All internal combustion engines (ICEs) are equipped with some form of cooling system because of the high temperatures they generate during operation. In modern automotive engines, liquid cooling system that uses coolant as the cooling medium has come to be the preferred choice of design globally. The coolant-based ICE cooling module is made up of several interconnected individual components like radiator, condenser, fan and fan system, thermostat, etc., which must all work in harmony to maintain its temperature within an ideal operating range.
The basic design of an internal combustion engine’s liquid cooling system and components has remained same for several decades now - the main improvements or redesigns focusing more on minor design improvements, optimization and precise control, rather than any revolutionary fundamental leaps. The main drivers of technical improvements have been the tightening emission and fleet fuel emission norms along with the testing guidelines in the form of real driving emission (RDE) and world harmonized light-duty vehicles test procedure (WLTP).
This report provides an understanding of the engine cooling module and component technology and market trends, an in-depth demand outlook, and an overview of the main players and market drivers—on both global and regional levels.