Automatic Tube Cleaning System Market Size Report to 2028

Automatic Tube Cleaning System Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type (Automatic Ball Tube Cleaning System and Automatic Brush Tube Cleaning System) and Industry (Power Generation, Oil & Gas, Commercial Space, and Hospitality)

  • Report Code : TIPRE00004345
  • Category : Electronics and Semiconductor
  • Status : Published
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[Research Report] The automatic tube cleaning systems market was valued at US$ 110.08 million in 2020 and is projected to reach US$ 158.18 million by 2028; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.74 % from 2021 to 2028.

An automatic tube cleaning device consists of a cleaning body that moves through the tube, removing deposits from the tube wall. It starts with a brush or ball that is pushed in the tube by a rod or a fluid spring in the most basic device. However, many mechanisms have emerged in the large-scale technology and industrial sectors, necessitating a more comprehensive description. Automatic tube cleaning systems improve the operating performance of HVAC systems, which drives the growth of the automatic tube cleaning system market. However, the lack of knowledge about the impressive benefits of automated tube cleaning systems and the possibility of fault detection in some systems restrain the growth of the market. Additionally, the growing number of future desalination installation projects is expected to create lucrative growth prospects for the market in the coming years.

Furthermore, government bodies are  launching new initiatives to make energy more effective. For example, the Indian government created the Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) for new commercial buildings on May 27, 2007. The ECBC set minimum energy standards for new commercial buildings with a connected load of 100kW or contract demand of 120 KVA or more. Even though the EC Act 2001 gives the central government power, state governments may amend the code to meet local or regional needs and then notify the public. These factors consent building owners to inspect their electrical systems regularly, resulting in increased demand for automatic tube cleaning systems.

Commercial spaces and refineries are now working on utilizing energy-efficient processes. In the near future, the need to save coal-fired power plants is likely to fuel the growth of the automated tube cleaning system market. Furthermore, the tube cleaning is expected in the medical and healthcare industries as well as in the food industry.

The automated tube cleaning system market in Asia Pacific is expected to witness considerable growth during the forecast year owing to infrastructure and economic growth. The field holds a lot of promise for automated tube cleaning systems. The growing need for energy savings and improved operating efficiency in refineries and commercial spaces is driving the demand for automatic tube cleaning systems in APAC. In the coming years, rising electricity demand due to improved economic growth would lead to the construction of more power plants, which is expected to propel the demand for automated tube cleaning systems in the power generation industry.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Automated Tube Cleaning Systems Market

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted countries across the world. To prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the governments of countries have imposed national lockdowns. People have been restricted from leaving their homes so that they are not able to go to their workplaces. To keep their financial activities going throughout the epidemic, businesses all over the world have moved from traditional to online modules. As a result of the online module adoption, fewer people are going to workplaces, resulting in fewer operational HVAC systems and less maintenance. As a result, amid the pandemic, the adoption of automatic tube cleaning is being hampered.

Lucrative Regions for Automatic Tube Cleaning System Market

Lucrative Regions for Automatic Tube Cleaning System Market
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Market Insights

Growing Usage of Automatic Tube Cleaning Systems in Refinery Industry

Many processes in oil refineries suffer from heavy fouling, which affects overall plant efficiency and profitability. Increased fuel costs, elevated CO2 emissions from the fired heater, increased pumping strength, and reduced throughput and capability of processed products are all common operating costs associated with fouling in refinery heat exchangers. Fouling of crude and product streams in oil refineries is an unavoidable issue that has serious economic, environmental, and safety consequences. Fouling has always been a problem in refinery preheat train (PHT) networks, resulting in lower throughput, higher energy usage, and more frequent shutdowns. Crude fouling in PHTs is expected to cost 0.25% of all refined crude or 66 million barrels per year. As a result, ATCS manufacturers are offering refineries with a customizable automatic tube cleaning system to remove fouling from their machinery. For instance, Innovas Technologies, LLC is offering an integrated solution for increasing the efficiency of the refinery's cooling process. Innovas Technologies' Helios Tube Cleaning System technology prevents fouling in process heat exchangers naturally and sustainably, without expensive process shutdowns or chemical treatments. As a result, using an ATCS will help increase power production by 0.5%.

Heat exchanger fouling has a major effect on profitability in refinery operations. The most important effect on profit arises when manufacturing capacity is harmed by fouling. Profits may be reduced by up to 17% in such circumstances. As a result, the market is gaining popularity in refineries all over the world, with more than 160 units in high-fouling processes such as fluid catalytic cracking, coking, desalting, and wastewater treatment. These factors are expected to influence the demand for automatic tube cleaning systems.

