– April/May 2014
Update on Flow, Temperature, Level, and Pressure Measurement from Flow Research
Editor: Dr. Jesse Yoder; Volume 15, Number 1 - ISSN 1350-7204
We have implemented your
votes for new studies!
months ago we asked you, our valued clients, to tell us what market
studies you would like us to publish in 2014. We
want to thank you for your strong response.
We based our 2014 schedule almost entirely on the studies you
voted for. It’s great
to know that some of our past studies are so popular that you want
entirely new editions done of them.
In addition, you voted for some brand new studies that we
haven’t done before.
of the studies we are currently working on include pressure
transmitters and vortex flowmeters. The
pressure transmitter market is more than one-third the size of the
flowmeter market, and it is still experiencing significant growth.
One segment we plan to look at closely is multivariable
flowmeters. We want to
determine to what extent multivariable flowmeters are displacing
mass flow measurements made using a flow computer and several
individual transmitters. For
vortex meters, we are looking at the impact of new dual sensor and
dual flowmeter technology.
in Sydney, Australia
extremely popular study is Volume X:
The World Market for Flowmeters.
We are now doing research for the 5th Edition of this
study. Nowhere else can you get a comprehensive view of the worldwide
flowmeter market by region and by flowmeter type.
This has become one of our more popular studies, along with Volume
X: Module A: Strategies,
Industries, and Applications. The
4th Edition of this study exceeded 700 pages, and we expect the
5th Edition to be equally comprehensive.
We include data on all flowmeter types, including positive
displacement and turbine, along with Coriolis, ultrasonic, and others.
also voted for a brand new edition of the gas flow study series.
This series of studies was born out of my interviews with oil and
gas companies in the
, and became immediately popular. It
not only provides data on flowmeters used to measure gas flow, it also
details where gas flow is produced by region and country.
Natural gas is becoming increasingly important since it is cleaner
than oil, and it has become a bridge to renewable.
There are a lot of new developments in gas flow measurement,
especially among turbine and ultrasonic flowmeter suppliers.
addition to bringing out new editions of existing studies, you asked us to
initiate some brand new studies. These
include flowmeter calibration and liquefied natural gas (LNG).
We have begun the research for both of these new studies, which
will be published later this year.
new study is one on level measurement.
This is a series of four studies, which will be published over the
next year. Level is an
extremely important measurement, along with flow, pressure, and
temperature, and we are especially pleased to be documenting this market.
For more information, go to www.levelreseasrch.com.
this is a very busy year at Flow Research, we are grateful for the
opportunity to serve your market research needs.
We hope that the studies we have selected, based on your input,
will be ones that you are as excited about as we are.
And if these studies don’t meet your exact needs, please contact
us about a custom study.
Jesse Yoder, President
Free Webinar on Coriolis Flowmeters
request of ControlGlobal.com, Dr. Jesse Yoder recently did a webinar on Coriolis
Flowmeters Used to Measure Natural Gas and Oil Flow.
The 21 minute webinar contributes to Control Global’s
Fundamentals Series. It covers
trends and applications for Coriolis flowmeters, the use of Coriolis
meters for custody transfer of natural gas and oil, and compares Coriolis
and ultrasonic flowmeters. You
will find a link to the webinar under What’s New on Flow Research’s
home page, http://www.flowresearch.com.
Or, go directly to http://app.brainshark.com/controlglobal/vu?pi=zI8zKGWtXzFvYdz0
complete series of studies on the World Market for Oil and Oil Flow Measurement can help you do
business in a complex market
some competition from other energy sources, oil remains a key energy
resource in demand by increasing global population and development. Despite
temporary fluctuations, the general trend in oil prices over the past five
years has been strongly upward. This
has stimulated renewed exploration and development, with important new
discoveries and projects. Political
changes and tensions in key areas continue to focus attention on supplies,
reserves, development projects, trade, transport, and refinement.
New technological developments affect accessibility of known and
new fields, and others affect methods of transport.
