In 2020, the global demand for steam duct equipments faced a major slowdown due to Covid-19 pandemic. The growth rate does not witnessed any further progress due to lockdown that contributed to limit the production and sales. As the progress has started to prevail in 2021, leading manufacturers through their innovative efforts are trying to regain their positions and expand their business operations.
Leading manufacturers including Schneider Electric, Honeywell International, Hanhe Cable, Dasheng Microgrid, LS Cable, Thermaflex Limited, Furukawa Electric, Larsen & Toubro and Dynamic Electricals are utilizing their funds in the establishment of R&D institutes to develop highly efficient steam duct equipments for fascinating users as well as enhancing profitability level. These top level corporations are adopting market tactics like strategic alliances, collaborations, joint ventures, partnerships, geographical expansions, product diversifications, technological upliftments, capacity utilizations, mergers & acquisitions, , technical expertise etc to curb the rising competition and strengthen their positions globally.
Innovative launches continues to be the eminent strategy in 2021 enabling the players to gain traction in this market. Mitsubishi Corporation and Nortek are among the top manufacturers focusing on innovation as their key strategy.
For instance, France Air Group announced that it has completed its acquisition of British Construction Major SIG PLC’s Air Handling Division at an estimated value of USD 249.4 million on 5th February, 2020. The acquisition was based on the aim of expanding France Air Group’s presence in steam duct market as well as indoor air ventillation domain. The acquisition is enabling the France Air Group to accelerate the internationalization strategy that Laurent Dolbeau has been implementing for last five years, creating a European leader in ventillation for buildings.
It is enabling the group to change its dimension and become one of the leaders in the European ventillation market, without changing their business model. The acquisition is providing a great opportunity to the France Air Group to grow and expand onto the international scene whilst retaining the family’s shareholding, an approach which has beeen central to the history the company has built over the previous years. The acquisition of SIG Plc’s Air Handling Division by France Air Group is increasing its potential and profitability level resulting into the further growth of France Air Group globally.
In addition to that, Lindab Corporation, a leading manufacturer of ventillation systems acquired all the shares in Ductmann Limited, a UK based manufacturer of rectangular and fire rated ductwork and silencers on 5th April, 2019 to strengthen Lindab’s portfolio of ventillation solutions by adding Ductmann’s fire rated ductwork systems to its offerings.
The acquisition is bringing immediate business opportunities by allowing the company to provide a complete range of circular, rectangular and fire rated duct systems in the UK. Further, this acquisition is improving the development of the acoustic offerings with local production. The combination of these two corporations is providing excellent chances for increasing the services to users. Adoption of acquisition as a strategy to improve its sales and performance is proving beneficial for Lindab Corporation as its presence throughout the world is improving along with an increase in its market share.
Steam Ducts Finding a Range of Applications
Steam ducts are finding wide-spread applications for room ventilation and heating purposes. Additionally, it is also being used in a vast range of domains such as sterilization, propulsion, atomization, cleaning, and humidification. A considerable demand for flexible, durable, and temperature-sensitive ducts are sought by those industries, thereby enabling seamless operational activities. In short, efficient steam ducts are being sought-after in a bid to meet the dynamic needs of a wide range of applications. The rapid growth in oil refining sector is poised to register massive demand for steam ducts.
The call for appropriate hot steam ducts to fit in the bill of various steam venting applications is a major factor boosting the market growth. Moreover, stainless steel steam duct is recording substantial demand across various industries. Stainless steel steam ducts are lightweight and bendable, capable of withstanding higher temperatures, retain its shape, easy to install, and resists weathering and moisture. The aforementioned benefits make stainless steel steam ducts stand out as a type which can handle any industrial environment. Apart from this, silicon steam ducts are also gaining significant momentum in the market in the wake of factors such as great flexibility, insulation properties, and many more.
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Steam ducts are an integral part of steam boilers when it comes to industrial applications. Increasing use of steam ducts to ensure controlled flow of steam in industrial as well as commercial or residential applications has presented potential opportunities for growth of the global steam duct market.
Recent Government Regulations to Initiate Code Changes for Steam Duct Systems
Governments have initiated code changes to ensure efficient air circulation and ventilation systems. With respect to commercial buildings, ASHRAE 90.1 that provides standards for energy efficiency with respect to design of buildings. In 2016, ASHRAE 90.1 standards were upgraded to reflect efficient and new technologies. Upgraded ASHRE 90.1 includes standards for steam duct testing and performance testing. ASHRAE 90.1 codes are adopted by International Green Construction Code (IGCC) and also are followed by International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The amount of duct to be tested and the amount of leakage to be allowed is governed by these codes. With rising trend of green buildings, commercial properties have been using low pressure steam ducts that are energy efficient.
In 2017, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) presented an updated version of standards for HVAC duct construction. Its fourth edition covers several updates that radiate innovations taking place impacting the installation, repair and construction of HVAC duct work. For instance, aerosol duct sealing has been introduced, which is a viable substitute for manual and traditional sealing methods.
Increasing Use of Steam Ducts for Room Ventilation
In cold countries, such as Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Russia, Canada and United States, the use of efficient ventilation systems has been observed. Steam ducts for residential purposes essentially mean the integration of steam ducts with home ventilators, wherein steam passes through the duct. With open vents in homes, this steam is supplied to rooms, making the warm. This assembly offers increased efficiency in home heating applications and is gaining wide acceptance. This is expected to trigger sale of steam ducts at a significant rate in the coming years.
Growth in Oil Refining Sector to Offer Steam Ducts a Potential Impetus
According to International Energy Agency (IEA), the demand for oil has risen since 2010. The demand for oil, according to IEA is expected to expand at 1.4 mb/d by 2018 end. With this increasing demand for oil, the supply side becomes crucial. Crude oil contains impurities that need to be removed. With increasing crude oil refining processes, the demand for steam ducts is expected to increase at a significant rate in the coming years, as high temperature steam is required to be blown on crude oil to remove impurities. This is expected to aid the growth of the global market.
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