Level Devices - Capacitance

The Capacitance Level Devices Market Research Study delivers current market analysis plus a five year market and technology forecast. The study also takes a closer look at upcoming market and technology trends related to the capacitance level devices market. It is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions, and most major countries.

Capacitance Level Devices: Demand from Developing Nations to Drive Growth

This global report covers capacitance level measurement instruments used for liquid and bulk solid measurement in both process level and tank gauging applications.  Both point and continuous level capacitance instruments are used for measuring different types of media.  These range from bulk solids including fine to coarse grained solids, liquids that are highly viscous or adhesive, abrasive media, and non-conductive liquids such as oil. 

The suitability of capacitance devices for hygienic applications is recognized especially in the food & beverage, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries.  In terms of price points, capacitance level devices are cost-competitive with their radar and ultrasonic counterparts.  However, there is also a need for better understanding of the capacitance technology and how it can be deployed under different and challenging process conditions.  For example, capacitance level devices, like other level instrumentation, have certain technical limitations, such as incorrect measurements due to change in dielectric constant of the media. Capacitance devices are being recognized for their performance in certain extremely difficult level measurement scenarios; for instance, interface measurement with an emulsion layer.  Another added advantage is that foam, vapors, and dust have no effect on capacitance measurement, and in case of conductive process media, the measurement is independent on the shape of the vessel/tank.

As populations continue to grow and urbanize, infrastructure needs will be addressed and, subsequently, monitoring and control of new assets will be needed. The developing regions represent the greatest opportunity for greenfield projects for automation suppliers in various industries including construction chemicals, infrastructure, and mining.  These industries, along with food & beverage and water & wastewater industries, will drive the growth for capacitance level devices, especially in developing countries. 

Capacitance Level Devices Strategic Issues

Capacitance Level Devices Market TrendsIn addition to providing a five-year market forecast, the Capacitance Level Devices Market Research Report provides detailed quantitative current market data and addresses key strategic issues as follows:

Strategic Issue for Vendors: Declining Prices Make Other Devices More Attractive

Current price points of both ultrasonic and radar are getting lower.  Declining prices of both non-contact and contact type radar devices continue to make them attractive for users.  At lower price levels, radar has become increasingly competitive with level measuring technologies such as capacitance devices.

Strategic Issue for Users: Resistance to Change

Owners of existing production and distribution facilities are not fully convinced about retrofitting traditional meters with intelligent meters, despite their higher accuracy.  For example, in the pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods industries, pressure transmitters and load cells or weigh scales are still used extensively due to their ability to measure full vessel height and for the reliability factor.  These technologies have been around for decades and are well understood.

Strategic Issue for All Market Participants: COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused disruptions to global supply chains and business operations.  While the pandemic did not impact the 2019 demand for capacitance level devices, the market projections do take into account industry trends with ARC’s best estimates for how COVID-19 will impact the capacitance level devices market in different industries.

Capacitance Level Devices Study Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an Excel Workbook and/or as a PDF File.  The Workbook has some unique features such as the ability to view data in local currency.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Country studies include market trends and industry data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:  

MIRA Workbook PDF File
Worldwide (includes regional data) Yes Yes
North America (includes country data) Yes No
Latin America (includes country data) Yes No
Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data) Yes No
Asia (includes country data) Yes No
Country Profiles (includes country data) No Yes

Countries included in each region.

Table of contents for these studies is shown in the following paragraphs.

Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Major Trends
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Strategies for Success

Competitive Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Market Shares by Application
    • Process Level
    • Tank Gauging
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Aggregates
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Food & Beverage
    • Marine
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Plastics & Rubber
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Market Shares by Measurement Type
    • Continuous
    • Point
  • Market Shares by Measured Medium
    • Liquid/Slurry
    • Bulk Solids/Powders
  • Market Shares by Communication Protocol
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel
  • Market Shares by Customer Type

Market Forecasts and Histories

  • Total Shipments of Capacitance Devices
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • Shipments by Application
    • Process Level
    • Tank Gauging
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Aggregates
    • Chemical
    • Electric Power Generation
    • Food & Beverage
    • Marine
    • Metals
    • Mining
    • Oil & Gas
    • Pharmaceutical & Biotech
    • Plastics & Rubber
    • Pulp & Paper
    • Refining
    • Water & Wastewater
  • Shipments by Measurement Type
    • Continuous
    • Point
  • Shipments by Measured Medium
    • Bulk Solids/Powders
    • Liquid/Slurry
  • Shipments by Communication Protocol
  • Shipments by Power Supply
  • Shipments by Safety Integrity Level
  • Shipments by Transmission Method
  • Shipments by Sales Channel
  • Shipments by Customer Type

Industry Participants

The research identifies all relevant suppliers serving this market.

Regional Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

Competitive Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Region
  • Industry Shares in Region
  • Country Shares in Region
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market History & Forecast Analysis 

  • Market History & Forecast by Country
  • Market History & Forecast by Industry

Industry Participants

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Country Research Focus Areas

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