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Tunnel Monitoring System Market

Tunnel Monitoring System Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Tunnel type, by Organization size and by Offering : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Sonia Mutreja
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The tunnel monitoring system comprises various devices and equipment which are used to analyze, and monitor the environment of the tunnel in dangerous and risky conditions in real time. It allows the monitoring of complete operational horizon, including the tunnel health, atmospheric humidity and temperature, identifying the toxic gas, and many others driven by real time data. It measures the tunnel condition when the vehicle is at normal traffic condition. It is widely applicable in railway stations and highways.

Market Scope and Structure Analysis

Sensors are the major components of tunnel monitoring systems as they measure pressure, strain, force, vibration, and temperature, which are crucial in determining the condition of a tunnel structure. Tunnel monitoring systems are becoming smarter and advanced with modern sensing technologies. The cost of sensors is decreasing. The mass production of MEMS and fibre-optic sensors for a variety of applications has reduced their cost to a level of tens of dollars, and with their increasing popularity, costs may be reduced to a significant level. This decreasing cost of sensors will result in the reduced cost of tunnel monitoring systems. The availability of a wide range of sensors used in tunnel monitoring at low costs is driving the market for tunnel monitoring systems. The impact of this driver is presently moderate and would remain moderate during the forecast period.

However, data processing and management is a major issue in the tunnel monitoring system market. Sensors are strategically placed in the infrastructure to measure and record environmental as well as response data; therefore, any decision on the maintenance of tunnel structure is dependent on sensor (incorporated in the structure) data, which is collected at the base station through a wired or wireless communication network. Sensors such as strain gauge sensors, accelerometer sensors, and displacement sensors capture the essential data related to the structure and transfer it to the base centre for further processing. Furthermore, requirement of skilled personnel for installation and calibration of tunnel monitoring systems is also a challenge for the tunnel monitoring system market.

COVID-19 Impact analysis

  • COVID-19 pandemic has shut down the production of various products in the tunnel monitoring system market attributed to the lockdown in countries worldwide. This has hampered the growth of tunnel monitoring system from the last few months and is likely to continue during 2021.
  • COVID-19 has already affected the sales of tunnel monitoring system market in the first quarter of 2021 and is anticipated to cause a negative impact on the market growth throughout the year.
  • The major demand for tunnel monitoring system was previously noticed from giant manufacturing countries including the U.S., Germany, Italy, UK, and China, which are negatively affected by the spread of the coronavirus, thereby declining the demand for tunnel monitoring system.
  • Further, potential impact of the lockdown is currently vague and financial recovery of companies is totally based on its cash reserves. Tunnel monitoring system manufacturers can afford a full lockdown only for a few months, after which the players have to modify their investment plans. For instance, various players in the market halted their production activities for several weeks to reduce the expenses. Whereas few players also adopted employee lay-offs to sustain during the COVID-19 health crisis
  • Tunnel monitoring system market are expected to focus on protecting their workforce, operations, and supply chains to respond toward immediate crises and find new ways of working after COVID-19. For instance, provision of sanitizers, maintaining social distancing, as well as ensuring the vaccination of every employee in the company can assist in promoting the health & safety of the workforce.

Top Impacting Factors

Calamitous failure of the tunnels which results in terrible accidents, is the key factor responsible for fueling the market growth. Furthermore, the stringent government regulations regarding tunnel safety and increasing investments for the development of tunnel infrastructure contributes to driving the market. Besides, the reduction in the cost of sensors used in response to tunnel monitoring system expected to boost market growth. Sensor is the main component of tunnel monitoring system as it measures force, pressure, strain, temperature, and vibration, which are vital in determining the condition of a tunnel structure. There is a decrease in the cost of the sensors. The mass production of MEMS and fiber-optic sensors for various applications has lessened their cost to a level of tens of dollars, and with their growing popularity, costs may be reduced to a significant level. This decline in cost of sensors is projected to result in the reduced cost of tunnel monitoring systems. The accessibility of an extensive range of sensors used in tunnel monitoring at low costs is driving the market for tunnel monitoring systems. The reports cover major developments in the tunnel monitoring system market as organic and inorganic growth policies. The future of tunneling is in IoT – a technology that offers operators the opportunity to generate greater efficiency through digitizing their operations. The type of real-time operational management currently enabled by wireless monitoring solutions will eventually allow for the creation of digital twins. Various companies are concentrating on organic growth strategies such as product launches, product approvals and others such as patents and events. Inorganic growth strategies activities observed in the market were acquisitions, and partnership & collaborations. These activities have showed the way for expansion of business and customer base of market players. The market players from tunnel monitoring system market are predicted to profitable growth openings in the future with the increasing demand for tunnel monitoring system in the global market.

Market Trends

  • Automatic monitoring system is one of the main means to ensure the safety of underground engineering construction. It helps in data acquisition, data transmission, and data processing and emphatically introduces the mainstream new technology of the monitoring system. For instance, Robotic tunnel inspection and maintenance (RTIM) introduces high productivity, quality and repetitiveness. One of the developed robotic tunnel inspection systems up to date for inspection, assessment, maintenance and safe operation has been designed by Carnegie Mellon.
  • Similarly, competitors in the tunnel monitoring system market adopted acquisition as their key developmental strategy to expand their geographical foothold and upgrade their product technologies. For instance, smart cities are demanding more proactive and integrated environmental solutions. In response, the ACOEM Group has made a string of strategic acquisitions following the purchase of Air Monitors Ltd in July 2019, bringing together air, noise and vibration monitoring solutions as one complete offering. This expansion of the company’s expertise will continue as technical capabilities in innovation, design and manufacturing evolve and further advances are made in artificial intelligence technology.
  • Collaborative marketing is a marketing strategy that involves working in unison with similar companies to promote brand, minimize costs and increase sales. Collaborative marketing bolsters exposure through side-by-side advertisement with competitors. For instance, as on June 2018, DURAG and JES expanded cooperation on tunnel sensors and decided to work even more closely together in the future for expanding the business. This collaboration activity had a positive impact on the tunnel construction industry.

Key Benefits of the Report

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the tunnel monitoring system along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the tunnel monitoring system share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the tunnel monitoring system growth scenario.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
  • The report provides a detailed tunnel monitoring system analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years.

Questions answered in the Tunnel Monitoring System Report

  • Who are the leading global players in the tunnel monitoring system Market?
  • What are the current trends and predicted trends?
  • What is tunnel monitoring system ?
  • What is tunnel monitoring system Market prediction in the future?
  • What are the challenges faced in the tunnel monitoring system Market?
  • What are the driving factors and opportunities in the market?
  • What are the key benefits of the tunnel monitoring system Market report?

Tunnel Monitoring System Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Tunnel type
  • Railway Tunnel
  • Highway Tunnel
  • Others
By Organization size
  • Wireless
  • Wired
By Offering
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Services
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
Key Market Players

Nova Metrix, Ramboll, SISGEO, Herrenknecht AG, Fugro, RST Instruments, Geocomp, GEOKON, James Fisher, Progress Maschinen & Automation

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Tunnel Monitoring System Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032