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The US presently is worth a $15.6 billion industrial valve industry. Valve manufacturers will benefit from renewed strength in key industries that utilize valves, including process manufacturing, public utilities, resource industries, and construction.
US demand to rise 4.9% annually through 2018
Demand for industrial valves in the US is forecast to increase 4.9 percent per year to $19.8 billion in 2018, a considerable improvement from the performance registered during the 2008-2013 period. Valves are relatively mature products, and although design innovation and material developments provide some impetus for growth, sales levels in any given year are primarily determined by the performance of the industries that utilize these valves. During the 2008-2013 timeframe, end-use markets for valves were negatively impacted by the recession, posting below-average growth or declines. Through 2018, valve manufacturers will benefit from renewed strength in the industries that utilize these products.
Construction market to grow the fastest
The construction market will post the strongest increases in valve demand, as both residential and nonresidential construction spending increase at double-digit growth rates, rebounding from the declines recorded during the 2008-2013 period. Utilities construction will also recover, bolstering the large associated valve market. In addition, US oil and gas production will continue to increase, driving sales of the often high-value valves utilized in these applications (custom-engineered valves for use in large-diameter oil pipelines can cost upwards of $100,000). However, process manufacturing will remain the largest end-use market for valves. Gains in this market will be supported by growth in manufacturing output, particularly in the valve-intensive chemical industry.
Automatic valves to outpace standard types
Demand for automatic valves is forecast to outpace increases in standard valve sales, as a result of efforts by consumers to improve operational efficiencies. Furthermore, the positive outlook for most valve-using industries will lead companies to opt for automatic products in applications where they may have purchased standard valves in weaker economies. Automatic regulator valves will post the strongest gains of any product, as a result of their widespread use in chemical, oil and gas, and utility applications.
Valve imports to accelerate
Shipments of industrial valves from US manufacturers are forecast to slightly outpace domestic demand through 2018. As US valve demand grows, import gains will accelerate from the 2008-2013 period and the US trade deficit will expand. Moreover, in order to remain competitive with foreign companies, a number of US valve producers have established offshore manufacturing facilities in countries with lower labor costs, which will limit export opportunities. See full report >>>
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Aerospace & Aviation Components
The global Commercial Aircraft Aftermarkets Parts market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 6% during 2016-2021. Global Commercial Aircraft Aftermarket Parts Market to be driven by the Emergence of E-Commerce Platforms. The key driver of the market is the strong demand for commercial aircraft across the globe. Rapid economic development in emerging countries has resulted in increased air travel traffic, which, in turn, has resulted in a surge in demand for aftermarket parts. Moreover, replacement of old aircraft and up-gradation of aircraft parts with newer, fuel-efficient parts has also driven the market. Aircrafts generally have a lifespan between 20 to 30 years which necessitates repair and maintenance after regular intervals. Until now, the ability to shop for spare parts online with prices, product images and quality documentation all in one place was unheard of for the aviation industry. To rectify the situation, Honeywell Aerospace for instance, the $14 billion arm of Honeywell International Inc. that makes and maintains a wide range of parts for fixed-wing and rotary aircraft, is borrowing some e-commerce lessons from arts and crafts marketplace Etsy.com and motor vehicle research site CarFax.com to launch a GoDirect Trade, a new B2B aviation marketplace. So, also in Aerospace & Aviation Components eCommerce is the future. We offer you this capability.
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To seal the gap between an engine block and a cylinder head, the only choice is a head gasket. Head gaskets, among the most complicated of gaskets, are heat and chemical resistant and strong.
In addition, to fill in gaps or increase seal effectiveness, shims, which are flat metal gaskets that resemble washers, are used alone or in combination with rubber gaskets.
O-ring gaskets are named after their shape, an O. These thin gaskets are among the most common of all those used. Their popularity is due to their low cost, simplicity, easy construction and versatility. They are used with both static and dynamic mechanisms, such as hydraulic cylinders and rotating pump shafts.
Like o-rings, flange gaskets are named after their shape. Flange gaskets have protruding lips or rims that look like flanges; flanges are internal or external lips, rims or ridges. The gasket lips help the flange gasket attach better.
Cylinder Head Gasket
Cylinder head gaskets, also known as head gaskets, are components of internal combustion engines. There, they are wedged between the cylinder head(s) and engine block. Their goal is to provide effective sealing and compression while preventing leakage of fluids like engine oil or coolant.
Jacketed gaskets are those gaskets that feature an external metallic coating on one or both sides (single-jacket and double-jacket, respectively). Jacketed gaskets, which usually have an interior of plastic or rubber, are stronger, more durable and more flexible than non-jacketed gaskets. Double-jacketed gaskets also feature improved pressure resistance, high-temperature resistance, and decay resistance.
Intake Manifold Gasket
Intake manifold gaskets are yet another vehicle engine gasket. They serve as the connection between the intake manifold and the top of the engine.
Exhaust gaskets are specialty seal gaskets designed only to help regulate vehicle exhaust. They make sure that any gases leaving the engine stays in the exhaust system until the proper time.
Valve Cover Gasket
Valve cover gaskets are gaskets placed above an engine cylinder head, where their job is to prevent oil from leaking from the valve cover.
Spiral Wound Gasket
Spiral wound gaskets feature a combination or interweaving of metal and filler material shaped in an outward circular spiral. The metal is usually stainless steel, while the filler is usually flexible graphite. To relieve stress, tension or movement issues, manufacturers choose spiral wound gaskets. These gaskets provide a tight, but flexible seal.
Manufacturers recommend silicone rubber gaskets for use with extreme temperatures, from around -140℉ to 480℉. They are also ideal in the face of UV light, which they both resist and shield other materials against.
EPDM gaskets are used to mate machine part surfaces.
Neoprene gaskets, which are available with custom neoprene, are known for their durability. They are used as long-lasting seals in the gaps of machine parts.