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電子式流程液位感測器的全球市場

The Global Market for Electronic Process Level Sensors

出版商 VDC Research Group, Inc. 商品編碼 315340
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 48 Pages, 31 Exhibits
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電子式流程液位感測器的全球市場 The Global Market for Electronic Process Level Sensors
出版日期: 2014年09月17日 內容資訊: 英文 48 Pages, 31 Exhibits
簡介

所謂流程液位感測器是將保存容器內物質的物理性水準轉換為可發送給可編程邏輯控制器(PLC)和自動化控制設備等之電力信號所用的小型機器。感測對象有液體及固體,也可配合石油及水、食品成分等一般性物質混雜之物。全球流程液位感測器今後也將穩定成長,機械式流程液位感測器市場預測由於面臨技術性趨勢之變化而將被迫減速。今後預測也將順利成長的是可望有無線機能等新技術及SIL安全標準擴大普及的石油天然氣產業及食品業界,地區別市場方面則是維持長期性成長的中國及其週圍國家,還有石油天然氣田開發活絡化的美國等可望成長。

本報告提供電子式流程液位感測器的市場詳細分析,闡明各領域狀況和今後5年預測,各地區市場和各行業市場預測,銷售頻道的相關分析,終端用戶的趨勢等。

摘要整理

  • 主要的分析結果

全球市場概要與預測

  • 全球市場現況
  • 全球市場相關見解與預測
    • 今後5年的預測:石油天然氣產業的產品推動成長
    • 最新趨勢:無線技術與SIL防止過度填充技術
    • 競爭情形

地區市場預測

  • 南北美洲
    • 今後5年的預測:焦點市場為石油天然氣產業
  • 歐洲,中東,非洲(EMEA)
    • 今後5年預測:通貨緊縮風險造成經濟發展減速
  • 亞太地區(APAC)
    • 今後5年的預測:不同市場的明暗顯著

各技術比較預測

競爭策略

各行業比較預測

  • 石油天然氣
  • 食品飲料

各銷售管道預測

  • 今後5年的預測

終端用戶的趨勢和預測

  • 流程液位感測器的全球性需求
  • Bus與網路通訊協定
  • 遠隔校對功能
  • 偏好度最高的功能

關於本報告

目錄

This report analyzes the market, its constituents, and future trends in the process level sensor class of products within the automation industry. Process level sensor refers to small devices used to convert the physical level of a substance within a tank or other retaining vessel into an electrical signal that can then be sent to a PLC or automation controller. Targets for level sensing can be either a liquid, solid, or aggregate with common substances including petroleum, water, and food ingredients. The 2014 process level sensor report is available in two categories: electronic level sensors, and mechanical level sensors, the latter of which is available in a separate report. Each category is then split into technology sub-categories based on the sensing principle. An end-user survey was also conducted, and the demand-side data was analyzed and included. Contents include graphical representations of market size by product segment, region, and vertical markets as well as additional color and recommendations surrounding sales channels and customer classes. Additionally, this report contains analysis of future trends and opportunities within the process level sensor market.

What questions are addressed

  • How are suppliers strategically positioning themselves for future revenue capture
  • Who are the leaders What are they doing right What solutions can they offer
  • Which vertical markets will offer the most growth What type of product aligns best
  • How do existing customers anticipate their needs to evolve over the next few years
  • What is the best way to market to future user engineers
  • What are the fundamental differences across different geographic regions
  • Are there any technology trends to anticipate How can R&D help

Executive Summary

The global market for process level sensors will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of X.X% through 2018. Electronic sensors will experience most of the growth with mechanical sensors slowing due to shifting technology trends. Vendors with a vertical concentration toward oil & gas and food & beverage will have the most success as new technologies like wireless integration and the SIL safety standard gain traction. As sensor suppliers expand into emerging and frontier markets, they will seek out local distributors until the business is strong enough to support direct sales teams, which will improve margins. China and surrounding countries currently have the longest growth runway. However, the United States may have the best near-term opportunity as oil & gas exploration, bolstered by new hydrofracking techniques, continues with the support of a strong US dollar. Several overarching themes have gained considerable traction recently with customers now considering smart process level sensors as part of larger, plant level cyber-physical systems.

