Flowmeters Product Research (June 2007)

Research was undertaken to gain a better understanding of Control Engineering subscribers’ applications and needs regarding flowmeters.

06/25/2007


Research was undertaken to gain a better understanding of Control Engineering subscribers’ applications and needs regarding flowmeters.

Executive Summary
• Among those who specify, recommend, or buy flowmeters, 80% do so for in-plant requirements, while 35% do this for OEM needs.
• Batch and continuous processing is the most prominent application for flowmeters. Utilities services are used by about one quarter of respondents.
• The most widely used flowmeters include turbine and magnetic types which are used by about 44% of respondents. Orifice flowmeters are used by slightly less (41%) of respondents.
• Of those using flowmeters, 94% are applying full flow pipe and another 28% are using open channel or partial flow pipe.
• The most widely used communication protocol used with flowmeters is 4-20 mA which is used by 84% of respondents. About one-third are using 0-10 V and HART.
• Emerson– Rosemount is the most purchased from manufacturer over the last 12 months for flowmeters. Emerson – Micro Motion is the next most purchased from manufacturer garnering about 20% of mentions. There was no consensus among the 30% “other” responses.
• On average, 77% of respondents purchased 1 to 10 flowmeters in the last 12 months. About 90% purchased fewer than 20 units in the last year. On average, more than half spent in excess of $5,000 on flowmeters; 12% spent more than $50,000.
• Twenty-six percent of control engineers’ need for flowmeters will grow over the next year.
• Sixty-four (64%) of respondents mentioned improved reliability as the most significant factor when deciding on a supplier from which to purchase flowmeters; 43% mentioned improved accuracy as being very important.
• 60% of Control Engineering subscribers responding do not receive Control Design. 74% do not receive Control.


Flowmeters Product Research 2007





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