Hydrogen Detection Market

Hydrogen Detection Market by Technology (Electrochemical, Catalytic, MOS, Thermal Conductivity, MEMS), Implementation (Fixed, Portable), Detection Range (0-1000 ppm, 0-5000 ppm, 0-20000 ppm, >0-20000 ppm), Application, Region - Global Forecast to 2028

Report Code: SE 8659 May, 2023, by marketsandmarkets.com

[180 Pages Report] The global hydrogen detection market is estimated to be worth USD 240 million in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 410 million by 2028, at a CAGR of 11.3% during the forecast period. Increasing demand for fuel cell electric vehicles, rising need for detecting and monitoring hydrogen gas levels to help prevent potential damage to infrastructure, machinery, and electrical systems, as well as escalated need for hydrogen leak detection and monitoring for safety and process control in various industries such as oil & gas, automotive & transportation, energy & power, chemical and so on are some of the major factors driving the hydrogen detection market growth globally.

Hydrogen Detection Market

Hydrogen Detection Market

Hydrogen Detection Market Forecast to 2028

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Hydrogen Detection Market Trends

Driver: Escalated global adoption of fuel cell technology

As fuel cell adoption grows, the demand for hydrogen detection equipment is expected to rise significantly. This trend is particularly evident in the transportation industry, where hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are gaining popularity as a clean alternative to traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) use fuel cells to convert hydrogen fuel into electricity to power an electric motor. FCVs offer several advantages over traditional gasoline-powered vehicles, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved fuel efficiency, and quieter operation. In this context, hydrogen detection is crucial to ensuring hydrogen fuel cell vehicles' reliable and safe operation. Thus, the expanding use of fuel cells is driving the market for hydrogen detection equipment, as it plays an indispensable role in guaranteeing the safe and efficient operation of fuel cells and the broader hydrogen-based energy economy.

Restraint: Complexities involved in development of hydrogen detection equipment

The manufacturing of hydrogen detectors involves several complexities that must be addressed to ensure that the device is reliable, accurate, and safe to use. These complexities include sensor technology, calibration, materials, safety standards, and quality control. Besides, hydrogen is an extremely light gas which further complicates its detection, sensing, and measuring process when it encounters different environments. Also, in the current scenario, very few technologies can precisely detect the presence of hydrogen in various industries without major false alarms. Moreover, it is a very time-consuming process, which can directly hinder the productivity and timely delivery of the product All these factors create restraints in hydrogen detection market.

Opportunity: Rising deployment of IoT and data analytics for hydrogen detection

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an advanced technology that suggests connecting distributed gas detection systems to the internet for seamless integration. Such gas detection systems use IoT to detect the leakage and alerts the users to prevent the leakage. This technology can significantly enhance the performance of hydrogen detectors by enabling real-time monitoring and analysis of hydrogen gas levels and facilitating remote control and automation of the detection system. For instance, IoT sensors can be installed in hydrogen detection equipment to collect and transmit real-time data on hydrogen gas levels to a central monitoring system. This allows quick detection of any anomalies or safety concerns and facilitates proactive maintenance and response.

Furthermore, IoT can facilitate integration between hydrogen detection equipment and other safety systems, such as fire suppression or ventilation systems, to enhance overall safety and performance. This technology can also enable the automation of hydrogen detectors, such as the automatic shut off hydrogen gas valves when a leak is detected. This can enhance safety and reduce the need for manual intervention.

Challenge: Production and revenue losses due to unwanted hydrogen detector downtime

The breakdown or failure of hydrogen detection equipment can significantly impact companies' overall earnings. This might also compromise the safety and control processes of the company since hydrogen leaks at such times can be hazardous and life threatening. Moreover, breakdowns or failures delay the entire production process and result in production losses and a decline in plant performance. In capital-intensive industries such as automotive, metals & heavy machinery, and food & beverages, downtimes may cost the company an average of USD 22,000 per minute. Therefore, such companies need to invest heavily in preventive maintenance of their hydrogen detector to prevent downtime and ensure the smooth functioning of hydrogen detector equipment.

Hydrogen Detection Market: Key Trends

The prominent players in the hydrogen detection market are Teledyne Technologies, Honeywell International, Figaro Engineering, H2Scan Corporation, NevadaNano, Membrapor, Makel Engineering and so on. These hydrogen detection companies boast detection and monitoring trends with a comprehensive product portfolio and geographic solid footprint.