Key Findings

  • The global market for electronic process level sensors will grow at X.X% through 2018.
  • Sensor revenue growth among the oil & gas and food & beverage vertical industries will have the most growth, posting X.X% and X.X%, respectively.
  • Wireless sensors will gain further traction as the value proposition of fully integrated wireless systems becomes more attractive.
  • SIL Overfill protection and other safety guidelines resulting from incidents such as the Buncefield explosions will force suppliers to adhere to new regulations.
  • Sensor suppliers should focus on selling end-to-end solutions instead of just hardware components in order to lock in long-term customers and provide more value.
  • China, the US, and frontier markets such as the Middle East and Africa will experience the most growth as the BRICs and the Eurozone remain stagnated.

Global Market Overview and Forecast

Global Market at a Glance

Exhibit 1:
Global Market for Electronic Process Level Sensors 2014-2018

Global Market Ideas & Insights

Five-Year Forecast: Robust Growth fueled by Oil & Gas

The global market for process level sensors has experienced above-average growth throughout the past few years, but VDC expects this rate of growth to slow down slightly over the medium term. New techniques in hydrofracking as well as historically low interest rates had created opportunities within the storage, processing, and transportation of petroleum products. As the initial surge has cooled, end users are looking to recoup cash flow before undergoing another large investment cycle. This sentiment, combined with the threat of rising normalized global interest rates, looks to partially suppress the demand created from a healing economy. Large suppliers such as Emerson and Siemens have reported trepidation in customers beginning new projects, which is also supported by secondary research from figures such as the Private Nonresidential Construction Spending figures as well as capacity utilization rates. As utilization rates increase, end users will be forced to build out capacity, which will bode well for process level sensor suppliers.

The emergence of several new technologies and regulations has spurred market demand for new product features. Wireless solutions as well as SIL requirements will be the focus as suppliers move to fill market requirements. The sensing principles will remain consistent with guided wave radar (GWR) being the fastest-growing technology with the largest addressable market. The focus now is on both the robustness and redundancy of the sensor head, which is what the SIL rating applies to, as well as what to do with the data once it's captured, which is where the wireless solution comes into play. Sensor suppliers are tackling these two developments as well as their associated challenges in different ways, which will be highlighted in the Competitive Analysis section of this report.

The market for GWR will expand faster than any other product segmentation. As such, the competition within this area will increase steadily over the coming years. Suppliers within the growing GWR segment have commented that the pricing pressure for these products has increased dramatically as the market matures and more suppliers compete for similar business. VDC expects the downward pricing trends to continue as larger firms with scale push to squeeze smaller competitors out of the market. Pricing for other technologies such as hydrostatic and ultrasonic will be relatively stable as they are mature technologies; however, they will experience some downward pressure as the price of guided wave radar systems comes down. Guided wave radar is comparatively easy to install, calibrate, and operate, and since it can sense a multitude of different targets it is often selected as the sensing principle of choice. While guided wave radar systems are not a cure-all for every application, the technology will cannibalize other competing technologies in both the electronic and mechanical level sensing segment.

Aside from the global macro climate, wireless sensing is a new trend that is poised to accelerate, which will bode well for new products incorporating the feature. One such trend is wireless communication. The technology has improved in recent years with suppliers gravitating toward build-outs of wireless mesh networks (WMN). Mesh networks have several advantages over other network topologies including being able to self-populate and self-heal. Mesh clients or nodes, which include the individual sensors as well as laptops, gateways, and other wireless devices, make up the WMN. In the event of a failure in one of the nodes, network traffic can be re-routed because all nodes have the ability to push data for other devices. All data is time-stamped, which gives this type of network remarkable resilience and robustness. WirelessHART communication seems to be emerging as the preferred protocol in the build-up of these mesh networks because it can easily link wired and wireless devices to build out a hybrid system.

