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Hot Hot Topics - March 2004

Your Monthly Update on the Flowmeter Industry from Flow Research

Editor: Dr. Jesse Yoder  - Volume 5, Number 3  - ISSN 1350-7204

 

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Welcome to the March 2004 issue of Hot Hot Topics! Flow Research provides an easy way for you to stay up to date on the flow and process industries, and on changing user perspectives. Our Worldflow Monitoring Service provides three reports each quarter: The Worldflow Barometer (flow industry), the Worldflow Monitor (process industries), and the Worldflow Perspective (user surveys). For more details, click here: Worldflow Monitoring Service.

1. Flow Research is proposing to do a worldwide gas flowmeter study. The idea is to compare the different technologies used to measure gas flow to see how they stack up against each other. For example, how do turbine, DP, and ultrasonic compare for measuring natural gas flow? And to what extent are thermal flowmeters competing with or complementary to Coriolis flowmeters for measuring gas flow? We have a proposal for this study on our website at http://www.flowresearch.com/Gasflow_Study/welcome.htm. The proposal gives more details about the purpose and scope of the study.  You can also access the proposal by going to www.flowresearch.com and clicking on the link in the left column of the page.

We are circulating this proposal in hopes of getting enough support to do the study. If your company is interested in the study, please send an email to jesse@flowresearch.com, or call us at 781-245-3200.

2. Flow Research is also proposing to do a worldwide steam flowmeter study. This study will focus on flowmeters used to measure steam flow. These are mainly DP and vortex, although some turbine, ultrasonic, and Coriolis meters are used to measure steam flow. It is likely that the study will include a report on the district heating market.  You can find a proposal for this study at http://www.flowresearch.com/Steamflow_Study/welcome.htm

The proposal gives more details about the purpose and scope of the study.  You can also access the proposal by going to www.flowresearch.com and clicking on the link in the left column of the page.

We are circulating this proposal in hopes of getting enough support to do the study. If your company is interested in the study, please send an email to jesse@flowresearch.com, or call us at 781-245-3200.

3. Need a low cost turbine flowmeter? Hoffer Flow Controls announces the availability of the Lo Co Series, a low cost turbine meter for liquid service. The Lo Co Series is available in line sizes from 1/4 inch to 2 inches. For more information, click here.

4. Photon Control Inc. reports that it has been chosen to supply an optical flow meter to measure flare gas for Statoil, the international oil and gas company headquartered in Norway. The meter will be installed in the Tjeldbergodden plant to measure flue gases at very high temperatures. Photon's meters are uniquely suited to measure flare gas in widely ranging flow rates. For more information, click here.

 

5. Flow Research now has a study available on every flow technology. For the past three years, we have been researching the worldwide flowmeter market, including all technologies. We now have a study available on every flow technology. This includes Coriolis, ultrasonic, magnetic, ultrasonic, thermal, pressure, positive displacement, turbine, open channel, and variable area. For more information on our flow studies, click here. Flow Research Flow Studies.

 

6. New Flow Research Study Finds a Stable but Changing Pressure Transmitter Market. While overall market size is not changing dramatically, important changes are occurring in the worldwide pressure transmitter market. This is one finding in a new market study from Flow Research called The World Market for Pressure Transmitters. Important changes in the market include:

  • Market consolidation among suppliers

  • The introduction of high-tier pressure transmitters

  • The continued importance of multivariable pressure transmitters

  • Competition with DP transmitters from other flow technologies

  • A strong emphasis on reliability from both suppliers and end-users.

For more details on this important new study, released in January 2004, click here:

The World Market for Pressure Transmitters

 

If you like Hot Hot Topics, you will love the Worldflow Barometer! Every quarter the Worldflow Barometer brings you completely up-to-date on developments in the worldwide flowmeter market. We update you on every flow technology every quarter. We tell you who's been acquired, what new products are out, and advise you on market strategies. Plus, every quarter we take an in-depth look at one or more flowmeter companies that you need to know about. Join the growing ranks of companies that rely on the Worldflow Barometer to keep them abreast of developments in flow. Click here for more information.

 

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