Electrochemical technology to account for the largest share of the hydrogen detection market in 2028

Continuous scientific research has resulted in the emergence of multiple hydrogen sensing technologies. Among these, electrochemical technology has established themselves as a prominent technology in the hydrogen detection market owing to its accuracy level in detection of hydrogen in any environment type. Hydrogen detection equipment with electrochemical technology employ solid electrolytes capable of conducting oxygen anions and protons, enabling them to detect hydrogen even in environments with high temperatures. Electrochemical hydrogen detectors find practical use in various applications, such as automotive & transportation, energy & power, and metal & mining. The widespread acceptance and utilization of these hydrogen detectors can be attributed to the outstanding characteristics of solid-state electrolytes, which provide stability, high ionic conductivity in elevated temperatures, and resistance to challenging operational conditions. All these factors are expected to surge the market growth for electrochemical technology for hydrogen detection during the forecast period.

Portable hydrogen detection equipment to register highest CAGR in the hydrogen detection market during forecast period.

Portable hydrogen detection equipment is widely used in a variety of industries such as oil & gas, chemical, automotive & transportation and food & beverage for hydrogen detection and monitoring applications. Portable hydrogen detection equipment plays a crucial role in ensuring safety, monitoring, and control in diverse industrial applications and environments where hydrogen gas is present. It is indispensable for the secure management of hydrogen, early identification of leaks, and preventing accidents or potential hazards associated with hydrogen gas. All these factors are expected to provide a significant surge for portable hydrogen detection equipment in the hydrogen detection market.

The automotive & transportation application to register highest CAGR as well as market size in the hydrogen detection market during the forecast period.

The automotive & transportation application is expected to dominate the hydrogen detection market with the highest market size in 2028 and is expected to grow at a significant CAGR during the forecast period. In automotive and transportation applications, hydrogen detection is crucial to ensure safety, detect leaks, enhance vehicle performance, adhere to regulations, and enable effective emergency response in hydrogen-powered vehicles and transportation systems. Hydrogen is used as a fuel for fuel cell vehicles or in hydrogen-powered internal combustion engines. In addition, hydrogen storage and handling systems in automotive applications involve high-pressure tanks or storage systems. Thus, the detection of hydrogen leaks and, monitoring levels of hydrogen in FCVs, and detecting malfunctions in storage and distribution systems is expected to escalate the demand for hydrogen detection equipment in automotive & transportation application in the hydrogen detection market.

Furthermore, detecting hydrogen leaks or releases is crucial to ensuring the safety of vehicle occupants and nearby individuals and infrastructure. Early hydrogen gas detection allows for swift action to prevent potential accidents, fires, or explosions. These factors are fueling the growth of the hydrogen detection market growth.

Asia Pacific held the largest market share of the hydrogen detection market in 2028

Asia Pacific accounted for the largest market share of the hydrogen detection market in 2028. Asia Pacific is one of the prominent regions for automotive & transportation applications. The region has strong economies such as China, India, and Japan, which are investing and focusing on the development of fuel cell manufacturing, hydrogen production facilities, and hydrogen infrastructure development. The Asia Pacific region is witnessing significant growth in adopting hydrogen technologies, including hydrogen fuel cells and hydrogen-powered vehicles. As these hydrogen technologies become more prevalent, the need for hydrogen detection equipment becomes essential to ensure their safe and efficient operation. All these factors are driving the growth of the hydrogen detection market in the region.

Hydrogen Detection Market by Region

Hydrogen Detection Market by Region

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Key Market Players

The major hydrogen detection equipment providers in the hydrogen detection market include Teledyne Technologies, Honeywell International, Figaro Engineeering, H2Scan Corporation, NevadaNano, Hydrogen Sense Technology, Membrapor, Makel Engineering and so on. These hydrogen detection companies have used both organic and inorganic growth strategies such as product launches, acquisitions, and partnerships to strengthen their position in the hydrogen detection Companies.

