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  • Published On : Nov 2022
  • Code : CMI5350
  • Industry : Semiconductors
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The global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry size was valued at USD 6,300 million in 2021 and is anticipated to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.0% from 2022 to 2030. The growth of non-destructive testing services in the infrastructure industry is primarily driven by aging infrastructure and the need to maintain existing infrastructure.  Rising urbanization and the construction industry in emerging nations will drive the market. Furthermore, the need for testing services will increase in manufacturing projects. The speed of these projects will also influence market growth. For example, a large construction project that takes a year to complete can require non-destructive testing services within a few months.

Global Non-Destructive Testing Market for the Infrastructure Industry: Regional Insights

The global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry is regionally segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa.

North America is anticipated to witness significant growth in the global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry over the forecast period. This growth is attributed to rise in need for bridge inspection, as bridges are lifeline for the economy of the region, specifically in the U.S. According to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data shows that nearly 27% of the non-NHS bridges and 20% of the National Highway System (NHS) bridges show functional obsolete or structural deficiency. Thus, the region is likely to witness strong growth in the market.

Furthermore, Asia Pacific is also expected to witness substantial growth in the global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry during the forecast period, owing to presence of robust infrastructure sector, increasing advancements and investments in infrastructure projects leading to adoption of NDT services for improvement of the regional infrastructure in the region.

Figure 1. Global Non-Destructive Testing Market, by Region, 2021

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Global Non-Destructive Testing Market for the Infrastructure Industry Drivers:

Strict regulations imposed in infrastructure industry to mandate safety standards are expected to propel growth of the global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry during the forecast period. Government agencies as well as regional bodies around the world impose stringent regulations and norms to assure the safety of buildings for appropriate testing and inspection, by which the infrastructure industry has to adhere. Due to these measures, the adoption of NDT technology and various technologies for evaluation is increasing around the world, which is driving the market.

Moreover, growing infrastructure maintenance services is also expected to boost growth of the global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry over the forecast period. There is a significant rise in investments in the maintenance of critical infrastructure such as roadway, railway as well as water lines, in developing countries such as Brazil and India among others. For instance, in 2017, the Indian Railway conducted test runs of the diagnostic railcar incorporating system for constant ultrasonic inspection developed by TVEMA. Hence, the increasing maintenance of infrastructure in developing economies is likely to boost the market growth.

Global Non-Destructive Testing Market for the Infrastructure Industry Opportunities:

The rise in adoption of robotics in non-destructive testing inspection is expected to create growth opportunities in the global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry over the forecast period. Due to the complexities of the infrastructure projects, the demand for robotics in NDT inspection is likely to grow. Major market players are adopting robot for deepening the testing and inspection skills. For instance, in January 2020, Burea Veritas entered into partnership with Infrastructure Preservation Corporation (IPC), to offer robotics and technology inspection solutions in Canada and the U.S.

Furthermore, growing implementation of drones for NDT inspection is also expected to create lucrative environment for growth opportunities in the global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry over the forecast period. Major companies are adopting collaboration to provide drone-based NDT inspection as well as testing. For instance, in August 2020, DJI announced the partnership with Shell Oil Company for creating, testing and deploying DJI drone technology at the Deer Park Manufacturing Complex in order to enhance worker safety and efficiency in emergency incident response and industrial inspections.

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Non-Destructive Testing Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2020 Market Size in 2021: US$ 6,300 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2022 to 2030
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR: 12.0% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 15,764 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
  • Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Product: Equipment, Services
  • By Technology: Radiographic Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing, Visual Testing, Acoustic Emission Testing, Thermography Testing, Laser Scanning Testing, Other Technologies
  • By End-User Industry: Construction Industry, Industrial Sector, Real Estate Industry, Other End-user Industries
Companies covered:

Tech4Imaging LLC, SGS SA, ROSEN Group, Acuren Group Inc., Olympus Corporation, Mistras Group Inc., Intertek Group PLC, Applus Services SA, Infrastructure Preservation Corporation, Bureau Veritas SA, and FLIR Systems Inc.

