The Flame Detector Market is forecast to reach $1.57 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 4.34% in the period 2019-2023. Growth of the flame detector market is mainly attributed to rising usage of flame detectors in oil refineries and turbines, in order to avoid any untoward fire incidents and to safeguard the workplace, workers and equipment. Rising awareness regarding safety of the workplace and stringent governmental norms regarding explosions and fire safety has resulted in increased adoption of flame detectors in the oil and gas and chemical industries. Regulatory authorities such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the U.S. and the International Electrochemical Commission (IEC) are increasingly emphasizing on industrial safety, which is propelling growth for the flame detector market.
Flame Detector Market Segment Analysis – By Type
In 2019, IR flame detectors earned revenue amounting to $449.67m, which constituted a share of 33.93% in the flame detector market. Technologically improved IR flame detectors offer several advantages such as faster detection of fuel, higher immunity to false alarms in case of gas ignition outburst, which will further augment growth of the market. Multi IR hydrogen flame detectors have the ability to not only detect flames faster, but also operate in harsh environmental conditions. Since most oil rigs are located in regions with extreme climatic conditions, where malfunctioning of normal flame detectors is known to occur, multi IR hydrogen flame detectors are growing in popularity within this industry.
IR-S type flame detectors are another type of specialized detectors used in coal mines which offer higher detection sensitivity in a dynamic range in low-luminance conditions.
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Flame Detector Market Segment Analysis – By Application
Application in oil and gas industry is one of the biggest growth factors for the flame detector market, and the industry holds a major market share globally. The oil and gas flame detector market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 2.95% in the forecast period. In oil refineries, flame detection is a crucial task to avoid accidents. Oil refineries have many ongoing processes such as crude desalting, thermal cracking, hydrogen generation, and others which generate a high amount of radiation and may lead to fire hazards. Thus, high adoption of flame detectors in these processes drive the market.
Flame Detector Market Segment Analysis – By Geography
RoW region is growing at the highest CAGR of 4.74% in the flame detector market during the forecast period. The Middle East is one of the regions with the highest number of oil rigs, which increased from 390 to 396 during 2016-2018, which is a 1.01% increase in the number of oil rigs. Oil rigs uses flame detector to ensure the safety of workers and equipment in the workplace. Due to operations in harsh environmental conditions, oil rigs require technologically advanced flame detectors, which can bear environmental stress. Hence, increase in the number of oil rigs is set to drive growth of the flame detector market.
Flame Detector Market Segment Analysis Drivers
High adoption of flame detectors across oil and gas and chemical industries
With increased industrial and commercial applications in oil and gas pipelines, turbine enclosures, off-shore platforms, automotive manufacturing facilities, and aircraft hangers, there has been increased demand for flame detectors. Hence, emergence of flame detector solutions across various industries is poised to fuel growth of the market.
Increased number of safety regulations
Flame detectors offer multiple applications for ensuring workplace safety, especially against fire hazards. They detect hazards including flame and gas, and act as a safeguard against explosions and fires. Being prone to explosions and chemical hazards, the oil and gas and chemical industry requires safety and health management for its employees. Amendments made in 2017, relating to fire accidents, to existing regulations by organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the U.S., the International Electrochemical Commission (IEC) and other regulatory bodies has led to growth of the flame detector market.
Introduction of new flame and detector products
Rapid advancements in technology and introduction of technically improved and more efficient products such as triple IR flame detectors, UV and IR detectors (IR3), are contributing to increasing demand for flame detectors.
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Flame Detector Market Segment Analysis Challenges
High manufacturing, and maintenance cost:
Flame detectors require expensive components for manufacturing, which drives up the cost of production. This is hindering growth of the flame detector market.
Flame detectors sometimes respond to false stimuli including absorption of IR energy due to accumulation of water droplets and snow on the surface of the detectors. Utilizing a combination of UV and IR detectors, however, can overcome this particular challenge.
Flame Detector Market Landscape
Partnerships and acquisitions along with product development and up-gradation are key strategies for players in the flame detector market. In 2018, the flame detector market remained fragmented with the top five players accounting for 36.94% of market share. Major players in the flame detector market include Honeywell International, Johnson Control (Tyco), Siemens AG, United Technology Corporation, Emerson Electric.
These major players have been active in globalizing their presence through partnerships and strategic acquisitions with local and regional players, which is aiding their expansion into emerging markets. Honeywell International Inc. and Emerson Electric Co. are extending their global outreach mainly through acquisitions and establishing a large network of distributors. Additionally, most of the companies have partnered with resellers in order to increase their global reach and enhance customer experience.
In May 2019, MSA acquired Silicon Valley-based Sierra Monitor Corporation for $33m, with an aim to boost MSA’s strategy for refining worker safety through use of cloud technology and wireless connectivity.
In 2017, 3M acquired Scott Safety for $2 billion, in order to include its gas and flame detection instruments and other safety devices within 3M’s existing safety product portfolio.
In 2017, Hochiki Europe Ltd. acquired Italian fire and security product distributor DES srl, to strengthen its market position in Italy.
In 2019, Siemens signed a three-year contract to supply gas and steam turbines, long-term power generation services and digital solutions including flame detector systems to the Duqm Integrated Power and Water Project (DIPWP).
In 2018, Emerson was awarded a $90m contract by BP to supply integrated control and safety systems for two new bridge-linked platforms on its Clair Ridge project. As part of this project, BP utilized Emerson’s smart wireless technology to build a separate wireless plant network that supports applications for mobile workers and video streaming for flame detection.
Flame Detector Market Research Scope:
The base year of the study is 2018, with forecast done up to 2023. The study presents a thorough analysis of the competitive landscape, taking into account the market shares of the leading companies. It also provides information on unit shipments. These provide the key market participants with the necessary business intelligence and help them to understand the future of the Flame Detector market. The assessment includes the forecast, an overview of the competitive structure, the market shares of the competitors, as well as the market trends, market demands, market drivers, market challenges, and product analysis. The market drivers and restraints have been assessed to fathom their impact over the forecast period. This report further identifies the key opportunities for growth while also detailing the key challenges and possible threats. The key areas of focus include the types of Flame Detector market, and their specific applications in the oil and gas, chemicals and others.
The flame detector market has been analyzed to be fragmented, with key players accounting for around 36.94% of the market in 2018. Major players in the flame detector market include Johnson Controls, Siemens AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, Tyco, General Monitors, Simtronics ASA, and Emerson Electric Co.
The major driving factor for the flame detector market is adoption of new rules and regulations to ensure safety of employees and to safeguard infrastructure in the oil and gas and chemical industries, which are more prone to fire accidents and thus, require enhanced safety measures.
IR flame detectors are being majorly deployed in the oil and gas industry, owing to their ability to detect flames faster, and their proven functionality in harsh environmental conditions. This has driven demand for IR flame detectors, which are the largest segment type with a share of 33%.
The Middle East region is poised to contribute the largest share, accounting to 31%, to the flame detector market owing to the presence of a large number of oil and gas companies in the country.
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