Radar Level Transmitter Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Radar Level Transmitter Market is segmented by Technology (Contact System (Guided Wave Radar), Noncontact System), Application (Liquids, Slurries, & Interfaces, Solids), End-user Industry (Oil & Gas, Food & Beverages, Water & Wastewater, Chemicals & Petrochemical, Metals & Mining), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Radar Level Transmitter Market Size
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia-Pacific
CAGR: 5.97 %
Radar Level Transmitter Market Key Players

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Market Overview

The radar level transmitter market was valued at USD 454.74 million in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 643.24 million by 2026, at a CAGR of 5.97% over the forecast period 2021 - 2026. Coronavirus's impact has not been the same on the vendors since some of them offer and service radar-level transmitters only for the food sector. In contrast, others provide only for the oil & gas sector. Nowadays, vendors who cater to food processing are most profitable since the manufacturing of food-related items has been deemed under essential services, and those facilities have been working extra hours to fulfill the demand. However, from the supply side, the vendors face issues procuring the components due to disruption in the supply chain

  • Level measurement technology is widely used across many sectors such as construction, industrial, wastewater, manufacturing, oil, and gas, among others. Radar level measurement is based on calculating the time required for completion of the trip between the transducer and the sensed material level.
  • The performance of radar level transmitters has improved over the last few years, but their costs haven't increased at a similar rate. They have become more affordable compared to several other level measurement technologies. However, the product's economic benefit isn't limited to return on investment (ROI) also. As the expertise required to set up newer level technologies has decreased, installation and operations costs have even gone down significantly.
  • For both non-contacting or contacting radar, significant improvements in digital signal processing and radar component design have allowed them to handle a broader range of applications even as the price has dropped. In the case of some radar level transmitters, the operating frequency has moved to the W band. Within this frequency spectrum, instruments operating from 78 GHz to over 80 GHz are now more popular than other variants.
  • To an end-user, the focus should not be the operating frequency because some level applications are better-suited for lower operating frequencies. Moreover, the higher frequency provides unprecedented flexibility in terms of installation. Thus, the need to retrofit the process connections where instruments are installed has decreased. Another benefit of higher frequency is the instrument signal is much narrower than the signal from instruments operating in the C band.

Scope of the Report

Radar level measurement technology relies on an echo signal which is reflected back from the surface. Thus, radar level transmitters provide accurate and reliable results for any liquids and solids under high pressures and temperatures. Radar level transmitters are ideally used for harsh environments where dust, vapor, or a foaming surface prevents the usage of ultrasonic measurement. The market study further entails segmentation by technology (Contact system and noncontact system), application(Liquid, Slurries and Interfaces and Solids), various end-user industries (Oil and Gas, Food and Beverages, Water and Wastewater, Chemical and Petrochemical, Metal and Mining, and Cement, Paper and Pulp, Pharmaceuticals etc in other end-user industries segment) and regional analysis. 

Contact System (Guided Wave Radar)
Noncontact System (Free Space Radar)
FMCW Radar
Pulsed Radar
Liquids, Slurries, and Interfaces
End-user Industry
Oil and Gas
Food and Beverages
Water and Wastewater
Chemicals and Petrochemical
Metals and Mining
Other End-user Industries
North America
Rest of the World

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Key Market Trends

Contact System (Guided Wave Radar) Technology to Hold Maximum Market Share

  • Radar transmitter can have a hard time in applications with different dielectric constants that cause electric reflectivity. If there is a material with low conductivity like propane or LNG, signals can bounce back weak. This is where GWR can help because it focuses energy down a rod, which shows changes in the dielectric constant, and allows readings that couldn't be seen before.
  • The significant increase in signal strength and efficiency allows GWR to be used in boiler-level applications. Newer GWR designs have sensors, microprocessors and mounting innovations that enable them to get even closer to the process they're measuring. While high-temperature applications used to rely on pressure devices to indicate level, gradual improvement in radar and GWR are allowing them to also serve in these environments.
  • For instance, in case of power and steam generation which undergo fast starts and cycling operations, dynamics in the steam drum rapidly change causing inaccuracies in traditional level measurement techniques that rely on pressure.This inaccuracy may lead to carryover which can cause coating of critical boiler components and turbine blades, or it may waste energy due to excessive blowdowns. To ensure accurate level measurement in the steam drum during all operations, users have moved towards GWR level transmitters to directly measure the level as this technology is not affected by changes in process media characteristics.
  • Companies are working towards product innovations, which is helping to overcome this challenge. For instance, Mangetrol International Inc has developed an innovative probe design that includes new Condensation Control Technology (CCT) coupled with its original patented Automatic Steam Compensation (ASC). Th e new steam probe with CCT eliminates inaccuracies caused by condensation so that optimal performance can be achieved. Rosemount provides 5300 Level transmitter based on GWR technology. This transmitter is suitable for challenging measurements on liquids, slurries, and solids, providing modern reliability and safety features in level and interface applications.
Radar Level Transmitter Market Share

