January 2001

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Positive displacement pumps: what intensifies the competition?

A new study by Frost & Sullivan (F&S) reveals that both product performance and specification are increasingly motivating purchasing decisions within the industry. However, price remains a critical fa..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

A new study by Frost & Sullivan (F&S) reveals that both product performance and specification are increasingly motivating purchasing decisions within the industry. However, price remains a critical factor, particularly as competition intensifies between market participants. F&S (www.frost.com) forecasts that total revenues for the industry will rise from $1.19 billion in 1999 to $1.55 billion by 2006. With the use of new materials in positive displacement pumps, the range of applications is broadening across all sectors. The largest segment, diaphragm pumps, will experience the highest growth levels. Demand for more hygienic centrifugal pumps continues to drive wide-scale technological d

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