Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on Global Radiation Detection, Monitoring & Safety Market - Includes Forecasts to 2017" report to their offering.
The radiation detection, monitoring and safety market for nuclear power plant is the largest industry in terms of market value, followed by homeland security and defense industry, and the manufacturing industry. Homeland security and defense industry is the fastest-growing segment of radiation detection, monitoring and safety, owing to the increasing number of threats of terrorism, augmented expenditure on internal security, and increasing awareness of the need for security. The global radiation detection, monitoring and safety markets for nuclear power plants, homeland security defense and the manufacturing industry were valued at $312 million, $131.5 million and $83.6 million, respectively, in the year 2012.
The radiation detection, monitoring and safety market is primarily driven by gas-filled detectors and personal dosimeters. Among gas-filled detectors, Geiger Mueller counters is the largest market for nuclear power plant and the manufacturing industry, owing to their economical, portable, and durable nature. Scintillators dominated the gas-filled detectors market for homeland security and defense industry due to their ability to detect extremely low levels of radiation, making them suitable for use in homeland security and defense.The market is marked by high competitive intensity.