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Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets

Overview

Publication Dates: Q2 and Q3 2015
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Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets: An Overview
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All of these interested parties have asked for a comprehensive review of the subject for one primary reason: The subject directly affects the certainty that flowmeter users have in the performance of the product in the field.flowresearch. Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets: An Overview Flow Research. .2 Flow Research. MA 01880 USA +1 781-245-3200 +1 781-224-7552 (fax) www. The primary goal is to determine and to describe in detail the capabilities that these facilities offer. especially as these apply to gas and oil custody transfer applications • To describe effective procedures for the recalibration of flowmeters by type • To describe the major supported standards used in flowmeter recalibration • To provide in-depth profiles of major calibration companies worldwide Rationale for Studies Flow Research has received multiple requests for this research from the flowmeter manufacturer. and end-user communities. calibration facility.com Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets Flow Research is undertaking a completely new set of studies on worldwide flowmeter calibration facilities. The set of studies is called: Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets. Inc. 27 Water Street Wakefield. and how and why these facilities are of importance to flowmeter instrumentation users. Inc. The research has multiple purposes: • To identify independent and manufacturer flow calibration facilities worldwide and by region • To accurately describe the capabilities of these facilities • To identify and describe the criteria that indicates when a flowmeter should be recalibrated • To identify market growth factors for calibration facilities.

com). During these visits.worldflow. and what types. We provide the industry periodic updates in our Market Barometer and Energy Monitor publications (see: www. the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Our questionnaire was designed to find out: • What types of flowmeters these companies were using and how many of each type (installed base) • What types of flowmeters they were purchasing. our user interviews consistently confirm that interest in the effective utilization of flowmeters in process control is high. These are the large companies that supply energy to vast areas in the Mideast and in some cases to millions of people. and what types they would be purchasing in the future. and regularly purchase many new and replacement meters. Qatar. and in some cases met with as many as ten people from a single company. To the Mideast and back – three times – to gather detailed data on the needs and purchasing decisions of major producers The background of this study goes back to 2009. and for many other purposes. for refining. . Many of the companies we visited have thousands of flowmeters installed. and Oman. Inc. we did 15 interviews at companies in Saudi Arabia. and that having trust in a flowmeter’s accuracy is essential. • Which flowmeter types were displacing other types • What types of flowmeters are used for custody transfer • Which flowmeter types are used for gas applications • We also asked specifically about ongoing and future projects that would require the use of flowmeters. when Flow Research made three trips to major oil and gas producers in the Mideast. And. We believe that the heightened interest in flow calibration – combined with the need for comprehensive guidance on the matter – makes this an ideal time to conduct this study. for allocation metering. On each visit. for custody transfer. for flaring. Our many studies have reported on worldwide and regional flowmeter technologies and markets for nearly twenty years.3 We believe Flow Research has the ideal qualifications for doing this study. They rely on different types of flowmeters for wellhead measurement. Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets: An Overview Flow Research. we used a lengthy questionnaire.

VSL participates in various International Standards Organization (ISO) standardization committees.4 In 2015. and the Van Swinden Laboratory (VSL). Honeywell. which is in Dordrecht and Delft. Seven turbine meters. Endress+Hauser. VSL is the National Metrology Institute (NMI) of The Netherlands. As part of its ongoing effort. which are monitored by seven ultrasonic meters. . laboratories and institutions directly traceable to international standards. Included in these were Euroloop. These companies saw the need for a high pressure high flow gas calibration facility in Europe. The Netherlands. along with numerous technical committees related to metrology. located in Rotterdam. are used as master meters. Sick. The Netherlands. Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets: An Overview Flow Research. Flow Research spent ten days in Europe visiting flowmeter calibration facilities there. and others. Euroloop was founded in 2010 through the support and cooperation of leading flowmeter manufacturers such as KROHNE. Elster. Inc. Euroloop calibrates flowmeters from all over the world. The mass conservation method is used as the principle of gas calibration. Emerson Daniel. VSL makes measurement results of companies. VSL maintains facilities to perform both gas and liquid flowmeter calibrations. and to better understand the differences between calibrating gas flowmeters and calibrating flowmeters for liquid applications. and they worked together to bring it about. In addition. Visits to the Major Flowlabs in Europe Further Defined this Study As part of our research for this study. It also performs calibrations on flowmeters for liquid applications. Euroloop relies on three high pressure piston compressors to generate the high pressure gas. The purpose of these day-long visits was to gain a better appreciation of flow calibration procedures in Europe.

