The radiography test equipment market has been segmented on the basis of technology, end user, and geography. The technologies considered under the study scope include film radiography, computed radiography, digital direct radiography, and computed tomography. End users considered under the study scope are aerospace, energy, automotive, oil & gas, manufacturing, construction, and ‘others’. The ‘others’ segment includes transportation, commercial R&D, foundry, and waste management. The geographical scope of the study includes North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World.
The shift from analog toward digital technology has given the industrial radiography market a new lease of life for NDT applications, broadening the scope for X-ray inspection systems beyond traditional applications.
The surge in demand from aerospace and automotive sectors, due to the conformance to high industry standards and safety regulations and mandating testing, and preventive maintenance, is boosting the rate of adoption of radiography testing solutions.
The fierce competition from ultrasonic systems, high risk of radiation, lack of skilled personnel, especially in the digital radiography, and relative high deployment costs are the factors expected to hinder the growth of the studied market.
Stringent Regulations and Safety Standards are driving the Market Growth
Several governmental agencies and regional bodies, such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO), have instituted stringent measures in order to assure the safety of instruments and oversee engineering services testing.
Incidents, like the BP Macondo disaster, the San Bruno pipeline explosion, and the BP Texas City refinery explosion, have further emphasized on the need for safety, environmental sustainability, and regulatory compliances.
Asset owners and operators are continually facing high economic and reputational cost of non-compliance, as the public and regulatory focus on safety increases.
For example, the ISO 13623 mandates certain standards for design, material, fabrication, testing, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of pipeline systems that are employed for transportation in the petroleum and natural gas sectors.
Direct Radiography held a significant market share in 2017
Real-time radiography (RTR) is a well-known traditional method of NDT, having significant applications in aerospace, automotive, pressure vessel, electronic, and munitions industries, among others. The use of RTR is increasing due to a reduction in the cost of the equipment and resolution of issues, such as the protecting and storing digital images. In 2016, the automotive industry held a dominant position in the adoption of inspection systems and accounted for about 28.5% of the total revenue. DR systems are perfectly suited for production environments and can be used for the continuous inspection of hundreds or even thousands of parts per hour. To conform to high industry standards for quality and safety, the need for NDT inspection in the military & defense, and aerospace industry is paramount for, both, manufacturing and maintenance applications.
North America and Europe are the two largest markets for DR systems from a geographic region perspective, as these regions are the fastest adopters of new technology. A key reason for quicker adoption is the end-user mindset in these regions. Although, they are reluctant to change and there is a certain degree of resistance, the end users understand the advantages of new technology.
Key Developments in the Market
- October 2017 - The Comet Group opened its first technology and application center, Lab One in San José, California. With the establishment of this plant, customers now have a direct access to all three of the Group’s core technologies.
- January 2017 - Team Penske announced a technical alliance with Nikon Metrology. The NASCAR team used the optical instrumentation to support its technical processes.
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1.1 Key Deliverables of the Study
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Market Definition
1.4 Key Findings of the Study
2. Research Approach and Methodology
3. Executive Summary
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Factors Driving the Market
4.2.1 Advent of Portable Radiography Equipment
4.2.2 Stringent Regulations & Safety Standards
4.3 Factors Challenging the Market
4.3.1 High Risk of Radiation
4.3.2 Requirement of Highly Skilled Personnel
4.4 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.5 Industry Attractiveness – Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.5.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.5.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.5.4 Threat of Substitute Products or Services
4.5.5 Competitive Rivalry among Existing Competitors
5. Global Radiography Test Equipment Market-Segmentation
5.1 By Technology
5.1.1 Film Radiography
126.96.36.199 Segmented-By End User
188.8.131.52.1 Aerospace a& Defense
184.108.40.206.2 Energy & Power
220.127.116.11.4 Oil & Gas
18.104.22.168 Segmented-By Geography
22.214.171.124.1 North America
126.96.36.199.4 Rest of the World
5.1.2 Computed Radiography
188.8.131.52 Segmented-By End User
184.108.40.206.1 Aerospace & Defense
220.127.116.11.2 Energy & Power
18.104.22.168.4 Oil & Gas
22.214.171.124 Segmented-By Geography
126.96.36.199.1 North America
188.8.131.52.4 Rest of the World
5.1.3 Direct Radiography
184.108.40.206 Segmented By End User
220.127.116.11.1 Aerospace & Defense
18.104.22.168.2 Energy & Power
22.214.171.124.4 Oil & Gas
126.96.36.199 Segmented-By Geography
188.8.131.52.1 North America
184.108.40.206.4 Rest of the World
5.1.4 Computed Tomography
220.127.116.11 Segmented-By End User
18.104.22.168.1 Aerospace & Defense
22.214.171.124.2 Energy & Power
126.96.36.199.4 Oil & Gas
188.8.131.52 Segmented-By Geography
184.108.40.206.1 North America
220.127.116.11.4 Rest of the World
5.2 By End-user Industry
5.2.2 Energy & Power
5.2.4 Oil & Gas
5.3 By Geography
5.3.1 North America
5.3.4 Rest of the World
6. Competitive Intelligence – Company Profiles
6.1 YXLON International
6.2 GE Measurement and Control
6.3 Nikon Metrology Inc.
6.4 North Star Imaging Inc.
6.5 DuÌˆrr AG
6.6 Olympus Corporation
6.7 Teledyne Dalsa Inc.
6.8 Rigaku Americas Corporation
6.9 Hamamatsu Photonics KK
6.10 L-3 Technologies
6.11 Vidisco Ltd
6.12 Bosello High Technology SRL
6.13 Canon Inc.
6.14 Hitachi Ltd
7. Investment Analysis
8. Future of the Global Radiography Test Equipment Market
- YXLON International
- GE Measurement and Control
- Nikon Metrology Inc.
- North Star Imaging Inc.
- DuÌˆrr AG
- Olympus Corporation
- Teledyne Dalsa Inc.
- Rigaku Americas Corporation
- Hamamatsu Photonics KK
- L-3 Technologies
- Vidisco Ltd
- Bosello High Technology SRL
- Canon Inc.
- Hitachi Ltd