Non-Destructive Inspection Equipment Market is expected to grow USD Significant Value at a CAGR 4.7% during the forecast period 2022-2030.
The Global Non-Destructive Inspection Equipment Market is estimated to register a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period.
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) refers to non-destructive inspection procedures, inspection instruments, or the overall field of non-destructive inspections. The purpose of NDT in commercial applications is to guarantee that vital infrastructure is adequately maintained to prevent catastrophes. While NDT methods are most associated with industrial applications, such as examining weak areas in a boiler used in an oil refinery, they are also employed in medicine. For example, an expectant woman obtaining an ultrasound to check on her baby's health, as well as an X-ray or MRI to learn more about an accident, would be regarded as NDT use cases. However, notably, NDT does not always necessitate the use of specialized instruments or even any tools at all. Inspectors in industrial contexts, for example, might use NDT to check the outside of a pressure vessel with their naked eye since they are gathering data on the boiler's condition without hurting it. On the other hand, NDT refers to the use of a sophisticated tool such as an ultrasonic sensor to seek faults in a material or asset. Regardless of the unique use case, collecting data in a non-intrusive way is a common thread that runs through all of these cases.
COVID-19 Impact vs Opportunities for Global Non-Destructive Inspection Equipment Market:
Despite the COVID-19, the Non-Destructive Inspection Equipment Market has been adversely affected. It is expected that the growth of the NOT and inspection market will be hampered by the decline in new oil and exploration projects, temporary shutdowns of production facilities, and a decrease in crude oil prices. There will be short-term negative impacts to market growth due to supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic. Several production facilities worldwide have been shut down as a result of COVID-19.
The increasing demand for energy across the globe is rising at a rapid pace. Regarding this, the number of oil & gas projects is on the rise. For instance, as per the Gecko Robotics post published in August 2021, the deployment of non-destructive inspection equipment in the oil & gas industry has upsurged over the period, especially in the US.
Frequent breakdown affects productivity and increases the maintenance cost of infrastructure or machinery on which owners/organizations are highly dependable. Non-destructive testing offers several benefits, including accuracy and reliability in the results, detecting flaws, ensuring flexibility, maintaining asset integrity, and providing much faster speeds. Furthermore, the non-destructive testing methodology leaves the pieces being tested undamaged. This, in turn, helps the owners minimize the cost of maintenance by repairing instead of replacing those defective pieces and increasing the functionality as well as the life of the machine/infrastructure.
The increasing demand for energy across the globe is rising at a rapid pace. Additionally, with time, non-destructive inspection technology has evolved, adapted, and innovated to provide cleaner, safer, and more efficient facilities or machinery. The post also states that more than 400 upcoming oil & gas projects in the country are expected to pull the demand for non-destructive inspection equipment in the near future.
Humans are surrounded by large and complex structures that rely on machines to operate smoothly and safely. To achieve this, non-destructive testing equipment and practices provide confidence to continue functioning without hindrance. Handling the NDT equipment is difficult and requires specialized technicians with years of experience and knowledge. For instance, despite being in the industry for decades, the Eddy current testing technology needs specialists and personnel with expertise and essential qualifications to handle it.
The increase in technological complexity is due to the advancements and interconnections with other technology solutions intended to automate repetitive and complex processes. On the other hand, even if the technology industry is transitioning to the fourth revolution to provide more information transparency, decentralized systems, technical know-how, and autonomy, the industry stakeholders have little or no awareness regarding the non-destructive inspection technology and related business opportunities it offers.
Value Chain Analysis
The value chain of the non-destructive inspection equipment industry is comprised of four significant stakeholders, namely, raw materials, component manufacturers, service providers, and end-user. The raw materials used in the non-destructive inspection equipment providers mainly consist of plastic/polymers, steel, glass, rubber, cables & wires, among other such components. Component manufacturers cater to the demand for essential sub-parts required to form a complete non-destructive inspection equipment unit. These components are specialized into different sub-parts manufacturing that is supplied to numerous applications across industry verticals, the non-destructive inspection equipment industry being one of them. Non-destructive inspection equipment is procured by non-destructive inspection service providers to cater to the demand from end-use industry verticals.
Non-Destructive Inspection Equipment Market Segment Overview
The global Non-Destructive Inspection Equipment Market has been segmented on the basis of industry vertical, and region.
