Rising demand for energy is driving the construction of new power plants globally. Despite the prevailing economic slowdown, demand for power is expected to grow on account of urbanization and rise in population. The drop in plant efficiency during summer seasons raises concerns related to blackouts and power outages. The solution to such problems is capacity additions. However, capacity addition either through the construction of new power plants or addition of extra turbines is both capital-intensive and time-consuming. Restricted by both time and economic constraints, power companies and turbine manufacturers are now opting to install turbine inlet cooling systems. Turbine inlet cooling systems provide cost-effective power augmentation. Evaporative technologies such as inlet fogging and wet compression systems are widely adopted by power producers and turbine manufacturers to boost their turbine capacities, especially during the summer seasons.
The research study is designed to analyze and estimate the market for turbine inlet cooling systems globally both in terms of volume (Units) and revenue (USD Million). The global market for turbine inlet cooling systems has been broadly segmented on the basis of technology and geography. The market report only addresses two specific inlet cooling technologies: wet compression and turbine inlet fogging. Inlet fogging systems utilize highly pressurized water droplets which are sprayed into the inlet air stream turbines through nozzles. These minute droplets evaporate and subsequently reduce the inlet air temperature. On the contrary, in wet compression systems, fog is directly sprayed into the gas turbine inlet to lower the inlet air temperature. Wet compression systems generally function as a complementary technology and can be fitted with any other inlet cooling technology to maximize output.
In this research study, the turbine inlet cooling market has been segmented at a granular level, geographically. The global market has been segmented geographically into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). Each of these regional segments has been further sub-divided into its constituent country-wise segments. A total of 12 sub-segments have been drawn from the four regions, which comprise eight unique country-specific analyses. The countries included under the scope of the report are China, Japan and Australia in Asia Pacific; the U.S. in North America; Italy and Turkey in Europe; and Iran and GCC countries in RoW. The report features a detailed regional segmentation with market growth forecast for the 2014-2022 period. Similar detailed projections have also been provided for the technology segment. For this market study, 2013 has been taken as the base year, while all forecasts are for the 2014-2022 period.
This report includes key market dynamics affecting the demand for turbine inlet cooling systems globally. As a part of our market dynamics analysis, we have analyzed the market drivers, market restraints, and market opportunities. The report also provides a detailed analysis of the global turbine inlet cooling systems market with the help of Porter’s Five Forces model. The Porter’s Five Forces analysis aids in understanding the five major forces that affect the industry structure and demand for turbine inlet cooling systems globally. The forces analyzed are the bargaining power of buyers, bargaining power of suppliers, threat of new entrants, threat of substitutes, and degree of competition. The report also includes a glimpse of the global turbine inlet cooling systems value chain. The interaction and roles of various stakeholders starting from technology development and manufacturing to the deployment and final end-use have been elucidated in detail. The market attractiveness analysis involves benchmarking and ranking of each region on the basis of numerous parameters. The parameters selected are likely to have a pronounced effect on the demand for turbine inlet cooling systems in that region, both currently and in the near future.
Key participants in the global turbine inlet cooling systems market include American Moistening Company Inc., Caldwell Energy Company Inc., Cat Pumps Inc., Humifrio S.L., Mee Industries Inc., Score Energy Limited, Siemens AG, UTC Technologies Company, Camfil AB, and Baltec IES Pty. Ltd. This report provides an overview of these companies, followed by their financial revenues, business strategies, and recent developments.
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