Gas Detection System Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Gas Detection System Market is Segmented by Type (Fixed, Portable (Active, Passive)), End-user (Oil and Gas, Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Healthcare, Building Automation), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

gas detection system market
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Europe
Largest Market: Middle East and Africa
CAGR: 8.64 %

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Market Overview

The gas detection system market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.64% during the forecast period (2021 - 2026). The oil and gas industry is one of the major industries expected to invest significantly in the adoption of detectors and sensors, as its investments in digital technologies increase.

  • The rising concerns about personnel and plant safety are the key market drivers for the adoption of gas detection systems. In addition, safety awareness is on the rise among various end users, due to the increased number of fatal accidents and gas explosions and leakages.
  • Globally, in the last few years, the adoption of gas detection equipment has increased throughout, owing to stringent government regulations and security standards and environmental safety regulations implemented across different applications.
  • The technical issues pertaining to the new technologies are expected to restrain the market growth of the gas detection systems.

Scope of the Report

The gas detection system includes products that use technology to promote safety, and it is used preferably to protect workers and to ensure plant safety. Gas detection systems are dedicated to detecting dangerous gas concentrations, triggering alarms, and activating countermeasures, before the situation turn hazardous and places the employees, assets, and environment at risk.
By Type
By End-user Industry
Oil and Gas
Chemicals and Petrochemicals
Building Automation
Other End-user Industries
North America
Latin America
Middle East & Africa

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Key Market Trends

Oil and Gas Sector to Have a Major Market Share

  • The processes involved in oil and gas application produce non-toxic gases, which, when accumulated in high concentration, deplete the oxygen causing a hazardous condition to personnel who occupy the area and do not have access to protection.
  • Depletion of oxygen is hazardous to individuals, whereas even small concentrations of harmful toxic gases can lead to serious health implications (even death) for any personnel entering an unoccupied area where such gases are present.
  • The old technologies, like handheld/personal detectors monitors, do not have the ability to detect the concentrations of combustible gases in unoccupied areas that are hazardous to personnel, equipment and the facilities themselves. Oil refineries, pipelines, LPG/LNG plants, storage farms, and offshore platforms, all utilize a wide range of hazardous combustible and toxic gases. 
  • The recent low crude oil prices have significantly increased the demand for the expansion of existing refineries and inception of new projects. Moreover, a series of successful licensing rounds and promising finds have sent a wave of optimism across the industry. The oil and gas industry has invested heavily in research and development to have a grip on the latest emerging technologies.
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Europe is Expected to Have a Significant Market Share

  • Extensive activity in the downstream oil and gas sector and high industrial activity in the region are two of the most prominent drivers for the gas detection systems market in Europe.
  • According to the latest oil and gas workforce report, published by Oil and Gas UK, there are just 3,032 active drillers in the country. The shallow talent pool has made it complicated for oil and gas companies to hire new employees with the same technical skills of experienced labor. Hence, the demand for automated gas detection systems, especially fixed systems, is comparatively higher in the region.
  • There has been considerable exploration activity in countries, such as the United Kingdom, that has led to crucial discoveries, such as Glendronach (by Total). It is estimated that Glendronach is the fifth-largest conventional natural gas reserve discovery on the UK continental shelf in the millennium.
  • The region, especially Germany, is also investing in technologies to handle its methane leaking cases. The European Space Agency is also working on Greenhouse Gas-detecting Satellites. It also launched a satellite called TROPOMI in collaboration with other companies.
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Competitive Landscape

Over the past few years, the gas detection system market has witnessed an increase in the number of mergers and acquisitions (M&As), as well as in product innovation, to gain a competitive advantage. This trend is likely to continue in the future, thereby consolidating market participants.

  • October 2018: NevadaNano announced the release of a new MPS Flammable Gas Sensor, which is the first gas sensor of its type that is able to accurately quantify, detect, and classify a broad array of explosive or flammable gases, using a single calibration.
  • March 2018: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA launched a new series of personal single-gas monitors Pac 6000, 6500, 8000 and 8500. The monitors detect not only the standard gases carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), sulfur dioxide (SO2) and oxygen (O2) (Pac 6000 and 6500), but also special gases such as ozone, phosgene and nitrogen dioxide (Pac 8000 and 8500).

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 Increased Demand for Oil and Gas in Developing Economies

      2. 4.3.2 Highly Featured Products Available in the Market

      3. 4.3.3 Increasing Safety Regulations in Industries

    4. 4.4 Market Restraints

      1. 4.4.1 Technical Issues and Environmental Conditions

    5. 4.5 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.5.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.5.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Fixed

      2. 5.1.2 Portable

        1. Active

        2. Passive

    2. 5.2 By End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Oil and Gas

      2. 5.2.2 Chemicals and Petrochemicals

      3. 5.2.3 Healthcare

      4. 5.2.4 Building Automation

      5. 5.2.5 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Latin America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle East & Africa


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Honeywell Analytics Ltd

      2. 6.1.2 Siemens AG

      3. 6.1.3 Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA

      4. 6.1.4 Enmet LLC

      5. 6.1.5 Robert Bosch GmbH

      6. 6.1.6 GfG Gas Detection UK Ltd

      7. 6.1.7 ABB Ltd

      8. 6.1.8 Detcon Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 Tyco Gas and Flame Detection

      10. 6.1.10 SKC-West Inc.

      11. 6.1.11 Agilent Technologies Inc.

      12. 6.1.12 Teledyne Analytical Instruments

      13. 6.1.13 Figaro USA Inc.

      14. 6.1.14 Trolex Limited

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Gas Detection System Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Gas Detection System Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.64% over the next 5 years.

Europe is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Middle East and Africa holds highest share in 2020.

Honeywell Analytics Ltd., Siemens AG, Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Enmet LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH are the major companies operating in Gas Detection System Market.

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