Gas Detector Market

Date: 2016-05

A gas detector, as the name suggests, is capable of detecting the presence of a specific gas or gases and is usually a part of a safety system. Typically a gas detector is a part of a leak detection system and has the ability to sound alarms so that the necessary safety measures can be taken. There are several industries wherein workers are exposed to hazardous gases and the detection of any leakages are not only extremely vital but in most cases, mandatory as well. Mining and oil and gas related applications are some of the few examples where the use of gas detectors is of utmost importance. Such factors are expected to drive the growth of the gas detector market. Compliance with stringent regulations such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations in the U.S. and regulations laid down by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work are expected to have a positive influence on the gas detector market. Apart from this, technological advancements that result in smaller devices with better detection capabilities and reduced false alarms are also driving the growth of this market. However, periodic maintenance and calibration of the gas detector is required owing to the fact that environmental factors can impact the performance of the device over a period of time.

Gas Detector Market

The Gas Detector market can be segmented on the basis of type as:
Electrochemical Sensors
Ultrasonic Sensors
Semiconductor Sensors
Infrared Sensors

In terms of products, the Gas Detector market has been segmented across the following:
Fixed Gas Detectors

The market has also been segmented on the basis of type of applications as:
Oil and Gas
Building Automation

APAC currently accounts for the largest share of the gas detector market while the more mature North American and European markets are expected to witness a steady growth rate throughout the forecast period covered in this report.

The market has been segmented based on the following geographies:
North America
South America
Middle East

There has been a significant amount of consolidation in this market with some of the leading companies looking at acquiring smaller companies. Following are just a few of the companies that are operating in the Gas Detector market:
Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGAA
Honeywell International Inc
Emerson Electric Co
GE Measurement and Control

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