Colorado for calibrating meters using liquids and air.5 It was after visiting Euroloop and VSL that we decided to publish two separate studies: one on gas calibration and one on liquid calibration of flowmeters. Inc. Some labs like Alden Laboratories are exclusively for liquid calibrations. . End-users at the large oil and gas facilities interviewed expressed confusion about the lack of guidelines for flowmeter recalibration. Flow Research has also visited Colorado Engineering and Experiment Station. Flowmeter Recalibration a Major Issue During These Visits One of the main topics discussed on the visits to the Middle East was the topic of recalibration of flowmeters. The calibration conditions for gas flowmeters are more hazardous and require more safety considerations than calibration conditions of flowmeters for liquid applications. going back as far as 2003. Inc. CEESI maintains a high pressure natural gas calibration facility in Garner. CEESI maintains separate facilities in Nunn. Colorado. This new set of studies. The UWG may also choose to address the same topic for other flowmeter types in the future. At that time. including industrial gases. In response. This has the advantage that the high speed and high flowrates of natural gas do not have to be created with compressors because they are already there. there was no calibration facility in the Middle East. CEESI’s calibrations are traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder. CEESI uses this high pressure gas to calibrate turbine and ultrasonic flowmeters from 4 – 36 inches. we formed an Ultrasonic Working Group (UWG) of industry experts to address the issue of ultrasonic flowmeter recalibration. This facility taps into a natural gas pipeline operated by TransCanada Pipeline. there were no broadly accepted industry guidelines for when a flowmeter should be recalibrated. The purpose of this Working Group is to formulate procedures that will enable companies to reliably determine whether and when their ultrasonic flowmeters need to be recalibrated. Furthermore. then returns the gas to the pipeline. Iowa. Some of the companies we interviewed asked for help from Flow Research in clarifying the issues surrounding recalibration frequency. And even labs such as Euroloop and VSL that do both gas and liquid calibrations maintain separate facilities for them. (CEESI) multiple times. The pressures necessary to calibrate many gas flowmeters are much higher than those required for liquid flowmeters. is in part an attempt to lay the groundwork for an answer to the question of how to tell when a flowmeter Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets: An Overview Flow Research. Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets.

Fluid flow quantification. This includes independent. China transfer contract. especially for custody transfer. Of course. the focus of this study is on flow. manufacturer-owned.6 needs recalibration. We will ask these labs about their experience and recommendations for flowmeter recalibration. But it is precisely at this point in time that calibration questions first arise for operators: Was the installation actually completed per manufacturer instructions in every detail? Will the new flowmeter perform to factory specification or will the process affect its accuracy? Will sensors become coated by the process fluid? Will the lining be subject to wear and affect performance? Does our flowmeter have us in full compliance with our custody Kaflon’s flowmeter calibration facility in Zhejiang. is one of the three primary industrial process control methodologies. as well as to end-users who need to know when and where to have their flowmeters recalibrated. all flowmeters are calibrated to a factory accuracy standard before they are shipped for their intended purpose in the field. and how will we know when we are not? All of these questions – and many others – lead the operator to the issues of flowmeter calibration and recalibration. . we plan to catalog the capabilities of the main flowmeter calibration facilities worldwide. and how the results of this study may benefit you and your company. environmental concerns. We also plan to focus upon the organizations and standards that are used in flowmeter calibration. Why These Studies Are Needed The accurate measurement of liquid. and steam in the process industries has become more exacting over time. These include the current and evolving needs of personnel safety. Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets: An Overview Flow Research. and service bureau/mobile labs. Inc. And while temperature and pressure measurement certainly share the stage with flow measurement. and the expansion of process controls to remote and often unattended locations. The next few pages provide an outline of the essential issues that will be addressed upon the completion of this study. whether it is done volumetrically or as a mass flow measurement. In addition. gas. Other factors that play a larger role today must also be considered. There are several fundamental reasons for this: Users are faced with higher product quality standards. and the measured fluids themselves are more precious and should not be wasted. Clearly. the need for repeatable performance of flow measurement devices to high standards has never been greater. industrial process applications have become more complex. there is an increasing interdependence between measurement types within the more sophisticated process information networks. We expect that this study will be helpful to flowmeter calibration facilities of all kinds.

