Gas Detection Equipment Market (Updated Version Available)

Gas Detection Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis, By Type (Fixed and Portable Gas Detection), Detection Type (Single-Gas Detection and Multi-Gas Detection), Gas Type (Flammable, Toxic, and Oxygen), Technology (Semiconductor, Solid-State Sensing, Infrared (IR) Detection, Laser-based Detection, Catalytic, Photoionization Detection (PID) and Others), End Use (Utilities, Mining, Chemicals & Specialty Chemicals, Building Automation & Construction, Food & Beverage, Emergency Services, Automotive, Medical, Household, Oil & Gas, Military / Defense, and Others), By Region and Segment, Forecast Period 2023 - 2030

Report ID : RI_673769 | Date : February 2023 | Format : ms word ms Excel PPT PDF

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Key Market Overview:

Gas detection equipment market size was worth over USD 4.6 Billion in 2022 and is estimated to reach over USD 7.6 Billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period (2022-2030).

Gas detection equipment are devices used to detect the presence and concentration of several gases in the air. The gases include toxic or flammable gases along with the gases that are harmful to human health and the environment. The gas detection equipment is used in a variety of settings such as industrial sites, oil and gas operations, laboratories, and residential buildings. Such settings also comply with Occupational Exposure Limit values (OELs) to secure workers and facility safety by detecting the presence of combustible gases/vapors caused due to industrial process defects or leaks. The OELs are limits recognized by competent national organizations or institutions for the concentration of hazardous substances in the air at the workplace. Such OELs serve as an important tool for managing risk and assessing hazards by providing valuable information for occupational safety and health activities in terms of dangerous substances

Moreover, the latest global estimates from the International Labor Organization (ILO) state that around 2.78 million deaths are caused annually by work-related incidents, with 2.4 million of these being the result of occupational diseases. Thus, several standards such as International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61000-4-3, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Part 4-3, International Society for Measurement and Control ANSI/ISA-12.13.02 – 2003 (IEC 61779-6 Mod) and others are complied by several end-use industries for installation, operation, and maintenance of combustible gas detection equipment. The types of gas detection equipment including portable gas detectors, fixed gas detectors, and gas sensors are used to comply with such OELS to monitor the presence of toxic or flammable gases within industrial facilities. Portable gas detectors are handheld devices that are used to monitor the air in a particular location. However, fixed gas detectors are installed in a specific location and are designed to continuously monitor the air. Such fixed gas detectors are typically installed in industrial, commercial, and residential buildings to monitor for gases such as carbon monoxide (CO), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), oxygen (O2), and others.

Gas Detection Equipment Market Scope:-

Report AttributesReport Details
Study Timeline2017-2030
Market Size in 2030 (USD Billion)7.6 Billion
CAGR (2022-2030)6.5 %
Base Year2022
By TypeFixed and Portable Gas Detection
By Detection TypeSingle-Gas Detection and Multi-Gas Detection
By Gas TypeFlammable, Toxic, and Oxygen
By TechnologySemiconductor, Solid-State Sensing, Infrared (IR) Detection, Laser-based Detection, Catalytic, Photoionization Detection (PID) and Others
By End UseUtilities, Mining, Chemicals & Specialty Chemicals, Building Automation & Construction, Food & Beverage, Emergency Services, Automotive, Medical, Household, Oil & Gas, Military / Defense, and Others
By Geography
  • Asia-Pacific [China, Southeast Asia, India, Japan, Korea, Western Asia]

  • Europe [Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, Netherlands, Turkey]

  • North America [United States, Canada, Mexico]

  • Middle East & Africa [GCC, North Africa, South Africa]

  • South America [Brazil, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Peru]
  • Key PlayersABB, Honeywell International Inc., Airtest Technologies, Inc., FLIR Systems, Inc., Fluke Corporation, General Electric Company, Lynred, Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd, Siemens AG, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc., Emerson Electric, Robert Bosch, Subtronics (India) Pvt. Ltd., Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA (Germany), PROMECO, RIKEN KEIKI CO., LTD., International Gas Detectors, DOD Technologies, Inc., R.C. Systems, Inc., Ion Science Ltd, Danfoss, MSA Safety Incorporated, CO2Meter Inc.

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    Market Dynamics:


    Growing strict regulations and safety standards by governments around the globe in terms of mandatory usage of gas detection equipment in various industries, especially construction, mining, oil and gas, and transportation sectors fuels the demand for gas detection equipment. Moreover, the rising demand for gas detection equipment in several industries to prevent industrial accidents, occupational hazards, and environmental pollution also propels the growth of the gas detection equipment market. Also, increased awareness among businesses in terms of the importance of workplace safety drives the demand for gas detection equipment due to the adoption of several measures to protect the employees working facilities with optimized commercial ventilation along with customized condition-monitoring solutions.


