Global Leak Detection System Market Size To Grow At 4.4%. CAGR From 2024 to 2030

Global Leak Detection System Market Size (2024 - 2030)  

As per our research report, the global Leak Detection System Market size is estimated to be growing at a CAGR of 4.4% from 2024 to 2030.

Manufacturers are developing an array of systems for detecting leaks, responding to the increasing challenges of operational and environmental risks that operators encounter while handling an expanding volume of hydrocarbons, particularly in the current phase of oil price resurgence. An escalating number of entities operating pipelines and their affiliates are recognizing the importance of investing in these leak detection technologies. Such investments are seen as pivotal in reducing penalties, easing regulatory scrutiny, and safeguarding the company's reputation and public perception. This is in addition to the primary goal of averting major leaks, which can have severe financial and operational repercussions.

The surge in incidents involving pipeline and storage tank leaks within industrial facilities is a major market driver for the global Leak Detection System Market. Instances of leaks within the oil and gas sector are commonly observed upstream, midstream, and downstream. The escalation in global demand for oil and gas has led to heightened exploration and production activities in this industry. Even a minor leakage in gas or oil pipelines can have severe consequences, posing potential threats to nearby residents and risking the reputation of the operating business. Recognizing the critical need to address the increasing occurrences of leak accidents, there is a notable demand for leak detection systems, particularly in storage tanks and oil/gas pipelines within production facilities.

Secondly, the global rise in oil and gas exploration and production operations is expected to drive market expansion. The discovery of numerous oil and gas reserves worldwide has prompted the initiation of various exploration projects to meet the growing global demand for these resources. This surge in exploration activities has, in turn, heightened the necessity for effective leak detection systems to monitor oil and gas installations. Notably, projects such as Neptune Energy's Adorf Carboniferous development in northwest Germany, where gas production commenced in November 2020, exemplify this trend. The completion of a cutting-edge natural gas processing plant at the location, with a well reaching a final depth of 3,500 meters in February 2020, underscores the industry's commitment. Such global endeavors in oil and gas exploration and production are anticipated to significantly contribute to the expansion of the oil leak detection market.

In 2020, the spread of COVID-19 significantly hindered the growth of the market. The pandemic, leading to extended lockdowns in key countries like the United States, Italy, the United Kingdom, and others, caused a pause in the production and distribution of numerous items in the leak detection system industry. This was a result of a worldwide decline in manufacturing and supply chain activities. Additionally, the market's expansion was impeded due to reduced air travel and a consequent drop in global demand for aviation fuel, which stemmed from these lockdown measures.

Challenges in Retrofitting Certain Leak Detection Systems May Hinder Market Progress. While the demand for leak detection systems in the oil and gas sector has been increasing, the market's progression is being hampered by retrofitting challenges associated with certain systems, such as fiber-optic-based distributed temperature sensing (DTS) and distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) systems. Incorporating fiber-optic leak detection technologies into existing pipeline infrastructures proves to be complex and costly. For extended pipelines, especially those exceeding 50 kilometers, the requirement for additional interrogator units escalates the expense of implementing both sensors and interrogation systems.

Profitable prospects exist in the global market for leak detection systems due to the growing need for effective solutions in a variety of industries, such as chemicals, water and wastewater, oil and gas, and water. Technological developments, such as the fusion of IoT and artificial intelligence, present opportunities for creative leak-detection solutions. Furthermore, a favourable atmosphere is created for the global market for leak detection systems to grow and diversify due to strict environmental regulations and the increased emphasis on asset protection.


  • Based on Component, the services segment dominated, contributing over 65.0% to the total revenue. Within chemical industrial facilities and petroleum refineries, leaky machinery, such as pumps, connectors, valves, and compressors, remains a primary source of volatile organic compound emissions. The equipment segment is projected to experience the highest growth rate. Anticipated enhancements in LDAR equipment, incorporating advanced technologies, are poised to create new growth opportunities.

  • Based on Technology, The VOC Analyzer segment led the market in 2021, contributing more than 30.0% to global revenue. VOCs encompass various gases like propane, N-pentane, N-butane, and N-octane, with indoor concentrations typically higher than outdoors. The Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) segment is expected to witness the fastest CAGR. Optical gas imaging, utilizing highly sensitive infrared cameras, is employed to detect small fugitive emissions in industries such as oil and gas, pulp and paper, natural gas processing plants, petrochemicals, and power generation

  • Based on region, North America held a 53.0% market share in the industrial I/O module market in 2021, primarily due to stringent government regulations. The U.S. mandates the installation of leak detection systems on pipelines carrying hazardous liquids, contributing to regional growth. The Asia Pacific region is poised for significant growth in the Leak Detection System Market. Rising demand for oil and oil-related products fuels the demand for leak detection systems among utility firms.

  • Companies playing a leading role in the global Leak Detection System Market profiled in this report are Honeywell International Inc., Siemens AG, PSI AG, Flir Systems, Inc., Schneider Electric SE, Krohne Messtechnik GmbH, Synodon Inc., Clampon AS, Atmos International, and TTK-Leak Detection System.


By Component:

  • Equipment

  • Services

By Technology:

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Analyzer

  • Optical Gas Imaging (OGI)

  • Laser Absorption Spectroscopy

  • Ambient/Mobile Leak Monitoring

  • Acoustic Leak Detection

  • Audio-Visual-Olfactory Inspection

By Region:

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

  • South America

  • Middle East and Africa

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