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NEWS RELEASE                                   AUGUST 2011

Fluid Treatment and Control Market is $381 Billion/year

There are a number of companies pursuing markets which treat, move and control liquids and gases. The total annual worldwide sales in this segment are over $380 billion. This is the conclusion reached in Fluid Treatment and Control: World Markets, an online continually updated service of the McIlvaine Company.

Fluid Treatment & Control

 

Industrial

Res/Com

Total

Pumps & Valves

$86

$100

$186

Liquid Treatment

$75

$40

$115

Air/Gas Treatment

$70

$10

$80

Total

$231

$150

$381

 

Pumps and valves include actuators but not instrumentation which is included with the purification equipment under liquid treatment.  Service and repair parts are included.  

The liquid treatment category includes the chemical and physical processes utilized to purify or alter the liquids to meet environmental or process goals. Liquids include water, process fluids and petroleum products.

The air/gas treatment segment includes stack gases, indoor air, compressed air and specialized air applications such as hospital and electronic devices.

The industrial segment includes military and utility as well as remediation. The residential/consumer/commercial segment includes point-of-use and point-of-entry and includes special applications such as swimming pools and refrigerator filters.

The definition is limited to the products and services as furnished by hardware and consumables suppliers such as those listed below. It does not include revenues of big consulting firms such as Bechtel and AECOM.  Nor does it include construction and turn-key revenues except where they are typically included.  Power plant stack gas treatment is one example where most contracts are for complete systems. This definition allows one to aggregate the revenues of the suppliers in order to determine the present market. It also provides a means for determining market share.

Thousands of companies participate in this market. The top 30 companies account for more than 15 percent of global sales.

Top Five Treatment & Control Companies

Flowserve

$3,800

GE

$3,700

ITT

$3,250

Ecolab/Nalco

$3,200

Pentair

$2,800

 

Company

Pumps and Valves

Liquid   Treatment

Air/Gas Treatment

        Total

Alstom

50

 

400

450

Babcock & Wilcox

 

100

500

600

BASF

 

2100

600

2700

Clarcor

 

800

200

1000

Donaldson

 

1600

400

2000

Dow

100

1300

100

1500

Ecolab/Nalco

 

3000

200

3200

Emerson

1200

200

200

1600

Flowserve

3400

400

 

3800

GE

900

2400

400

3700

Grundfos

1900

 

 

1900

ITT

2900

350

0

3250

KSB

2100

   40

 

2140

Pall

 

2600

200

2800

Pentair

800

2000

0

2800

Siemens

 

2000

400

2400

Sulzer

2000

   30

50

2080

Tyco

2300

 

30

2330

Leaders include ITT, Flowserve and GE.  The merger of Ecolab and Nalco has created a top five player.  The acquisition of a clean technology segment of Norit by Pentair has created a top ten player.

The growth rate in this sector will be well in excess of GDP due to the following facts:

  • The rural migration of substantial percentages of the world population to urban areas
  • The demand for cleaner water and air
  • The high existing levels of pollution
  • Industrial needs for  pure fluids for nanotechnology, biofuels and other new technologies
  • The substantial increase in seawater desalination
  • Continued growth in cleaner coal-fired power

Some segments will experience double-digit growth. They include:

  • Electrodeionization for ultrapure water but also for seawater and fuels
  • Improved cross-flow membranes
  • Reverse osmosis desalination
  • Energy recovery pumps for reverse osmosis
  • Lubrication treatment for wind turbines
  • Mobile filtration in Asia
  • Membrane bioreactors
  • Byproducts from power plant pollution control including ammonium sulfate, higher grade gypsum and hydrochloric acid
  • Sorbents for air pollution control
  • Membrane bags for air pollution control
  • Swimming pool purification products in Asia
  • Residential point-of-entry water purification in developing countries
  • Water treatment for unconventional fuels such as shale gas and oil sands

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