The World Market for Vortex Flowmeters, 3rd Edition
Vortex flowmeters were first
introduced to industrial markets in the early 1970s.
Since that time, growth in the vortex flowmeter market has been
slow. Vortex flowmeters have
never undergone a period of rapid growth that would enable them to catch
up to ultrasonic, Coriolis, or magnetic flowmeters in terms of market
size. Still, the past several
years have been important ones for the vortex flowmeter market.
In conducting this study, we
are contacting all known manufacturers of vortex flowmeters worldwide.
Flow Research has identified 35 vortex flowmeter manufacturers
around the world. By
obtaining detailed information about each company, we are assembling a
picture of the total vortex flowmeter market. We are asking suppliers to provide detailed information about
geographic segmentation, industries sold into, types of vortex flowmeters
sold, and many other product segments.
As a result, the study will identify where growth is occurring in
the market, as well as the underlying factors for that growth. Our end-user survey provides additional perspectives on this
This study includes market
size in dollars and units for vortex flowmeters worldwide and by
geographic region. It reveals
market shares by geographic region. It
says what industries vortex flowmeters are sold into.
The study also contains other important segmentation, including:
Goals of Study
One main goal of this study
is to determine the size of the vortex flowmeter market worldwide in 2005.
Even though growth from 2000 to 2002 was slow, there are signs that
the vortex flowmeter market is breaking out of its slump.
If this is true, it will be good news for vortex flowmeter
suppliers and users alike.
One important issue is the
role of multivariable flowmeters in the vortex market.
This study seeks to determine if this technology is gaining
traction, or if it is stuck in neutral.
It is a good sign that several new suppliers have introduced vortex
flowmeters. This is likely to
give a push to multivariable vortex technology.
This study also examines the
role of vortex flowmeters in gas flow measurement, and the role of
industry approvals. The lack
of industry approvals is one factor that has prevented the vortex
flowmeter market from growing as rapidly as the ultrasonic and Coriolis
markets. There are signs that this is changing, and that vortex
flowmeters will gain the approvals they previously lacked. This study will
examine the effect of industry approvals on the vortex flowmeter market.
Issues in this Study
Vortex User Perspective Survey
Flow Research has conducted
a survey of flowmeter users. The
purpose of this survey was to capture the views of the market’s
end-users as another means of informing suppliers to the markets.
Purchase decisions and application requirements and changes are
best understood – and most easily anticipated – from the perspective
of end-users. The survey
provides detailed insight into the purchasing plans and preferences of
those who purchase, specify, and use flowmeters. More details are
available at http://www.flowresearch.com/User_Survey_2006/welcome.htm.
The industries sampled in
the survey were drawn from the process industries.
The pertinent questions regarding applications, product
preferences, buying criteria, accuracy and safety considerations, purchase
plans, and supplier sources were asked, and included in the results.
Below is a brief outline of the Worldflow Vortex User
Perspective Survey for your review:
Vortex User Survey Segments
Size / Employee Totals
in Use (by quantities and by types
Factors and Supporting Rationales (with priority ratings)
Needs from Products and Suppliers
Changes in Applications
Growth Estimates (through 2008)
Plans (through 2008)
of Vortex Flowmeters in 2004
of Vortex Flowmeters by Mounting Type (Wafer, Flanged, Insertion)
of Vortex Flowmeters by Line Size
of Vortex Flowmeters by Fluid Type (Air, Gas, Liquid, Steam)
of Multivariable Vortex Flowmeters in 2004
to Purchase Multivariable Vortex Flowmeters in 2008
Installed Base of Flowmeters
Protocols Used with Flowmeters Purchased
and Other Approvals
Considerations in Flowmeter Selection
to Doing Business with New Suppliers
Become Aware of Flowmeters and Vendors (Internet, Product Literature,
Salespeople, Ads, Articles, etc.)
Periodicals and Trade Shows that are Sources of Information about
Flowmeters and Vendors