Flow Research

27 Water Street

Wakefield, MA  01880

(781) 245-3200

(781) 224-7552 (fax)



Dear Product or Marketing Manager:


I am writing you with some very exciting news.  You may already know that, for the past year, Flow Research has been working on a series of flowmeter studies called Worldflow™.  This is a series of studies that includes the entire worldwide flowmeter market.  I am very happy to let you know that we have completed the worldwide ultrasonic and worldwide magnetic flowmeter studies.  We have already shipped a number or copies of the worldwide ultrasonic study.  The worldwide magnetic flowmeter study will be sent out in the next few days.


The ultrasonic flowmeter market is a very dynamic one.  There are more than 50 suppliers worldwide, and we have profiled 49 of them.  The ultrasonic study includes complete market size and market share information segmented by geographic region.  Here are some of the segments in this comprehensive study:

·        Transit time vs. Doppler

·        Smart vs. Conventional

·        Liquid vs. Gas vs. Steam

·        Clamp-on vs. Spoolpiece

·        Clamp-on Fixed vs. Clamp-on Portable


The ultrasonic flowmeter market is the fastest-growing flowmeter market, and revenue growth is projected in the 15 percent range.  Part of this growth is due to the exploding market for natural gas flow measurement.  Additional market consolidation is expected, and new companies are very likely to get into this field.  Here is your chance to get the inside story on this market.  We interviewed virtually every supplier worldwide and put all this knowledge together in this 572-page study, called The Market for Ultrasonic Flowmeters Worldwide.


The magnetic flowmeter presents a different picture.  Magnetic flowmeters were introduced in Holland 50 years ago.  Since that time, they have grown to command a bigger share of the revenue pie than any other flowmeter.  The magnetic flowmeter market is still growing, but it is a more mature market than the ultrasonic market.  The segments in this 555-page study include:

·        Multivariable vs. Smart vs. Conventional

·        Inline vs. Insertion

·        AC vs. DC

·        Two-wire vs. Four-Wire

·        Remote vs. Compact


This study includes a complete market share and market size analysis by geographic region. 


Some of the exciting developments in the magnetic flowmeter market include the introduction of two-wire meters, the availability of multivariable meters, and the move towards compact magnetic flowmeters.  Magnetic flowmeters are very widely used in Europe, and the top three suppliers of magmeters are based there.  Technological advances have allowed magmeters to handle lower conductivity liquids than ever before.  At the same time, AC meters are still available to meter liquids with high solids content.


If you are in the flowmeter market, you don’t want to miss these studies.  These studies are the most comprehensive available anywhere.  Here’s why:


·        We interview and profile every supplier, not just the leading suppliers.  The ultrasonic study has 49 company profiles, and the magnetic flow study has 36 company profiles.


·        We talked to companies all over the world, in places like Japan, Singapore, Germany, Italy, France, Lithuania, China, Taiwan, Sweden, and many other countries.


·        These studies are not “updates” of previous studies.  They are brand new studies with completely original information.  We don’t fill our studies with “canned” or recycled text.


·        Instead of just talking to suppliers, we interviewed 300 users in Asia, Europe, and North America, and used their responses to make more accurate forecasts.


·        Each study includes a product analysis for each supplier, containing a summary, photos, and specs for their products.  One chapter gives you an overview with detailed specs of all products offered worldwide for both ultrasonic and magnetic flowmeters.


If you would like more detailed information on either The Market for Ultrasonic Flowmeters Worldwide or The Market for Magnetic Flowmeters Worldwide, please fill out the attached form and fax it back to us at 781-224-7552.  Or, you can call us at 781-245-3200, or send me an email to jesse@flowresearch.com.  Visit our website at www.flowresearch.com for detailed descriptions of each study, and an order form.


