What is Flow sensor?
Flow sensors are devices which are used to measure the rate of fluid flow either directly or inferentially. Direct measurement involves the measurement of the volumetric flow rate of the fluid. Inferential flow measurement involves estimation of the flow rate by measuring other fluid parameters such as pressure, temperature, mass etc.
Types of flow sensor:-
Turbine flow sensor:
The turbine flow sensor is a type of flow sensor used for flow measurement or dosing applications for liquids. It has an integral LCD display which indicates the flow rate & total consumption of fluid pass through the flow meter.
Electromagnetic Flow Sensor:
Electromagnetic flow sensors are the type of flow sensors which detect flow by using Faraday's Law of induction. There is an electromagnetic coil inside an electromagnetic flow meter, that generates a magnetic field, and electrodes that capture electromotive force (voltage). However it appears to be there is nothing inside the flow pipe of an electromagnetic flow meter, flow can be measured.
The electromagnetic flow meter is a volumetric flow meter having no obstruction as there are no moving parts. Hence pressure drop is negligible. Its performance is independent of density, viscosity, temperature and pressure of the flowing liquid.
Thermal Mass Flow Sensor:
Thermal mass flow sensors use the thermal properties of the fluid to measure the flow of a fluid flowing in a pipe or duct. Thermal mass flow sensors also called as thermal dispersion sensor consists a family of instruments for the measurement of the total mass flow rate of a fluid flowing through closed conduits. This flow sensor is used for gases and compressed air
Market Research and Market Trends of Flow sensor Market
The Hach Company has introduced EM950 flow sensor which is designed to capture the flow velocity using electromagnetic technology and an optional pressure transducer is added to automatically capture depth readings. EM950 sensor has no moving parts, it doesn’t even require any mechanical maintenance and easily makes measurements in low velocities and in both clean and dirty water. Since it is coupled with the company’s Handheld Flow Meter, the EM950 sensor has the efficiency to depict rivers and streams, validate wastewater flow data or identify ideal metering locations for wastewater flow monitoring.
Elster Instromet, a German manufacturer has produced Turbine sensors and Quantometer sensors which display the volume flowing through the device in actual cubic meters. The incoming gas is surged through the inlet body and strikes the blades of the turbine wheel. The rotations of the turbine wheel are converted to an eight digit roller counter through a multistage gear and a magnetic coupling. The turbine sensors are authorized for official metering and billing purposes of natural gas in gas transmission and distribution as well as with a variety of technical gases in industrial applications.
Micro Motion Inc has designed the latest Coriolis flow sensor for superior precision measurement and process control for low-flow and high-capacity applications. Coriolis flow meters deliver the most accurate, repeatable mass flow measurement for liquids, gases or slurries. For essentially any process fluid, these advanced sensors offer the most precise measurement available, while exhibiting exceptionally low pressure drop. The technology is based on the principle that inertia created by the fluid flow causes the meter’s tubes to twist proportional to the mass flow rate.
A France based organization called Faure Herman, is one of the leaders of Flow sensors market. The company recently developed an Ultrasonic flow sensor called FH8400 which is used for bi-directional measurement of fluids and also removable transducers under pressure and flowing. It can be used for various applications such as pipeline leak detection, oil refineries, chemical & petro-chemical plants, oil production, energy / power plants, water & wastewater and more.
Who are the Major Players in Flow sensor market?
The companies referred to in the market research report includes Bopp & Reuther Messtechnik GmbH, Brooks Instrument, Cameron Measurement Systems: Caldon, Hach Company, Faure Herman, Elster Instromet, Micro Motion Inc, OVAL Corporation and more than 25 companies.
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3.2. Comparative Analysis
3.2.1. Product Benchmarking
3.2.2. End user profiling
3.2.3. Patent Analysis
3.2.4. Top 5 Financials Analysis
4.2. Market Constraints
4.3. Market Challenges
4.4. Attractiveness of the Flow Sensor Industry
4.4.1. Power of Suppliers
4.4.2. Power of Customers
4.4.3. Threat of New entrants
4.4.4. Threat of Substitution
4.4.5. Degree of Competition
5.2. Pricing Analysis
5.3. Opportunities Analysis
5.4. Product/Market Life Cycle Analysis
5.5. Suppliers and Distributors
6.2. Differential Pressure Flow Sensors
6.3. Positive Displacement Flow Sensors
6.3.1. Development of Newer Technologies Resulted in Decline in the Positive Flow Sensors Market
6.4. Mass Flow Sensors
6.4.1.Increased Penetration of Mass Flow Sensors despite High Cost
6.5.Open Channel Flow Sensors
6.6.Velocity Flow Sensors
7.Global Flow Sensor Market - By Technology
7.4.Venturi Flow Sensors
7.6.1.Oval Gear Adoption rate Dissuaded due to Reliability Drawbacks
7.8.Turbine Flow Sensors
7.9.Vortex Flow Sensors
7.9.1.Growing Applications and Development of New Technologies increase Vortex Flow Sensors Penetration
7.10.Electromagnetic Flow Sensors
7.10.1.Reliability and Cost-Effectiveness Driving the Electromagnetic Flow Sensors to Dominate the Market
7.11.Ultrasonic Flow Sensors
7.12.Coriolis Flow Sensors
7.12.1.Coriolis Sensors Market Driven By Increasing Water Quality Governmental Regulations
7.13.Thermal Flow Sensors
7.14.Mechanical Flow Sensors
7.14.2.Rotatory Gas Sensors
8.Global Flow Sensor Market - By End Use Vertical
8.2.Oil and Gas
8.3.Food and Beverage
8.5.Chemical & Pharmaceutical
8.6.Pulp and Paper
8.8.HVAC and Energy
9.Global Flow Sensor Market –by Geography
9.5.Middle East& Africa
10.1.New Product Launches
10.2.M&As, Collaborations, JVs, Partnership
11.1.Bopp & Reuther Messtechnik GmbH
11.3.Cameron Measurement Systems: Caldon
11.7.Micro Motion Inc.
12.5.Compilation of Expert Insights