Corrosion monitoring technology has significantly developed over the last few years, which has made software-based real-time corrosion monitoring possible, with the ability to provide actionable insights based on the real-time data collected. This has enabled wide-scale adoption of corrosion monitoring solutions, especially in both oil and gas industry and refineries. Data analytics service for predictive maintenance is now a new revenue stream in the corrosion monitoring services market. Many major suppliers are currently equipped with digitalization solution over a cloud platform to capitalize on the opportunity. These suppliers are now offering subscription-based packages for corrosion monitoring solution with target-based contracts to enhance their growth in corrosion monitoring market.
Increasing Deployment of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Solutions Worldwide
The incorporation of Industrial IoT in industries has laid strong market development features. At present, Industrial IoT is making a major financial impact on oil & gas refineries and pipelines worldwide. It provides solutions to deal with safety and performance issues in the form of pervasive sensing solutions. The plant monitoring, especially in corrosion, provides timely action using predictive analysis. These activities help optimize production processes with the help of wireless sensors. This, in turn, improves the safety and performance of pipeline systems. As a result of that, companies in the oil & gas, refinery, mining, and power generation industries are making significant investments in the corrosion monitoring of pipeline systems.
Oil & Gas and Refineries are the Two Largest End Customers for Corrosion Monitoring
Acceptance and implementation of new technologies have always been a huge challenge in the oil and gas industry. Previously, periodic corrosion inspection activities and tests were carried out using pipeline inspection gauges or visual, ultrasonic, and radiography scanners on other assets for maintenance, repair, and replacement. However, due to the recent crisis in the global oil prices, the conservative upstream industry, both onshore and offshore, is being forced to accept changes and drive innovation to cut down operating expenditure and maintenance cost. The uptake in continuous condition monitoring of assets for process optimization has led to the growth of corrosion monitoring technology across installed bases in oil and gas and refineries. Today, oil and gas and refineries are the two largest end customers for corrosion monitoring market.
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Vidya’s expertise in the process industry includes field instruments such as pressure transmitters and temperature transmitters, as well as emission monitoring systems, fire & gas systems, and toxic gas detectors. She Is also involved with the global study of India based engineering global service providers.