Rising Importance of Intrinsic Safety has Influenced the Growth of Hazardous Area Sensors Market

automata-702085_1280Hazardous Area Sensors refer to sensors which have been developed for usage in potentially explosive environments. The deployment of electrical equipment in potentially hazardous or explosive areas has been a major concern since the beginning of the 20th century. Supported by the need to achieve accuracy and safety in volatile zones and the implementation of government regulations globally, the market for hazardous area sensors has received a significant boost over the years.

The growing importance for ‘Intrinsic Safety’ across various industry verticals is primarily driving growth of the hazardous area sensors market. Additionally, increasing stringency of government legislations and policies across the globe, governing hazardous area certified products, have been compelling users of hazardous area equipment to adhere to strict classification standards and certifications. This in turn is also steadily boosting growth of the global hazardous area sensors market. Furthermore, the renewed interest in shale gas and ‘coal gas’ has led to growing explorations for gas beds which in turn has aided in increased application of hazardous area sensors

Concept of “Intrinsic Safety” Gains Prominence

The rising importance of intrinsic safety has positively influenced the growth of the hazardous area sensors market, TMR states. Intrinsic safety is a globally recognized and widely accepted technique of low-energy signaling at a hazardous location, thereby preventing the occurrence of explosions. The acceptance of this concept in present-day manufacturing facilities in oil refineries, textile mills, paint manufacturers, and chemical plants has strongly driven the market and the impact is anticipated to be high toward the end of the forecast period.

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“In addition to the growing prominence of intrinsic safety, the implementation of stringent government legislations across the globe has compelled companies to make use of hazardous area sensors,” the author of the study observes. Countries such as the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Canada, France, Austria, Switzerland, and the Netherlands have set up specific standards, certifications, and ratings for sensor safety.

On the flip side, economic slowdown in several countries and the high cost of upgrading legacy systems while installing modern sensors are likely to hamper the growth of the global hazardous sensors market.

Surging Application of Hazardous Area Sensors in Shale Gas Exploration and Extraction

The global market for hazardous area sensors is anticipated to register an increase in value from US$4.5 bn in 2014 to US$6.7 bn by 2023 at a 4.6% CAGR therein. By application, the oil and gas industry has led the overall hazardous area sensors market with a share of almost 22% in 2014. “Fueled by the growing application of these sensors in the exploration and extraction of shale gas, this segment is likely to retain its lead through 2023,” the analyst predicts.

By type of sensors, gas sensing was the key revenue generator in 2014, driven by the rising application of gas sensing hazardous area sensors in various industry verticals. Geographically, Asia Pacific has been the leading contributor in terms of revenue and is projected to remain so throughout the forecast period.