Turbo expander is a centrifugal or axial flow turbine through which a high pressure gas is expanded to produce work that is often used to drive a compressor. Also referred to as expansion turbines, they will be used extensively in hydrocarbon liquids extraction. Other uses of turbo expanders include power generation, refrigeration systems, power recovery in fluid catalytic crackers etc.
The range of turbo expanders which are currently in operation varies from 750 W to 7.5 MW (1 hp to about 10,000 hp). These turbo expanders are widely used as sources of refrigeration in industrial processes such as extraction of ethane and natural gas liquids from natural gas, liquefaction of gases and other low-temperature processes.
The author forecasts indicate that, North America is poised to lead the market in coming years, driven majorly by shale boom in the region. United States would become the leading market for gas compressors in oil and gas sector followed by other countries. Europe and Asia-Pacific are fastest growing markets for gas compressors market in oil and gas sectors. Increase in natural Gas Production and rise in use of natural gas for power generation and in other Industries are the main reasons behind the market growth. Countries such as China, the Netherlands and the North Sea present a decent market opportunity in the coming years for gas compressors.
South and Central America and Africa are too expected to share a decent share of market demand in the coming years although there are some factors restraining the oil and gas activity in these regions. Africas oil and gas industry has suffered from various political and social scenarios such as internal wars and corruption, the situation is safe enough these days. There was a problem of piracy as well, but it has been handled well by authorities and is now dwindled. Also, there is a tremendous improvement in security across different countries in the region, helping the companies to look into the region again, thus boosting the oil and gas industry.
This report comprehensively analyzes the Natural Gas related Turbo Expander market by segmenting it based on geography and loading device (compressor, hydraulic brake and generator). Key drivers and restraints that are effecting the growth of this market were discussed in detail. The study also elucidates on competitive landscape and key market players.
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2. Research Methodology
3. Markets Covered
4. Market Overview
4.2 Market Demand to 2020
4.3 Recent Developments in Turbo Expanders Market
4.4 Investment and Opportunities
5. Market Dynamics
5.1.1 Increase in Natural Gas Production
5.1.2 Increase in use of Natural Gas for Power Generation and other Industries
5.1.3 Economical - Relatively low price compared to other energy saving technologies
5.1.4 Rising gas distribution stations (GDS) and gas distributing points (GDP).
5.2.1 Reliability and Maintenance
5.2.2 Configuration - skill and expertise
5.2.3 Volatile Oil & Gas Market
5.3.2 Technological Advancements
6. Turbo Expanders Industry Value Chain Analysis
6.2 Turbo Expanders Manufacturers
7. Turbo Expanders Global Market Analysis, by Loading devices
7.2 Compressor (Centrifugal)
7.3 Generators (Electrical)
7.4 Hydraulic Brake
8. Turbo Expanders Global Market Analysis, by Application
8.1 Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) extraction in natural gas processing
8.2 Power generation systems
8.3 Refrigeration systems
8.4 Power recovery in fluid catalytic cracker
9. Turbo Expanders Global Market Analysis, by Geography
9.1 North America
9.1.1 United States of America
9.2 Asia Pacific
9.4.3 South Africa
9.5 South America
10. Key Company Analysis
10.1 GE Oil and Gas
10.2 Atlas Copco
10.3 Siemens AG (Dresser Rand)
10.7 L.A. Turbine
10.8 Air Products and Chemicals, Inc
10.10 Elliot Group
10.11 Blair Engineering
10.12 O.C. Turboexpanders
11. Competitive Landscape
11.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
11.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
11.3 Market Share Analysis
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