GVR Report cover Gas Detection Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Gas Detection Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product, By Technology (Infrared, Catalytic, PID), By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Published Date: Mar, 2021
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2020
  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-335-9
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2019
  • Number of Pages: 150

Report Overview

The global gas detection equipment market size was valued at USD 4.06 billion in 2020. It is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7% from 2021 to 2028. The increasing need for gas detection equipment in the oil and gas sector for applications such as emergency response, fracking, and leak detection is driving the market growth. Moreover, the need for protecting workers from hazardous gases is creating a demand for gas detection equipment across various industries. Government regulations such as the American Society of Heating Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers and Occupational Safety & Health Administration have mandated the installation of gas detection equipment for safety and security purposes, which is also contributing to the market growth.

U.S. gas detection equipment market size, by product, 2016 - 2028 (USD Million)

Government bodies worldwide are making efforts to reduce the oil and gas methane emissions, in turn creating a demand for gas detection equipment. Infrared gas detection sensors are widely used for methane detection as these detectors are vital for monitoring efficiency and safety in a range of applications. Gas detection equipment plays a vital role in reducing the damages caused by methane leaks during transportation, natural gas extraction, and power generation. In January 2020, the Canadian government committed to reducing oil and gas methane emissions by 40% to 45% below 2012 levels by 2025. Reducing methane emissions is considered to be one of the cost-effective methods for cutting global emissions.

Nowadays, gas sensors are made available with HART Communications Protocols, creating new opportunities for the market. HART is an instrumentation communications protocol that provides consistent and uniform communication without disturbing 4-20mA analog signals. It offers various advantages to corporate teams for bringing the right data to large corporate networks and individual plants. The gas detectors available with HART 7 protocol can send sensor status through HART into a plant’s maintenance system.

Bluetooth-based gas detection equipment has gained importance recently. This wireless technology enables users to share the air quality measurements with their colleagues on a real-time basis. Various companies are making efforts to introduce Bluetooth-based gas detection equipment. For instance, in January 2017, Honeywell International Inc. announced the launch of a Bluetooth-enabled fixed gas detector for light industrial applications, enabling the users to maintain and set up the device using the smartphone app easily.

The COVID-19 pandemic has positively influenced the demand for gas detection equipment. COVID-19 affected patients that are hospitalized require additional oxygen, which has propelled hospitals to efficiently manage the use of oxygen. Gas detection equipment plays a vital role in hospitals as it notifies them about oxygen leaks and assists in protecting the patients and resources.

Product Insights

The fixed gas detectors segment dominated the market in 2020 and accounted for over 65.0% share of the global revenue. Fixed gas protection systems are installed with the aim of providing personnel safety and plant protection. These sensors are designed to monitor multi or single hazardous gases in safe areas. The demand for the segment is high due to its increasing use in the food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas sectors.

The portable gas detectors segment is anticipated to register the fastest growth over the forecast period. Portable gas detectors can remotely monitor industrial and commercial units, owing to which they are in higher demand than the traditional fixed gas detectors. Simultaneously, benefits such as ease of implementation, cost-effectiveness, and secured and easy connections offered by the portable gas detection equipment are driving the segment growth. These detectors are widely adopted by environment agencies for inspecting the gas emitted from public vehicles.

Technology Insights

The infrared gas detection technology segment dominated the market in 2020 and accounted for over 26.0% share of the global revenue. These detectors can operate in both oxygen-poor and oxygen-rich environments. Infrared gas detection technology-based equipment is used for detecting hydrocarbon gas with infrared light. The detectors consist of an optical filter and source of infrared light used to select the proper wavelength. They are used in air cleaners and air purifiers to control air pollutants.

The semiconductor segment is expected to register the fastest growth over the forecast period. Semiconductor gas sensors have a wide range of applications in process control, safety, environmental monitoring, and medical diagnosis, among others. Metal oxide semiconductors are widely used as gas sensing material nowadays owing to advantages such as ease in fabrication, cost efficiency, and simplicity of use. However, poor selectivity of the sensing material hinders the segment growth.

End-use Insights

The industrial segment dominated the market in 2020 and accounted for over 21.0% share of the global revenue. Gas detection equipment used for industrial purposes ensures safety in all working environments. These detectors are used in mining sectors for detecting carbon dioxide and oxygen in mines. The increasing use of gas detection equipment in industries such as pharmaceuticals and food and beverage is also driving the market growth.

Europe gas detection equipment market share, by end-use, 2020 (%)

The petrochemical segment is anticipated to register the fastest growth over the forecast period. The increasing use of gas detection equipment for monitoring hazardous gases in oil refineries, pipelines, processing plants, and LPG/LNG plants is driving the segment growth. In the petrochemical industry, gas leaks can pose disastrous consequences, creating a need for gas detection equipment. At the same time, the rise in the exploration of shale gases is also one of the major factors driving the demand for gas detection equipment in the natural gas and petroleum industry.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific dominated the gas detection equipment market in 2020 and accounted for over 31.0% share of the global revenue. China accounted for the major share in the Asia Pacific market during the forecast period. The increasing number of Greenfield projects by the Chinese government is driving the market growth in the country. At the same time, expansion of operations by various oil companies such as the National Offshore Oil Corporation of China and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation of India is contributing to the demand for the market in the region.

North America is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period. The presence of a large oil and gas pipeline network and oil and gas refineries in countries such as the U.S. and Canada bodes well for the market growth. Moreover, the increasing need for the safety and security of workers that are constantly exposed to toxic gases is driving the market growth in the region. The growing need for preventing accidents caused by gas leakages is also one of the major factors propelling the market growth.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The competitive landscape is highly fragmented in nature. Market players are focused on partnerships, product innovation, geographical expansion, and research & development to strengthen their market positions. For instance, in June 2018, ABB announced the launch of Ability mobile gas leak detection system. The system is mounted on a drone and capable of monitoring remote gas pipelines.

Additionally, market players are focused on improving their product offerings to meet the changing needs of users. For instance, in February 2019, FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the launch of its new portable infrared camera named FLIR GF77. This camera is mainly designed for detecting methane leaks at natural gas power plants. Some of the prominent players in the gas detection equipment market are:

  • ABB

  • Airtest Technologies, Inc.

  • FLIR Systems, Inc.

  • Fluke Corporation

  • General Electric Company

  • Honeywell International Inc.

  • Lynred

  • Opgal

  • Siemens

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

Gas Detection Equipment Market Report Scope

Report Attribute

Details

Market size value in 2021

USD 4.38 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 8.38 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 9.7% from 2021 to 2028

Base year of estimation

2020

Historical data

2016 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million, volume in thousand units, and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, volume forecast company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, technology, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; U.K.; China; India; Japan; Brazil

Key companies profiled

ABB; Airtest Technologies, Inc.; FLIR Systems, Inc.; Fluke Corporation; General Electric Company; Honeywell International Inc.; Lynred; Opgal; Siemens; Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

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Segments Covered in the Report

The report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2028. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global gas detection equipment market report based on product, technology, end-use, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Fixed Gas Detector

    • Portable Gas Detector

  • Technology Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Semiconductor

    • Infrared (IR)

    • Laser-based Detection

    • Catalytic

    • Photoionization Detector (PID)

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • Medical

    • Building Automation & Domestic Appliances

    • Environmental

    • Petrochemical

    • Automotive

    • Industrial

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Thousand Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

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