Leak Detection Market

Leak Detection Market

Leak Detection Market Forecasts to 2028 - Global Analysis By Component (Services, Equipment and Other Components), Medium, Product, Technology, End User and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC22782

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2022)

US $2.4 BN

Projected Year Value (2028)

US $4.4 BN

CAGR (2022 - 2028)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

Asia Pacific

Highest Growing Market

North America

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Leak Detection Market is accounted for $2.4 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $4.4 billion by 2028 growing at a CAGR of 10.6% during the forecast period. A leak detection system keeps an eye on both the leakage of other substances as well as the movement of water, chemicals, and other substances through a pipeline. When an unexpected circumstance is identified, the system interrupts the flow or issues an alert regarding the leak. In the oil and gas, chemical, water treatment, power generating, and other industries, leak detection systems are typically implemented. To locate the leak, specific leak detecting techniques were developed.

According to the International Energy Agency, reducing gas emissions such as methane from hydrocarbon operations is one of the most cost-effective and impactful methods to help reach global climate and environmental goals.

Market Dynamics:


Ongoing construction of new pipelines

Many projects on oil and gas pipelines have been performed globally, and many more are planned as global oil and gas consumption grows. In order to fulfil the rising demand for natural gas and oil, operators around the world are expanding their current pipeline networks and building new pipelines. These factors are propelling the growth of the market.


Retrofitting complications related to some leak detection systems

Fiber-optic leak detection system retrofitting in existing pipes is challenging and expensive. For long pipelines, many interrogator units are needed. The price of installing sensor and interrogator systems goes up as a result. It is difficult to install interrogator devices and repair cables in these subsea pipes. These elements to some extent restrain market expansion.


Increasing oil & natural gas consumption

As global energy use rises, so does the need for oil and gas. Operators everywhere are building new pipes and enlarging their current networks to keep up with demand. Given the issues with the environment, exploration, and transportation, the corporations must abide by government restrictions. However, rising demand for leak detection and repair systems is also propelling the market further.


Lack of technological developments

A dependable leak detection system is necessary to quickly detect pipeline leaks in order to shut down the line, isolate the leak, start response procedures, reduce the amount of the spill, and mitigate the safety, environmental, and financial problems the leak may create. It is necessary to carry out continuous operations and quick leak detection with the recommended subsea leak detection systems. These factors are limiting the growth of the market.

Covid-19 Impact

Due to the type, product type, technology, and end user, COVID-19 had a detrimental effect on the leak detection market. Leak detection demand was influenced by economic uncertainty, a partial corporate shutdown, and poor consumer confidence. During the epidemic, the supply chain was impeded along with logistics operations. Yet, because of the relaxation of the constraints, it is anticipated that leak detection will pick up speed in the post-pandemic scenario.

The handheld gas segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The handheld gas detectors segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth, due to their benefits like fast and reliable detection, compact and lightweight structures, and ease of use. Oil and gas businesses are increasingly looking for handheld gas detectors. Several gases, including methanol, carbon dioxide, ammonia, and methane, can be detected using these detectors. The market is expanding as a result of rising natural gas output and rising commerce in oil and gas products.

The oil & gas segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The oil & gas segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period, due to they provide AI-based leak detection. Machine learning and artificial intelligence are frequently used by gas emission monitoring companies to better effectively detect infrastructure leaks. As a result, many oil and gas firms are attempting to replace the old leak detection solutions with technologically advanced ones.

Region with Largest share:

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period owing to the increase in demand for oil and oil products. It is anticipated that the market for LDAR will be driven by the rising global demand for oil and oil-related products. Systems for leak detection and correction are becoming more and more necessary as natural gas production rises. The subsequent expansion of oil and gas pipelines is expected to drive market growth in the region.

Region with highest CAGR:

North America is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to to the presence of stringent government regulations and norms. The pipeline leak detection regulation requires the installation of a leak detection system on hazardous liquid pipelines. The government support for the oil and gas industries is also driving the country’s industrial growth. In addition, government subsidies to the oil and gas industries are also driving regional market growth.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the Leak Detection Market include ABB, Atmos International, AVEVA Group plc, Emerson Electric Co., FLIR Systems, Inc., Fotech Group Ltd., Hawk Measurement Systems, Honeywell International Inc., INFICON, KROHNE Messtechnik GmbH, MAGNUM Pirex AG / MAGNUM LEO-Pipe GmbH, OptaSense Ltd., PERMA-PIPE International Holdings, Inc., PSI Software AG, Schneider Electric, Siemens Energy and Yokogawa Electric Corporation.

Key Developments:

In October 2020, ABB introduced the first comprehensive gas leak detection solution for utilities to help safeguard city populations. The new ABB MicroGuard solution will work alongside ABB’s MobileGuard to pinpoint dangerous gas leaks.

In January 2020, Emerson introduced the Plantweb Insight Inline Corrosion Application suite to provide the oil and gas industry with real-time interpretation and analysis of critical data that helps prioritize maintenance and make informed integrity decisions.

