Intelligent Flow Meter Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Global Intelligent Flow Meter Market Size and it is Segmented by Type (Coriolis, Magnetic, Ultrasonic, Multiphase, Vortex, Variable Area, Differential Pressure, Thermal, Turbine), Communication Protocol (Profibus, Modbus, Hart), End-user Industry (Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Water and Wastewater, Paper and Pulp, Power Generation, Food and Beverages), and Geography.

Intelligent Flow Meter Market Size

Intelligent Flow Meter Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 3.34 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 4.37 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 5.59 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Intelligent Flow Meter Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Intelligent Flow Meter Market Analysis

The Intelligent Flow Meter Market size is estimated at USD 3.34 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 4.37 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 5.59% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The industry is bound to be benefitted from the changing end-user sectors, demanding more accurate and real-time observations for better results.

  • The market growth is majorly driven by the growing need for reliable measurement and monitoring of industrial fluids for optimum utilization. The Industry is also likely to be benefitted from the revival of the oil and gas industry and the expanding infrastructure in the water and wastewater industry in the future.
  • The market for Coriolis flowmeter is expected to hold a large share of the intelligent flow meter market during the forecast period because of its applications in inline quality control. For instance, the flow meters' accurate density function can measure Brix and Plato values to ensure the quality of ingredients. Viscosity readings provide continuous measurement to minimize the chance of producing an off-spec product. There is a growing usage of intelligent Coriolis flowmeters to support the demanding hydrogen applications, where accuracy and stability are imperative.
  • According to the survey results launched by Honeywell in January 2021, nearly a quarter of workers may quit before returning to a dangerous worksite. About 68% of the global workforce does not feel completely safe in the employers' buildings. Surveyed workers are most worried that the building management may not consistently enforce health and safety guidelines (42%), followed by worry that they may not always invest in new technology to make working in-person safer (30%). Thus, using devices such as flowmeters that provide safety in different aspects of operation is becoming imperative.
  • The cost of higher accuracy meters is high, and depending on meter type and flow rate, even a slight increase in accuracy can be expensive. Coriolis flowmeters and magnetic flow meters typically have high initial costs, especially for large pipe sizes. According to AlicatScientific, a flow controller company, the Coriolis flowmeters costs around USD 4,000-6,000, while the laminar flowmeter costs around USD 1,000.
  • The recent outbreak of COVID-19 posed additional stress on multiple economies across various sectors. The unexpected breakdown in the oil and gas industry, which is a crucial application category, is one of the significant setbacks affecting the growth of the global intelligent flowmeter market. As smart flow meters are used in the oil and gas industry to measure liquid flow in pipes, there is a significant negative influence on the intelligent flowmeter market.

Intelligent Flow Meter Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Intelligent Flow Meter Market according to our research experts:

Food and Beverages Industry to Witness the Highest Growth

  • Raw material measurement and control are crucially significant in the food and beverage manufacturing business. Flow meters for the food industry reduce costs while increasing output. In the food sector, specific processes necessitate sanitary conditions. These include dairy goods, wine, drinks, syrup, chocolate, edible oil, etc. Food-grade automation equipment is required in the food and beverage industry. Ascertain hygienic and safe conditions. The equipment can be sterilized without disassembly using a food-grade flow meter.
  • Food grade flow meters can be used to measure edible oil. Many steps in the edible oil manufacturing process necessitate the use of a flow meter to measure the volume and weight of oil flowing out of the pipeline. Flow meters are required for data on the crude oil that is originally refined and the essential oil that is finally refined by companies that produce and process edible oils.
  • The beverage industry includes beer, fruit juice, etc., and the flow of big pipes is usually measured with electromagnetic flowmeters. It can be precisely quantified in a large beverage manufacturing facility. Similarly, these meters are also used in breweries, syrup manufacturing, and so on.
  • Many industries are going to significant lengths to identify production-enhancing insights from data in the advent of Industry 4.0. These insights aid in enhancing operational efficiency, increasing uptime and lowering maintenance costs, and acceptance in the food and beverage industry. This is bolstering the demand for intelligent flow meters in the food and beverage industry.
  • In May 2021, Ecolab Inc., the prominent in water, hygiene, and infection prevention solutions and services, launched Water Flow Intelligence, a digital tool that offers industry real-time awareness of water usage at the enterprise, site, and asset levels. Water Flow Intelligence combines smart water meters and sensors with advanced water flow measurement and monitoring, asset performance insights, and machine learning to help food and beverage producers identify opportunities to improve water management across their operations, meet sustainability goals, and reduce operational costs.
Production of major vegetable oils worldwide from 2017-2022, by type (in million metric tons)