XX Commercial in Confidence.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  • Key Findings

Global Market Overview and Forecast

  • Global Market at a Glance
    • Exhibit 1: Global Market for Electronic Process Level Sensors 2014-2018
  • Global Market Ideas & Insights
    • Five-Year Forecast: Robust Growth fueled by Oil & Gas
    • Recent Developments: Wireless and SIL Overfill Protection
      • Exhibit 2 - Worldwide Shipments of Wireless Enabled Electronic Process Level Sensors
      • Exhibit 3 - Worldwide Shipments of SIL Rated Electronic Process Level Sensors
    • Competitive Landscape
      • Exhibit 4: Worldwide Shipments of Electronic Process Level Sensors, segmented by Technology, 2014-2018
      • Exhibit 5: Worldwide Shipments of Electronic Process Level Sensors, 2014-2018

Regional Forecasts

  • The Americas
    • Exhibit 6: North America Electronic Level Sensors Vendor Share
  • Five-Year Forecast: Oil & Gas Remains the Top Focus
    • Exhibit 7: Electronic Level Sensors Vendor Share - Latin America, 2014
  • Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)
    • Five-Year Forecast: Deflation Risks Stunt Economic Growth
      • Exhibit 8: Europe Electronic Level Sensors Vendor Share
      • Exhibit 9: Middle East and Africa Electronic Level Sensors Vendor Share
  • Asia-Pacific (APAC)
    • Exhibit 10: APAC (less China & India) Electronic Level Sensors Vendor Share
    • Exhibit 11: India Electronic Level Sensors Vendor Share
    • Exhibit 12: China Electronic Level Sensors Vendor Share
  • Five-Year Forecast: Uneven Growth as Rising Tides No Longer Lift All Boats

Comparative Forecast by Technology

  • Exhibit 13: Leading Vendors for Electronic Process Level Sensors
  • Exhibit 14: Leading Vendors for Electronic Process Level Sensors: Capacitance/RF Admittance
  • Exhibit 15: Leading Vendors for Electronic Process Level Sensors: Conductive
  • Exhibit 16: Leading Vendors for Electronic Process Level Sensors: Hydrostatic/Pressure
  • Exhibit 17: Leading Vendors for Electronic Process Level Sensors: Laser
  • Exhibit 18: Leading Vendors for Electronic Process Level Sensors: Load Cell
  • Exhibit 19: Leading Vendors for Electronic Process Level Sensors: Magnetostrictive
  • Exhibit 20: Leading Vendors for Electronic Process Level Sensors: Microwave/Radar (Non-Contact)
  • Exhibit 21: Leading Vendors for Electronic Process Level Sensors; Microwave/Radar (Guided/Contact)
  • Exhibit 22: Leading Vendors for Electronic Process Level Sensors: Nuclear
  • Exhibit 23: Leading Vendors for Electronic Process Level Sensors: Sonic/Ultrasonic
  • Exhibit 24: Leading Vendors for Electronic Process Level Sensors: Thermal Switch
  • Exhibit 25: Leading Vendors for Electronic Process Level Sensors: Vibration

Competitive Strategy

Comparative Forecast by Vertical Market

  • Oil & Gas
    • Exhibit 26: Leading Vendors: Oil & Gas (Upstream)
    • Exhibit 27: Leading Vendors: Oil & Gas (Downstream)
  • Food & Beverage
    • Exhibit 28: Leading Vendors: Food & Beverage

Channel Insights

  • Exhibit 29: Worldwide Shipments of Electronic Process Level Sensors Segmented by Sales Channel
  • Five-Year Forecast

End-User Trends and Insights

  • Global Demand for Process Level Sensors
    • Exhibit 30: Regional Demand for Process Level Sensors (# of respondents)
  • Buses and Networking Protocols
    • Exhibit 31: Current and Future Demand for Buses and Networking Protocols (# of respondents)
  • Remote Calibration
    • Exhibit 32: Remote Calibration - End User Survey
  • Top Product Feature Preferences
    • Exhibit 33: Top Product Features - End User Survey (more than one response permitted)
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