The global Non-Destructive Inspection Equipment Market, based on industry vertical, non-destructive inspection equipment market is segmented into railways & transportation, aerospace & defense, oil & gas, power & energy, healthcare, and others.
The global Non-Destructive Inspection Equipment Market, based on region is bifurcated into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa.
North America led the Global Non-Destructive Inspection Equipment Market in 2021, whereas the market in Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The US is the major country in the oil & gas industry with the presence of prominent oil & gas manufacturers such as Exxon Mobil Corporation, Chevron Corporation, and others. The expansion of the oil & gas industry in the US has formed demand for non-destructive inspection (NDI) equipment as NDI equipment is widely used in the oil & gas industry to detect flaws and damages in the material. The non-destructive inspection equipment is widely used in the oil & gas industry to evaluate the properties of pipelines, surface corrosion, mechanical damages, and cracks. The growing oil & gas and power & energy industries are anticipated to generate huge demand for non-destructive inspection equipment in the years to come.
The Non-Destructive inspection equipment market in Asia-Pacifc is expected to grow at a notable rate during the forecast period. China is considered the largest producer of electricity owing to the surge in demand for energy for a huge population and major industrial hub. Compared to the rest of the regions, China alone is estimated to have produced 7,623,600 GWh of energy (combined with all sources) during 2020. The demand for energy in the country is anticipated to grow in the coming years due to more industrial setup and growing population. South Korea is estimated to be the 19th largest market for US aerospace export in 2020, exceeding USD 1 billion in the same year.
The global Non-Destructive inspection equipment market is distinguished by the presence of numerous global, regional, and local players catering to the growing demand for automation and rising demand for high-quality products. However, lack of skilled & qualified personnel may hamper the growth of the global Non-Destructive inspection equipment market. The major players have adopted a strategy of obtaining regulatory approval from government agencies for their products and signing contracts and agreements to broaden their reach and reduce operational costs. These include Promag Technologies Development Limited, OKOndt GROUP, Labquip (Ireland) Limited, MFE Inspection Solutions, TWI Ltd, Stanlay, Nexxis, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products Limited, Baker Hughes Company, Olympus Corporation, and Zetec, Inc.
Olympus collaborated with Hellier’s Houston, Texas location with advanced NDT inspection equipment to Train Future NDT Inspectors. This partnership provides high-quality training and education to current and future inspectors.
Zetec Inc. launched a new ElbowFlex scanner for quick, manual ultrasonic inspections of pipe elbows in oil & gas, petrochemical, manufacturing, and other industrial applications. This new product is designed to measure wall thickness and detect flow accelerated corrosion on elbows with diameters ranging from 4 inches NPS (4.5 inches) to flat.
As per MRFR, the global Non-Destructive inspection equipment market has been growing significantly over the past few years. The global Non-Destructive inspection equipment market has been segmented on the basis of industry vertical, and region. Based on region, the market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.
The scope of the global Non-Destructive inspection equipment market study includes the market size analysis and a detailed analysis of the vendor's products and strategies. The market has been segmented based on industry vertical, and region.
|Market Size||2021: USD 1,552 Million|
|Forecast Units||Value (USD Million)|
|Report Coverage||Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends|
|Segments Covered||Industry Vertical|
|Geographies Covered||North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America|
|Key Vendors||Promag Technologies Development Limited, OKOndt GROUP, Labquip (Ireland) Limited, MFE Inspection Solutions, TWI Ltd, Stanlay, Nexxis, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products Limited, Baker Hughes Company, Olympus Corporation, and Zetec, Inc.|
|Key Market Opportunities||• Growing oil & gas industry|
|Key Market Drivers||• Stringent safety regulations • Rising cost of maintenance owing to the aging infrastructure|
The global Non-Destructive Inspection Equipment Market has been growing at a CAGR of 7.1 % during the forecast period.
Promag Technologies Development Limited, OKOndt GROUP, Labquip (Ireland) Limited, MFE Inspection Solutions, TWI Ltd, Stanlay, Nexxis, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Products Limited, Baker Hughes Company, Olympus Corporation, and Zetec, Inc. are expected to be the major competition in the Non-Destructive Inspection Equipment market during the projected period.
The Aerospace & Defense segment is expected to drive the market during the forecasted period.
The North America region is expected to be the largest market for Non-Destructive Inspection Equipment Market during the forecast period.
lack of skilled & qualified personnel may slow the growth of the Non-Destructive Inspection Equipment Market during the forecast period.