The global smoke spill motor market was valued at USD 545 million in 2021 and is projected to reach USD 460 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period (2022-2030). A smoke spill motor is an electric motor designed to release smoke to extinguish a fire. The smoke spill motor is an electronic device that automatically cleans the air in rooms, halls, and buildings. It is a reliable and efficient solution for minimizing the dangers of accumulated pollutants. In addition to removing dust particles from the air also cleans oily smoke produced by fire accidents, ventilator motors, or industrial processes. These devices can safely prevent fires, carbon monoxide emissions, and other harmful chemicals. It is explicitly designed to operate on machinery in petrochemical processing, power generation, and refineries. It is more efficient than the traditional water sprinklers usually found in buildings.
Technological advancements expect the industrial motor market to grow in the next decade. Due to advances in technology and the usage of artificial intelligence and robotics, the demand for electric motors will increase. Moreover, the growing number of government incentives to encourage energy-efficient motors will result in growth, mainly because it can help reduce emissions.
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Increase in Adoption of Smoke Spill Motors in Industrial and Commercial
Smoke spill motors are in high demand in the industrial and commercial sectors, owing to the convenience of ventilation and fire prevention. These motors use a vacuum system to clean the air by sucking up smoke, fumes, dust, and other pollutants. They can be used as stand-alone devices or in conjunction with different ventilation systems. The Dryer Vent Connector is a thin, flexible plastic tube that connects a dryer vent to an exhaust fan. It also lowers the risk of fires in houses that have laundry machines. Majorly end-use applications include Tunnels, Single and multi-store shopping malls, Single and multi-store industrial buildings and warehouses, stairways, enclosed car parks, theatres, and Others. These applications will contribute to the market for smoke spill motors.
Growing Demand for Safety in the Workplace
The smoke spill motors are designed to provide safety, reliability, and efficiency in the workplace. It is an essential component of the workplace because it helps in transporting/moving exhaust air outside. It is a mechanical device near the fan or blower of the overall smoke extraction system. This fan or blower is synced to the motor that pulls air out of the exhaust chimney, and then the air is either vented outside or into a clean air duct. Aside from that, the exhaust motor also helps in sending warm and re-circulated air through a building's cooling or heating system. Various industries such as construction, public transportation, and manufacturing require smoke detectors and alarms to meet regulatory requirements. Increasing concern for workplace safety will be one of the critical factors propelling the demand for smoke spill motors.
Fluctuations in the Prices of Raw Material
A few manufacturers control the prices of raw materials such as permanent magnets, steel bars, copper wires, and precision thin metals such as specialty alloys required to build smoke spill motors. There is nuanced product differentiation, and the product prices determine the market dominance of specific providers. The market's manufacturers/suppliers must absorb the price changes. For instance, when the cost of rare-earth permanent magnets fluctuates during production, manufacturers and suppliers can still not pass the price shift on to end-user consumers. As a result, raw material suppliers' profit margins are impacted significantly. Hence, the change in the price of raw materials hampers the growth of the smoke spill motor market.
Enhanced Designs to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Many nations are developing new regulations to minimize carbon emissions in response to the growing environmental concern. Several strategies will reduce emissions, such as constructing smart cities and green buildings and using renewable energy sources. The current trend is smoke spill motors. Smoke spill motors are a relatively new development in the renewable energy sector and have a significant influence. The market for smoke spill motors will expand as more people become aware of the need to employ sustainable energy to reduce carbon emissions. With the aid of global warming trends, the market for smoke spill motors has seen a growth in demand for clean combustion. There are numerous approaches to reducing carbon emissions when applying design techniques, including evaluating them and utilizing smoke spill motor technology. These measures will present lucrative growth opportunities for the smoke spill motor market.
The global smoke spill motor market is segmented by fan type, application, and region.
Based on fan type, the global smoke spill motor market is segmented into Jet Fans and Axial Fans. The jet fans segment accounted for the largest market share and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period. A jet fan is an efficient fan used to move a lot of air. It is attached to a motor and uses wind power to create a wind current. It is also called a propeller fan or a centrifugal fan. The fan sends out a large current of air, covering a large area. A jet fan is designed to push air in a single direction, with all the air flowing in a single, powerful stream. Jet fans are helpful in several situations such as heating, industrial, and agricultural purposes. Such applications drive the segment growth.
Axial fans are the second largest segment. Axial fans are commonly used in smoke spill motor applications. They have a higher density than other fan types. When working together and properly positioned, they can create airflows with a higher pressure. As a result, they have high-performance capacities and higher pressure limits. Second, they have a lower cost than other fan types. That said, they are more affordable than fans with similar performance capabilities. They also have an overall low noise level. Such factors contribute to segment growth.
The smoke spill motor market is segmented based on application: Commercial, Industrial, and Public Sector/Government. The industrial segment accounted for the largest market share and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period. A smoke spill motor is used in the industrial area to evacuate smoke and fumes of fire. It is also referred to as a pressure-steam release unit. This takes advantage of the principle of ejecting pressurized air through a nozzle to create high-velocity airflow with high pressure, which absorbs heat from gases and steam. Such characteristics contribute to market growth.
The public Sector/Government is the fastest growing segment. Numerous governmental bodies have been investing in smoke spill mitigation systems in light of the increasing instances of smoke spill accidents. Smoke spill mitigation systems are fire protection systems that aim to limit the damage caused by smoke spill accidents. Traffic pollution has become a significant concern in all major cities worldwide. Due to this, manufacturers of smoke spill motors are investing heavily in research to develop smoke spill motor models that are environment-friendly, can be easily installed, and are compatible with the existing infrastructure.
The commercial segment is the third largest. Smoke spill motors are primarily used on construction sites to prevent fire spread and protect equipment in the commercial sector. They also have many features, including preventing carbon monoxide emissions and protecting devices from damage. Such features contribute to market growth.
Region-wise, the global smoke spill motor market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa.
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Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest market share and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period. Asia-Pacific is expected to encounter the fastest growth in the smoke spill market due to increasing industrialization and urbanization and booming construction activities such as malls, tunnels, and buildings in India, China, and Thailand. Furthermore, expanding manufacturing units, particularly in developing economies, evolving consumer preferences toward sophisticated products, and rising demand for high-pressure motors are also attributed to the regional market growth. WEG Nantong provides low and high-voltage motors specially designed to operate below sea level for smoke extraction ventilation systems in the tunnel jet fan inside the Zhuhai tunnel section. The high voltage motors are used in the axial fan of the engine room.
North America is the second largest region. It is estimated to reach an expected value of USD 72 million by 2030 at a CAGR of 5.5%. North America holds a significant market share of the smoke spill motor market. The North American region comprises the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Smoke spill motors are used in industries to lower the smoke caused while melting metal at the manufacturing plants. It is broadly used in small, medium, and large-scale enterprises. Smoke spill motors are employed to power these extraction systems, infrastructure, energy, and power growth in the U.S.
Europe is the third largest region. Europe acquires a significant share of the smoke spill motor market due to the government's increasing number of tunnel projects, such as the Brenner Base Tunnel, HS2, and the Ankara-Izmir tunnel, which aim to improve Europe's rail line and create buoyant demand for the installation of smoke spill motors to improve ventilation and provide better safety to the traveling public. The increasing number of tunnel projects in Europe has resulted in a large share of Europe's smoke spill motor market, with over 200,000 smoke spill motors installed in various tunnel projects throughout Europe.
The prominent global smoke spill motor market players are HANZEL, VEM Group, ATB Motors, Havells, WEG, TECO, Siemens, ABB, and Regal Beloit BV.