Water utilization optimization in the manufacturing plants is one of the critical factors being considered by the manufacturers today. Government regulations on water usage and wastewater treatment have propelled the manufacturers to look for various pollution control and water control solutions. Water automation and instrumentation enables manufacturers to enhance the treatment of wastewater and minimize wastewater effluents. This process ensures the optimization of water usage maintaining minimal water consumptions. Scarcity of freshwater resources and the need to control environmental pollution have been the major factors impacting water automation and instrumentation industry.
Growing needs for smart water system on account of water scarcity issues and rising investments in the infrastructural sector through various public-private partnerships are anticipated to boost the demands for the water automation and instrumentation market globally. Lack of skilled technicians for operating these solutions is one of the major restraining factors for water automation and instrumentation market. Encouraging industrialization trends in developing economies of the world is further anticipated to provide good opportunities to the players operating in the water automation and instrumentation market.
Some of the leading players in water automation and instrumentation market are ABB Ltd., General Electric Company, Siemens AG, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Rockwell Automation Inc., Emerson Electric Company, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, CH2M Hill Inc., Endress + Hauser AG and others.
Based on technology used for control process, water automation and instrumentation market is further segmented as distribution control system (DCS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), programmable logic controller (PLC), identity and access management (IAM) and others. The end-use industries in water automation and instrumentation market are chemical and pharmaceuticals, metal fabrication, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), automotive and aerospace, food and beverages, oil and gas, and other industrial and commercial water management industries. Further, water automation and instrumentation is geographically segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW) regions.
Water is the most indispensable resource required for any industrial process ranging from metal processing to food and chemicals industries. Thus, water automation and instrumentation is expected to be widely deployed across different industries in the world owing to the rising awareness regarding water management. Due to stringent environmental regulations to establish control over water as well as soil pollution, it becomes mandatory for manufacturers to install water automation and instrumentation system. This is expected to boost the demand for water automation and instrumentation system in near future.
Furthermore, introduction of advanced smart water management systems is another factor contributing to the growth of water automation and instrumentation market. The increasing wages of labors employed for water management processes is major challenge faced by manufacturers. This can be overcome by installing water automation and instrumentation systems as it offers low cost of operation. However, high initial cost for installation of these systems may hinder the growth of water automation and instrumentation market.The water automation and instrumentation market is segmented based on process stages, equipment, technology, end-use industry and geographic regions. Based on type of process stages, the market is segmented as collection, distribution and treatment. The equipment used for water automation and instrumentation include pressure and temperature transmitter, level transmitter, electromagnetic flow meters, liquid and gas analyzers, leakage detection systems, sludge density measurement and high and low alternating/direct current (AC/DC) drives.