Distributed fiber optic sensors refer to the complex integration of distributed sensing technology along the entire length of fiber cable to achieve real-time and continuous measurements. Distributed fiber optics sensors offer the monitoring of wide range of variables such as, acoustic perturbations, temperature, and strain among others. As distributed fiber optics sensors can withstand high temperature and are poor conductor of electricity and resistant to electromagnetic interference, these sensors are mostly used in the region with high voltage electricity. Distributed fiber optics sensors provides an extra advantage over the traditional electronic sensors with light weight, low cost, high band, radio frequency interference immunity (RFI) and electromagnetic interference (EMI).
Hence, prominent key players in this market are focusing on launching new products to gain a competitive edge in this market. For instance, in September 2018, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Japanese electrical engineering and Software Company, announced the launch of “DTSX1” - fiber optic heat detector, an OpreX Field Instruments heat sensing and fire detection solution. The sensor is a cost-effective all-in-one fire detection and facility management solution.
Increase in the global demand for oil and gas, power and utility, safety and security are the major factor driving the growth of the global distributed fiber optic sensor market. Distributed fiber optic sensor have the ability to optimize and operate the resources in the oil and gas industry, as they can monitor the entire length of the pipeline structure. Moreover, growing focus on oil recovery, surge in capital investments for thermal-enhanced oil improvement techniques and emergence of multi-lateral hydraulic fracturing technologies are expected to further augment the growth of global distributed fiber optic sensor market during forecast period.
However, technical difficulties faced during installation and working of distributed fiber optic sensors, high cost of distributed fiber optic sensor and lack of awareness regarding distributed fiber optic sensors are some of the primary factor anticipated to negatively affect the demand of distributed fiber optic sensors during forecast period. In addition, supportive government policies, increasing demand for data-based analysis and increasing safety norms are expected to further augment the growth of global distributed fiber optic sensor market during forecast period.
This report segments the global distributed fiber optic sensor market on the basis of technology, application, and vertical. On the basis of technology, the global distributed fiber optic sensor market is segmented into rayleigh scattering based distributed sensor, brillouin scattering based sensor, raman scattering based sensor, interferometric distributed optical-fiber sensor, and distributed fiber bragg grating sensor. On the basis of application, the global distributed fiber optic sensor market is segmented into strain sensing, temperature sensing, acoustic/vibration sensing, pressure sensing and others (moisture detection). On the basis of vertical, the global distributed fiber optic sensor market is segmented into oil & gas, security, energy & utility, transportation infrastructure, industrial application and others (environment & geotechnics, healthcare etc.) and on the basis of region, the global distributed fiber optic sensor market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa.
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