Components Covered:
• Services
• Equipment
• Other Components

Mediums Covered:
• Oil and Condensate
• Natural Gas
• Other Mediums

Products Covered:
• UAV-Based Detectors
• Manned Aircraft Detectors
• Handheld Gas Detectors
• Vehicle-based Detectors
• Other Products

Technologies Covered:
• Vapor Sensing
• Pressure-Flow Deviation Methods
• Thermal Imaging
• Fiber Optic
• Extended Real-Time Transient Model (E-RTTM)
• Laser Absorption and Lidar
• Negative Pressure Valves
• Hydraulic Leak Detection
• Mass/Volume Balance
• Acoustic / Ultrasound
• Other Technologies

End Users Covered:
• Water Treatment Plants
• Chemical Plant
• Mining and Slurry
• Thermal Power Plant
• Oil & Gas
• Power Generation
• Other End Users

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2025, and 2028
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Product Analysis
3.7 Technology Analysis
3.8 End User Analysis
3.9 Emerging Markets
3.10 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Leak Detection Market, By Component
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Services
5.3 Equipment
5.4 Other Components

6 Global Leak Detection Market, By Medium
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Oil and Condensate
6.3 Natural Gas
6.4 Other Mediums

7 Global Leak Detection Market, By Product
7.1 Introduction
7.2 UAV-Based Detectors
7.3 Manned Aircraft Detectors
7.4 Handheld Gas Detectors
7.5 Vehicle-based Detectors
7.6 Other Products

8 Global Leak Detection Market, By Technology
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Vapor Sensing
8.3 Pressure-Flow Deviation Methods
8.4 Thermal Imaging
8.5 Fiber Optic
8.6 Extended Real-Time Transient Model (E-RTTM)
8.7 Laser Absorption and Lidar
8.8 Negative Pressure Valves
8.9 Hydraulic Leak Detection
8.10 Mass/Volume Balance
8.11 Acoustic / Ultrasound
8.12 Other Technologies

9 Global Leak Detection Market, By End User
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Water Treatment Plants
9.3 Chemical Plant
9.4 Mining and Slurry
9.5 Thermal Power Plant
9.6 Oil & Gas
9.7 Power Generation
9.8 Other End Users

10 Global Leak Detection Market, By Geography
10.1 Introduction
10.2 North America
10.2.1 US
10.2.2 Canada
10.2.3 Mexico
10.3 Europe
10.3.1 Germany
10.3.2 UK
10.3.3 Italy
10.3.4 France
10.3.5 Spain
10.3.6 Rest of Europe
10.4 Asia Pacific
10.4.1 Japan
10.4.2 China
10.4.3 India
10.4.4 Australia
10.4.5 New Zealand
10.4.6 South Korea
10.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
10.5 South America
10.5.1 Argentina
10.5.2 Brazil
10.5.3 Chile
10.5.4 Rest of South America
10.6 Middle East & Africa
10.6.1 Saudi Arabia
10.6.2 UAE
10.6.3 Qatar
10.6.4 South Africa
10.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

11 Key Developments
11.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
11.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
11.3 New Product Launch
11.4 Expansions
11.5 Other Key Strategies

12 Company Profiling
12.1 ABB
12.2 Atmos International
12.3 AVEVA Group plc
12.4 Emerson Electric Co.
12.5 FLIR Systems, Inc.
12.6 Fotech Group Ltd.
12.7 Hawk Measurement Systems
12.8 Honeywell International Inc.
12.10 KROHNE Messtechnik GmbH
12.11 MAGNUM Pirex AG / MAGNUM LEO-Pipe GmbH
12.12 OptaSense Ltd.
12.12 PERMA-PIPE International Holdings, Inc.
12.14 PSI Software AG
12.15 Schneider Electric
12.16 Siemens Energy
12.17 Yokogawa Electric Corporation

List of Tables
1 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Region (2020-2028) ($MN)
2 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Component (2020-2028) ($MN)
3 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Services (2020-2028) ($MN)
4 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Equipment (2020-2028) ($MN)
5 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Other Components (2020-2028) ($MN)
6 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Medium (2020-2028) ($MN)
7 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Oil and Condensate (2020-2028) ($MN)
8 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Natural Gas (2020-2028) ($MN)
9 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Other Mediums (2020-2028) ($MN)
10 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Product (2020-2028) ($MN)
11 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By UAV-Based Detectors (2020-2028) ($MN)
12 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Manned Aircraft Detectors (2020-2028) ($MN)
13 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Handheld Gas Detectors (2020-2028) ($MN)
14 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Vehicle-based Detectors (2020-2028) ($MN)
15 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Other Products (2020-2028) ($MN)
16 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Technology (2020-2028) ($MN)
17 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Vapor Sensing (2020-2028) ($MN)
18 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Pressure-Flow Deviation Methods (2020-2028) ($MN)
19 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Thermal Imaging (2020-2028) ($MN)
20 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Fiber Optic (2020-2028) ($MN)
21 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Extended Real-Time Transient Model (E-RTTM) (2020-2028) ($MN)
22 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Laser Absorption and Lidar (2020-2028) ($MN)
23 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Negative Pressure Valves (2020-2028) ($MN)
24 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Hydraulic Leak Detection (2020-2028) ($MN)
25 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Mass/Volume Balance (2020-2028) ($MN)
26 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Acoustic / Ultrasound (2020-2028) ($MN)
27 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Other Technologies (2020-2028) ($MN)
28 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By End User (2020-2028) ($MN)
29 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Water Treatment Plants (2020-2028) ($MN)
30 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Chemical Plant (2020-2028) ($MN)
31 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Mining and Slurry (2020-2028) ($MN)
32 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Thermal Power Plant (2020-2028) ($MN)
33 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Oil & Gas (2020-2028) ($MN)
34 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Power Generation (2020-2028) ($MN)
35 Global Leak Detection Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2020-2028) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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