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North American Gas Detection Equipment Market, Forecasts to 2023

North American Gas Detection Equipment Market, Forecasts to 2023

The North American gas detection market is mature and generated revenue of $886.0 million in 2018. Stringent regulations and shifting technological preference are driving the demand for gas detection in the market. The market is expected to reach $1,040.0 million by 2023 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3% between 2018 and 2023.

Fixed gas detectors contribute to 52% of the total North American gas detection market. In 2018, it generated $460.4 million and is poised to reach $539.9 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 3.2% over the next five years.

Combustible gas detectors are the preferred sensors within fixed gas detectors, and infrared (IR) detectors are expected to boost this market. Their accuracy and low maintenance cost are the key driving factors. Steady recovery of oil & gas industry, coupled with growth in shale gas exploration, will significantly increase the usage of fixed gas detectors to be deployed in the market during the forecast period.

Portable detectors are used across industries, mainly in the oil & gas and chemicals & petrochemicals industries. The outlook for these industries in North America is promising, thereby assuring greater demand of these devices in the forecast period Portable gas detectors acquired 43.7% of the total revenue generated by the gas detection market. In 2018, the segment generated revenue of $387.6 million. Portable gas detectors are poised to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% between 2018 and 2023, and it is expected to reach $460.1 million by 2023. Ease of use, compact size, and mobility are factors driving the demand for portable gas detectors in the region. Multi-gas portable gas detectors are predicted to grow strongest within the segment, primarily because of their ability to detect multiple gases with a single device.

The top 3 manufacturers acquired a market share of 57% to 62% in terms of total revenue generated in the North American market. Honeywell leads the total North American gas detection equipment market, with a market share of 24% to 26%, followed by MSA with a share of 23% to 24% and Industrial Scientific with a share of 10% to 12%. Investment in R&D to develop innovative products, coupled with strategic acquisitions, remains as key enabler to lead the market in the forecast period.

The North American gas detection market has experienced steady technological innovation. All manufacturers have to remain nimble in adapting the shifting preference of end users to maximize their share in the region.

Few Notable acquisition and mergers include Fortive acquisition of Industrial Scientific and 3M acquisition of Scott Safety in 2017, MSA acquisition of Senscient, Inc in 2016, and Honeywell acquisition of RAE Systems in 2013.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Overview—Segmentation
    • Market Overview—Definitions
    • Market Overview—Sensor Technology
    • Technology Trends
    • Standards and Regulations—Certification, Installation, and Inspection
    • Standards and Regulations—Regulatory Bodies
    • Standards and Regulations—Main Standards
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Market Segmentation
    • Distribution Channels—Fixed Gas Detection
    • Distribution Channels—Portable Gas Detection
    • Distribution Channels—Detector Tubes
  • Drivers and Restraints—Total Gas Detection Equipment Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecast and Trends—Total Gas Detection Equipment Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Gas Detection Equipment Market: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2018
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Total Gas Detection Equipment Market: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2015–2023
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product
    • Revenue Forecast by Product
      • Table Total Gas Detection Equipment Market: Revenue Forecast by Product, North America, 2015–2023
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Discussion
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Revenue Forecast by Country
      • Table Total Gas Detection Equipment Market: Revenue Forecast by Country, North America, 2015–2023
    • Revenue Forecast by Country Discussion
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis—Total Gas Detection Equipment Market
    • Total Gas Detection Equipment Market—Market Share Analysis
    • Total Gas Detection Equipment Market—Competitive Environment
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity—Renting/Leasing Detectors Will Continue to Gain Momentum in the Region
    • Growth Opportunity—Connectivity will Become a Key Parameter of Growth in Gas Detection Equipment
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market
    • Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market—Overview and Introduction
    • Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market—Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2018
    • Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market—Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2015–2023
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market—Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market: Average Detector Price Forecast, North America, 2015–2023
    • Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market—Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market—Percent Revenue Forecast by Type of Gas Detected
    • Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market—Revenue Forecast by Type of Gas Detected
      • Table Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market: Revenue Forecast by Type of Gas Detected, North America, 2015–2023
    • Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market—Revenue Forecast by Type of Gas Detected Discussion
    • Toxic Gas Detectors—Percent Revenue Forecast by Sensor Technology
    • Toxic Gas Detectors—Revenue Forecast by Sensor Technology
      • Table Toxic Gas Detectors Segment: Revenue Forecast by Sensor Technology, North America, 2015–2023
    • Toxic Gas Detectors—Revenue Forecast by Sensor Technology Discussion
    • Combustible Gas Detectors—Percent Revenue Forecast by Sensor Technology
    • Combustible Gas Detectors—Revenue Forecast by Sensor Technology
      • Table Combustible Gas Detectors Segment: Revenue Forecast by Sensor Technology, North America, 2015–2023
    • Combustible Gas Detectors—Revenue Forecast by Sensor Technology Discussion
    • Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market—Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market—Percent Revenue Forecast by End User
    • Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market—Revenue Forecast by End User
      • Table Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market: Revenue Forecast by End User, North America, 2015–2023
    • Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market—Revenue Forecast by End User Discussion
    • Fixed Gas Detection Equipment Market—Market Share Analysis
  • Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market
    • Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market—Overview and Introduction
    • Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market—Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2018
    • Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market—Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast
      • Table Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2015–2023
    • Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market—Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market—Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market: Average Detector Price Forecast, North America, 2015–2023
    • Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market—Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
    • Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market—Percent Revenue Forecast by Detector Type
    • Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market—Revenue Forecast by Detector Type
      • Table Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market: Revenue Forecast by Detector Type, North America, 2015–2023
    • Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market—Revenue Forecast by Detector Type Discussion
    • Single-gas Detectors—Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • Single-gas Detectors—Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Single-gas Detectors Segment: Revenue Forecast by Product Type, North America, 2015–2023
    • Single-gas Detectors—Revenue Forecast by Product Type Discussion
    • Multi-gas Detectors—Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • Multi-gas Detectors—Revenue Forecast by Product Type
      • Table Multi-gas Detectors Segment: Revenue Forecast by Product Type, North America, 2015–2023
    • Multi-gas Detectors—Revenue Forecast Discussion by Product Type
    • Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market—Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market—Percent Revenue Forecast by End User
    • Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market—Revenue Forecast by End User
      • Table Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market: Revenue Forecast by End User, North America, 2015–2023
    • Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market—Revenue Forecast by End User Discussion
    • Portable Gas Detection Equipment Market—Market Share Analysis
  • Detector Tubes Market
    • Detector Tubes Market—Overview and Introduction
    • Detector Tubes Market—Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Detector Tubes Market: Market Engineering Measurements, North America, 2018
    • Detector Tubes Market—Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Detector Tubes Market: Revenue and Unit Shipment Forecast, North America, 2015–2023
    • Detector Tubes Market—Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Detector Tubes Market—Pricing Trends and Forecast
      • Table Detector Tubes Market: Average Price Forecast, North America, 2015–2023
    • Detector Tubes Market—Percent Revenue Forecast by Country
    • Detector Tubes Market—Percent Revenue Forecast by End User
    • Detector Tubes Market—Revenue Forecast by End User
      • Table Detector Tubes Market: Revenue Forecast by End User, North America, 2015–2023
    • Detector Tubes Market—Revenue Forecast by End User Discussion
    • Detector Tubes Market—Market Share Analysis
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word—3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • List of Companies in Others

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