Leak Detection and Repair Market Introduction:

Leak detection and repair market is estimated to value over USD 26 Billion by 2027 end and register a CAGR of over 9% from 2020 to 2027.

Pumps, valves, connector, and leaking equipment, all are considered as major contributors to volatile hazardous air pollutants (VHAP). EPA has rolled out leak detection repair market (LDAR) regulations for monitoring these equipment for leakages. These regulations have fueled the growth of the market. Increasing awareness regarding greenhouse emissions is also boosting the market. Owing to digital transformation, oil and gas companies have deployed technology that finds applications in upstream, midstream and downstream.

Lower installation charges alongside sensitivity in leak detection are the main factors fueling the growth of the market. The rising risks operations in oil & gas plants and offshore oil facilities have resulted in more demand of LDAR thus propelling the market.

The market is classified into by product, by technology, and by region.  The technology consists of handheld gas detectors, UAV-Based detectors, vehicle-based detectors, and manned aircraft detectors. Handheld gas detectors are expected to lead the market during the forecast period. Handheld gas detectors are vastly used oil & gas sector owing to its cost-effectiveness and portability. Handheld gas detectors are mostly used for overlooking pipeline operations and detecting gases like ammonia, methane and carbon monoxide. Increasing trade of oil and gas products coupled with increasing natural gas production remains the key factor driving the demand for handheld gas detectors.

In terms of technology, the VOC analyzer is expected to dominate the growth of the market. Various detection technologies such as infrared absorption, flame ionization, catalytic oxidation are deployed to detect VOCs. VOCs are mostly useful for detecting various gases such as chlorine, bromine, nitrogen, sulfur, oxygen, nitrogen and fluorine. Optical gas imaging is also expected to witness substantial growth during the forecast time. It offers advantages like high accuracy, low price. Such advantages have led to rapid demand for OGI in oil & gas industry.

Based on regions, North America holds a vast share of the market. Presence of the biggest oil and gas pipeline coupled with developed infrastructure is positively influencing the market in the region. Asia-Pacific region is also forecasted to be a lucrative region for manufacturers. Prominent North American and European players are keen to increase their presence in the region through investments and acquisitions. Companies such as Petronas and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation are already investing in the Asia-Pacific region.

The leading players of the market are ABB Ltd, Advisian, AECOM, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V, PrecisionHawk, Bridger Photonics, LI-COR Inc, Aeris Technologies, and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

Additional Insights:

  • According to our industry experts, UAV-based detector is expected to be in vast demand over the coming years. The UAV-based detector is a drone-based product which searches and spots gas leaks through an aerial view. They offer larger area inspection in quick time when compared to foot crews
  • McDermott International, Inc was handed EPC contract for the storage of CB&I tanks which boosted the presence of the market in gulf countries

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Leak Detection and Repair Market Segmentation:

By Product  

  • Handheld Gas Detectors 
  • UAV-Based Detectors 
  • Vehicle-based Detectors 
  • Manned Aircraft Detectors 

By Technology  

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Analyzer 
  • Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) 
  • Laser Absorption Spectroscopy 
  • Ambient/Mobile Leak Monitoring 
  • Acoustic Leak Detection 
  • Audio-Visual-Olfactory Inspection 

By Region 

  • North America 
  • Europe  
  • Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America  
  • Rest of the World 


Competitive Landscape:

●    Tier 1 players- established companies in the market with a major market share

●    Tier 2 players

●    Emerging players which are growing rapidly

●    New Entrants


FutureWise Key Takeaways:

  • Asia remains a lucrative region for manufacturers. Latin America is also expected to witness growth. Latin American Energy Organization is already in talks of building natural gas-based energy generation infrastructure with the involvement of public and private enterprises
  • US EPA has listed OGI and VOC analyzer as one of the preferred technologies.  OGI is expected to stimulate the market during the forecast period


Objectives of the Study:

  • To provide an exhaustive analysis of the global leak detection and repair market on the basis of product, end-use, technology, and region
  • To cater comprehensive information on factors impacting market growth (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific restraints)
  • To evaluate and forecast micro-markets and the overall market 
  • To predict the market size, in key regions (along with countries)—North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the rest of the world
  • To record evaluate and competitive landscape mapping- product launches, technological advancements, mergers and expansions
  • Profiling of companies to evaluate their market shares, strategies, financials and core competencies  


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