The global compressed air treatment equipment market is anticipated to register commendable growth, owing to increased efficiency of air compressors through improvements to the equipment lifecycle.
Energy cost is a crucial factor when upgrading an air compressor. These costs account for more than 75% of the compressor’s overall life-cycle cost (LCC). Air audits for measuring the total input power are thus essential for the evaluation of the benefits of a new compressor.
Furthermore, air compressors can be upgraded through the integration of IoT capabilities, and enhancements in controller features. These enhancements result in improved uptime, inputs for maximized operational settings apart from 24x7 remote monitoring, and insights for enhancement in energy efficiency, stimulating market demand.
The compressed air treatment equipment market is bifurcated in terms of product, application, end-user, and region.
Concerning the product, the others segment is expected to depict a CAGR of over 4% over the forecast period. This growth can be accredited to the growing adoption of drain traps, purifiers, and condensate treatment equipment.
In terms of application, the plant air/shop air segment will be worth more than USD 2 billion by 2030. The plant air/shop air is an essential component of the compressed air treatment equipment as it replaces the necessity for purchasing a separate compressor and reduces the overall capital and operating expenses.
Based on end-user, the food & beverage segment is expected to record a CAGR of over 6% through 2030. Air compressors are used in the foods & beverages sector for transporting products across the supply line, handling products, and fluid pumps. These systems filter compressed air for producing nitrogen, thereby meeting all safety regulations for its adoption in the process of food packaging.
The steel segment is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of more than 6% through 2030. Dry compressed air is crucial in steel manufacturing factories for various purposes such as conveying, molding, welding, coolant supply, feeding metal sheets, ash handling, and controlling carbon content, which may accelerate segmental progress.
The compressed air treatment equipment market from the electronics segment is expected to depict over 7% CAGR through 2030. This growth can be credited to the increased usage of compressed air in the electronics sector. Air compressor is used by power pneumatic machines for polishing & removing chemical deposits, component conveying, direct production, cleaning PC boards, and for assembling memory chips, circuit boards, LCD panels, and wafers.
Regionally, the Middle East & Africa segment is anticipated to be worth USD 400 million by 2030. The region has witnessed the development of large-scale petrochemical & chemical plants, which have contributed significantly to industry growth. Furthermore, surging development in the healthcare sector will stimulate regional industry growth over the forecasted timeframe.