Asia Pacific Occupies the Largest market Share

  • The market for radar level transmitters in the Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to witness significant growth owing to the established base of industries, such as chemicals & petrochemicals and mining industries. Due to rapid economic growth and large-scale urbanization in these countries, China and India provide exciting opportunities for players offering radar-level transmitters.
  • In addition to the products offered by the key players, the market is also witnessing the growth of product offerings from domestic players. For example, SBEM Pvt., Pune, India, Ltd has been offering non-contact, continuous Pulsed Radar-based Level transmitter series 138 for level indication of bulk solids & liquids.
  • The chemicals and petrochemicals, food & beverages industries are observing development in the region. Water-intensive industries such as these require treatment facilities and are expected to generate greater demand for the market studied. Besides, the high rate of urbanization in emerging countries across the region has increased the pressure on existing water and wastewater infrastructure. This, in turn, has pushed the demand for level monitoring solutions, partly to improve asset efficiency and partly to meet water conservation goals.
Radar Level Transmitter Market Analysis

Competitive Landscape

The global radar level transmitter market is moderately fragmented. The companies operating in the market are leveraging strategic collaborative initiatives to offer specialized products, increase their market share, and increase their profitability. The companies operating in the market are also into mergers and acquisitions of start-ups that help in improving the served market portfolio on radar level transmitters to strengthen their product capabilities, thus offering lucrative expansion opportunities. Some of the recent developments in the market are:

  • December 2020 - AMETEK Drexelbrook expanded its guided wave radar, level measurement offering with the introduction of an enlarged coaxial sensor for The Impulse GWR. The new 1.66” diameter probe offers reliable accuracy within high viscosity liquids. The new coaxial sensor option for The Impulse GWR allows the material to easily flow off of the probe when used with viscous fluids.
  • March 2021 - AMETEK announced that it had completed the acquisition of three companies, including Magnetrol International, Crank Software, and EGS Automation (EGS). The company spent nearly USD 270 million on these acquisitions, which have combined annual sales of approximately USD120 million.

Recent Development

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market

    3. 4.3 Market Drivers

      1. 4.3.1 Rising Demand for Radar Level Transmitters in the Water and Wastewater Industry

      2. 4.3.2 High Reliability, Precision, and Stability Offered by Radar Level Transmitters

    4. 4.4 Market Challenges

      1. 4.4.1 Technical Challenges Related to Accuracy in Measurements and High Cost

    5. 4.5 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    6. 4.6 Porters Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.6.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.6.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.6.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.6.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Technology

      1. 5.1.1 Contact System (Guided Wave Radar)

      2. 5.1.2 Noncontact System (Free Space Radar)

        1. FMCW Radar

        2. Pulsed Radar

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Liquids, Slurries, and Interfaces

      2. 5.2.2 Solids

    3. 5.3 End-user Industry

      1. 5.3.1 Oil and Gas

      2. 5.3.2 Food and Beverages

      3. 5.3.3 Water and Wastewater

      4. 5.3.4 Chemicals and Petrochemical

      5. 5.3.5 Metals and Mining

      6. 5.3.6 Other End-user Industries

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Rest of the World


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Siemens AG

      2. 6.1.2 Emerson Electric Co.

      3. 6.1.3 Endress+Hauser Management AG

      4. 6.1.4 ABB Limited

      5. 6.1.5 Honeywell International Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 VEGA Grieshaber KG

      7. 6.1.7 Krohne Messtechnik

      8. 6.1.8 Yokogawa Electric Corporation

      9. 6.1.9 Ametek Inc.

      10. 6.1.10 Magnetrol International Inc.

      11. 6.1.11 Schneider Electric SE

      12. 6.1.12 Pepperl+Fuchs Pvt. Ltd

      13. 6.1.13 Automation Products Group Inc.

      14. 6.1.14 Nivelco Process Control Corp.

      15. 6.1.15 Matsushima Measure Tech Co. Ltd

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Radar Level Transmitter Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Radar Level Transmitter Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.97% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia-Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

Siemens AG, Emerson Electric Co., Endress+Hauser Management AG, ABB Limited, Honeywell International Inc. are the major companies operating in Radar Level Transmitter Market.

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