    High costs of gas detection equipment mainly restrict the market growth. Also, regular maintenance and calibration of such gas detection equipment to ensure accurate readings hamper the market demand due to high time consumption along with expensive maintenance costs. Further, the presence of alternative technologies such as infrared imaging with similar benefits at a lower cost limits the market growth. Moreover, the market is subject to stringent regulatory requirements such as safety standards which restrict the large-scale adoption of gas detection equipment.


    The emerging technology advancements in terms of the Internet of Things (IoT) with gas detection equipment are anticipated to offer lucrative opportunities for market growth in terms of real-time monitoring and alert systems. Moreover, the scope of growth in developing nations such as India, Brazil, and Indonesia in terms of foreign direct investments (FDI) is also anticipated to create opportunities for gas detection equipment market growth during the forecast period.

    Gas Detection Equipment Market Segmentation:

    By Type

    The type segment is bifurcated into fixed and portable gas detection. The fixed segment contributed the largest market share over 65.2% in 2022. Fixed gas detection equipment is a large system that monitors multiple gas detectors at once, typically with a centralized control panel. The control panel displays the readings from each detector and sends out alarms if the levels of any hazardous gases reach a dangerous level. The large-scale usage of such fixed gas detection systems within chemical plants to monitor the levels of toxic gases such as ammonia, chlorine, and sulfur dioxide supports the segment growth. Moreover, portable gas detection is also anticipated to support the market growth in terms of volume. Portable gas detectors are largely used by various industries to ensure compliance with safety regulations, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations in terms of controlled monitoring of hazardous gas exposure. Such portable detectors are used to monitor gas concentrations before and during entry into confined spaces, such as storage tanks, manholes, and underground pipelines. Moreover, the wide adoption of such portable gas detectors by emergency responders such as firefighters and HAZMAT teams also supports the segment growth in terms of assessing the presence of hazardous gases at the scene of an incident.

    By Detection Type

    The detection type segment is divided into single-gas detection and multi-gas detection. The multi-gas detection segment contributed the largest market share over 59.2% in 2022. The large-scale worker exposure to various dangerous gases such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon monoxide (CO), and methane (CH4) during drilling, production, and transportation operations in the oil and gas industry fuels the demand for a multi-gas detector. Such multi-detection of all such gases in real-time provides workers with a warning in the event of a gas leak or other hazard and helps to prevent gas-related accidents and illnesses. Further, single-gas detection is also estimated to grow with the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period. The growing technological innovations in the improvement of accuracy, sensitivity, and response time of single-gas detection are expected to support the segment growth during the forecast period in terms of precise warning of gas hazards within facilities.

    By Gas Type

    The gas-type segment is separated into flammable, toxic, and oxygen. The toxic gas segment is projected to contribute substantial shares to the gas detection equipment market demand during the forecast period. The increased production activities by chemicals and oil & gas facilities generate large amounts of toxic gases such as carbon monoxide (CO), chlorine (Cl2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and phosphine (PH3) as by-products of burning fossil fuels. Also, a highly toxic and flammable gas, hydrogen sulfide (H2S), is produced in industrial settings and sewage treatment facilities that require gad detection equipment for monitoring the high levels of toxicity within facility environments. Further, oxygen is also estimated to support market growth in terms of volume and value. In industrial and commercial settings, the presence of oxygen is monitored to ensure the safety of workers who work in enclosed spaces such as tanks, silos, and pipelines. The concentration of oxygen is at the risk in such environments which are easily affected due to leaks, emissions, or the presence of other flammable or toxic gases that displace oxygen and create hazardous conditions. Thus, a variety of oxygen deficiency/enrichment gas detection equipment is used in such manufacturing plants to monitor oxygen which ensures workers protection from the dangers of low oxygen levels.

    By Technology

    The technology segment is categorized into semiconductor, solid-state sensing, infrared (IR) detection, laser-based detection, catalytic, photoionization detection (PID), and others. The infrared (IR) detection segment contributed the largest shares over 29.4% to the market growth in 2022. Increased usage of IR technology in the oil and gas, chemical, and petrochemical industries to monitor the presence of flammable gases such as methane, propane, and hydrogen supports the segment growth due to eliminated need for sample collection and reduced risk of sample contamination. Also, the growing usage of IR technology to monitor emissions from industrial processes for ensuring compliance with environmental regulations supports segment growth, especially controlled monitoring of emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane. Further, the semiconductor segment is also anticipated to register the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period. The large-scale adoption of semiconductor gas sensors for monitoring the concentration of pollutants in the air, such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and volatile organic compounds is anticipated to support the segment growth in terms of growing environmental regulations compliance by major sectors.

