The industrial burner market size is expected to advance at a CAGR of 5.5% during 2022–2030, to reach USD 9,501 million by 2030. This can be ascribed to the shifting focus of metal processing companies toward high-capacity industrial burners as an alternative to harmful furnaces because they are able to perform similar tasks at low cost with simplicity.
Moreover, the demand for these burners is increasing from major end-use industries such as construction, automotive, food and beverages, energy generation, chemical, mining, and manufacturing. The rising development of these industries necessitates the installation of new boilers with capacity additions. Also, the expanding use of natural gas for industrial boilers propels the installation of new industrial burners. In food processing, these are used for sterilization, heating, and pasteurization. Their function is also to create steam, which is important for drying, cooking, and other processes.
In addition, the demand for such systems is expected to grow considerably in the pulp and paper industry over the coming years because of the rising need for pulp products including packaging tissues and paper, and wood and timber products.
The regenerative category is growing at a good pace, owing to its low NOx emissions, fuel saving of 40–70%, air-cooled pilot, and simplified refractory stabilizers or baffles. Moreover, regenerative burners are efficient in recovering waste heat at high temperatures, have a high degree of automation, have a long service life of equipment, are easy to install on a furnace, and require low investment.
3D printing technology has aided in the development of various complicated products and significantly lower the cost of production. Using this technology, burners are produced with well-designed flames for gas and liquid. It is also used for the marine industry, where technologically advanced and enhanced burners are used and play the role of catalyst in the process of injection of oil or diesel into furnaces that ignite the ship’s boilers and produces the steam, which turns the turbines and propels the ship. The abovementioned factors are expected to offer opportunities for manufacturers of burners with 3D printing technology.
It is quite difficult to control the fuel-to-air ratio while using conventional burners in various applications including manufacturing. However, industrial burners have been advancing with the passage of time and now possess electronic modules for the adjustment of ratio. They are known to have Lambda sensors, which enable the accuracy in surveillance of ratio in internal combustion activities. Along with this, stoichiometric sensors and control panels can change the circuitry of the burner in order to retain the specified operating voltage for various heat treatment and combustion activities when the levels of emissions increase.
North America is a key emerging market because of the expanding use of industrial burners and continuous investments in LNG, mining, chemicals, and other industries, as well as the development of domestic manufacturing. Moreover, the rapid industrialization in the region, the existence of various key players, and the high disposable income are boosting the market growth.
The most-significant industrial burner market players are ANDRITZ GROUP, Honeywell International Inc., Limpsfield Combustion Engineering Co. Ltd., Alzeta Corporation, Selas Heat Technology Company, Weishaupt Corporation, Oilon Group Oy, CIB UNIGAS S.p.A., EBICO, and Ariston Group N.V.