Asia Pacific to Emerge as the Fastest Growing Market

  • The Asia Pacific region is expected to continue occupying a significant share of the flowmeter market. Countries such as China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, and Singapore continue to impact the global market significantly. The number of investments in water & wastewater, energy and power, refining, chemicals, and industrial infrastructure activities is increasing in the developing economies such as China and India, which drives the demand for integration of IoT, which requires the implementation of intelligent flow measurement solutions for accurate and cost-effective measurement of liquid, gas, or steam flowing through or around the flow meter sensors.
  • Japan has been a pioneer in transforming into an automated industrial economy in the Asia-Pacific region. The Industrial version 4.0 is being adopted at a faster pace. The region has emerged as a significant manufacturing hub for automation and digital solutions and is also supplying them to other markets in the Asia-Pacific region alongside international markets.
  • India holds the potential to emerge as a global manufacturing hub, with an annual contribution to the global economy of more than USD 500 billion by 2030. Natural gas output climbed by 18.9%, coal by 18.7%, petroleum refinery output by 6.7%, fertilizers by 0.5%, steel by 9.3%, cement by 21.8%, and electricity by 9% in July 2021.
  • The cumulative FDI inflows, between April 2000 and June 2021, into manufacturing subsectors, reached USD 100.35 billion, according to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). India received total foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows of UD$ 81.72 billion in FY21, up 10% Y-o-Y. Therefore, the growing manufacturing sectors in the region, alongside the significant adoption of automation, are analyzed to boost the intelligent flow meters market growth rate during the forecast period.
Global Intelligent Flow Meter Market - Growth by Region (2022-2027)

Intelligent Flow Meter Industry Overview

The global intelligent flow meter market is fragmented, with each vendor providing multiple flowmeters for various industries. The competitive rivalry among existing competitors is high. Moreover, the demand in the intelligent flowmeter market is expected to be boosted by large companies' product innovation and expansion strategies. The flowmeter market has some major manufacturers, such as Siemens AG, Emerson Electric, Sensirion, and others, contributing to the competitive rivalry. Such vendors are established and have deep penetration in the market for flow meters. Some of the key developments in the area are:

  • February 2022 - KROHNE unveiled the FOCUS-1 prototype as an innovation that unites valve and measuring technology with unique diagnostics and control functions in one device. FOCUS-1 is available as a standard product, which is claimed by the company as the world's first intelligent process node specifically developed for the process industries.
  • December 2021 - ABB introduced the world's first electromagnetic flowmeter with bidirectional connectivity to enable intelligent water loss management.

Intelligent Flow Meter Market Leaders

  1. Emerson Electric Co.

  2. ABB

  3. Siemens

  4. Honeywell International Inc.

  5. Endress+Hauser Group Services AG

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Intelligent Flow Meter Market News

  • April 2022 - Yokogawa Electric Corporation released OpreXVortex Flowmeter VY Series. The new series will be released in Southeast Asia, Oceania, India, the Middle East, and South America, excluding Brazil. The product will support remote maintenance functions that allow condition-based maintenance.
  • November 2021 - Brooks Instrument featured its new GP200 Series pressure-based mass flow controller (P-MFC) at SEMICON Europa in Munich, Germany. The new GP200 Series is the industry's first fully pressure-insensitive, pressure-based mass flow controller designed specifically for advanced etch and chemical vapor deposition processes in semiconductor manufacturing.

