According to the current market study by Antlia Engineering Works, the worldwide demand for diaphragm pumps is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approx. 6% through the year 2020 whereas the demand for AODD pumps in India is expected to grow by a CAGR of approx. 10%.
The driving force behind the increase is likely the wide range use of diaphragm pumps, whether as a sanitary pump transferring device in the food & beverage industry or for precise flow measurement in pharmaceuticals or chemical manufacturing.
The largest end-user segment of the diaphragm pump market is still the water treatment industry, however water is not only extremely valuable but also incredibly scarce in some regions of the world. By 2030, global water demand is projected to rise to approx. 6,350 cubic kilometers up from approx. 4,500 cubic kilometers in 2010.
That increase in demand for water will spill over into an increasing need for water treatment operations. AODD pumps are essential for treatment processes like coagulation, iron sequestration & disinfection, as well as helping with odour control, phosphorous control & solid conditioning.
Overall, water treatment accounts for 18% of all diaphragm pump use throughout the world. Many developed countries may already have diaphragm-based water treatment systems in place, but other parts of the world are only beginning to implement country-wide measures to provide safe and accessible water for all.
“In emerging countries like China and India, the municipal water infrastructure is in a dire condition since large sections of the population in these countries lack access to clean water. The growing population in urban areas has led to an increase in the demand for high-quality water for drinking and household purposes.”
Worldwide diaphragm pump market for oil and gas industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.18% during the forecast period.
Air operated double diaphragm pumps play an important role in distribution and extraction applications in the industry for various reasons. Diaphragm pumps used in the oil and gas industry should be durable and corrosion-resistant and have the ability to operate in hard climatic conditions. Oil is extracted from salty water of the sea, so the pumps need to withstand the wet environment, wind, sun exposure and high temperatures.
Advancements in efficiency and the ability to handle a wide array of chemicals combine to make the air operated double diaphragm (AODD) pump a useful choice for chemical processors. Diaphragm pumps help to move chemicals efficiently, safely and reduce production time. In today’s World Chemicals are part of our day to day life. There are barely any industries where chemicals are not used or any economic segment where chemicals do not play a significant role.
In 2016, India chemicals industry had a market size of USD139 billion. By 2025, the Indian chemical industry is projected to reach USD403 billion. Which makes it yet another wide segment for diaphragm pump applications.
On top of above applications, both high-pressure and sanitary diaphragm pumps can be used for the pharmaceuticals, mining, paints, food and beverage and other areas of industry. An increased variety of uses combined with many still-growing global markets means that more and better Air operated double diaphragm pumps will be needed to properly manage all kinds of liquid transfer, measurement and treatment processes.