NEWS RELEASE                                                                                        FEBRUARY 2013

Sales of New Precipitator Systems Will Exceed $5.6 Billion in Asia in 2013

Sales of new precipitator systems will exceed $5.6 billion in Asia in 2013. This is the latest conclusion in Electrostatic Precipitators World Markets published by the McIlvaine Company as a continually updated comprehensive online analysis.

Asian New Precipitator System Sales ($ Millions)







 Industrial Power




 Other Industries


 Power - New


 Power - Retrofit


 Pulp & Paper










The Asian market will far exceed the rest of the world. This is due in large part to new precipitator sales to power plants in India and China. Replacement of existing precipitators with new precipitators will be relatively modest.

In contrast, the replacement market is a much bigger percentage of the revenue in the U.S. and Europe. One reason is the preference for fabric filters. This trend is also starting in Asia. Chinese power plants are already anticipating the need to install fabric filters to meet tough particulate regulations.

The aftermarket including repair parts, maintenance and services adds another $5 billion in yearly revenues. Until recently, the aftermarket in the U.S. and Europe was much bigger than in Asia. But this is starting to change for two reasons:

  • Tougher regulations are requiring more maintenance
  • The Asian installed basis now closer to the ROW

In the U.S. a number of power plant precipitators will be taken out of service and the entire facility retired. So, in a period when the U.S. will lose 40,000 MW of existing precipitators, China will add 400,000 MW.

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