Letter from the President
Friend of Flow,
The last two years have been years of growth for many
flowmeter companies. Our
perception is that many flowmeter companies experienced an upturn in 2004,
and that this continued into 2005 in many cases.
We hope that your company is among them.
We fully expect this upward trend to continue in 2006.
I certainly have good news to report from Flow
Research. We recently added
some new physical space, nearly doubling in size.
We have added a conference room, a new work area, and a storage
room. In addition, we are
expanding our flowlab to greatly increase our technical capability. Our expanded space gives us room for more staff, and a
dedicated client meeting area. You
are welcome to visit us, if you are in the Boston area.
We have added to our staff
people who are
already helping us in customer service and research areas. Both Kaye Bell and Wendy Dennis bring many years of
customer-focused experience to bear on their new positions at Flow
Research. We hope to use
their presence to enable us to take a more individual approach to our
client base. We have also
increased our commitment to doing user surveys by adding new capabilities
in this area.
I am excited to tell you that we have just published
a new study, The World Market for Vortex Flowmeters, 3rd
Edition. The study includes
35 supplier profiles, and is the most comprehensive vortex study we have
every published. It includes
a great deal of segmentation not seen before, including line size, sensing
technology, pressure rating, bore type, body material, fluid type, and
much more. As part of our research, we conducted a survey of vortex
flowmeter users that is available separately.
For more information on this study, go to http://www.flowresearch.com/Vortex_2006/welcome.htm.
One purpose of this letter is to let you know that
you still have a chance to order these new studies at a pre-publication
discount. If you act
quickly, you can still order the vortex study at the pre-publication
discount, which we have extended due to demand.
Please contact Flow Research for details.
We are also hard at work on our groundbreaking study,
“The World Market for Differential Pressure (DP) Flowmeters and
Primary Elements.” This
is the first attempt we know of to accurately gauge the size of the
primary elements market worldwide. We
are including orifice plates, Venturi tubes, averaging Pitot tubes, flow
nozzles, wedge elements, and other primary elements in our study. The
study also addresses the market for flow computers used in DP flow
For the first time, our new study will give a true
reading of the size of the DP flowmeter market, including primary elements
and flow computers. Previous
attempts to identify the size of this market equate it only with the size of
the market for DP transmitters used to measure flow.
We believe it is important to understand the true size of the DP
flow market to be able to adequately evaluate where DP flowmeters stand in
relation to other technologies.
You may also know that we released a new study, The
Global Market for Magnetic Flowmeters, 3rd Edition, in
September. We identified and
profiled 51 magnetic flowmeter suppliers in this study.
This study segments the market in many new ways:
This study is more than 500 pages long, and is ready
for immediate delivery. Contact
us today for more information.
In addition to our flow studies, we have reformatted
our Worldflow Monitoring Service to make it more responsive to your
immediate needs. We are
continuing with the Worldflow Barometer on a quarterly basis.
However, we have taken the Process Industry Monitor and created a
new, more focused product called the Energy Monitor.
The Energy Monitor brings you quarterly reports on the oil &
gas, refining, and power industries.
In addition to our flowmeter studies, we are
researching the temperature sensor and temperature transmitter markets.
Our new study, “The Market for Temperature Sensors in the
Americas, 2nd Edition” will soon be ready for
publication. “The Market
for Temperature Transmitters in the Americas, 2nd Edition”
will be published after the temperature sensors study. Both studies were originally published in 2000.
We have also made a free CD available, which makes many
previously published articles on flow available together in a single
location. We’ve already
filled more than 500 requests for this popular new CD.
You can preview the CD on our website. To receive your free CD, send us
your request along with your mailing address. And let us know how we’re doing.
We’d love to hear from you!
President, Flow Research, Inc.