Valve Actuators

The Valve Actuators market research study delivers current market analysis plus a five year market and technology forecast. The study is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions and most major countries.

Digitalization Trend Generates Demand for Valve Actuators

The global valve actuator market experienced a dip in 2020, as the pandemic reduced demand from many key vertical markets and caused project delays. The pandemic boosted investment in digital technologies for remote management and monitoring tools in both IT services and the industrial space. With the benefits of Industrial IoT becoming evident, suppliers are looking to integrate connected valves and field devices in their portfolios. The focus now is on instrument efficiency, accuracy, safety, and stability. ARC is also witnessing a shift from conventional mechanical and electro-mechanical actuators to more sophisticated electronic actuating solutions.

Valve Actuators Strategic Issues

Valve Actuators Market Trends

In addition to providing a five-year market forecast, the Valve Actuators Market Research provides detailed quantitative current market data and addresses key strategic issues as follows.

Automate More Valve Types

Valve installation, commissioning, and maintenance practices have changed dramatically, thanks to intelligent actuators, digital positioners, digital field networks, and predictive maintenance practices.  While there is still room for improvement, these changes are helping to reduce costs and unplanned downtime for owner-operators that have successfully implemented these newer technologies and corresponding work processes.  ARC feels the time is right for owner-operators to expand valve automation by automating more manually operated valves application.  Automating valve actuation mechanism can provide significant economic benefits, but success depends on a willingness to embrace new technologies and resilience toward changing flow control practices that have been in place for decades.

A key benefit is that a single supplier assumes responsibility to ensure these components are integrated safely and securely and supported by the appropriate services.  This will become increasingly important in the future as manually operated isolation valves become more tightly integrated into plant control and safety systems.

Choose a Digital Solution Provider Over Mere Product Suppliers

The automated valves space is currently witnessing an evolution, with several key market participants transforming their business, from mere equipment manufacturers and suppliers to complete solution providers.  Cloud platforms and analytics engines are being employed for data management, processing, and predictive maintenance.  End users should seek out such solution providers than just hardware suppliers that are willing to invest sufficient time and resources for process evaluation, product customization, digitalization service, and support to enable the successful deployment of the technology and long-term technology partnerships for optimizing overall plant efficiency and emissions.

Evaluate Wireless Technologies

ARC sees increased interest among process industry end users in applying wireless sensing technology in their installations.  The availability of industry-standard protocols (WirelessHART and ISA100) provides a huge catalyst, but some end users still take a "wait and see" approach in hopes that the wireless field communications standards will converge.  ARC believes this is most unlikely. Competing standards and battery life limitations have slowed wireless adoption, but since wireless devices offer both greater installation flexibility in hard-to-reach parts of the plant and can greatly reduce wiring costs, ARC encourages end users to continue specifying wireless devices as their technical limitations are overcome. 

End users need to prepare for wireless adoption as the technology continues to penetrate process automation architectures.  While the business case is often relatively straightforward, implementation can be challenging, particularly for sites where the appropriate infrastructure is not in place.  Suppliers need to recognize this hurdle and arm themselves with implementation guidelines and best practices to help smooth adoption and lower implementation costs.

Valve Actuators Study Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an Excel Workbook and/or as a PDF File.  The Workbook has some unique features such as the ability to view data in local currency.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Country studies include market trends and industry data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:

MIRA Workbook PDF File
Worldwide (includes regional data) Yes Yes
North America (includes country data) Yes No
Latin America (includes country data) Yes No
Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data) Yes No
Asia (includes country data) Yes No
Annual Subscriptiom Yes Yes

Countries included in each region.

Table of contents for these studies is shown in the following paragraphs.

Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Executive Overview
  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Buyer Strategies
  • Supplier Strategies
  • Growth Inhibitors and Contributors

Competitive Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Revenue Type
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Food & Beverage
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Market Shares by Actuator Type
    • Pneumatic
    • Electric
    • Electro-hydraulic
    • Hydraulic
    • Gas over Oil
    • Direct Gas
  • Market Shares by Pneumatic Actuator Type
    • Rack and Pinion
    • Scotch and Yoke
    • Linear 
  • Market Shares by Electric Actuator Type
    • Light Duty
    • Heavy Duty
  • Market Shares by Flow Modulation Type
    • On-off (Isolation)
    • Control
  • Market Shares by Customer Type
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel

Market Forecasts & Histories

  • Total Shipments of Valve Actuators
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Type
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Food & Beverage
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Shipments by Actuator Type
    • Pneumatic
    • Electric
    • Electro-hydraulic
    • Hydraulic
    • Gas over Oil
    • Direct Gas
  • Shipments by Pneumatic Actuator Type
    • Rack and Pinion
    • Scotch and Yoke
    • Linear 
  • Shipments by Electric Actuator Type
    • Light Duty
    • Heavy Duty
  • Shipments by Flow Modulation
    • On-off (Isolation)
    • Control
  • Shipments by Customer Type
  • Shipments by Sales Channel

Industry Participants

The research identifies all relevant sup-pliers serving this market.

Regional Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

Competitive Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Region
  • Industry Shares in Region
  • Country Shares in Region
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market Forecast & History Analysis

  • Market Forecast & History by Country
  • Market Forecast & History by Industry

Industry Participants

List of countries and currencies included in each region

Country Research Focus Areas

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