Distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) is a novel technology where the transmission medium itself acts as a sensor. This technique can be used to detect numerous faults in the civil structures, leakage in the buried pipelines, the pressure exerted in a device, frequency, vibration etc. It is gaining extensive popularity due to its low cost and immunity towards electromagnetic interference.
Distributed fiber optic sensors are optoelectronic devices that are used to measure physical parameters along the extent of the optical fiber. This aids in the generation of a constant profile of temperature, acoustics, or strain conditions along the complete length of the fiber. It delivers significant data in various applications and serves as a cost-effective option for detecting physical parameter sensing at multiple points in difficult operating conditions. The fiber optic sensors allow high precision of detection over long distances.
Distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) Market Dynamics
Low deployment price and longer life cycle, increasing demand from various industries, wide usage in oil & gas sector are various factors driving the growth of the market. Distributed fiber optic sensors enable high accurateness of detection over long distances with low deployment costs and serves as a cost-effective option for monitoring physical parameters at multiple points in difficult operating conditions. Increased digitization in the oil & gas industry has led to an increase in the use of DAS systems for production and pipeline monitoring, as well as in optimizing the life of an oil well.
COVID 19 Impact on Distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) Market
The COVID-19 has negatively affected many industries including manufacturing, chemical, food and beverage, power, oil and gas and many others. These industries are witnessing a number of changes owing to the COVID-19 crisis. In the wake of this global pandemic, the oil prices were dropped owing to unsuccessful agreements on production cuts and the demand for refined products and chemicals were decelerated from industrial slow-downs and travel restrictions. This ultimately affected the demand for distributed fiber optic sensor systems.
Distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) Market Segmental Overview
The report analyses the Distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) market based on application, scattering process, fiber type, end user and geography.
Distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) Market by Scattering Process
Based on the scattering process, Brillouin scattering dominated the global distributed fiber optic sensor system market followed by Raman scattering effect due to analysis which can provide key information easily and quickly. Also, fiber spread in all direction and only small fraction of the scattering is guided along the fiber using the Raman scattering effect. Additionally, Raman scattering is mostly used for safety and security in different end use industries. The growing product adoption based on Raman scattering in different industries for infrastructure monitoring is expected to fuel the growth of market.
Distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) Market by Fiber Type
The global distributed fiber optic sensor market according to fiber type is segmented into single-mode fiber and multimode fiber. The multimode fiber segment led the market based on fiber type in the distributed fiber optic sensor system. The growth of segment is due to its ability for large core diameter which further enables multiple light mode to be propagated thereby are used for small distance. Besides, this fiber type provides high power signal transmission, real time data transmission, high security, and are less expensive to operate, install and maintain.
Distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) Market by Application
Distributed fiber optic sensor system finds major applications in temperature sensing, acoustic sensing, strain sensing, and others including pressure sensing, current sensing, flow rate sensing, humidity sensing, , moisture sensing and intruder detection sensing etc.
Distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) Market by End User
Various end user industries such as oil & gas, power & utility, safety & security, civil engineering and others including industrial process control and environmental monitoring are covered in the global distributed fiber optic sensor system market. Oil and gas industry followed by power & utility dominated the market in 2020 and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. From the past two decades, distributed fiber optic sensor systems have gained widespread acceptance in the oil and gas industry owing to their flexibility, reliability, and low operating costs, as well as the benefits such as distributed and multipoint sensing capabilities.
Distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) Market by Geography
Based on geography, the global Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor System market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. North America dominated the distributed fiber optic sensor system market. Vast demand from several end-use industries, including oil and gas, power generation, and civil infrastructure in both the United States and Canada and prompt industrial automation in the region is anticipated to contribute to the demand for various types of sensing devices across the region.
Distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) Market Key Players
Some of the vital players operating in this market include Schlumberger Limited, Halliburton Company, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Weatherford International Plc, QinetiQ Group Plc, Luna Innovations Incorporated, OFS Fitel, LLC. , Bandweaver, OmniSens SA , Brugg Kabel AG, Future Fiber Technologies Ltd., Silixa Ltd., Baker Hughes Inc, Fotech Solutions Ltd., Hifi Enginnering Inc. and among others.