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The World Market
for Flowmeters, 5th
completed our first Volume X study in 2003, and published subsequent editions in
2008, 2010 and January 2013. We have closely followed the growth in the markets
of all the flowmeter types during this time. The main goal of this study is to
determine the size of the
worldwide flowmeter market, including all technologies, and to see if the trend
towards new technology flowmeters continues. This study contains revenue, unit,
and average selling price data for all flow technologies, segmented by region.
It provides the tools you need to compare market size, market shares, and growth
rates for all the flow technologies. It also provides product analysis and
growth factors for each flowmeter type. Volume X enables you to assess your
competitive position in the flowmeters you supply and the ones you compete
against. Market forecasts through 2018 are included.
The study includes
both new-technology and traditional technology flowmeters, as well as the
emerging flow technologies of sonar and optical. This full-color study includes:
size of the worldwide market
for 13 flowmeter technologies
• Market size forecasts for
each flowmeter type through 2018
shares for each flowmeter
type in 2013 with annual forecasts through 2018
• Both worldwide and regional market
size and market share data
• A technology
description and analysis for
each flowmeter type, including major competitive strengths and weaknesses
• A product
line analysis for the major
manufacturers of each technology type
profiles with product
information for easy comparison
For segmentation breakouts, see
the Overview above.
Module A: Strategies,
Industries, & Applications
The in-depth reserarch in Module
A: Strategies, Industries, & Applications complements
and builds on the results of Volume
X: The World Market for Flowmeters, 5th Edition. The
module can be ordered as a standalone report or as an add-on to the main study.
This content-rich module provides
strategies for companies already in the flowmeter market as well as those
companies considering joining the market. Company strategies apply to the entire
flowmeter market, as well as to individual product lines. The module includes
tactical and strategic recommendations for suppliers in each market segment. A
world view of the market forecasts the best areas for future growth.
A you will find:
• Shipments by industry and
application in dollars and percentages, broken out by flowmeter type
• Forecasted growth rates by both application and industry through 2016
• Essential information on market outlook and industry trends by flowmeter
• Realistic strategies for success for those entering or already in the
For more specific information on
both Volume X and Module
A, see the Overview at www.flowvolumex.com.
About Variable Area
Most variable area
(VA) flowmeters consist of a tapered tube that contains a float.
The upward force of the fluid is counterbalanced by the force of gravity.
The point at which the float stays constant indicates the volumetric
flowrate, which can be often read on a scale on the meter tube.
VA meter tubes are made of metal, glass, and plastic.
Metal tubes are the most expensive type, while the plastic tubes are
lower in cost. Metal tubes are used
for high-pressure applications.
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While most VA
meters can be read manually, some also contain transmitters that generate an
output signal that can be sent to a controller or recorder.
While VA meters should not be selected when high accuracy is a
requirement, they do very well when a visual indication of flow is sufficient.
They are very effective at measuring low flowrates, and can also serve as
flow/no-flow indicators. VA meters
do not require electric power, and can safely be used in flammable environments.
development for variable area
flowmeters is the development of meters with a transmitter output.
The HART protocol is available on some meters.
This turns the VA meter into more than a visual indicator, and makes it
possible to do control and recording. A
class of VA meters called purgemeters have been developed to handle a variety of
low flow applications. Other areas
of research include float design and materials of tube construction, especially