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The World Market for Flowmeters,  
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A New 600+ Page Market Study from Flow Research - Published in April 2008


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Flow Research has completed a new market study called The World Market for Flowmeters, 2nd Edition. It was previously published in 2003.  The 2008 edition of the study contains the segmentation included in earlier versions, and also introduces new segmentation.  A lot of important developments have occurred in the  flowmeter market in the past five years. This study takes these developments into account, and provides a completely updated look at the worldwide flowmeter market.

Since completing our first worldwide study of all flowmeters in 2003, we have been following this market very closely.  Many developments have been described in our quarterly report, the Market Barometer. Each issue of the Market Barometer includes an update on the every flowmeter technology. This new study builds on the knowledge we have gained over the years, but it is a completely new look at this market. For more information on the Market Barometer, go to www.worldflow.com

This study addresses the key issues in the worldwide flowmeter market, including:


  • Growth in the ultrasonic flowmeter market, especially the market for custody transfer of natural gas
  • Continued growth in the Coriolis flowmeter market
  • Comparison of the DP flowmeter and primary elements market to other flow markets
  • The impact of the expanding oil & gas and energy industries on the flowmeter market
  • The effect of growth in China, India, and other developing countries on the worldwide flowmeter market
  • Continued expansion of the magnetic and vortex flowmeter markets
  • The impact of new-technology flowmeters on the positive displacement and turbine flowmeter markets
  • Mergers and acquisitions in the worldwide flowmeter market
  • The impact of new standards, such as the new American Petroleum Institute (API) standard for vortex flowmeters used in custody transfer
  • The appearance of emerging technology flowmeters, including sonar and optical



This study includes market size in dollars and units for flowmeters worldwide and by geographic region.  It reveals market shares by geographic region.  The study will be segmented by flow technology, and will include the following flowmeter types:


New-Technology Flowmeters

  • Coriolis

  • Ultrasonic

  • Magnetic

  • Vortex

  • Thermal

Traditional Technology Flowmeters

  • DP Flowmeters

  • Primary Elements

  • Turbine 

  • Positive Displacement

  • Open Channel

  • Variable Area

  • Target

Emerging Technology Flowmeters

  • Sonar

  • Optical

What's Inside this Study?

  • Dollars and units for each flow technology in 2007 worldwide and by region

  • Market shares for all types of flowmeters in 2007

  • A forecast of market growth for all types of flowmeters through 2012

  • A product analysis for the main companies selling into the flowmeter market

  • Strategies for suppliers for selling into the flowmeter market

  • Company profiles of the main suppliers of flowmeters.

Flow Research has completed a series of twelve studies that include all types of flowmeters.  Information about these studies is at http://www.flowresearch.com/flow.htm.  This study should be of special interest to any manufacturer of flowmeters, and to users and specifiers of all types of flowmeters.


To order this study, contact Flow Research by email at  jesse@flowresearch.com, or call Flow Research at 781-245-3200. In the United States, call toll free at (800) 245-1799. Or, use our handy Order Form. 

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