Druck achieves over 4,000 installations of meteorology sensors in China in 3 years

Source: press release, 31 August 2022

Druck’s modular pressure sensors can be configured specifically to an application’s requirements
Druck’s modular pressure sensors can be configured specifically to an application’s requirements (photo: Druck)

Druck, a Baker Hughes business, has now delivered more than 4,000 of its high-accuracy, high-reliability pressure measurement sensors in China following the company’s latest contract with the country’s leading meteorology integrator. A significant number of sensors were installed across the rapidly increasing smart city monitoring stations – over 4,000 in the last 3 years.

Druck has received orders from several customers, taking the company’s market share from zero to over 40% in just 3 years. China leads the way in smart city monitoring, and the number of Druck installations is expected to double in the next 3 years. Smart cities use digital solutions to make traditional networks and services more efficient for the benefit of inhabitants and business.

Specialising in providing accurate and reliable data in harsh conditions, Druck’s TERPS (Trench-Etched Resonant Pressure Sensor) technology provides customers with key measurement data, crucial to the successful operation of China’s Smart Cities.

Druck technology, manufactured at its plant in Changzhou, China, and at its global headquarters in Leicester, U.K., will enable Chinese authorities to better predict the weather, vital for flood defenses and early weather warning systems. TERPS will also be deployed to quickly establish emissions hot spots and enable early interventions.

“Druck’s growing market presence in China reflects global demand for precision accuracy and reliability across pressure measurement applications,” says Gordon Docherty, vice president at Druck. “Druck’s TERPS sensors provide unrivalled levels of accuracy and reliability in some of the toughest environments in the world, including overcoming meteorology monitoring challenges. We’ve spent 50 years pushing the boundaries of innovation, and it is this experience, combined with Druck’s dedication to partnering with China’s meteorological systems integrators, that has enabled Druck to be successful in a short time frame in China.”

Founded in Leicester, United Kingdom, in 1972, this year Druck is celebrating its 50th birthday. Druck has grown into a global leader for pressure-measurement across a wide range of applications for customers in more than 70 countries and employing more than 800 people.