Growth Drivers:
  • Strict regulations imposed in infrastructure industry to mandate safety standards
  • Growing infrastructure maintenance services
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Non-destructive testing services in other industry
  • Increasing inclination towards urbanization and modernization among consumers    

Global Non-Destructive Testing Market for the Infrastructure Industry Trends:

Emergence of industry 4.0 and growing adoption of digitalization is expected to propel growth of the global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry over the forecast period. The market is likely to witness substantial development in adoption of Big Data, IoT, AI and other technologies that will boost the advancement in inspection techniques to maintain tighter control of quality.

Growing number of smart city initiatives is a growing trend in the global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry. Smart city initiatives are expected to witness developments in critical infrastructure such as railways, transportation, and roadways that will lead to high adoption of the IoT ecosystem. Hence, the data in NDT is likely to grow in the future, which will boost the demand for rapid processing, with high speed of processing playing a vital role. Moreover, cloud computing will become an important aspect of handling NDT data in infrastructure companies. This, trend is expected to continue in the market during the forecast period.

Global Non-Destructive Testing Market for the Infrastructure Industry Restraints:

Factors such as non-destructive testing services in other industry are expected to impede growth of the global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry over the forecast period. The NDT services in infrastructure and construction-related industries account for lesser share in the market compared to other end-use industries such as defense, aerospace, automotive and oil and gas in the overall market of non-destructive testing. Hence, this factor is anticipated to hamper the market growth.

Increasing inclination towards urbanization and modernization among consumers is also anticipated to obstruct growth of the global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry over the forecast period. With increasing adoption of urbanization and modernization, the development of new commercial spaces and buildings is increasing around the world. The old or obsolete buildings are being refurbished completely. This factor is further affecting the market growth, materials utilized in new-age construction get inspected by the manufacturing end.

Figure 2. Global Non-Destructive Testing Market, by Product Type, 2021

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Global Non-Destructive Testing Market for the Infrastructure Industry Segmentation:

The global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry market report is segmented into Product Type, Technology Type, End-User Industry and Geography.

Based on Product Type, the market is segmented into Equipment and Services. Out of which, Equipment segment is expected to dominate the global market over the forecast period and this is attributed to the rise in number of non-destructive tools for infrastructure industry, which makes the use of NDT equipment important for identifying and securing the integrity of structures. Furthermore, the growing requirement for conducting periodical assessment activities for different infrastructure belonging are driving growth of this segment.

Services segment is also expected to witness significant growth in the near future and this is owing to the growing need for maintenance of infrastructure in regions such as Western Europe and the U.S. The non-destructive testing services have become a crucial part of the infrastructure industry for maintaining infrastructures. Thus, increasing demand for these services is driving growth of this segment.

Based on Technology, the market is segmented into Radiographic Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing, Visual Testing, Acoustic Emission Testing, Thermography Testing, Laser Scanning Testing, and Other Technologies. Out of which, Radiographic Testing segment is expected to dominate the global market over the forecast period and this is attributed to the rise in use of X-ray testing, computed radiography and gamma-ray testing. The use of visual inspection is increasing for inspection of diesel-based marine engines, aircraft engines, and automotive engineering. With increasing the transportation activities, the segment is likely to witness strong growth.

Ultrasonic Testing segment is also expected to witness significant growth in the near future and this is owing to the growing usage of UT methods in pipeline and composites corrosion, weld inspection, mapping applications and the overall screening coverage of the pipe.

Based on End-User Industry, the market is segmented into Construction Industry, Industrial Sector, Real Estate Industry, and Other End-user Industries. Out of which, Construction Industry segment is expected to dominate the global market over the forecast period and this is attributed to the growing use of NDT in management of natural disasters for preventing a possible collapse in an emergency resulting from such disasters for evaluating the capability of damaged buildings and later on for designing reconstruction interventions.

Industrial Sector segment is also expected to witness significant growth in the near future and this is owing to the high demand in power generation sector. Most of the power generation plants are old and have design and construction made from materials, components and standards, which meet the industrial practices common during the construction period.

Global Non-Destructive Testing Market for the Infrastructure Industry: Key Developments

In February 2020, SGS announced the acquisition of Thomas J. Stephens & Association, Inc. a clinical research company, and the expansion of portfolio of the consumer & retail service of the company in the clinical testing sector for personal care and cosmetic products in the United States.

