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Intelligent Pigging System Market Segmentation By Technology (Magnetic Flux Leakage, Ultrasonic and Caliper); By Application (Metal Loss/Corrosion Detection, Geometry Measurement & Bend Detection, and Crack & Leak Detection); By Pipeline Type (Gas and Liquid) – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2027

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Intelligent Pigging System Market

Pigging refers to a technique of internal cleaning and inspection of a pipeline with the help of a device known as pig, without stopping its operations. Intelligent pigging system is the technique of in-line inspection with the help of the pigs that use digital technology, known as smart pigs. The smart pigs are capable of performing advanced inspection activities and are efficient to suggest any irregularities present on the inner walls of the pipes such as presence and location of corrosion, metal loss and others.

The increase in the network of pipeline for oil and gas transportation around the globe raises high demand for increased inspection; scheduling of regular maintenance timelines, while ensuring effective continuity of the operations. The reliability and effectiveness of smart pigs to help detect flaws that could affect the operational efficiency of the pipeline, along with their ability to provide numerous applications and economic benefits to various organizations, is anticipated to increase the demand of intelligent pigs. Additionally, increasing government regulations on the back of growing need to inspect and maintain safety in energy infrastructure, the intelligent pigging market is anticipated to grow significantly in upcoming years.

Market Size and Forecast

The intelligent pigging system market is anticipated to witness significant opportunities and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of around 5% over the forecast period i.e. 2019-2027.

The intelligent pigging market is segmented by technology, into magnetic flux leakage, ultrasonic and caliper, out of which, the magnetic flux leakage technology segment is anticipated to hold the largest share on account of its usage in both liquid & gas pipelines. Moreover, it is an efficient and cheaper solution than other technologies in the segment. On the basis of application, the intelligent pigging service market can be split into metal loss/corrosion detection, geometry measurement & bend detection, and crack & leak detection, out of which, the metal corrosion detection system is anticipated to hold the largest market share and is expected to grow at an incremental rate during the forecast period on the back of its ability to address major corrosion issues affecting pipelines. On the basis of pipeline type, it is segmented to gas and liquid pipelines. 

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Increase in Global Network of Oil and Gas Pipeline

The demand for the intelligent pigging solutions is growing on account of increase in pipeline network for transportation of oil and gas, to cater the high demand of oil and gas around the world. These pipelines require continuous inspection in order to ensure effective functions and operations. According to our research, the oil and gas pipeline network is increasing at a significant rate on the back of rising capital expenditures, especially in Asia and North America.

Rise in Adoption of Intelligent Pigging System

Adoption of intelligent pigging system is increasing owing to its ability to support and increase operational efficiency of the businesses. Increased product yield, decreased water usage and waste, rise in return of investment and lower payback time-period for the businesses are the some of the benefits driving the adoption of intelligent pigging systems. These factors are estimated to support the growth of the market during the forecast period.

Changes in Government Policies

The market is bound to boom in a relatively short span of time on the back of changes in government policies for increased inspection of pipelines using intelligent pigging systems. Further, rise in investment for exploration activities and construction of fuel stations around the globe, is estimated to support the growth of the market in near future.


Lack of Technical Knowledge

Lack of technical know-how pertaining to installation of smart pigs in long pipe runs along with significant risks relating to contamination and safety are some of the factors that are expected to be restrain the market growth.

Market Segmentation

Our-in depth analysis of the intelligent pigging market includes the following segments:

By Technology

  • Magnetic Flux Leakage
  • Ultrasonic
  • Caliper

By Application

  • Metal Loss/Corrosion Detection
  • Geometry Measurement & Bend Detection
  • Crack & Leak Detection

By Pipeline Type

  • Gas
  • Liquid

By Region

On the basis of regional analysis, the intelligent pigging market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region.

Globally, North America holds the largest market share owing to presence of major key players and longest network of pipelines. The market in North America is expected to grow at an incremental rate during the forecast period on account of increasing energy infrastructure and growing oil exploration activities in the region. The market in Europe is further expected to grow moderately which can be attributed to increase in adoption of smart pipeline inspection gauges in various applications. Furthermore, the market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow at highest growth rate on account of increasing government regulations and urbanization in the region. These factors, along with, growing global ties for transfer of oil and gas resources are estimated to fuel the growth rate of Asia Pacific market.

Pipeline Network

The intelligent pigging market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • Applus+
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  • Aubin Group
  • Baker Hughes, a GE company LLC
  • Dacon Inspection Technologies
  • Enduro Pipeline Services, Inc.
  • NDT global
  • Quest Integrity Group, LLC
  • Lin scan
  • ROSEN Group
  • T.D. Williamson, Inc.

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