Flowmeters Product Research for June 2005

Research was undertaken to gain a better understanding of Control Engineering subscribers’ applications and needs regarding flowmeters. Specific areas under evaluation included: • In-Plant vs. OEM Requirements • Applications • Flowmeter Types • Communication Protocols • Purchases in the Past and Next 12 months • Supplier Selection Criteria • Magazines Received

06/14/2005


Research was undertaken to gain a better understanding of Control Engineering subscribers’ applications and needs regarding flowmeters. Specific areas under evaluation included:
• In-Plant vs. OEM Requirements
• Applications • Flowmeter Types
• Communication Protocols
• Purchases in the Past and Next 12 months
• Supplier Selection Criteria
• Magazines Received

Executive Summary
• Among those specifying, recommending, and/or buying flowmeters, 82% do so for in-plant requirements and 30% buy for OEM requirements.
• Nearly half of respondents say continuous processing is their primary process application. This is nearly double the percentage selecting the second most common application, batch processing.
• Orifice and magnetic flowmeters tie as the most common types used by survey participants.
• Virtually all respondents report full flow pipe applications for flowmeters.
• Currently 4-20 m/A is the most widely used communication protocol. Results indicate it will continue to be the most widely used over the next year.
• One-third of respondents purchased flowmeters from Emerson Process Management - Rosemount in the past 12 months. Emerson Process Management– Micro Motion registered the second highest market penetration, at 26%.
• 20 flowmeters was the average number each respondent purchased in the past 12 months. This equated to average spending per respondent of $41,108. Results indicate flowmeter purchases will grow over the next 12 months.
• Non-invasive measurement and digital communication ability are the key supplier selection criteria among those surveyed.


Flowmeter Product Research 2005





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