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Mass Flow Controller Market size worth over $1.5bn by 2027

  • Published Date: May 18, 2021

Mass Flow Controller Market size is set to surpass USD 1.5 billion by 2027, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc.

Increasing adoption of the equipment in the food & beverage sector is expected to drive the market growth. Continuous flow monitoring of raw materials, such as preservatives, liquids, and gases, is required in manufacturing and processing of various food-products. The mass flow controller ensures high precision and accuracy in monitoring flowrates of these raw materials, thereby increasing the productivity in the food & beverage industry. Adding to this, favorable government initiatives supporting industrial automation in the food & beverage sector will further accelerate opportunities for mass flow controller manufacturers.

High installation and maintenance cost associated with mass flow controller is one of the major factors restraining their market expansion. The mass flow controller requires an extremely sophisticated assembly of sensors, gateway devices, and wireless communication, increasing its initial cost of installation. In addition, these flow controllers are integrated into industrial pipelines and fitting valves that require frequent inspection and installations. This further increases the maintenance cost of mass flow controller, thereby hampering the market revenue.

High-end mechanical properties offered by exotic alloy materials will fuel the market progression

U.S. Mass Flow Controller Market By Material Type

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The exotic alloy segment held around 24% of revenue share in 2020 and is anticipated to observe 7% growth rate by 2027 owing to superior mechanical properties offered by exotic alloy-based flow controllers. The controllers made of exotic alloys, such as aluminum, nickel-cobalt, bronze, and titanium, offer high resistance to oxidation, corrosion & deformation under extreme pressures and temperatures. The increasing demand for durable and corrosion-resistant flow controllers from offshore marine, petrochemical, and oil & gas industries will spur the exotic alloys segment growth over the forecast period. 

Rising demand for medium flow rate controllers in medical & healthcare devices

The medium flow rate segment captured 30% of the mass flow controller market share in 2020 and will grow at a CAGR of 5% through 2027 on account of increasing demand for medium flow rate controllers from medical and healthcare sectors. The medium flow rate controllers offer high accuracy and precise gas-flow control ranging from 0-300 standard-liter-per-minute (slpm). These controllers are heavily integrated into various medical equipment such as oxygen generators, concentrators, cryogenic cylinders, and ventilators. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the usage these medical devices in various geographies, which is poised to support the mass flow controller manufacturers in the coming years. 

Technological advancements in differential pressure-flow systems will support the market value

The differential pressure flow meter segment accounted for 33.5% of revenue share in 2020 and is predicted to expand at a CAGR of more than 7% by 2027 led by technological advancements in the differential pressure-flow systems. The differential pressure-flow meters are integrated with internal control valves and actuators that autonomously monitor and control the desired pressure-flow rates of liquid, gas, and steam. Market players are continuously focusing on improving the accuracy, reducing the device footprint for precision flow-control operations.

Browse key industry insights spread across 170  pages with 116 market data tables and 28 figures & charts from the report, “Mass Flow Controller Market Size, By Material Type (Stainless Steel, Exotic Alloys), By Flow Rate (Low Flow Rate, Medium Flow Rate, High Flow Rate), By Product Type (Differential Pressure Flow Meter, Thermal Mass Flow Meter, Coriolis Mass Flow Meter), By Connectivity Technology (Analog, Profibus, RS-485, ProfiNet, EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, Modbus RTU, DeviceNet, Foundation Fieldbus), By Industry Vertical (Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverages, Chemical, Healthcare & Life Science, Semiconductor, Water & Wastewater Treatment), COVID19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 - 2027” in detail along with the table of contents:


High-speed connectivity features will propel the acceptance of Modbus RTU technology

The Modbus RTU segment in the mass flow controller market was valued at USD 170 million in 2020 and will reach USD 220 million by 2027 due to high speed transmission up to 38,400 bits/sec offered by Modbus RTU technology. Additionally, the Modbus RTU is an open standard, which enables manufacturers to build equipment without having to pay royalties. The high transmission speed and low-cost interface have led major market participants to integrate Modbus RTU technology into their mass flow meters and controllers.

Increasing drug discoveries will influence the adoption of mass flow controller in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector

The pharmaceutical segment held 10% of the market share in 2020 and is estimated to attain a CAGR of 6.5% through 2027 owing to rising drug approvals by regulatory bodies, which are expected to enhance the pharmaceutical manufacturing procedures. According to January 2021 press release by Food and Drug Administration, the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) announced to approve the 53 novel drugs in 2020. Adding to this, the marker players are emphasizing on developing application-specific controllers for the pharmaceutical sector.

Rising government initiatives to boost the domestic semiconductor industry will foster the growth for North America region

The North America mass flow controller market is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% during 2021 to 2027 impelled by favorable government initiatives and subsidies to stimulate the semiconductor manufacturing sector in the U.S. For instance, in June 2020, U.S. government introduced a USD 22.8-billion bill, which will aid semiconductor manufacturers in the country. The new bill will focus on providing funding and tax incentives to attract foreign semiconductor manufacturers, which is set to increase the penetration of new foundries and semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the region. The proliferation of semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the region will support the market during the forecast period.

Key companies operating in the market include Alicat Scientific, Bronkhorst High-Tech, Brooks Instrument, Dwyer Instruments, Hitachi Metals, Ltd., Horiba, Ltd., MKS Instruments, Sierra Instruments, among others. The industry leaders are focusing on continuous research & development activities and new product launches to stay competitive in the market.

Authors: Preeti Wadhwani, Prasenjit Saha

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