and Asia/Pacific) The study will cover the calibration of the following gas flowmeter technologies: • • • • • • • Coriolis Ultrasonic Vortex Thermal Differential Pressure Positive Displacement Turbine The study will identify calibration facilities by the following categories: Business Type: • • • Independent Manufacturer-based Service / Portable Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets: An Overview Flow Research. India. .7 Flow Research.com Core Study: The World Market for Gas Flow Calibration Facilities and Markets Study Segmentation The study will group data by the following geographic regions: • • • • Worldwide Americas (including North. Russia. Japan. 27 Water Street Wakefield.flowresearch. Eastern. and South) Europe (including Western. MA 01880 USA +1 781-245-3200 +1 781-224-7552 (fax) www. Inc. Inc. and FSU) and Mideast/Africa Asia (including China. Central.

Gas Fluid Type: • Natural Gas • Industrial Gas Provisioning Type: • Fixed calibration facility location only • Portable / Mobile on-site calibration • Remote testing and calibration • Contracted on-site personnel and equipment available on a long term basis Uncertainty Levels: • The uncertainty levels of flowmeter calibration facilities will be provided Unit of Measurement: • Metric • Imperial / US Customary Unit Volume Capacity: • The capacity of each identified gas calibration facility The study will further identify gas flowmeter calibration facilities by: Methods of calibration: • Master / Reference Meters ● Gas Provers ● Others Line size capability: • The minimum through maximum line sizes that the facility can accommodate by gas flowmeter type Pressure capability: • The minimum through maximum line pressures that the facility can accommodate by gas flowmeter type Temperature capability: • The minimum through maximum temperatures that the facility accommodate by gas flowmeter type test can The closed high pressure test loop at FortisBC in Penticton BC. or standardize a measuring instrument by comparing its performance with an accepted standard or a reference device.8 Flowmeter Calibration is defined as: To check. . adjust. Canada Gas Types capability: • Natural Gas • Helium • Nitrogen ● Air ● Carbon Monoxide / Carbon Dioxide ● Hydrogen ● Gas Mixtures / Specialty Gases ● Oxygen ● Others Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets: An Overview Flow Research. Inc.

