Gulf Coast Fuel Supply tanker installs fuel monitoring system for delivery transparency

Gulf Coast Fuel Supply, an offshore fuel supplier specialising in MGO and VLSFO deliveries at the Galveston Offshore Lightering Area (GOLA) in the US, has partnered with FUELTRAX to install its fuel monitoring system on the chemical tanker Bonaire Trader.  

Bonaire Trader was built in 2007 and previously operated at South African ports before moving to serve customers in the Galveston area near Houston, Texas.

The FUELTRAX technology installed on the ship will be used to provide transparency in fuel delivery quantities and so that both buyer and seller have a more accurate volume measurement than was possible using traditional methods.

FUELTRAX’s Coriolis Smart Meters constantly monitor each fuel transfer’s mass flow, temperature, and density from beginning to end to report precise volumes.

“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,” said Robert Love, CEO & Founder, Gulf Coast Fuel Supply.

“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. 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.” 

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