These are just some of the main factors that interplay to affect
opportunities in the world of oil and oil flow measurement.
fascinating and complex world that you need to understand to make
decisions for doing business successfully in it.
This is why Flow Research undertook the series called The World Market for Oil and Oil Flow Measurement.
November 2013, the entire series is
complete and is available to help you understand and make decisions
about your particular business opportunities.
study shows where growth is occurring and where it is not, and where to
expect the highest returns. The
study includes information about oil flowmeter markets, and profiles of
important oil regions and their major companies. It includes descriptions
of industries and applications that are key to understanding a complex
marketplace. Strategies for
succeeding in regional and worldwide markets are provided.
there is such a wealth of research information in it that it took over a
year for our researchers and analysts to process it all and present it in
the over 2,800 pages of the
combined Core Study plus five
Modules. It is all clearly
laid out with easy-to-find sections, full of information and explanations,
and an abundance of charts, tables, and maps. Flow
Research has also organized the series to give you options to get the information you need most for specific areas of
to present information in the most useful way for both basic and in-depth
understanding of both general and more specialized areas of focus, this
series takes a modular approach
to examining and helping you understand the complex world of oil and oil
flow measurement. The
World Market for Oil and Oil Flow Measurement
includes a Core oil flow
measurement study plus five Modules.
The in-depth research in the
modules complements and builds on the detailed results of the Core Study,
thus, together, they provide the most comprehensive picture of the
worldwide oil flow market from multiple perspectives. The
six studies can be ordered as a set
at a savings over individual prices.
However, the six studies are structured such that they can
also function as standalone reports and the Core and the Modules can be ordered individually or in whatever
combination you need.
World Market for Oil and Oil Flow Measurement
Core: The World Market for Oil Flow Measurement
A: Oil Producers Worldwide
B: Oil Producers in Mideast/Africa
C: The World Market for Custody Transfer of Petroleum Liquids
D: Strategies, Industries and Applications
E: Multiphase Flowmeters
detailed information about this series and each module is available
through http://www.oilflows.com, or
you are welcome to contact us.
3. Refiners Boost Capacity
to Take Advantage of Shale Oil Boom
Vicki Tuck, Flow Research
of oil from
have galvanized companies to build new, small plants and expand on
existing ones to take advantage of this recent influx of light sweet
crude. Refiners, including
Valero Energy Corp. and Marathon Petroleum, are taking up the challenge of
boosting the output and efficiency of aging facilities, rather than
building new, large refineries to profit from this shale oil boom
expected that up to 400,000 barrels of oil-refining capacity a day by 2018
could result from these enhancements and improvements to existing
the potential output from South Texas Eagle Ford shale formation, which
yields ultralight oil, will spur the construction of several new plants. These
plants, known as “splitters” or “toppers,” are not considered
actual refineries, since they are not involved with an array of crude oil
types, and do not produce a large variety of fuel types. Their
function is mainly to take the light oil one step further in its evolution
toward becoming gasoline and diesel. The
product is then shipped to other parts of the world, such as Asia, Europe
where the process is continued and completed.
Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., not traditionally involved in refining, is
currently building a plant near the Houston Ship Channel, and is
anticipating 100,000 barrels a day of the light oil for export. Magellan
Midstream Partners LP is contemplating similar enterprises to be located
. Marathon Petroleum is
upgrading its refining capacity and adding new equipment to its plants in
large shale oil fields.
oil boom is changing the landscape with this rich influx of oil. And
with so many plants hastening to take advantage, the landscape will
certainly continue to transform for the next several years.
Wall Street Journal. March 2,
Oil-Refineries Bulk Up
find similar news, data and commentary covered in the Energy
one of our Worldflow quarterly publications, that brings together news and
information about developments in the energy sector that are of interest
to the world of flow and instrumentation business.
For more information about our Worldflow
Monitoring Service, visit http://www.worldflow.com.
4. Completely up-to-date 5th
edition magnetic flowmeter market study shipping
Research is the only market research company that publishes a study wholly
devoted to the magnetic flowmeter market.
