NEWS RELEASE                                                                                         November 2017

Pursuing the $25 Billion Hot Gas Air Pollution Market in the New IIoT Environment

On November 8, McIlvaine will be conducting a webinar on the air pollution market for combustion sources as well as the new route to market being shaped by IIoT and Remote O&M.

Suppliers of components such as nozzles, mist eliminators, pumps, valves, TR sets, VFDs, fans bags, catalyst and dampers used in hot gas air pollution control systems are finding a market where relatively few end users and suppliers represent most of the potential.

The top 15 operators in the power industry will average system purchases next year of $500 million each. The largest 15 steel companies will average system purchases of $66 million next year.

Hot gas air pollution control is a distinct market. Some large air pollution control companies such as Donaldson do not sell hardware into this market (only filter media). Others such as AAF have been in and out of this market and currently are out of it.

The biggest players are necessarily in the power sector because it represents 64 percent of the new systems market. The largest players also sell the combustors. This includes companies such as Babcock & Wilcox, Doosan, and GE.  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hitachi merged their boiler and hot gas activities to form MHPS.

Hot Gas New Systems Market in 2018 - $ Millions



Acid gas



Percent Share for Top 15

Average Company Purchases

Power 7000 3000 6000 16,000 48% 512
Cement, Stone 2600 180 190 2970 30% 59
Mining 900 130 90 1110 60% 44
Chemical 50 70 70 190 20% 2.5
Refining 90 80 120 290 70% 14
Pulp and Paper 80 300 110 490 30% 10
Steel 1800 70 120 1990 50% 66

There are few stand-alone air pollution control system companies in the power sector. Hamon does not supply boilers but does supply cooling towers as well as air pollution control systems.  Players such as Marsulex, Fuel Tech, and Clyde Bergemann have minor market shares.

Much of the Asian market is served by joint ventures and licensees. However, some of the largest air pollution control companies are now China based. Longking is a stand-alone air pollution control company and ranks at the top in terms of hot gas system sales to the power industry. Other large Chinese air pollution control companies focused on power are owned by coal plant operators.

The non-power hot gas markets have unique requirements and are served mostly by smaller players. Some such as Andritz have moved into power from a strong base in pulp and paper.  Cement is dominated by kiln suppliers and specifically FLSmidth who supplies air pollution control equipment and is the largest kiln supplier.

The operators of hot gas air pollution control systems are starting to embrace IIoT and Remote O&M. This is resulting in centralized corporate determination of lowest total cost of ownership for components. Suppliers such as GE and MHPS are leading the remote monitoring revolution.  The result will be a new marketing route for the component suppliers.

The hot gas system and component forecasts for each industry and for the top 1,000 purchasers are included in the following McIlvaine market reports.

N008 Scrubber/Adsorber/Biofilter World Markets

N018 Electrostatic Precipitator World Market

N021 World Fabric Filter and Element Market

N022 Air Filtration and Purification World Market

N027 FGD Market and Strategies

N035 NOx Control World Market

The sea change brought about by IIoT is analyzed in: N031 Industrial IOT and Remote O&M

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