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Scope of the Report

Report Metric


Market size available for years


Base year considered


Forecast period


Forecast units

Value (USD Million/Billion), Volume (Thousand Units)

Segments covered

By Technology Type, Implementation Type, Detection Range, Application and Region

Geographies covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of World

Companies covered

The major players in the hydrogen detection market are Teledyne Technologies, Honeywell International, Figaro Engineeering, H2Scan Corporation, NevadaNano, Hydrogen Sense Technology, Membrapor, Makel Engineering and so on

Hydrogen Detection Market Highlights

The study of segments in hydrogen detection market based on by technology type, implementation type, detection range, application and region at the regional and global level.



By Technological Type

  • Electrochemical
  • Catalytic
  • MOS
  • Thermal Conductivity
  • MEMS

By Implementation

  • Fixed
  • Portable

By Detection Range

  • 0-1000 ppm
  • 0-5000 ppm
  • 0-20000 ppm
  • > 0-20000 ppm

By Application

  • Oil & Gas
  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Chemical
  • Metal & Mining
  • Energy & Power
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World

Recent Developments

  • In August 2021, Neohysens announced the foundation of neo hydrogen sensors canada Limited in Canada. With this expansion strategy the company can serve the overseas market to a better extent.
  • In November 2021, NevadaNano announced a partnership with Recom Industriale in Genova, Italy, to deliver the Gas Point Safe Zone system, the world’s first Molecular Property Spectrometer™ (MPS™) fixed gas sensor for naval and shipyard environments. Using MPS sensors, a single Gas Point detection tool quickly detects and precisely quantifies more than 12 different types of gases including hydrogen and its mixtures, improving safety conditions.
  • In March 2023, H2scan launched its HY-ALERTA 5021 Solid-State Area Hydrogen Monitor product which protects battery rooms from explosive hydrogen build up and is maintenance free for more than 10 years. The HY-ALERTA 5021 is capable of detecting low levels of hydrogen even in the presence of other gases that can cause false alarms with other sensor technologies.

