traditional methods.
The Coriolis Smart Meters have been installed on 2007-built, 11,255-dwt bunkering tanker Bonaire Trader, which is equipped with safety equipment for seamless ship-to-ship fuel delivery operations at the Galveston, Sabine, SW Pass and Corpus Christi Lightering areas.
Gulf Coast Fuel Supply chief executive and founder Robert Love said, "The net effect of having FUELTRAX is like having a fuel surveyor on board to monitor the volumes received closely – we can send a detailed log of the transfer afterward to our clients. The meters allow us to deliver fuel faster than other suppliers because it eliminates the cumbersome process of measuring the fuel tanks before and after delivery.”
He added, “Using FUELTRAX saves us about three hours from the total time for a standard fuel transfer. Overall, our decision to partner with FUELTRAX to install FUELTRAX’s Coriolis mass flow meters on Bonaire Trader benefits all parties in terms of time, accuracy and crew safety."
FUELTRAX chief executive and founder Anthony George said, "We work with a broad scope of vessels, ranging from offshore support vessels, tugs and tankers, collaborate with our clients to understand their specific needs and tailor our product to fit their unique specifications.”
“In Robert’s case of needing to facilitate fuel delivery services on board Bonaire Trader, we provided custom settings to the user interface of FUELNET and customised bunkering tickets with additional metrics needed to support him in providing the best customer experience to his clients.”
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