9 The study will ide entify and describe d th he major ca alibration bodies dev veloping gas g standarrds in use today. Wo orldwide Flow wmeter Calibrattion Facilities and a Markets: An A Overview Flow w Research. The studdy will proviide detailed information on their cappabilities. . The study will des scribe and analyze th he differen nces betwe een independent. The T followinng is a partiaal list of the com mpanies to be b profiled inn this study: • • • • • CEESI C N NEL N EuroLoo NMi op Flow-Tronic SA M Many Others ● Flow Dynam mics ● Polycontro ols ● VSL ● Veritas-MS SI ● Shimadzu System S Soluttions ● Pigsar ● TransCanad da Calibratioons ● Standard Calibration C Innc. s . • The T differencces are what drive end-usser decisionss regarding where w their re-calibratio r ns w be done. manufacturer-bas sed. Incc. and se ervice bure eau calibra ation facilitties. t inclluding: • • • • • • • Innternational Organization for Standaardization (IS SO) N National Instiitute of Stanndards and Technology (N NIST) Innternational Laboratory Accreditatio A on Cooperatiion (ILAC) A American Gaas Associatioon (AGA) A American Naational Standdards Institutte (ANSI) Innternational Electrotechnnical Comm mission (IEC))) A Others And The study will pro ovide discu ussions of the major approval standards. will Compan ny Profiles s Comprehhensive proffiles on the above leadiing calibratiion compannies worldwiide are incluuded. including g: • • • • • AGA-3 A ● AGA-7 7 ● ASME-1 11M A AGA-9 ● AGA-11 ● ASME-2 22 IS SO-4185 ● ISO-9551 ● ISO-6817 IS SO-10790 ● ISO-9300 ● ISO-17025 A other wo And orldwide andd regional staandards The study will pro ovide recom mmended guidelines s for the efffective callibration off each flo owmeter ty ype: • How H to determ mine when a flowmeter needs recaliibration • Calibration C paarameters • Best B practicess The study will pro ovide detailed inform mation on th he supportted standa ards of majjor gas flow wmeter callibration co ompanies worldwide e that are th he subjectt of this stu udy.

Their standards vary in important respects. accommodated line sizes. minimum/maximum pressure ratings. growth factors. Chapter 2 Scope and Method Descriptions and discussions of the study’s overall objectives. including current trends. along with forecasts and growth factors for the gas flow calibration market in Europe. Chapter 9 Guidelines for Re-Calibration of Gas Flowmeters This chapter is aimed at end-users and those who want insight into the questions of when to re-calibrate. and each region has its own dominant group. and these standards are described and discussed. along with forecasts and growth factors for the gas flow calibration market in the Americas. and many other issues are discussed. where and with whom. and the conditions that should apply. A review of Flow Research’s background and capabilities is included. and regional distinctions. Chapter 8 Organizations and Standards There are many standards organizations throughout the world. Chapter 4 Worldwide Overview The calibration market is described in terms of industry groups. . along with forecasts and growth factors for the gas flow calibration market in Asia. Chapter 7 Gas Calibration Laboratories in Asia This chapter provides a comprehensive data analysis. and much more. Chapter 3 Gas and Steam Flowmeter Calibration Methods and Definitions A review of the several calibration methods is provided. Chapter 6 Gas Calibration Facilities in Europe This chapter provides a comprehensive data analysis. Chapter 5 Gas Calibration Laboratories in the Americas This chapter provides a comprehensive data analysis. subject coverage. Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets: An Overview Flow Research. Chapter 11 Company Profiles Comprehensive information on calibration facilities worldwide is provided. methodology. minimum/maximum temperatures. Publication Date This study will be published in Q2 2015. technical innovations. and segmentations are provided.10 Chapter 1 Executive Summary of Gas and Steam Flowmeter Calibration This chapter provides a high-level summary of the study’s findings and conclusions. together with analysis of their utility. Common turnaround times. major facilities. standards applied. Existing calibration companies and potential entrants to the field should both find this chapter of interest. prices. custom services offered. flowmeter user demands. including technology types. warranties. and regional opportunities. Chapter 10 Strategies The market conditions of this business segment are explored and discussed. Inc.

Central. Russia. and FSU) and Mideast/Africa Asia (including China.11 Flow Research.com Module A: The World Market for Liquid Flow Calibration Facilities and Markets Study Segmentation The study will group data by the following geographic regions: • • • • Worldwide Americas (including North. Inc. 27 Water Street Wakefield.flowresearch. Japan. . Inc. MA 01880 USA +1 781-245-3200 +1 781-224-7552 (fax) www. India. Eastern. and South) Europe (including Western. and Asia/Pacific) The study will cover the calibration of the following liquid flowmeter technologies: • • • • • • • Coriolis Magnetic Ultrasonic Vortex Differential Pressure Positive Displacement Turbine The study will identify calibration facilities by the following categories: Business Type: • • • Independent Manufacturer-based Service / Portable A portable calibration rig in use at an airport Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets: An Overview Flow Research.

