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Gas Detector Market Size - By Installation (Fixed, Portable), By End-use Industry (Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Energy & Power, Metal & Mining, Oil & Gas, Water & Wastewater, Residential Building, Commercial Building, Others), By Type & Forecast, 2024 - 2032

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  • Published Date: Mar 2024
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Gas Detector Market Size

Gas Detector Market size was valued at USD 1.85 billion in 2023 and is estimated to register at a CAGR of over 5% between 2024 and 2032. A gas detector is a device designed to detect the presence of specific gases within an environment. It functions by monitoring air quality and alerting users to potentially hazardous concentrations of gases such as carbon monoxide, methane, or hydrogen sulfide. Gas detectors are crucial for ensuring safety in industrial settings, laboratories, commercial buildings, and residential areas, where the release of gases can pose health risks or lead to accidents.

Gas Detector Market

The growing focus on worker health and safety standards is driving up the demand for gas detectors. With rising regulatory requirements and increased awareness of occupational hazards, industries are prioritizing the implementation of strong safety measures. Gas detectors play an important role in ensuring workers' health and safety by rapidly detecting harmful gases in the environment. The increased focus on safety standards is driving the adoption of gas detection systems in a variety of industries, thereby stimulating market growth.

For instance, in October 2022, Drager Marine & Offshore launched a mobile gas detector, the X-am 2800. The new product simultaneously measures up to four different gases in confined spaces, safeguarding employees working in areas at risk of explosive atmospheres, oxygen depletion, or those where toxic substances may be present.

Rising environmental concerns are driving the gas detector market as industries, governments, and communities prioritize monitoring & controlling harmful gas emissions. Gas detectors play an essential role in detecting and mitigating pollution sources such as industrial emissions and leaks from transportation & storage facilities. With heightened awareness of the environmental impact of pollutants such as methane and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), the demand for gas detectors is increasing, driving innovation and investment in advanced detection technologies.

Maintenance requirements present a challenge to the gas detector market as these detectors require regular calibration, sensor replacement, and upkeep. These tasks can be time-consuming and expensive, necessitating specialized personnel & resources. Failure to properly maintain gas detectors can lead to inaccurate readings, false alarms, and equipment malfunctions, sacrificing safety & reliability. Furthermore, ongoing maintenance costs may deter potential buyers, particularly smaller businesses or organizations with limited budgets, stifling market growth and adoption.

Gas Detector Market Trends

There is a shift toward wireless and IoT-enabled gas detection systems, which provide remote monitoring & real-time data analysis for increased safety and efficiency. There is a growing emphasis on miniaturization and portability, which allows gas detectors to be lighter and more versatile for use in a variety of environments. Advancements in sensor technology, such as MEMS-based sensors and infrared spectroscopy, are increasing detection accuracy and lowering false alarms. In addition, there is an increasing demand for multi-gas detection solutions that can detect a wide range of gases at the same time.

For instance, in January 2021, TDK Corporation launched the InvenSense TCE-11101, a miniaturized ultra-low-power MEMS gas sensor platform for direct & accurate detection of CO2 in home, automotive, IoT, healthcare, and other applications. The TCE-11101 is housed in a 5 mm x 5 mm x 1 mm 28-pin LGA package and requires minimal external components to complete the design.

The integration of cloud-based platforms and predictive analytics enables proactive maintenance and optimization of gas detection systems. Finally, increasing regulatory requirements & standards for workplace safety and environmental protection are driving the adoption of gas detection technologies across various industries globally.

Gas Detector Market Analysis

Gas Detector Market, By End-use Industry, 2021-2032, (USD Billion)

Based on end-use industry, the market is segmented into chemicals & petrochemicals, energy & power, metal & mining, oil & gas, water & wastewater, residential building, commercial building, and others. The oil & gas segment accounted for a market share of over 20% in 2023.

  • The gas detector market is expanding in the oil & gas sector. Strict safety standards and regulations demand the installation of reliable gas detection systems to reduce the possibility of dangerous gas leaks or explosions, protecting both the environment and workers. The need for advanced gas detection technologies that can quickly and accurately detect a variety of gases is driven by the growth of oil & gas exploration and production activities, particularly in remote or difficult environments.
  • The increasing knowledge of the possible health risks linked to exposure to toxic gases emphasizes how critical it is to implement trustworthy gas detection systems throughout the upstream, midstream & downstream operations, which will promote market expansion in the oil & gas industry.


