Water Automation and Instrumentation Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

The Water Automation and Instrumentation Market is segmented by Water Automation Solution (DCS, SCADA, and PLC), Water Instrumentation Solution (Pressure Transmitter, Level Transmitter, and Temperature Transmitter), End-user Industry (Chemical, Manufacturing, and Food and Beverage), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period:


Base Year:


Fastest Growing Market:

Asia Pacific

Largest Market:

North America



Key Players:

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Market Overview

The water automation and instrumentation market is expected to witness a CAGR of 12.73% during the forecast period of 2019 - 2024. The increase in the trend of automation is expected to drive the water automation and instrumentation market in the forecast period.

  • The major challenges that come in water distribution will be the supply of water as well as its conservation, the regulatory requirements, the operational and energy efficiency, integration of the new updated infrastructure, and remote access control. Currently, all these challenges have been addressed through water automation and integrated control systems that control the process monitors and the motors, as well as provide vital information about the activities going on.
  • The water instrumentation solutions, like liquid analyzers and level transmitters, are helping the chemical and pharmaceutical industries maintain precision. Although the high prices of sensors might hamper the market, the reduced operational costs owing to their use is expected to bring down the total cost of ownership.
  • The governments are imposing regulations to prevent the depletion of potable water resources.  
  • However, there is a lack of skilled liveware. This is a medium-term challenge for this industry, as there is a lack of personnel with proper knowledge of handling the instrumentation of the water automation, such as SCADA, PLC, DCS, and others.

Scope of the Report

The water automation system and instrumentation is based on real-time operating systems and programming toolkit that solves the current global issues, such as potable water shortage, poor water quality, high processing monitors, energy savings, and supply costs.

By Water Automation Solution
Other Water Automation Solutions
By Water Instrumentation Solution
Pressure Transmitter
Level Transmitter
Temperature Transmitter
Liquid Analyzers
Gas Analyzers
Leakage Detection Systems
Density Measurement
Other Water Instrumentation Solutions
By End-user Industry
Food and Beverages
Paper and Pulp
Other End-user Industries
North America
Latin America
Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Pressure Transmitter to Witness a Significant Growth Rate

  • A pressure transmitter provides diagnostic functions, including monitoring heat traces and detecting blockage in lines for the process interface. Typically, these transmitters measure absolute pressure, differential pressure, and temperature. In many cases, these values produce a mass flow measurement.
  • There are three types of pressure measurements, such as gauge pressure, absolute pressure, and differential pressure. The pressure transmitters measure these three types of pressures and the output signal is measured through current (4 to 20mA) rather than the voltage.
  • The pressure transmitters that are available in wireless and becoming more engaging, especially for new installations. A Wireless transmitter is installed in hard to reach locations, and they typically offer lower installation costs by eliminating wiring costs.
  • the pressure transmitters are widely used in the end-user sectors, like water consumption and wastewater, oil and gas, chemical, refining, and power.
  • As water consumption is increasing exponentially across various countries, different types of pressure transmitters, such as suspension, submersible, hydrostatic, and differential pressure transmitters are used for water level measurement. In Germany, per capita water consumption is increasing significantly, which demands the usage of pressure transmitter in the market.

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North America to Account for Significant Market Share

  • North America has invested significantly in wastewater treatment and has also invested heavily to expand the existing projects and start new projects. The region houses some major plants (like Deer Island Sewage Treatment Plant, Stickney Water Reclamation Plant, etc.), which are some of the largest treatment plants in the world.
  • These treatment plants are looking to make their process as efficient as possible to ensure no water loss or pollution. In order to keep up with the growing demands, these plants are adopting water automation and instrumentation techniques.
  • Similarly, the Department of Environment Protection, New York City, manages a significant number of programs to address some of the pressing concerns that threaten the United States’ water environment.
  • The country has seen increasing adoption of pollution control programs, such as 'The industrial pretreatment program' and PERC reduction program. These programs involve the cleaning of perchloroethylene discharges in the sewer systems.

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Competitive Landscape

The major players, include ABB Group, Siemens AG, Schneider Electric SE, GE Corporation, Rockwell Automation Inc., Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Emerson Electric, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Endress+ Hauser Pvt. Ltd, EurotekIndia, Phoenix Contact, NALCO, MJK Automation, and Blue Water Automation. As the market is fragmented, there is a major competition between the major players. Therefore, the market concentration is expected to be low.

  • February 2018 - The new Allen-Bradley SMC-50 smart motor controller, with an internal bypass from Rockwell Automation, brought greater operational control over motor starts and stops. As an extension of the soft starter family, the SMC-50 smart motor controller delivers greater functionality and efficiency across the industries.

Major Players

  1. ABB Group
  2. Siemens AG
  3. Schneider Electric SE
  4. GE Corporation
  5. Rockwell Automation Inc.

* Complete list of players covered available in the table of contents below


Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Government Regulation to Save Water Resources and Energy

      2. 4.3.2 Increase in Adoption of Smart Water Technologies

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Lack of Skilled Personnel to Operate Instrumentation

    5. 4.5 Value Chain / Supply Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Water Automation Solution

      1. 5.1.1 DCS

      2. 5.1.2 SCADA

      3. 5.1.3 PLC

      4. 5.1.4 IAM

      5. 5.1.5 HMI

      6. 5.1.6 Other Water Automation Solutions

    2. 5.2 By Water Instrumentation Solution

      1. 5.2.1 Pressure Transmitter

      2. 5.2.2 Level Transmitter

      3. 5.2.3 Temperature Transmitter

      4. 5.2.4 Liquid Analyzers

      5. 5.2.5 Gas Analyzers

      6. 5.2.6 Leakage Detection Systems

      7. 5.2.7 Density Measurement

      8. 5.2.8 Other Water Instrumentation Solutions

    3. 5.3 By End-user Industry

      1. 5.3.1 Chemical

      2. 5.3.2 Manufacturing

      3. 5.3.3 Food and Beverages

      4. 5.3.4 Utilities

      5. 5.3.5 Paper and Pulp

      6. 5.3.6 Other End-user Industries

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Latin America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 ABB Group

      2. 6.1.2 Siemens AG

      3. 6.1.3 Schneider Electric SE

      4. 6.1.4 GE Corporation

      5. 6.1.5 Rockwell Automation Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

      7. 6.1.7 Emerson Electric

      8. 6.1.8 Yokogawa Electric Corporation

      9. 6.1.9 Endress + Hauser Pvt. Ltd

      10. 6.1.10 Eurotek India

      11. 6.1.11 Phoenix Contact

      12. 6.1.12 NALCO

      13. 6.1.13 MJK Automation

      14. 6.1.14 Blue Water Automation

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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