Type-Based Market Insights

Based on type, the global automatic tube cleaning system market is bifurcated into automatic ball tube cleaning systems and automatic brush tube cleaning systems. The automatic ball tube cleaning system accounted for a larger market share in 2020, and it is expected to register a CAGR of 5.01% over the forecast period. The market for this segment is growing owing to the easy installation and collection of sponge balls during maintenance.

Automatic Tube Cleaning System Market, by Type – 2020 and 2028

Automatic Tube Cleaning System Market, by Type – 2020 and 2028
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Industry-Based Market Insights

Based on industry, the global automatic tube cleaning system market is segmented into power generation, oil & gas, commercial space, hospitality, and others. In 2020, the commercial spaces segment held the largest market share. The growing awareness regarding the advantages of automated tube cleaning systems in HVAC systems deployed in commercial spaces  drives the market growth for this segment.

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Automatic Tube Cleaning System Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 110.08 Million in 2020
Market Size Value byUS$ 158.18 Million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 4.74 % from 2021-2028
Forecast Period2021-2028
Base Year2021
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Product growth is a common strategy used among businesses to extend their product line. Balltech Energy Ltd, CET Enviro Pvt. Ltd, HydroBall Technics, and ECOMAX SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD. are among the leading players who are adopting these strategies to expand their client base and acquire a substantial share of the global automated tube cleaning systems market. These strategies are also allowing them to maintain their brand names. A few of the recent key developments are:

  • In February 2019, WesTech Engineering, Inc., opened a new business unit in Italy. WesTech has business locations on five continents.
  • In September 2018, Singapore Green Building Council awarded Eqobrush with highest accreditation: 4 tick marks. This qualified Eqobrush as a leader in the field of energy saving on chillers. Eqobrush is now a Singapore Green Building Product (SGBP) and building owners automatically receive 1 point on their Building and Construction Authority (BCA) Green Mark scheme upon installation.

Automatic Tube Cleaning System Market Segments:

By Type

  • Automatic Ball Tube Cleaning System
  • Automatic Brush Tube Cleaning System

By Industry

  • Power Generation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Commercial Space
  • Hospitality
  • Others


  • Balltech Energy Ltd
  • CET Enviro Pvt. Ltd
  • Conco Services Corp
  • HydroBall Technics
  • Ovivo
  • Watco Group
  • WesTech Engineering, Inc.
  • WSA Engineered Systems
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Type and Industry

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

What are reasons behind Automatic Tube Cleaning market growth?

The automatic tube cleaning system market is heavily influenced by driving factors such as improving operational efficiency of HVAC systems due to automatic tube cleaning system installation boosts the market growth. However, the design-related faults/limitations in some automatic tube cleaning systems are impacting negatively on the growth of this market in the current market scenario.

What are market opportunities for Automatic Tube Cleaning System?

Desalination processes cause fouling and scaling of condenser and heat exchanger tubes. In response to these concerns, companies are developing immersive automatic tube cleaning systems for desalination plants. Beaudrey, for example, provides a sponge ball tube cleaning kit for multi-effect distillation and multi-stage flash processes. The machines make it easier to operate evaporator tubes and sprayers safely and efficiently. Taprogge filtration and condenser tube cleaning systems are also custom designed for desalination plant application by HMA Group. The number of desalination plant is increasing, which, in turn, is boosting the growth of the automatic tube cleaning system market.

Which type is expected to dominate the market in the forecast period?

Automatic ball tube cleaning system is one of the prominent methodologies used to clean the condenser pipes. In ball tube cleaning system, elastomeric cleaning balls, slightly larger than the tube size, are injected in the condenser's inlet side in such a way that it encourages random distribution. When the balls join a tunnel, the circuit's velocity compresses them and sucks them inside the tube. The balls are propelled through the tubes at a high rate, wiping the ID clean of impurities, silt, and filming. Then the cleaning balls are collected and retained in the condenser discharge line through a custom ball strainer after discharge. Ball tube cleaning systems are mostly preferred by manufacturing units such as chemical plants, steel and sugar mills, and petroleum refineries.

The List of Companies - Automatic Tube Cleaning System Market

  1. Ball Tech Energy Ltd.
  2. CET Enviro Pvt. Ltd.,
  3. Conco Services LLC
  4. Ecomax Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  5. Hydroball Technics Holdings Pte Ltd.
  6. Ovivo
  7. Taprogge GMBH
  8. Watco Group
  9. WesTech Engineering, Inc.
  10. WSA Engineered Systems

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