Intelligent Flow Meter Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    4. 4.4 Market Drivers

      1. 4.4.1 Growing Penetration of Advanced Flow Meters in the Oil and Gas Sector and Water & Wastewater Management

      2. 4.4.2 Penetration of IoT in Flow Rate Measurement Solutions

    5. 4.5 Market Restraints

      1. 4.5.1 Higher Cost of Intelligent Flow Meters Compared to Traditional Flow Meters

      2. 4.5.2 High Initial Cost for Coriolis and Magnetic Flow Meters

    6. 4.6 Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION

    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Coriolis

      2. 5.1.2 Magnetic

      3. 5.1.3 Ultrasonic

      4. 5.1.4 Multiphase

      5. 5.1.5 Vortex

      6. 5.1.6 Variable Area

      7. 5.1.7 Differential pressure

      8. 5.1.8 Thermal

      9. 5.1.9 Turbine

    2. 5.2 By Communication Protocol

      1. 5.2.1 Profibus

      2. 5.2.2 Modbus

      3. 5.2.3 Hart

      4. 5.2.4 Others

    3. 5.3 By End-User Industry

      1. 5.3.1 Oil and Gas

      2. 5.3.2 Pharmaceuticals

      3. 5.3.3 Water and Wastewater

      4. 5.3.4 Paper and Pulp

      5. 5.3.5 Power Generation

      6. 5.3.6 Food and Beverages

      7. 5.3.7 Other End-User Industries

    4. 5.4 By Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

      2. 5.4.2 Latin America

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

      4. 5.4.4 Asia Pacific

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East and Africa

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 KROHNE Messtechnik GmbH

      2. 6.1.2 Teledyne Isco Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 Sierra Instruments, Inc.

      4. 6.1.4 Fuji Electric

      5. 6.1.5 General Electric Company

      6. 6.1.6 Brooks Instrument

      7. 6.1.7 Azbil Corporation

      8. 6.1.8 Yokogawa Electric Corporation

      9. 6.1.9 Siemens AG

      10. 6.1.10 Honeywell International Inc.

      11. 6.1.11 Endress + Hauser AG

      12. 6.1.12 Emerson Electric Co.

      13. 6.1.13 ABB Ltd.

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. INVESTMENT ANALYSIS

  8. 8. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Intelligent Flow Meter Industry Segmentation

Flow control is a very important process in any industry since control of many parameters in the industry is achieved by control of flow. An Intelligent flow meter works by measuring the amount of liquid, gas, or steam flowing through or around the flow meter sensors.

The Intelligent Flow Meter Market is Segmented by Type (Coriolis, Magnetic, Ultrasonic, Multiphase, Vortex, Variable Area, Differential Pressure, Thermal, Turbine), Communication Protocol (Profibus, Modbus, Hart), End-user Industry (Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Water and Wastewater, Paper and Pulp, Power Generation, Food and Beverages), and Geography.

By Type
Coriolis
Magnetic
Ultrasonic
Multiphase
Vortex
Variable Area
Differential pressure
Thermal
Turbine
By Communication Protocol
Profibus
Modbus
Hart
Others
By End-User Industry
Oil and Gas
Pharmaceuticals
Water and Wastewater
Paper and Pulp
Power Generation
Food and Beverages
Other End-User Industries
By Geography
North America
Latin America
Europe
Asia Pacific
Middle East and Africa
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Intelligent Flow Meter Market Research FAQs

The Intelligent Flow Meter Market size is expected to reach USD 3.34 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 5.59% to reach USD 4.37 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Intelligent Flow Meter Market size is expected to reach USD 3.34 billion.

Emerson Electric Co., ABB, Siemens, Honeywell International Inc. and Endress+Hauser Group Services AG are the major companies operating in the Intelligent Flow Meter Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Intelligent Flow Meter Market.

In 2023, the Intelligent Flow Meter Market size was estimated at USD 3.16 billion. The report covers the Intelligent Flow Meter Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Intelligent Flow Meter Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Statistics for the 2024 Intelligent Flow Meter market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Intelligent Flow Meter analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Intelligent Flow Meter Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)