The unit operations market has been growing steadily over the past few years. Unit operations equipment is used in processes like filtration, evaporation, separation, mixing, and sedimentation. As the demand for more energy-efficient products has increased, manufacturing companies are investing heavily in R&D. Heavy engineering equipment like industrial boilers and evaporators consume huge amounts of energy; therefore, the focus of manufacturing companies is on developing and innovating new products to reduce the heat loss in this equipment. End-users of this equipment include mineral ore processors and dressers, sugar makers, water treatment operators, soap manufacturers, food processors, and pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturers. With regulatory norms becoming more stringent, the entire manufacturing process has become more complex and demanding. This is especially true in cases of unit operations in industries that handle food, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals. These regulations are compelling companies to automate their processes, and this is achieved by breaking the processes into sequential steps. This automation helps companies keep the unit processes within standard limits.
Technavio’s market research within the unit operations domain includes reports on heat exchangers, steam condensers, industrial boilers, circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers, freeze drying equipment, evaporators, heat transfer fluids, absorption chillers, air filter cartridges, air purifiers, humidifiers, sedimentation and centrifugation equipment, centrifugal pumps, thermal treatment equipment, and electrostatic precipitators.