The World Market for Pressure Transmitters,
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Flow Research has completed a new market study on the worldwide pressure transmitter market. One major goal of the study was determining the size of the pressure transmitter market. In addition, forecasts through 2011 are included.
The study includes the following, and much more::
study includes market size in dollars and units for pressure transmitters worldwide and by geographic region. It reveals market shares by geographic region.
It says what industries pressure transmitters are sold into.
The study also includes other important segmentation, including:
The market for pressure
transmitters has shown solid growth in the past four years. It has shown
strong growth in a market that is
facing competition from other technologies.
How have pressure transmitters not only held their own, but shown
strong growth in an increasingly competitive marketplace?
Several factors account for the
growth in the transmitter market. The
pressure transmitter market has grown due to growth in the number of
capital projects in Asian and other countries, and especially due to
growth in China and the Middle East.
Secondly, there has been a tremendous increase in the amount of
activity in oil & gas exploration and production in the past several
years, due to increases in the price of oil and natural gas.
Finally, suppliers have made significant technological improvements
to their pressure transmitters, resulting in more stable and accurate
products, and this has given customers a reason to buy into this market,
or to upgrade their existing products.
Much of the growth in the
pressure transmitter market is due to growth in the multivariable
transmitter market. The market for multivariable DP transmitters for flow has
more than doubled in the past four years. Multivariable
transmitters measure more than one process variable. These are usually pressure, differential pressure, and
multivariable transmitters use these values to compute mass flow, while
others output these values to a flow computer for calculation.
Multivariable pressure transmitters are widely used to measure
steam flow. They were first
introduced by Bristol Babcock in 1992.
Since that time, Emerson Rosemount and Honeywell have been the main
suppliers. More recently, ABB,
Foxboro, and now Yokogawa have entered this market.
Installed base is the single
biggest factor that has sustained growth in the pressure transmitter
market in the past four years. Many
companies have invested very heavily in pressure transmitter technology,
and are not likely to abandon this investment.
Changing technologies often requires changing suppliers, and also
has additional start-up and educational costs.
Many end-users will choose to stay with their pressure transmitters
unless they have a particular problem with them, or are required to change
technologies by regulations or due to a need to move to a higher
performance level. Even in this case, technology improvements by pressure
transmitter suppliers may persuade end-users to stick with pressure
Geographically, the fastest growth is occurring in China and the Middle East, and in the developing countries of Asia where more new plants are being built. This gives an advantage to the large, multinational companies, which helps explain why most of the pressure transmitter suppliers are large, multinational companies. Far fewer new plants are being built in the United States and in Europe, although some plant upgrades are occurring. Capital spending has been increasing in the past several years, however, and indications are that this trend will continue. This will help the pressure transmitter market in all geographic regions.
Flow Research has completed a series of eleven studies that include all types of flowmeters. Information about these studies is at http://www.flowresearch.com/flow.htm. This study should be of special interest to any manufacturer of pressure transmitters, and to users and specifiers of pressure transmitters.
To order this study, contact Flow Research by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Flow Research at 781-245-3200. In the United States, call toll free at (800) 245-1799. Or, use our handy Order Form.
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