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Backflow Preventers Market

Backflow Preventers Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Product Type, by Application, by Material and by End user : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Sonia Mutreja
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A backflow preventer is a device that is installed on water pipes to allow the flow of water to be in only one direction and stop flow the opposite direction. This prevents drinking water from being contaminated due to backflow. Sometimes, due to change in pressure inside the pipes, water can actually flow backwards and seep back into the main water supply line. Backflow can happen when there’s a break in the main water line or when a fire hydrant is opened. Because pressure is lost during these events, water is no longer being pushed forward and can flow backwards into water distribution lines. When this happens, backflow can contaminate the public drinking supply with contaminants like fertilizers/pesticides from the soil, human waste, chlorine from pools/spas, soap from sinks/dishwashers/showers etc. 

Backflow preventers are usually made of brass and resemble a 90-degree elbow with a hood on its top. The design is made to allow air to enter the water system if a siphon starts forming. Backflow preventers work on atmospheric principles and hence cannot be installed in an enclosure containing air contaminants. These contaminants could get drawn into the device, and foul the pipes.

A double check backflow preventer is the simplest and most common type of backflow preventer. A reduced pressure zone backflow preventer (RPZ) is a testable type of backflow prevention device that is installed in high risk applications. The reason it is preferred in high risk applications is because if the first check valve ever malfunctions, the bottom of the valve then opens and drains. 

Top impacting factors: Market Scenario Analysis, Trends, Drivers and Impact Analysis

Backflow preventers are primarily used in sewer, wastewater, residential, sprinkler and irrigation backflow applications among others. Due to the serious risk of drinking water getting contaminated from backflow, backflow preventers are very important. The global demand for backflow preventers is also expected to be aided by the growing construction industry around the world. Backflow preventers are crucial in the residential plumbing sector for maintaining quality of water and in the sprinkler and irrigation sectors to stop undue loss of water, extra power consumption and wastage of resources. The reduced pressure zone type backflow preventers are expected to gain in popularity. As things stand, the atmospheric vacuum breaker type backflow preventers continue to dominate the global backflow preventers market.

The global backflow preventers market trends are as follows:

Importance of backflow preventers in residential plumbing market:

Due to increasing implementation of plumbing codes in residential construction, the residential plumbing market is expected to be an important target market, accounting for more than 40% of the market share. The health risk associated with backflow in the water supply line is the main reason why the residential housing market will continue to be a key market for the global backflow preventers market. Plastic backflow preventer sales are expected to witness growth as well, as they are cheap and have low installation and maintenance cost. Thus, in the residential sector, they are growing in popularity due to the lower loss incurred due to incidences of theft. 

Surge in large scale construction projects:

Public infrastructure expansion and maintenance continue to grow. Private real estate development and individual residential construction are also going to continue growing as population and urbanization increases around the world. Schools, hospitals and other public interest facilities need to be built, expanded or updated. These myriad projects of varying scale and size will continue to aid the global backflow preventers market as the risk of water contamination remains a key driver. In the recent past, the construction industry in China and India has been growing at a relatively higher rate compared to other countries such as Brazil, Germany, and the U.S. This, in turn, is expected to support the growth of the backflow preventers market across the Asia-Pacific region. 

Key benefits of the report:

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the global backflow preventers industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the global backflow preventers market share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the global backflow preventers market growth scenario.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
  • The report provides a detailed global backflow preventers market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years.

Backflow Preventers Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Product Type
  • Double Check Valve Assemblies
  • Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Assembly
  • Pressure Vacuum Breaker Assembly
  • Atmospheric vacuum breaker
  • Hose bibb vacuum breaker
By Application
  • Chemical Plant
  • Water distribution systems
  • Others
By Material
  • Bronze
  • Stainless steel
  • Plastic
  • Ductile iron
  • Others
By End user
  • Residential
  • Commercial
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players

Hebei Tongli, WATTS, APOLLO, A.R.I. Flow Control, ZURN, Emerson, Shanghai Jinyi, Tianjin Guowei, Caleffi, Reliance

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Backflow Preventers Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032