includin ng: liquid sttandards in use toda • Innternational Laboratory Accreditatio A on Cooperatiion (ILAC) • Innternational Organization for Standaardization (IS SO) • National N Instiitute of Stanndards and Technology (N NIST) • American A Pettroleum Institute (API) • American A Naational Standdards Institutte (ANSI) • Innternational Electrotechnnical Comm mission (IEC))) • Others O The study will pro ovide discu ussions of the major approval standards. Incc. a or staandardize a measuring instrument by comparing its performance with an a accepted standard orr a referencce device. Proviisioning Ty ype: • Fixxed calibratiion facility location onlyy • Poortable / Mobile on-site caalibration • Reemote testing g and calibraation • Coontracted on-site personnnel and equippment availaable on a lonng term basiss Unit of o Measure ement: • Metric M • Im mperial / US S Customaryy Unit Volume V Ca apacity: • T capacity of each liquuid flowmeteer calibrationn facility The The study will furtther identify liquid flo owmeter calibration c facilities by: b Metho ods of caliibration: • • Master / Referrence Meterss M O Others ● Grravimetric Prrover ● Volumetrric Prover Line size s capab bility • The T minimum m through maximum m liine sizes thaat the faciliity can accoommodate by b liiquid flowmeeter type The study will ide entify and describe d th he major ca alibration bodies dev veloping ay. C 21 ● API Ch. adjust.12 Liquid Fluid Typ pe: • Petroleum Liq quids • Non-petroleu N um Liquids • Water W Flow wmeter Caliibration is defined as: To check. . 18 • AOIML A R-11 17 ● ISO-66817 ● ISO-9551 • IS SO-4185 ● ASME-11M ● ASME-2 22 • IS SO-10790 ● ISO-1 17025 • And A other intternational sttandards Wo orldwide Flow wmeter Calibrattion Facilities and a Markets: An A Overview Flow w Research. s . including g: • API A MPMS-1 14 ● API Ch.

• The differences are what drive end-user decisions regarding where their re-calibrations will be done. Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets: An Overview Flow Research.13 The study will provide recommended guidelines for the effective calibration of each flowmeter type: • How to determine when a flowmeter needs recalibration • Calibration parameters • Best practices The study will provide detailed information on the supported standards of the major liquid flowmeter calibration companies worldwide. . This study will provide detailed information on their capabilities. manufacturer-based. The study will describe and analyze the differences between independent. Company Profiles Comprehensive profiles on the leading liquid calibration companies worldwide are included. and service bureau calibration facilities. The following is a partial list of the companies to be profiled in this study: • Alden ● Polycontrols ● Anritsu • CEESI ● Flow Dynamics ● Veritas-MSI • Tektronix ● Micro Quality Calibration ● VSL ● And many others Publication Date This study will be published in Q3 2015. Inc.