Since Flow Research published the 4th edition of our
worldwide magnetic flowmeter market study in 2009, we have been following
news in the magnetic flowmeter market regularly, but our in-depth market
research for the 5th edition of this study yielded some
economic challenges endured by many markets, the magmeter market has
grown even faster in the past five years than we projected in 2009.
magnetic flowmeter market is now the largest flowmeter market in terms
of revenues, outpacing differential pressure and Coriolis.
is a significant amount of manufacturing activity in
in magnetic flowmeters. The 5th edition includes a section
on Chinese magnetic flowmeter manufacturing.
important fact about the 5th edition of this study is that it
has a base year of 2013, with
forecasts to 2018. This makes
it completely up-to-date. The
study is over 500 pages, covering eight geographic regions, and, in
addition to market size and forecast, includes:
into growth factors affecting the market
of magnetic flowmeter suppliers and their products
shares of major suppliers
for doing business in this market
segmentation by types
some significant growth areas
for magnetic flowmeters. These
areas are keeping the magnetic
flowmeter market fresh with new products and new technologies. Despite
its large size, we are projecting significant growth in this market over
the next five years.
information about this study, visit http://www.flowmags.com,
and, of course, feel welcome to contact us.
5. Armstrong International
Acquires Veris, Inc.
Rivers, MI; February 6, 2014 — Armstrong International has expanded its
portfolio of intelligent system solutions through the acquisition of Veris,
Incorporated, a leader in accurate and reliable flow measurement
technology for gas, steam and hot water applications.
Veris, based in Niwot, Colorado, has more than 25 years experience
in designing and manufacturing low measurement instruments including
the most accurate and reliable flow sensor for measuring gas, liquid and
steam delivering lower operating costs for customers and Accelabar®,
a new and unique flow meter that provides superior performance in
not only shares our commitment to delivering energy saving solutions to
its customers, they also share our core values that contribute to creating
an enjoyable experience for our customers," said Patrick Armstrong,
President and CEO of Armstrong Global Holdings.
addition to its
headquarters, Veris has operations in
. The Veris name and operating
locations will remain and its product line will enhance the full line of
solutions available from Armstrong.
information about these companies can be found at http://www.veris-inc.com
is just one of the articles you will find covered in our Q4 2013 Market
one of our Worldflow quarterly publications, full of news and information
about interesting and important developments related to the world of flow
and instrumentation business.
Worldflow Monitoring Service is
a package of resources designed to serve the information needs of
flowmeter and instrumentation manufacturers, distributors, and end-users
with news, data and commentary on the markets it covers. Subscribers
receive quarterly publications of the Energy
Monitor and the Market
Barometer, plus Flash
Reports of important news that breaks between quarterly publications,
and have access to a web-based library of information, Worldflow
Online. The Market
Barometer focuses on the flowmeter industry, as well as some types
of temperature, pressure, level and analytical instrumentation.
Monitor focuses on oil & gas, and power & renewable
industries in relation to flow and temperature measurement, and other
instrumentation. For more
information about our Worldflow
Monitoring Service, visit http://www.worldflow.com.
6. Flow Research websites
Research’s web presence has been refreshed with a more stream-lined
appearance and navigational connections.
As you may know, we have a large number of websites, devoted to
many topics. We have
redesigned our websites to make them more accessible and to enable us to
continue building more websites. Our
goal is to bring you more information about flow and instrumentation in an
easy to understand way. We
have developed a system of Core
Sites with related sites associated with them.
These Core Sites are listed in
the banner that runs down the left side of the homepage, labeled
website developer, Christina Glaser, gets the credit for putting this
together. You can see the new
design at http://www.flowresearch.com.
We welcome any comments on our new design.
7. Upcoming CEESI North
American Custody Transfer Measurement Conference
annual North America Ultrasonic Meter Workshop has been expanded this year
to include all types of Custody Transfer Measurement.