    By End Use

    The end-user segment comprises utilities, mining, chemicals & specialty chemicals, building automation & construction, food & beverage, emergency services, automotive, medical, household, oil & gas, military/defense, and others. The oil & gas industry accounted for the largest share contribution to the gas detection equipment market statistics in 2022. Gas detection equipment is widely used in offshore oil and gas production platforms to monitor the presence of flammable and toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide and methane. Furthermore, the increased market demand for pipeline monitoring and monitoring oil and gas in storage tanks also supports the high usage of gas detection equipment. Moreover, the household segment is also anticipated to support the market growth in terms of volume. A large segment of semiconductor and laser-based gas sensors are used to monitor indoor air quality and detect harmful gases such as carbon monoxide and radon. Such gas detectors help to ensure a safe indoor environment for building occupants.

    By Region

    The regional segment comprises North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. Asia Pacific contributed the largest shares to the market growth over 36.4% in 2022. The growing demand for gas detection equipment in established oil & gas and mining industries in this region supports the market growth in terms of increased focus on monitoring leakages, especially of toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, and ammonia. Moreover, the growing infrastructural developments in countries such as Japan, India, and South Korea also boost the adoption of gas detection equipment on residential and commercial levels to rapidly identify the source of the leak and ensure that appropriate action is taken to minimize the risk to public safety.

    Moreover, North America is anticipated to contribute substantial shares to the market growth during the forecast period. The large presence of oil and gas refineries especially in Canada and the US supports the demand for gas detection equipment in the North American region. Also, the strict imposition of regulations such as ANSI/UL 2075, NFPA 72, ANSI/ISEA Z358.1, OSHA 1910.146, and others by organizations such as The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in the US mainly supports the adoption of gas detection equipment within various end-use industries.

    Gas Detection Equipment Market Competitive Landscape:

    The market witnesses high competition due to the established presence of multinationals such as ABB, Siemens, and Honeywell. These companies constantly work on strengthening their market position through product innovations and business strategies. The market is also impacted by factors such as technological advancements, regulatory changes, and shifts in consumer preferences which help businesses stay ahead of the curve in terms of market positioning. Mentioned are the market players that comprise the current market circumstances–

    • ABB
    • Honeywell International Inc.
    • Airtest Technologies, Inc.
    • FLIR Systems, Inc.
    • MSA Safety Incorporated
    • Fluke Corporation
    • General Electric Company
    • Lynred
    • Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd
    • Siemens AG
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
    • Emerson Electric
    • Robert Bosch
    • Subtronics (India) Pvt. Ltd.
    • Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA (Germany)
    • International Gas Detectors
    • DOD Technologies, Inc.
    • R.C. Systems, Inc.
    • Ion Science Ltd.
    • Danfoss
    • MSA Incorporated
    • CO2Meter Inc.

    Recent Developments

    • In December 2021, HUVR, a company that specializes in digitalizing inspection processes, added Opgal to the HUVR Partner Network. The partnership between the two companies will result in the integration of their software and hardware offerings, which is expected to improve the user experience for both the HUVR platform and Opgals thermal cameras. With such integration, customers will be able to use Opgals EyeCGas cameras to capture optical gas imaging (OGI) and thermal images and seamlessly associate them with assets on the HUVR platform. This complete end-to-end solution will efficiently collect, store, and report critical data and simplify the process of reporting fugitive emission inspections to government agencies.

    • In May 2022, Honeywell introduced a new Emissions Control & Reduction Initiative aimed at assisting customers in achieving carbon neutrality across various industries. Initially, the initiative will focus on helping oil and gas companies in their upstream, midstream, and downstream operations to monitor and decrease fugitive methane emissions, which are highly potent in trapping heat in the atmosphere, with a potency over 25 times greater than carbon dioxide, as per the Environmental Protection Agency. Also, Honeywell is estimated to offer customers an early warning of these emissions by combining the wide range of fixed, portable, and personal gas detection solutions with gas cloud imaging cameras. This is expected to provide accurate information on the location of any leaks along with associated data analytics and trends.

    • In May 2022, Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd. unveiled the EyeCGas App for remote management of EyeCGas 2.0. The EyeCGas 2.0 Optical Gas Imaging toolkit has been improved with a new feature - the capability to link the OGI camera to a specific app. Such OGI app streamlines inspections and eliminates the need for time-consuming reporting in the event of a potential gas leak.

    • In September of 2022, Honeywell introduced a new and innovative solution that integrates early smoke detection with indoor air quality monitoring. The solution, named the VESDA Air, builds upon Honeywells already successful VESDA-E portfolio of aspirating smoke detectors. The product features a five-in-one indoor air quality sensor within single device that identifies and addresses life safety, asset protection, and indoor air quality concerns before these factors become major problems. This solution marks Honeywells ongoing efforts to create safer and healthier buildings.

    • In December 2022, CO2Meter Inc., a global manufacturer of gas detection and safety monitoring solutions, introduced the latest portable CO2 welding gas analyzer named CM-1650. The new device is capable of verifying the accurate concentration of CO2 in welding gas mixtures.
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