We have also been working on four more studies for the past year:

·        The Market for Coriolis Flowmeters Worldwide

·        The Market for Vortex Flowmeters Worldwide

·        The Market for New Technology Flowmeters Worldwide

·        Worldwide Survey of Flowmeter Users


These studies are nearly complete, and will be ready to ship in the next two weeks.  More detailed information is available on our website on each of these studies.


These studies are simply the best research available today on the worldwide flowmeter market.  Don’t miss your chance to benefit from our full year of research, and the thousands of hours we have put into these projects.  Call or write us today for further information!


Best regards,



Jesse Yoder

Research Director



Overview of Worldflow™ Studies


What’s in these studies?  Here’s an outline of volumes I through IV.  These are the individual studies covering Coriolis, Magnetic, Ultrasonic, and Vortex flowmeters worldwide:


Chapter One:                Executive Summary

Chapter Two:               Introduction

Chapter Three:             Product and Technology Analysis

Chapter Four:               Market Size and Forecast through 2005

Chapter Five:                Market Shares by Region and Industry

Chapter Six:                 Strategies for Success

Chapter Seven: Company Profiles

Appendix A:                 Worldwide Flowmeter Study Proposal

Appendix B:                 Supplier Input Form

Appendix C:                 End-user Questionnaire (16-page form used for end-user survey)

Appendix D:                 Directory of Flowmeter Suppliers (Lists 252 suppliers & contact info.)


Chapter One-Executive Summary: Concisely presents the main conclusions of the study.


Chapter Two-Introduction: Presents the methodology and key definitions of terms used in the study.  Defines the countries included in the five geographic regions used: North America, Europe, Japan, Asia without Japan, and Rest of World. 


Chapter Three-Product and Technology Analysis: Presents the theory of operation of the flowmeter in question (Coriolis, magnetic, ultrasonic, or vortex).  Provides a detailed analysis of the products by model name.  Specs listed include applications, diameter range, connection type, flow range, temperature range, approvals, pressure range, and flowtube material.  This is a new feature in these studies, and provides a complete overview of the available products on the market worldwide from virtually every supplier.


Chapter Four-Market Size and Forecast Through 2005:  By compiling together the sales data from the individual companies contacted, we have been able to determine actual market size.  Market is forecast by geographic region, and in terms of various market segments specific to each type of meter.  This chapter tells you the dollar amount of each type of flowmeter sold in each geographic region, and the number of units sold.


Chapter Five-Market Shares by Region and by Industry:  Provide market share analysis for each type of flowmeter by geographic region and by industry.  Industries covered include oil & gas, refining, chemical, food & beverage, pulp & paper, pharmaceutical, metals & mining, power, water & wastewater, and other.


Chapter Six-Strategies for Success: Contains strategies that flowmeter suppliers can use to gain market share, and to expand their presence in the market. 


Chapter Seven-Company Profiles: Contains detailed information on the suppliers of the type of flowmeter in question.  Includes detailed information on company history and the products supplied by each company.

Flow Research

27 Water Street

Wakefield, MA  01880

(781) 245-3200

(781) 224-7552 (fax)



Flow Research is conducting a series of studies on the worldwide flowmeter market.  In cooperation with Ducker Worldwide, we are publishing a series of studies on Coriolis, magnetic, ultrasonic, vortex, and DP flowmeters.  All studies will be available in June 2001, and are part of a 12-volume series of flowmeter studies called Worldflow™.  Please let us know which of these studies you would like more detailed information on. 


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______ Volume I: The World Market for Coriolis Flowmeters


______ Volume II: The World Market for Magnetic Flowmeters


______ Volume III: The World Market for Ultrasonic Flowmeters


______ Volume IV: The World Market for Vortex Flowmeters


______ Volume V: The World Market for New Technology Flowmeters (includes DP flow)


______ Volume VI: Worldwide Survey of Flowmeter Users (results of 300 phone interviews)


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Please fax this sheet back to Flow Research at 781-224-7552, or send an email to jesse@flowresearch.com.  Thanks for your interest in Worldflow™!