The pulse tube refrigerator (PTR) or pulse tube cryocooler is a developing technology that emerged largely in the early 1980s with a series of other innovations in the broader field of thermoacoustics. In contrast with other cryocoolers (e.g. Stirling cryocooler and GM-refrigerators), this cryocooler can be made without moving parts in the low temperature part of the device, making the cooler suitable for a wide variety of applications.
Pulse tube cryocoolers are used in industrial applications such as semiconductor fabrication and in military applications such as for the cooling of infrared sensors. Pulse tubes are also being developed for cooling of astronomical detectors where liquid cryogens are typically used, such as the Atacama Cosmology Telescope or the Qubic experiment (an interferometer for cosmology studies). PTRs are used as precoolers of dilution refrigerators. Pulse tubes will be particularly useful in space-based telescopes where it is not possible to replenish the cryogens as they are depleted. It has also been suggested that pulse tubes could be used to liquefy oxygen on Mars.
The pulse tube cryocooler market based on type is segmented into single-stage and two-stage pulse tube cryocoolers. The market for two-stage pulse tube cryocoolers is expected to grow at the highest rate between 2016 and 2022 in the global pulse tube cryocooler market. The major factors contributing to the growth of this market include growing adoption of these pulse tube cryocoolers in a variety of applications such as space, military, electronic, and commercial among others.
The key pulse tube cryocooler system providers from North America, Europe and Japan led the global pulse tube cryocooler market in 2016. These companies have been providing their offerings worldwide and are focusing on expanding their positions in the key markets in APAC and Row. Some of the major companies have adopted strategies such as mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, agreements, collaborations, new product launches, capacity expansions, and joint ventures to expand their global presence and increase their market shares.
The global pulse tube cryocooler market in the Americas held the largest share in 2016; however, the market in APAC is expected to exhibit the highest growth rate during the forecast period. The major factors contributing to the growth of this market include the increasing adoption of wide range of pulse tube cryocoolers in semiconductor fabrication, military, and space applications among others.
The global Pulse Tube Cryocoolers market is valued at 240 million US$ in 2018 and will reach 350 million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.0% during 2019-2025. The objectives of this study are to define, segment, and project the size of the Pulse Tube Cryocoolers market based on company, product type, end user and key regions.
This report studies the global market size of Pulse Tube Cryocoolers in key regions like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America and Middle East & Africa, focuses on the consumption of Pulse Tube Cryocoolers in these regions.
This research report categorizes the global Pulse Tube Cryocoolers market by top players/brands, region, type and end user. This report also studies the global Pulse Tube Cryocoolers market status, competition landscape, market share, growth rate, future trends, market drivers, opportunities and challenges, sales channels and distributors.
The following manufacturers are covered in this report, with sales, revenue, market share for each company:
Sumitomo Heavy Industries
Chart Industries, Inc.
Market size by Product
Market size by End User
Research and Development
Market size by Region
Central & South America
Rest of Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
The study objectives of this report are:
To study and analyze the global Pulse Tube Cryocoolers market size (value & volume) by company, key regions, products and end user, breakdown data from 2014 to 2018, and forecast to 2025.
To understand the structure of Pulse Tube Cryocoolers market by identifying its various subsegments.
To share detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market (growth potential, opportunities, drivers, industry-specific challenges and risks).
Focuses on the key global Pulse Tube Cryocoolers companies, to define, describe and analyze the sales volume, value, market share, market competition landscape and recent development.
To project the value and sales volume of Pulse Tube Cryocoolers submarkets, with respect to key regions.
To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Pulse Tube Cryocoolers are as follows:
History Year: 2014-2018
Base Year: 2018
Estimated Year: 2019
Forecast Year 2019 to 2025
This report includes the estimation of market size for value (million US$) and volume (Units). Both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the market size of Pulse Tube Cryocoolers market, to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets in the overall market. Key players in the market have been identified through secondary research, and their market shares have been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and verified primary sources.
For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2018 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.