What is behind the forecast growth in the industrial burner market

It has been heavily reported that the industrial burner market is forecasted to experience a tremendous growth within the period from 2020 to 2027. The reason behind this projected growth is the anticipated rise in the usage of burner management systems.

A burner management system, or BMS, is a safety system used to ensure the safe start-up, operation, and shut down of process burners.

The growth during the period to 2027 can be attributed to a number of factors, including.

  1. The increased industrialisation of developing economies
  2. The global reliance on boilers in industries such as, oil and gas, petrochemical, textiles and food production.
  3. The growing appreciation of the importance of boiler maintenance and repair schedules.

Industrial growth in Asia Pacific

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), global energy consumption is expected to increase by roughly 50% between 2018 and 2050. The majority of this growth is concentrated in regions with substantial economic growth, notably in the Asia Pacific region.

Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as the most important market for industrial burners in the coming years. The low cost of land and labour – as well as the affordability of raw materials – has seen a number of worldwide players setting up their assembling hubs in India and China, this is anticipated to boost the Asia Pacific industrial burner market in the coming years.

Industrial burner market dynamics worldwide

Industrial burners are a key component of every boiler and furnace heating system that provide temperature control for manufacturing facilities, as well as other heating processes during manufacturing – this may include the heating of fluids, the generation of steam and the thermal energy needed for atoms and molecules to move faster and collide with each other.

As such, industrial burners have become a fundamental part of the operations in all industries which has fuelled overall sector growth.

The role of Burner Management Systems

Burner Management Systems support the safe start up, process and shut down of the multiple burner furnace section of a boiler. BMS are being increasingly adopted across a wide range of industries, they can improve plant operations by providing reliable and safe burner operations. Offering reduced maintenance costs and helping to ensure improved safety and a safer work environment for plant operators.

The demand for burner management systems has also substantially increased across a wide range of end-use industries such as chemicals, oil & gas, and power generation. This may be due to the rise in government regulations and legislations designed to support the installation of safety systems, in both new and existing set-ups.

Reasons for growth in the BMS market

The awareness of what can be achieved by installing a BMS – such as improvement in burner status monitoring and damage detection through immediate diagnostic failure identification – is also expected to influence the sales of BMS in coming years.

The demand for advanced burner control systems – including operator displays and alarm management features – is growing as these systems empower plant managers to simplify unit operations and improve production and profitability. These features also enable companies to minimise critical troubleshooting time and improve long-term boiler health.

By incorporating a BMS – such as the ETC Plant Master mode available on our ETC6000 – it allows the system to accurately gauge the capacity of the entire boiler set-up. It can then compare and contrast these results with the most efficient operating point for the individual boilers, ensuring that each boiler is run at its highest level of efficiency to meet the power requirement.

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