Although 2009 was a down year for many companies, the flowmeter market began improving in the fourth quarter of that year and is showing significant growth in 2010, according to a new study by Flow Research, titled The World Market for Flowmeters, 3rd Edition. Flow Research says growth in many flowmeter categories has been driven in large part to continued growth in the energy markets and demand for instrumentation in China and India. In addition, Flow Research reports suppliers have released a steady stream of new products, especially in new-technology flowmeter categories (i.e., Coriolis, magnetic, thermal, ultrasonic, and votex). The study, which is based on surveys of more than 365 people at 270 flow-related companies, also examines how the economic downturn has impacted the flowmeter market as a whole.

Key topics covered in the study include:

• Market size of the worldwide market for all 14 flowmeter technologies

• Market size forecasts for each flowmeter type through 2014

• Market shares for each flowmeter type in 2009 with annual forecasts through 2014

• Both worldwide and regional market size and market share data

• A technology description and analysis for each flowmeter type, including major

competitive strengths and weaknesses

• A product line analysis for all of the major manufacturers of each technology type

• Company profiles with product information for easy comparison

• Selling strategies for companies already in a market segment, or planning to enter one

Key issues addressed in the study:

• Growth in the ultrasonic market, especially in custody transfer applications

• Comparison of DP flowmeters and primary elements to other flowmeter markets

• Impact of the expanding oil & gas industries on the flowmeter markets

• Effects of growth in China, India, and other developing countries on global markets

• Continued expansion of magnetic and vortex flowmeter opportunities and markets

• Impact of new-technology flowmeters on the turbine and positive displacement markets

• Continued growth of the Coriolis flowmeter market

• Mergers and acquisitions in the worldwide flowmeter market

• Impact of new standards, such as the API standard for vortex in custody transfer

The study profiles 35 flowmeter suppliers, including:

• ABB Automation Products GmbH

• Badger Meter

• Bopp & Reuther Messtechnik GmbH

• Brooks Instrument

• Cameron Measurement Systems

• Danaher: McCrometer/Hach

• Dresser

• Emerson Process Management: Rosemount, Bristol, Daniel, MicroMotion

• Elster-Instromet

• Endress+Hauser


• FMC Technologies

• Foxboro (Invensys Group)

• Fuji Electric

• GE Measurement & Control Solutions

• Honeywell


• Itron


• OVAL Corporation

• Racine Federated Inc

• Roper Industries: Neptune Technology Group/Flow Technology

• Sensus


• Siemens

• Sierra Instruments Inc.


• Spirax-Sarco Limited

• Thermo Fisher Scientific

• Tokimec

• Tokyo Keiso

• Toshiba

• Veris Inc.

• Yamatake (azbil)

• Yokogawa Corporation

For more information on Flow Research”s The World Market for Flowmeters, 3rd Edition, visit