Automatic Tube Cleaning System Market size surpassed USD 120 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4% from 2023 to 2032. Automatic tube cleaning systems can effectively clean the insides of condensers, chillers and boiler tubes, thereby assisting in bringing the heat exchangers to their original cooling capacity. These systems also extend the life of the equipment by over 20% and reduce the cost of maintenance.
The rising need for the efficient cleaning of condenser tubes in power generation plants has augmented the automatic tube cleaning system market growth. The ability of automatic tube cleaning systems to clean tubes efficiently and in lesser time as compared to manual cleaning is increasing demand. Thus, the use of automatic tube cleaning systems in power generation plants is anticipated to increase due to the various advantages & applications of these systems.
The increasing demand for the online shopping of frozen food & grocery items has motivated e-commerce companies to invest in cold storage & refrigerated warehouses. To maintain all the tubes & pumps, the cleaning needs to be done on a timely basis, which is done by automatic tube cleaning systems. The major e-commerce companies are investing in cold storage & refrigerated warehouses, thereby increasing the automatic tube cleaning system market demand.
The design flaws in automatic tube cleaning systems reduce the efficiency of chillers and condensers. Sometimes, while cleaning the tubes, the heated water leaving the condenser might mix with the water re-entering in the cold-water system, thereby resulting in reduced efficiency. Additionally, after the cleaning process is completed, balls are collected in the ball trap, which includes screens or strainers, thereby allowing water to flow and prevent the balls from escaping the ball trap. This design is prone to failures and sometimes, the balls escape the ball traps resulting in decreased condenser efficiency and the loss of balls.
The COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected the automatic tube cleaning system market statistics. Due to the pandemic, most of the countries in the world shut down trading activities with other countries, which affected the essential raw material supply required for industrial operations. The complete shutdown of trade resulted in the forced closure of many businesses and manufacturing companies. After the shutdown of the manufacturing facilities, the need for cleaning condensers, chillers, and tubes also decreased. This reduced the demand for automatic tube cleaning systems during the crisis.
The growing energy and oil & gas industries are paving the way for the industry expansion. Major companies including Hindustan Petroleum Corporation are investing in the development of oil refineries. Similarly, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is investing USD 2 billion to develop an oil & gas output plant in Mumbai, India. The pipe cleaning requirement to ensure undisrupted oil & gas flow has created an opportunity for automatic tube cleaning systems, which are highly efficient in cleaning the tubes with different balls & brushes. This will also create the opportunity for cleaning systems to be majorly applied in the oil & gas sectors.
The ball type automatic tube cleaning system is said to grow significantly during 2023-2032 led by the rising development of the industrial sector and increasing innovations in seawater desalination plants. The ball tube cleaning system is highly efficient even after the repeated cleaning cycles of the balls in tubes. The sponge balls can collect all the sediments from the tube’s inner surface without causing any type of disturbance to the water pressures & flows.
Automatic tube cleaning system market for condenser is estimated to grow significantly by 2032. The cleaning of condenser tubes is essential for the efficient operation of production plants. The cleanliness of the condenser has a large effect on the efficiency of the entire production unit. The growing use of condensers in various industries, such as petroleum, chemical, power generation, and cold storage, has also increased the business growth.
The increasing usage of automatic tube cleaning systems for industrial applications, in the oil & gas industry and in hospitals in the Asia Pacific region has created the growing demand for automatic tube cleanings systems. China, India and Japan have witnessed increasing investments and the improvement of the industrial sector. The progression in smart cities has also increased advances in hospitals, which created the positive outlook for automatic tube cleaning system market in the hospitals of Asia Pacific. Hospitals use chillers for various purposes such as keeping the medical samples at defined temperature and keeping essential fluids.
Some of the prominent players in the automatic tube cleaning system market are Thermax, Innovas Technologies, Watco Group, Ball Tech Energy, WES Tech Engineering, and WSA. The companies are focusing on innovations to develop new products in the marketplace These companies have their emphasis on acquisitions, mergers, and new product launches to expand their global footprints and meet the customer demands.
This market research report on automatic tube cleaning system includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2018 to 2022 for the following segments:
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