The Asia pacific NDT equipment market has been estimated at USD XX billion in 2015 and is projected to reach USD XX billion by 2020, at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period from 2015 to 2020. Non-destructive evaluation includes the inspection of process, testing, or evaluating materials, components or assemblies for discontinuities, or differences in characteristics without destroying the serviceability of the part or system. These destructive tests are often used to determine the physical properties of materials such as impact resistance, ductility, yield and ultimate tensile strength, fracture toughness and fatigue strength, but discontinuities and differences in material characteristics are more effectively found by NDT. The six most frequently used test methods are Magnetic Particle Testing, Liquid Penetrant Testing, Radiographic Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Electromagnetic Testing and Visual Testing. Each of these test methods will be described here, followed by the other, less often used test methods.
These non destructive test equipment offer solutions to industry which are to be used manufacturing, fabrication and in-service inspections to ensure product integrity and reliability. NDT equipment are also used in construction, to ensure the quality of materials and joining processes during the fabrication and erection phases, and in-service NDT inspections are used to ensure that the products in use continue to have the integrity necessary to ensure their usefulness and the safety of the public.
This market is driven by a number of factors, such as Industrial standardisation, Increasing safety regulations, Rapid prototyping and manufacture of complex geometries. However, this market faces certain drawbacks, such testing equipment being very expensive, and lack of qualified and skilled workforce, requirement of customization of NDT equipment. These factors may act as a roadblock to the growth of the market. A plunge in Aerospace industry can be seen as an opportunity where the industry has to adapt to NDT inspection techniques.
This NDT equipment market can be broadly segmented by technology into NDT contact methods and NDT non- contact methods. And these two categories are further sub divided based on the inspection method. The market is also segmented based on the equipment’s usage namely, Mechanics of structures, Weld verification, Radiography in medicine. This technology has applications in Power generation, oil & gas, aerospace and defence, automotive, Medical, Marine. Market study indicates that Aerospace & defence and nuclear segment accounts for the largest share in this market. This is due to the high standardization requirements of these industries.
The market has also been geographically segmented into India, China, Japan, Australia and Indonesia, with Japan occupying the largest consumer base in this region. China and India follow the list in the same order. Asia-Pacific is one of the largest market for NDT equipment. These areas being industrialized heavily and have led this region an area of immense potential and opportunities. However, the price sensitivity in this region has considerably hindered the growth of this market.
The market has more relevance today since trends show that the industry is in a need to adapt to more safety and reliability approaches. The major companies dominating this market for its products, services, and continuous product developments are Eddyfi NDT Inc., EDDYSUN (Xiamen) Electronic Co.,LTD, GE, Guangdong Goworld Co., Ltd., Magnaflux Corporation, Mistras Group Inc., Modsonic, Nikon Metrology Inc., Olympus Corporation, Shandong Jining Mould Tool Factory, Radent engineering, Sonatest Ltd. , Sonotron, Taisei International, Zetec Inc. and others
The current trends in mergers and acquisitions indicate that the smaller companies are acquiring the bigger ones for higher innovations by utilizing their core competencies. The Non- destructive technology offers a huge potential of change in enhancing safety of many manufactured goods all over the world.
Key Deliverables in the Study
1. Executive Summary
2. Research Methodology
3. Markets Covered
4. Market Overview
4.2 Market Demand to 2020
4.3 Recent Developments in Non Destructive testing industry
5. Drivers, Constraints and Opportunities
5.1.1 Emerging economies and increasing industrialization
5.1.2 Industrial standardisation
5.1.3 Increasing safety regulations
5.1.4 Growth in Automation, Electronics & Robotics End-User Industries
5.1.5 improved accuracy in the analysis due to software advancements
5.1.6 Need to Extend the Life of Aging Assets
5.1.7 Rapid prototyping and manufacture of complex geometries
5.2.1 testing equipment being very expensive
5.2.2 lack of qualified and skilled workforce
5.2.3 requirement of customization of NDT equipment
5.2.4 industry not adapting NDT techniques
5.3.1 growing NDT inspection services
5.3.2 plunge in aerospace industry in future
5.3.3 emerging economies and industrial growth
6. Asia Pacific Non Destructive testing equipment Manufacturing Industry value Chain Analysis
6.2 Service Providers
7. Asia Pacific Non Destructive testing equipment Market Analysis, by Technology (methods and each of its techniques)
7.1 NDT contact methods
7.1.1 Ultrasonic Inspection
126.96.36.199 Acoustic Emission Testing
188.8.131.52 Electromagnetic Acoustic Transducers
184.108.40.206 Guided Wave Ultrasonic Testing
220.127.116.11 Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing
18.104.22.168 Time of Flight Diffraction Ultrasonic
7.1.2 Magnetic and Electromagnetic Testing
22.214.171.124 Alternating Current Field Measurement
126.96.36.199 Remote Field Testing
188.8.131.52 Magnetic Flux Leakage Test
7.1.3 Eddy Current Testing
7.1.4 Liquid Penetrant Testing
7.2 NDT non contact methods
184.108.40.206 Gamma Ray
220.127.116.11 Film Radiography
18.104.22.168 X-Ray Computed tomography (CT)
7.2.4 Visual Inspection
7.2.5 Remote Visual Testing
8. Asia Pacific Non Destructive testing equipment market Analysis, by usage
8.1 Mechanics of structures
8.2 Weld verification
8.3 Radiography in medicine
9. Asia Pacific Non Destructive testing equipment market Analysis, by industry
9.1 Power generation
9.1.4 Non renewable energy
9.2 oil & gas
9.2.1 Transmission Pipeline
9.2.3 Subsea Pipelines
9.2.4 Storage Tanks
9.3 aerospace and defense
9.3.1 Aircraft Engine Part Production to Be the Key Application Employing NDT Equipment
9.3.2 Composite Airframe Manufacturing to Be the Next Cult NDT Equipment Application
9.3.3 Aircraft Maintenance
9.3.4 Material Analysis
10. Asia Pacific Non Destructive testing equipment Market Analysis, by Geography
11. Key Company Analysis
11.1 Eddyfi NDT Inc.
11.2 EDDYSUN (Xiamen) Electronic Co.,LTD
11.4 Guangdong Goworld Co., Ltd.
11.5 Magnaflux Corporation
11.6 Mistras Group Inc.
11.8 Nikon Metrology Inc.
11.9 Olympus Corporation
11.10 Radent engineering
11.11 Shandong Jining Mould Tool Factory
11.12 Sonatest Ltd.
11.14 Taisei International
11.15 Zetec Inc.
12. Competitive Landscape
12.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
12.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
12.3 Market Share Analysis
13.1 Contact Us