Gas analyzers, sensors and detectors are safety devices used in the commercial, medical, industrial and several other industries. These devices continuously analyze and monitor the concentration of gases in different end use industries, provide life safety and help avoid fire break outs.
To provide adequate safety to life, gas analyzer, sensor and detectors are implemented to measure and monitor the concentration and quality of a single or multi gases in the mixture of gases. These devices can be classified on the basis of their working principle technology as Electrochemical, Infrared, Paramagnetic, Zirconia, Catalytic, Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS), Laser, Photo Ionization Detection (PID) and others.
Each technology used in these devices has its own unique features with respective detection range and application. The assembly of a gas analyzer consists of a sensor and display device, where the sensor detects the gases and the detected signal is displayed through the display device. The gas analyzers can analyze the physical parameters of particular gases such as temperature, pressure, concentration, flow rate etc.
Basically detectors and sensors are same, but the major difference between them is sensor can only sense a gas in a mixture of gases whereas detectors can raise an alarm to alert the operator about the leakage or for any other threat.
The increasing demand for gas analyzers, sensors and detectors is due to increasing standards with regard to workplace and residential safety, and implementation of stringent environmental regulations.
Safety measures for industrial gas processing is one of the key factor driving the gas analyzers, sensors and detectors market in oil & gas and chemicals industry. Various oil & gas and chemical companies have to make sure that the emissions of various harmful gases are according to regulatory standards.
However price pressure is a prominent challenge for market participants. The price pressure on OEM is passed on to the component supplier including sensor manufacturers. Many of the leasing manufacturers are trying to reduce this pressure by simply providing extra features and functionality with the sensors and detectors.
North America is the largest market for gas analyzers, sensors and detectors. China is the largest market in the Asia Pacific region. The market in the Asia Pacific region is expected to increase at a significant rate during the forecast period. Various environmental regulations and awareness among the customers regarding the benefits of using gas analyzers, sensors and detectors are driving the market in Asia Pacific region.