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Control Valves in the US - Procurement Research Report

Control Valves Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of control valves, which regulate the flow of materials through a system. Control valves are installed on pipes to shut off, initiate or throttle flows using a variety of mechanisms. Valves can be activated manually, but most are sold in conjunction with actuators for remote or automated operation. Suppliers of control valves include manufacturers and wholesalers. The primary types of buyers of control valves include petroleum refineries, water supply and irrigation systems suppliers, electric power transmission suppliers and a wide range of manufacturers. This report does not include pipes,actuators or other components of a piping system.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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