Industrial Automation

Format: 2016-08-27
Format: 2016-08-27
August 16, 2016 | 60 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9969

Overview of the global industrial transmitters market

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global industrial transmitters market will grow steadily during the predicted period and will post a CAGR of more than 5% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the increased focus on process safety as one of the primary growth factors for this market. An increasing number of accidents resulted by the spilling or overfilling of materials, such as liquids and chemicals result in hazardous consequences. For instance, false indications by the critical alarms and control instrumentation that failed to alert the high level to control room operators resulted in the Texas City explosion in 2005. Similar incidents in the past highlight the need for better process measurements and also drive the adoption of safety instrumented systems and safety integrity level (SIL) rated transmitters. Radar level transmitters help in eliminating any possibilities of such incidents and also help in the prevention of environmental damage.

The coming years will witness the use of wireless transmitters emerging as one of the major trends that will gain traction in this market. They can be easily installed in hard-to-reach areas and also significantly reduce installation costs as they eliminate the need for wiring and other connectors. Analysts estimate that the Americas will account for almost 37% of the total share of the market and will also dominate the market throughout the forecast period.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The market is characterized by the presence of several large and small scale transmitter manufacturers and is dominated by leading vendors such as ABB, Honeywell, Emerson Electric, Schneider Electric, and Yokogawa. Since all players equally compete to gain a


August 12, 2016 | 59 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9841

Overview of the global process agitators market

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global process agitators market will grow steadily at a CAGR of more than 5% by 2020. Green engineering techniques and processes minimize pollution from the plants while achieving high production efficiency. As a result, companies have started adopting and implementing green engineering techniques in their plants, where the final plant output is in exact proportion to the component elements of its formula. Kinetics and mass transfer are used to enhance the production and operation units in a manufacturing plant. Kinetics involve the minimum use of non-renewable energy, which leads to the reduced generation of pollutants. Mass transfer is concentrated toward reducing the gap in yield, increasing purity, improving the physical appearance, and particle size by product formation, filterability, and catalyst deterioration. The use of industrial agitators enhances the reaction performance for mass transfer controlled situations. For instance, EISENMANN, a biogas plant that collects bio-waste and converts it into bio-methane, adopted agitators for processing both the liquid and solid wastes in the plant. This helped the company convert 20,000 metric tons of bio-waste into 1,500 metric tons of fuel.

In terms of geography, the Americas is expected to dominate the process agitators market throughout the forecast period and will account for a market share of almost 40% by 2020. The US is identified to be the major contributor for the market in the region since the majority of process industries across the country use agitators in their plant. Moreover, companies have also started reshoring their production plants, which will lead to the construction of new plants. Also, the availability of low-


August 12, 2016 | 61 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9719

Overview of the global motion simulation market

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global motion simulation market will grow steadily during the predicted period and will post an impressive CAGR of about 11% by 2020. One of the major factors that will contribute to the growth of the motion simulation software market in the next four years is the increasing popularity of cloud-based motion simulation and analysis software. The limited availability of high-performance computing devices has made it difficult for engineers to operate their complex and computationally demanding simulation software. Cloud-based motion analysis software offers several advantages such as large space for data storage, flexibility, ease of access, and increased security. Moreover, cloud-based services do not require customers to pay for licensing, offers improved scalability, and also requires very less maintenance. Such benefits will induce more software vendors to partner with cloud service platform and hosting solution providers to provide efficient cloud-based motion simulation services to customers. 

Aerospace and defense companies are constantly on the lookout for new space launch systems for space exploration missions. To attain the highest quality and cost and time reduction, companies rely on product lifecycle management (PLM) software to develop efficient space launch systems. The recently launched Atlas V rocket was designed using engineering analysis and simulation software from Siemens’ PLM software business. Another major aerospace company, ATK Aerospace


August 12, 2016 | 60 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9898

Global overview of the industrial control systems (ICS) security market

Extensive research carried out by the analysts at Technavio has shown that the global industrial control systems (ICS) security market will grow at an impressive CAGR of around 9% over the predicted period. The industrial control systems are used in the power generation, transmission, and distribution sectors to collect, store, and analyze data from multiple data points in national or regional networks. The advent of global smart grid projects is broadening the scope of SCADA systems in developing countries, like India and Brazil. SCADA uses the data from smart meters and sensors equipped with smart grid to measure and monitor electricity consumption and automatically execute the decisions to optimize the grid’s operations. As a result, governments across the globe are eventually shifting to smart grids to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption and cost. However, the security of the smart grid network is prone to cyber-attacks due to the frequent exchange of sensitive information through communication networks, such as the Internet, intranets, and corporate networks. Hence, power utilities require robust security measures to counter such complex threats.

ICS security is highly prone to cyber-attacks and is, at present, among the top-targeted sectors globally. Malware infections and other types of cyber-attack on systems like PLC, DCS, and SCADA can lead to invalid data


August 12, 2016 | 85 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9760

Overview of the global industrial turbocharger market

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global industrial turbocharger market will grow steadily at a CAGR of more than 4% by 2020. Though there is an abundant availability of renewable energy sources, fossil fuels such as gasoline and diesel continue to dominate the power generation market. The rise in global population and rapid industrialization will lead to an exponential increase in demand for energy, especially from the developing countries and emerging economies. Recent studies have estimated that the current rate of energy consumption will result in the depletion of fossil fuels in the next century. This has induced several countries to introduce stringent regulations that demand the regulated consumption of energy across all industries. This will compel industries to incorporate technologies such as turbocharging to make machine processing and functioning more efficient and cost-effective.

The coming years will witness the introduction of the second generation two-way turbocharging in the marine industry. Due to the position of the intercooler located between the low-pressure-stage and high-pressure-stage turbochargers, the two-stage turbo-engines result in obtaining increased turbocharging efficiencies. Two-way turbocharging results in the significant reduction of the energy required to compress the air to high pressure and also reduces the level of work required after the intercooler. In addition to offering fuel-efficiency, two-stage turbocharging will also offer benefits such as increased power output,


August 09, 2016 | 90 Pages | SKU: IRTNTR9780

Overview of the global kiln shell scanner market

Market research analysts at Technavio have predicted that the global kiln shell scanner market will grow steadily and post a CAGR of about 3% by 2020. This market research analysis identifies the increased use of wireless technology for rotary kiln shell scanners as one of the primary growth factors for this market. Conventional data collection methods involve manual inspections with handheld thermometers and pyrometers and are highly inefficient and potentially dangerous. As a result, end-users have started preferring the use of wireless devices that can be placed in close proximity and collect accurate real-time data. Online permanent systems provide continuous coverage and data of rotary kilns for production processes. Additionally, wireless technologies also offer advantages such as convenience of operations, increased speed of industrial data transmissions, untethered operations, easy access to hazardous areas, and an overall reduction in operational costs.

One of the newest additions to rotary kiln shell scanner technology is the cloud-enabled software, which enables an interactive platform for end-users with multiple options and constant real-time input. Consolidated into meaningful information, this can help detect defects in shell lining and facilitates better decision making. It also allows rapid data sharing across different locations which help end-users to collaborate easily with kiln manufacturers and effectively schedule repairs. Their ease of operation and numerous benefits have induced several manufacturers to offer


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