The North American Custody Transfer Measurement Conference takes place July 15–17,
2014 at the Grand Hyatt Denver
. Preceding the Conference,
CEESI is also offering a training course on the operation and use of
ultrasonic meters for natural gas and liquid, on July 14, 2014.
event allows for open discussion on metering from a user’s standpoint.
It brings together a wealth of information as well as new ideas and
new questions regarding custody transfer measurement, today’s challenges
and successes, as well as "lessons learned”.
Both users and manufacturers will offer presentations on topics
Meters with Low Measurement Uncertainties
Station Field Assessments
Effects with Coriolis Metering
Meter Diagnostics and proper zeroing
intervals for custody transfer meters
and API Standard Updates
information or to register online, visit www.ceesi.com/training
up of the 2013 Workshop features in Jesse Yoder’s article Ultrasonic flowmeters wow them at CEESI Workshop, published
in Processing Magazine’s October 2013 issue.
You can find this article and others listed on our website www.flowarticles.com.
The direct link for this article is http://www.flowresearch.com/articles/PDF_Files/2013/Yoder-PR1013.pdf.
Research will be attending again this year.
Perhaps we’ll see you there?
8. New edition of pressure
transmitters market study in the works
Research is working on The World Market for Pressure
Transmitters, 4th Edition, planned for publication
during Q2 2014. The 3rd
Edition of this study, published in August 2011, observed that pressure
transmitter revenues had grown substantially during the previous five
years. Further, it was noted
that the total size of the worldwide pressure transmitter market was nearly half the size of the worldwide flowmeter market in terms of
revenues. We believe this
market is strong and will continue to hold its own in the instrumentation
The World Market for Pressure Transmitters, 4th Edition
will give you the up-to-date view of this market with information you need
to assess your business opportunities.
The study will:
the size of the pressure transmitter market in 2013, worldwide and by
nine geographic regions –
, and now
are all covered separately
thorough segmentation by types
market growth for all types of pressure transmitters through 2018
worldwide 2013 market shares for major suppliers of pressure
factors affecting market growth
industries and applications where pressure transmitters are used, and
to focus especially upon high growth areas
products of the main companies selling into the pressure transmitter
main pressure transmitter suppliers
strategies to manufacturers for selling into the pressure transmitter
information, please visit http://www.pressureresearch.com,
and, of course, feel welcome to contact us.
9. New edition of vortex
flowmeter market study in the works
Research is working on The World Market for Vortex
Flowmeters, 5th Edition, projected for publication in
the vortex flowmeter market has historically been relatively slow.
However, while the vortex flowmeter market is smaller than
ultrasonic, Coriolis, or magnetic flowmeters in terms of market size, user
interviews show that interest in vortex flowmeters remains strong for
a combination of reasons. More
suppliers have entered this market over the years.
There have been enhancements in vortex meter technology to improve
accuracy, reliability, and address issues of vibration. Another
significant event was that
vortex flowmeters finally received the approval of the American Petroleum
Institute (API) for use in custody-transfer applications in January 2007. Custody
transfer is a critical flowmeter application and an area with market
growth potential. For both
ultrasonic and Coriolis flowmeters, approvals in the form of standards for
their use in custody transfer have been significant market growth factors.
believe that this is an optimal time, and a number of suppliers have
expressed interest, for us to take a fresh look at how these factors and
others have affected the vortex flowmeter market.
The World Market for Vortex Flowmeters, 5th Edition will
include worldwide market size and market shares for all vortex flowmeters
in 2013, market growth forecast through 2018, industries and applications
where vortex flowmeters are used, and main supplier profiles and product
study will address the following key issues in the vortex flowmeter
factors causing the market to grow
in the use of multivariable flowmeters
effects of the API’s adoption of a custody transfer standard on
use of vortex flowmeters in district heating applications
increased number of suppliers in the vortex flowmeter market
sizes for vortex flowmeter applications
use of vortex flowmeters in steam applications
importance of reducer vortex flowmeters
product and technology developments
strategies for vortex flowmeter suppliers
information, please visit http://www.flowvortex.com,
or, of course, we would welcome you contacting us.
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