Gas Detector Market Share, By Installation, 2023

Based on installation, the gas detector market is segmented into fixed and portable. The portable segment is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 5.5% during the forecast period.

  • The market for portable gas detectors is expanding due to various factors. First, industries have adopted portable gas detection solutions to reduce potential hazards as global regulations place a greater emphasis on workplace safety. Second, improvements in sensor technology have produced portable gas detectors that are more precise and dependable, increasing their use in a variety of industries including manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, and chemicals.
  • Portable gas detectors, due to their convenience and flexibility, are essential for applications that call for mobility and flexibility. The demand for portable gas detection solutions is further fueled by the expansion of industrial activities in emerging economies and the rising consciousness of occupational safety, fueling market growth.


U.S. Gas Detector Market Size, 2021-2032, (USD Million)

North America gas detector market held over 30% of the revenue share in 2023. One of the major factors driving the regional market growth is that a variety of industries including manufacturing, chemicals, and oil & gas are mandated to install reliable gas detection systems. Secondly, there is a growing need for sophisticated detection technologies due to concerns about workplace safety and the possible risks associated with gas leaks. Lastly, the region's booming industrial sector and ongoing infrastructure development projects provide opportunities for gas detection solution providers to grow their market presence and meet changing safety requirements.

Gas Detector Market Share

Honeywell International Inc. and Emerson Electric Company holds a significant share of over 20% in the gas detector industry. Honeywell International Inc. is a leading player in the market, offering a wide range of innovative gas detection solutions. The company’s products include portable & fixed gas detectors, wireless systems, and advanced sensing technologies. With a global presence and a strong focus on safety, Honeywell's gas detection offerings cater to various industries, ensuring reliable monitoring and protection against hazardous gases.

Major players, such as Honeywell International Inc., Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, MSA Safety Incorporated, and Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, are constantly implementing strategic measures, such as geographical expansion, acquisitions, mergers, collaborations, partnerships, and product or service launches, to gain market shares.

Gas Detector Market Companies

Major companies operating in the gas detector industry are:

  • ABB Ltd.
  • Crowncon Detection Instruments Limited
  • Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
  • Emerson Electric Company
  • General Electric
  • Hanwei Electronics Group Corporation
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Industrial Scientific Corporation
  • International Gas Detectors Ltd.
  • MSA Safety Inc.
  • New Cosmos Electric Co. Ltd.
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Sensidyne LP
  • SENSIT Technologies, LLC
  • Trolex Ltd.

Gas Detector Industry News

  • In January 2024, MSA Safety, Inc. launched its newest gas and flame monitoring solution, the SENTRY io Controller. This new controller is a safety monitoring system for MSA gas & flame detectors that helps reduce costs and provides access to data analytics to protect workers & facilities.
  • In October 2021, Honeywell launched two new Bluetooth-connected gas detectors that continuously monitor dangerous gases even in fog, rain, snow and other inclement weather, helping facilities keep their oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical, and other workers & industrial sites safe. The new Honeywell Searchline Excel Plus and Searchline Excel Edge are next-generation open path gas detectors that use advanced optics and high-powered infrared technology, allowing the devices to stay online in weather conditions with worse visibility and at longer distances than before. The new gas detectors also feature Bluetooth connectivity that allow quicker and easier device maintenance & calibration for plant personnel.

The gas detector market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Type

  • Electrochemical
  • Photo-ionization
  • Infrared
  • Ultrasonic
  • Others

Market, By Installation

  • Fixed
  • Portable

Market, By End-use Industry

  • Chemicals and Petrochemicals
  • Energy & Power
  • Metal and Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Water and Wastewater
  • Residential Building
  • Commercial Building
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America 
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Suraj Gujar, Sandeep Ugale

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of gas detector reached USD 1.85 billion in 2023 and is set to witness 5% CAGR between 2024 and 2032, led by increased focus on safety standards, alongside the growing focus on worker health.

The oil & gas segment accounted for a market share of over 20% in 2023, attributed to strict safety standards and regulations, in tandem with increasing knowledge of the possible health risks linked to exposure to toxic gases.

North America market held a significant revenue share of over 30% in 2023, owing to growing need for sophisticated detection technologies due to concerns about workplace safety and the possible risks associated with gas leaks.

ABB Ltd., Crowncon Detection Instruments Limited, Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Emerson Electric Company, General Electric, Hanwei Electronics Group Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., Industrial Scientific Corporation, International Gas Detectors Ltd., and MSA Safety Inc.

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  • Base Year: 2023
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 296
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 200
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