14 This study on liquid flowmeter calibration will contain the following chapter structure: Chapter 1 Executive Summary of Liquid Flowmeter Calibration This chapter provides a high-level summary of the study’s findings and conclusions. and segmentations are provided. A review of Flow Research’s background and capabilities is included. minimum/maximum temperatures. Chapter 7 Liquid Calibration Laboratories in Asia This chapter provides a comprehensive data analysis. Chapter 10 Strategies The market conditions of this business segment are explored and discussed. Chapter 3 Liquid Flowmeter Calibration Methods and Definitions A review of the several calibration methods is provided. technical innovations. prices. . where and with whom. flowmeter user demands. growth factors. Existing calibration companies and potential entrants to the field should both find this chapter of interest. Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets: An Overview Flow Research. and many other issues are discussed. Chapter 4 Worldwide Overview The calibration market is described in terms of industry groups. Chapter 11 Company Profiles Comprehensive information on calibration facilities worldwide is provided. and much more. and regional distinctions. and the conditions that should apply. major facilities. custom services offered. and each region has its own dominant group. along with forecasts and growth factors for the liquid flow calibration market in the Americas. and regional opportunities. and these standards are described and discussed. together with analysis of their utility. Chapter 2 Scope and Method Descriptions and discussions of the study’s overall objectives. Chapter 6 Liquid Calibration Facilities in Europe This chapter provides a comprehensive data analysis. including technology types. along with forecasts and growth factors for the liquid flow calibration market in Asia Chapter 8 Organizations and Standards for Liquid Flowmeters There are many standards organizations throughout the world. accommodated line sizes. including current trends. standards applied. minimum/maximum pressure ratings. warranties. Chapter 5 Liquid Calibration Laboratories in the Americas This chapter provides a comprehensive data analysis. subject coverage. Common turnaround times. Inc. Chapter 9 Guidelines for the Re-Calibration of Liquid Flowmeters This chapter is aimed at end-users and those who want insight into the questions of when to re-calibrate. along with forecasts and growth factors for the liquid flow calibration market in Europe. Their standards vary in important respects. methodology.

. she took on management of the contacts database. Benefits of being a Founding Sponsor include being able to participate in determining study scope and direction. programmer and web developer since 1992. Administrative and Marketing Assistant. She joined Flow Research in 2002. The Founding Sponsor program is explained for your consideration later in this document. a company he founded in 1998. and then took on the role of refreshing and maintaining our many company websites. Leslie Buchanan. Administrative Assistant. Belinda Burum. custom projects. and customer references consultant. At Flow Research. and product marketing. Dr. White Papers. the Worldflow Energy Monitor and the Market Barometer. she also assists with our database and collecting news for Worldflow. Dr. Norm also served as Director of the Urban Fellows Institute in New York. and assists with our marketing and direct outreach efforts. Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets: An Overview Flow Research. Website Maintenance and Research Assistant. Since 1990.com. Vice President and Editor. and has worked on many projects including market studies. Research and Publication Production Assistant. joined Flow Research in 2009. assistance with customer liaison. She has experience in both the fast-paced law firms of Boston. Jesse Yoder is President of Flow Research Inc. worked in journalism and advertising before entering high tech 18 years ago as a writer. 2012. Senior Market Analyst. marketing communications manager. and in various nonprofit organizations. he has written more than 180 market research studies. his contributions in development. Norm Weeks. Links to many of these can be found at www. being sent regular updates on study progress. Christina Glaser. the Worldflow Energy Monitor and Market Barometer. She joined Flow Research in October 2010 as an assistant.flowarticles. Norm specialized in creating innovative solutions for national and international clients. . She has since become increasingly involved in many capacities with Flow Research studies. most of them regarding flow and instrumentation. Early on. Worldflow and other publications. Yoder has also written more than 240 articles on flow and instrumentation for trade journals. Nicole Riordan. has worked as a software consultant. joined Flow Research in March 2010. joined Flow Research in June. She provides valuable assistance with the handling of many administrative functions in the office. introducing new products and lifecycle management. Inc. In addition to administrative support. and developing and implementing standards for our publication formats. Vicki Tuck. joined Flow Research in November 2004 after a 24-year stint with Verizon. Yoder has 27 years of experience as a writer and an analyst in process control and instrumentation. research and writing have been significant to studies. and receiving a favorable discount pricing package. Research Team Background Dr. At Verizon.15 Founding Sponsorships We offered the opportunity for companies to become Founding Sponsors of this study.