In June 2020, Acuren Inc. acquired Suspendem, provider of wind turbine inspection and maintenance services in the North America. With this acquisition, the company combined its strong experience as well as capacity in rope access, engineering and NDT with the specialized expertise of Suspendem in turbine services.

Global Non-Destructive Testing Market for the Infrastructure Industry: Key Companies Insights

The global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry market is highly competitive. This is attributed to continuous launch of new technologies due to ongoing R &D and efforts by value chain participants. Moreover, key players are adopting various business growth strategies in order to expand their presence on regional as well as global basis.

Some of the key players in the global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry market are Tech4Imaging LLC, SGS SA, ROSEN Group, Acuren Group Inc., Olympus Corporation, Mistras Group Inc., Intertek Group PLC, Applus Services SA, Infrastructure Preservation Corporation, Bureau Veritas SA, and FLIR Systems Inc.

*Definition:

Non-destructive testing is a method used to detect defects in various products. It is also known as non-destructive evaluation. Its growing popularity has led to increased usage in many industries. Using non-destructive testing equipment is an effective way to monitor materials and infrastructure.

Non-destructive testing has a wide range of capabilities. High-sensitivity detection is an important feature for non-destructive testing, which is vital for safety and life extension. In addition to high-sensitivity, non-destructive testing also offers high-reliability. It's critical to avoid failures that can affect lives and property. Furthermore, non-destructive testing can be cost-effective if the object is not in a critical state.

Non-destructive testing can be used in a variety of applications, including oil and gas pipelines, wastewater plants, and power utilities. The ability to detect corrosion and pipe thinning is important for the industry as it helps to avoid unplanned shutdowns. The use of NDT is becoming increasingly important with the introduction of new technologies.

Market Dynamics:

Growth in the non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry is being driven by stringent product usage specifications, quality control requirements, and government safety regulations. Various government initiatives are taking place to prevent explosions and pipeline leaks. In the United States, the government mandates non-destructive testing equipment manufacturers to engage in periodic inspection activities.

However, factors such as lack of qualified and skilled professionals for carrying out
NDT and inspection operations, growing shift towards urbanization and modernization and use of NDT services in other industry are expected to hamper growth of the global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry over the forecast period.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry market, and provides market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2022–2030), considering 2021 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry market based on the following parameters – company highlights, products portfolio, key highlights, financial performance, and strategies
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Tech4Imaging LLC, SGS SA, ROSEN Group, Acuren Group Inc., Olympus Corporation, Mistras Group Inc., Intertek Group PLC, Applus Services SA, Infrastructure Preservation Corporation, Bureau Veritas SA, and FLIR Systems Inc.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Non-Destructive Testing Market By Product:
    • Equipment
    • Services
  • Global Non-Destructive Testing Market By Technology:
    • Radiographic Testing
    • Ultrasonic Testing
    • Magnetic Particle Testing
    • Liquid Penetrant Testing
    • Visual Testing
    • Acoustic Emission Testing
    • Thermography Testing
    • Laser Scanning Testing
    • Other Technologies
  • Global Non-Destructive Testing Market By End-User Industry:
    • Construction Industry
    • Industrial Sector
    • Real Estate Industry
    • Other End-user Industries
  • Global Non-Destructive Testing Market By Geography:
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
    • Latin America
    • Middle East & Africa
  • Company Profiles:
    • Tech4Imaging LLC
    • SGS SA
    • Acuren Group Inc.
    • Mistras Group Inc.
    • Applus Services SA
    • Bureau Veritas SA
    • FLIR Systems Inc.
    • Infrastructure Preservation Corporation
    • Intertek Group PLC
    • Olympus Corporation
    • ROSEN Group

Frequently Asked Questions

The global non-destructive testing market for the infrastructure industry market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 6,300 Million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 12.0% between 2022 and 2030.
Strict regulations imposed in infrastructure industry to mandate safety standards and growing infrastructure maintenance services are fuelling the market.
The services segment is the leading product segment in the market.
Non-destructive testing services in other industry is the major factors restraining growth of the market.
Tech4Imaging LLC, SGS SA, ROSEN Group, Acuren Group Inc., Olympus Corporation, Mistras Group Inc., Intertek Group PLC, Applus Services SA, Infrastructure Preservation Corporation, Bureau Veritas SA, and FLIR Systems Inc.

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