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1 Introduction 
    1.1. Study Objectives 
    1.2. Market Definition & Scope 
    1.3. Inclusion and Exclusion 
    1.4. Study Scope 
           1.4.1. Market Covered
           1.4.2. Years Considered
    1.5. Currency Considered 
    1.6. Limitation 
    1.7. Market Shareholders 
    1.8. Summary of Changes 
           1.8.1. Recession Impact
2 Research Methodology 
    2.1. Introduction 
           2.1.1. Secondary Data
           List Of Major Secondary Sources
           Key Data from Secondary Sources
           2.1.2. Primary Data
           Breakdown of Primaries
           Key Data from Primary Sources
           2.1.3. Secondary and Primary Research
           Key Industry Insights
    2.2. Market Size Estimation 
           2.2.1. Bottom-Up Approach
           Approach for arriving at market size using bottom-up approach.
           2.2.2. Top-Down Approach
           Approach for arriving at market size using top-down approach.
    2.3. Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation 
    2.4. Research Assumption 
    2.5. Recession Impact 
    2.6. Risk Assessment 
3 Executive Summary 
4 Premium Insights 
5 Market Overview 
    5.1. Introduction 
    5.2. Market Dynamics 
    5.3. Value Chain Analysis 
    5.4. Ecosystem Analysis 
    5.5. Pricing Analysis 
           5.5.1. Average Selling Price Trend of Key Players
           5.5.2. Average Selling Price Trend
    5.6. Trends/Disruptions Impacting Customer’s Business 
    5.7. Technology Analysis 
    5.8. Porter Five Force Analysis 
    5.9. Key Stakeholders & Buying Criteria 
           5.9.1. Key Stakeholders in Buying Process
           5.9.2. Buying Criteria
    5.10. Case Study Analysis 
    5.11. Trade Analysis 
           5.11.1. Import Scenario
           5.11.2. Export Scenario
    5.12. Patent Analysis 
    5.13. Key Conferences & Events in 2022-2023 
    5.14. Tariff and Regulatory Landscape 
           5.14.1. Regulatory Bodies, Government Agencies, And Other Organizations
           5.14.2. Regulations and Standards
6 Impact of different technologies on Hydrogen Detection Market (Qualitative) 
    6.1. Introduction 
    6.2. Different Sensor Technologies in Hydrogen Detection 
    6.3. Recent Trends in Hydrogen detection market 
           6.3.1. Digitalization of industrial processes (Industry 4.0)
           6.3.2. Impact of IoT & AI on hydrogen detection process
           6.3.3. Miniaturization 
           6.3.4. Wireless Connectivity
           6.3.5. Smart Sensors
           6.3.6. Nanotechnology
7 Key Trends in Hydrogen Detection Market (Qualitative) 
    7.1. Introduction 
    7.2. Key trends for hydrogen detection 
           7.2.1. Industrial processes and manufacturing (Safety & Control)
           7.2.2. Laboratory Research 
           7.2.3. Gas production & storage 
           Pipeline Monitoring
           Leak detection
8 Hydrogen Detection Market, by Implementation 
    8.1. Introduction 
    8.2. Fixed  
    8.3. Portable 
9 Hydrogen Detection Market, by Technology Type 
    9.1. Introduction 
    9.2. Electrochemical 
    9.3. Solid State/ Metal Oxide Semiconductor  
    9.4. Catalytic  
    9.5. Thermal Conductivity 
    9.6. MEMS 
10 Hydrogen Detection Market, by Detection Range
     10.1. Introduction 
     10.2. 0-1000 ppm 
     10.3. 0-2000 ppm 
     10.4. 0-5000 ppm 
     10.5. 0-40,000 ppm 
11 Hydrogen Detection Market, by Application
     11.1. Introduction 
     11.2. Oil & Gas 
     11.3. Automotive & Transportation 
     11.4. Chemicals  
     11.5. Power & Energy 
     11.6. Metals & Mining 
     11.7. Others () 
12 Hydrogen Detection Market, By Region 
     12.1. Introduction 
     12.2. North America 
             12.2.1. Recession Impact
             12.2.2. US
             12.2.3. Canada
             12.2.4. Mexico
     12.3. Europe 
             12.3.1. Recession Impact
             12.3.2. UK
             12.3.3. Germany
             12.3.4. France
             12.3.5. Rest of Europe
     12.4. Asia Pacific 
             12.4.1. Recession Impact
             12.4.2. China
             12.4.3. Japan
             12.4.4. India
             12.4.5. South Korea
             12.4.6. Rest of APAC
     12.5. RoW 
             12.5.1. Recession Impact
             12.5.2. Middle East & Africa
             12.5.3. South America
13 Competitive Landscape 
     13.1. Introduction  
     13.2. Top 5 Company Revenue Analysis  
     13.3. Market Share Analysis  
     13.4. Company Evaluation Quadrant, 2022 
             13.4.1. Star
             13.4.2. Emerging Leaders
             13.4.3. Pervasive
             13.4.4. Participants
     13.5. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) Evaluation Quadrant, 2022 
             13.5.1. Progressive 
             13.5.2.  Responsive
             13.5.3.  Dynamic
             13.5.4.  Starting Blocks
     13.6. Hydrogen Detection Market: Company Footprint 
     13.7. Competitive Benchmarking 
     13.8. Competitive Scenarios and Trends 
14 Company profile
     14.1. Key Players 
             14.1.1. Aeroqual
             14.1.2. Bosch Sensortec
             14.1.3. Figaro Engineering
             14.1.4. Hydrogen Sense Technology
             14.1.5. Makel Engineering
             14.1.6. Membrapor
             14.1.7. Neohysens
             14.1.8. Nissha FIS
             14.1.9. Siemens
             14.1.10. Honeywell International
             14.1.11. Zhengzhou Winsen Electronics
             14.1.12.  Alphasense
             14.1.13. International Gas Detectors
             14.1.14. SGX Sensortec
             14.1.15. RC Systems Inc
             14.1.16. Eagle Eye Power Solutions
15 Appendix 
Note: The above table of content is tentative, and we may change once we start working on the study.   

The research study involved 4 major activities in estimating the size of the hydrogen detection market. Exhaustive secondary research been done to collect important information about the market and peer markets. The validation of these findings, assumptions, and sizing with the help of primary research with industry experts across the value chain has been the next step. Both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate the market size. Post which the market breakdown and data triangulation have been adopted to estimate the market sizes of segments and sub-segments.