and the implications for instrumentation supplier. 2nd Edition www.com XVI.com www.flowvolumex. 5th Edition www.pressureresearch. 2 Edition IX. Database and Research Assistant.flowvortex. He also provides updates and input to manufacturer databases that are maintained for a variety of research purposes. please visit our website at www. The World Market for Steam Flow Measurement www. Worldwide Survey of Flowmeter Users. The World Market for Pressure Transmitters.com The World Market for Thermal Flowmeters www.com. 3rd Edition XII.com www.flowMFC. Inc.com These above flow studies and others are described at www. Both reports are part of the Worldflow Monitoring Service.flowdp. Recent and Scheduled Flow Research studies: I. The World Market for Positive Displacement Flowmeters. 2nd Edition nd VIII. has work experience in computer and financial businesses. and renewables industries. The Energy Monitor analyzes the current state of the oil & gas.flowcoriolis.com Besides writing and publishing studies of this type. power.flowanalytical. 2nd Edition VII.com. 4th Edition th www.com X. XV.com www. The World Market for Vortex Flowmeters. The World Market for Natural Gas and Gas Flow Measurement.flowstudies. 4th Edition www.steamflows.gasflows. The World Market for Differential Pressure (DP) Flowmeters & Primary Elements www.com II. He joined Flow Research in August 2014 and has had an immediate impact with our database and outreach in customer service relations and media administration. The World Market for Ultrasonic Flowmeters. 4 Edition XI.com www. For more information on Flow Research.flowthermal.flowpd.flowmags. The World Market for Oil and Oil Flow Measurement www. The World Market for Coriolis Flowmeters. more details are available at www.com XIII. Flow Research provides quarterly updates on the flow and energy industries in the Market Barometer and the Energy Monitor. Flow Research specializes in user surveys that include a detailed analysis of customer perceptions.worldflow. www. The World Market for Turbine Flowmeters.com VI. The World Market for Flowmeters.com III.com IV. The World Market for Liquid Analytical Instruments www. .com The World Market Mass for Flow Controllers. The World Market for Magnetic Flowmeters.oilflows. In addition.flowturbine. 4th Edition th www.com XIV.flowresearch. refining.16 Rich West. 5 Edition V.flowultrasonic. Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets: An Overview Flow Research.

or split into two. in return. . or to find out how the Founding Sponsor program applies to any particular study. who are then invited to provide any additional input or comments into the study. please contact Flow Research. Procedure. In addition. MA 01880 United States [1] 781 245-3200 [1] 781 224-7552 (fax) www. Founding Sponsors can propose additional segmentation. and is based on input from all contributors. Payment can be made either in one amount at the beginning of the study. We look forward to working with you! If you have any questions about the Founding Sponsor program. These reports will be sent to Founding Sponsors. Founding Sponsors receive regular updates from Flow Research on study progress.com Theodore von Karman The Flow Research Founding Sponsor Program To produce studies that most closely match our clients’ needs. and can also suggest changes to the proposed segmentation. Flow Research instituted the Founding Sponsor Program. we will do our best to accommodate the specific needs of each of our clients. Founding Sponsors receive a proposal that includes the proposed segmentation. 27 Water Street Wakefield. This program enables companies who wish to participate at a high level in a study’s research to influence its scope and segmentation. For additional details. While the decision to adopt particular segmentation ultimately lies with Flow Research. Inc. please contact Norm Weeks at +1 781 245-3200. Early in the planning phase of a study. Flow Research will issue regular reports that provide updates on the progress of the research. However. or norm@flowresearch. Founding Sponsors receive a significant discount off the regular price of the study.com Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets: An Overview Flow Research.17 Flow Research. and receive a significant discount on the regular price of the study. Being a Founding Sponsor requires making an early commitment to purchase the study. Inc. During the research phase of a study.flowresearch. with the second payment due upon delivery of the study.

Inc. MA 01880 USA +1 781-245-3200 +1 781-224-7552 (fax) www.org Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets: An Overview Flow Research. Inc.flowresearch. distributors.18 Worldwide Flowmeter Calibration Facilities and Markets Flow Research. . 27 Water Street Wakefield. and end-users • Our worldwide network of contacts provides a unique perspective • Our mission is to supply the data to help your business succeed www.FlowCalibration.com Why Flow Research? • We specialize in flowmeter markets and technologies • We have researched all flowmeter types • We study suppliers.