Power industry buys pumps worth $ 3 billion

 Total purchases of pumps by the power industry will grow modestly from $3 billion this year to $3.2 billion in 2020. Centrifugal pumps will account for two-thirds of the purchases.  The fastest growing segment of the market has been pumps for flue gas desulfurization (FGD). The reason is that FGD systems are being installed in many older power plants as well as most new ones. 


Sales in Asia will exceed other continents due to both the quantity of new power generation and the choice of fuel. Most new capacity in Asia will be coal-fired where in the U.S., the new capacity will be gas-fired. Coal generators spend three times as much for pumps compared to gas turbine power plants. Pumps are used for cooling water, ultrapure water, steam, FGD recycling slurry and wastewater treatment.