Secondary Research

In the secondary research process, various secondary sources were referred to for identifying and collecting information required for this study. The secondary sources include annual reports, press releases, and investor presentations of companies, white papers, and articles from recognized authors. Secondary research was mainly done to obtain essential information about the market’s value chain, the pool of key market players, market segmentation according to industry trends, and regional outlook and developments from both market and technology perspectives.

Primary Research

In the primary research, various primary sources from both supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative insights required for this report. Primary sources from the supply side include experts such as CEOs, vice presidents, marketing directors, equipment manufacturers, technology and innovation directors, end users, and related executives from multiple key companies and organizations operating in the hydrogen detection market ecosystem.

Hydrogen Detection Market Size, and Share

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Market Size Estimation

In the market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches along with data triangulation methods have been used to estimate and validate the size of the hydrogen detection market and other dependent submarkets. The research methodology used to estimate the market sizes includes the following:

  • Initially, MarketsandMarkets focuses on top line investments and spending in the ecosystems. Further, major developments in the key market area have been considered.
  • Analyzing major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and studying their product portfolios and understanding different applications of the solutions offered by them.
  • Analyzing the trends related to the adoption of different types of hydrogen detection equipment.
  • Tracking the recent and upcoming developments in the hydrogen detection market that include investments, R&D activities, product launches, collaborations, mergers and acquisitions, and partnerships, as well as forecasting the market size based on these developments and other critical parameters.
  • Conducting multiple discussions with key opinion leaders to know about different types of hydrogen detection equipment used and the applications for which they are used to analyze the breakup of the scope of work carried out by major companies.
  • Segmenting the market based on technology types with respect to applications wherein the types are to be used and deriving the size of the global application market.
  • Segmenting the overall market into various market segments
  • Validating the estimates at every level through discussions with key opinion leaders, such as chief executives (CXOs), directors, and operation managers, and finally with the domain experts at MarketsandMarkets

Market Size Estimation Methodology-Bottom-up approach

Hydrogen Detection Market Size, and Bottom-up approach

Data Triangulation

After arriving at the overall market size from the estimation process explained above, the overall hydrogen detection market has been split into several segments and sub-segments. To complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics for all segments and sub-segments, data triangulation and market breakdown procedures have been used, wherever applicable. The data has been triangulated by studying various factors and trends from both the demand and supply sides. The hydrogen detection market size has been validated using top-down and bottom-up approaches.

Market Definition

Hydrogen detection refers to the process of detecting the presence or concentration of hydrogen gas as a fuel as well as non -fuel (inclusive gas or as an ingredient) in each environment. Hydrogen is an odourless and colourless gas, making it difficult to detect with conventional sensing technologies alone. Hydrogen above certain concentration level is explosive and can cause potential hazard. Hence precise detection of hydrogen becomes a key task in different industrial settings. Various hydrogen detection methods and technologies have been develssssoped to identify and quantify the presence of hydrogen accurately. Several hydrogen detection technologies include electrochemical, catalytic, MOS, MEMS and thermal conductivity.


  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Gas Sensor Manufacturers
  • Chemical Manufacturers
  • Sensing Equipment Manufacturers and Vendors
  • Components Suppliers
  • Raw Material Providers
  • Hydrogen Detection Equipment Distributors and Traders
  • Government Bodies Such as Regulating Authorities and Policymakers
  • Venture Capitalists, Private Equity Firms, and Startup Companies

The main objectives of this study are as follows:

  • To describe and forecast the hydrogen detection market, in terms of value, based on technology type, implementation type, detection range and application.
  • To describe and forecast the hydrogen detection market size, in terms of value, with respect to 4 main regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  • To provide detailed information regarding the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges influencing the growth of the hydrogen detection market
  • To provide a detailed overview of the supply chain of the hydrogen detection market ecosystem
  • To strategically analyze micromarkets1 with respect to individual growth trends, prospects, and contributions to the overall market
  • To analyze opportunities in the market for various stakeholders by identifying the high-growth segments of the market
  • To analyze the probable impact of the recession on the market in future
  • To benchmark the market players using the proprietary company evaluation matrix framework, which analyzes the market players on various parameters within the broad categories of market ranking/share and product portfolio.
  • To analyze the competitive landscape of the market
  • To track and analyze competitive developments, such as partnerships, contracts, acquisitions, expansions, product launches, and other developments in the market.

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