Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks

A Market Dynamics Report (6th edition)

Published: Q1 2017

Contributors:
Mareca Hatler, Darryl Gurganious and Jeff Kreegar

Pages: 124 (112 figures, 44 tables)

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Synopsis:

Adoption of wireless sensor network (WSN) technologies is driving growth for the industrial Internet of Things. Today’s WSN and associated cloud technologies provide the key elements for the industrial IoT: multi-year battery-powered wireless nodes, IP addressability, fieldbus tunneling and cloud-based provisioning and management systems.

Short range wireless mesh technologies such as WirelessHART and ISA100.11a as well as WiFi, Bluetooth and proprietary solutions will make up the majority of the market over the next five years but adoption of Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies such as LoRa, Sigfox, LTE-M1 and NB1 will increase even faster.

ON World’s 2017 survey on WSN and IoT with 180+ industrial automation professionals was completed in collaboration with the International Society of Automation (ISA). The survey found steady growth for the wireless mesh standards but there is also a strong awareness and early adoption of LPWAN solutions. Satisfaction with WSN solutions has increased overall but improvements are needed for battery life, costs, system integration and network range
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The survey found that 2 in 3 of all respondents and 4 in 5 of those targeting process automation markets have deployed at least some wireless mesh nodes.

For process automation, WirelessHART has the largest market share but ISA100.11a adoption increased 67% over the past two years largely due to its flexible time scheduling, software tunneling and support for star and mesh topologies. These features are especially important for growing wireless applications such as gas detection, steam trap monitoring as well as oil and gas wellsite remote monitoring
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LPWAN technologies are disrupting industrial IoT markets with cloud connected, 10-year battery-powered wireless sensors and asset trackers that can communicate up to 20 miles. By pushing the network complexity to the cloud, LPWAN technologies are already drawing thousands of developers and dozens of network operators worldwide. Two in 5 of the survey respondents are researching or developing LPWAN solutions

For the past decade, ON World has conducted market research on industrial wireless sensing and IoT markets based on thousands of in-depth phone interviews across the whole industrial IoT value chain.

In this report, we cover the global market for industrial wireless sensing and tracking in 12 market segments including 5-year market size forecasts, analysis of 100+ companies, an extensive technology review, the results of our recently completed survey on industrial wireless and IoT adoption trends, fastest growing applications, technologies, needed innovations and satisfaction with current systems.

Primary Research:

220+ phone interviews and surveys with the following:
industrial end users, systems integrators, automation vendors, sensor manufacturers, component suppliers, software and service providers.



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Primary Research:

For this report, ON World surveyed/interviewed 220+ individuals across the whole industrial IoT value chain.. A few of the surveyed/analyzed companies included in the report include the following:

Vendors & Suppliers:

ABB
Actility
Adaptive Network Solutions
Adaptive Wireless
Adeunis RF
Advantech B+B SmartWorx
Anaren
Apprion
ARM
ATIM
Auto Assembly
Automatic Controls
Automotion Components (ACI)
Axible
AwiaTech
Azbil Corporation
Banner Engineering
Beep Networks
Behrends
Carbon Controls
Carollo Engineers
Carriots
CDS Wireless
Cisco
Connit
Control Data Systems
Cortexo
Cosasco
Cumulocity
Craft ai
DB360 Consulting
DecaWave
Defendec
Digi
Dimonoff
Drust
Dynamic Recycling
Eaton
Electrochem
Eltav
ESDS
Emerson
Endress+Hauser
Enerwave Automation
EnOcean
Essence Group
EVVOS
FairfieldNodal
FreeWave
GasSecure (Dräger)
Gemalto
General Electric
Geospace
Grid Connect
Halma
Hewlett-Packard
Hitachi
Honeywell
IBM
IJINUS

IMST
Ingenu
Inkoel
INOVA Geophysical
Itron
Johnson Controls
KB Intelligence
Kerlink
Keyence
Kinney Consulting
Klatu Networks
KONCAR
Laird
Libelium
Linear
Link Labs
LORD MicroStrain
Lucerne University
Lumedyne (Google)
Lumenus
M2M Spectrum
MACTek Corporation
MEMSIC
Metso

Microchip
Microsoft
MIT
MITRE
Multi-Tech Systems
Munisense
Murata Wireless
National Instruments
Nemeus
New Cosmos Electric
Nexcom
NKE Watteco
NXP
OleumTech
Omnimetrix
ON Semiconductor
OrbiWise
Origin Energy
OSRAM
Pacific Environment
Panasonic
Panduit
Parr Instrument Company
Pedigree Technnologies
Pepperl+Fuchs
Permasense
Perpetua Power
Perpetuum
Pervasive Displays
Phoenix Contact
Procter & Gamble
PTC/ThingWorx
Qowisio
Quantified Ag
Radiocrafts
Raytheon
Redline
relayr

Riken Keiki
Rockwell
RTX
Safeport
Sagemcom
Samsung
Sandia National Laboratories
Scanimetrics
Schneider Electric
Semtech
Sencorables
SENET
SENSeOR
Sensolus
SensorWare Systems
Sensys Networks
SERCEL
Shift Thinking
Siemens
SigFox
Silicon Labs
Silver Spring Networks
SiTune Corporation
Smart Cloud
SmartSensor Labs
SoftDEL
Softing
Spartan Controls
SRETT
Stream Technologies
SVS Consultants
Tadiran Batteries
TD Next (Telecom Design)
TDK Corporation
Telensa
Texas Instruments
TICATAG
Trax
U-Blox
WellAware
Wireless Seismic
Worldsensing
Wulian
Yokogawa
Zedi
Zencus

End Users, Systems Integrators & Others:

Advisian
AEC

Afton Chemical
American Fuel & Petrochemical
Apache Corp.
Applied Risk
Applied Measurement & Control
Arkema
Ashland
BASF
Baker Hughes
Bayer
Beaubout Company
BP
BRAAS Company
Brazos Electric
BSC Engineering
BSI Engineering
Byres Security
Cal Trol

Chemtech
ChevronPhillips
CMC Associates
Colpipe
ConocoPhillips
CP Kelco
Dave Allert Company
DDTop Group
Discovery Acquisition
Dow Chemical
DSA Australia
Drust
Dubai Natural Gas Company
DuPont
EDF
EcoPetrol
Electronic Controls Design
Elgin Industries
Energy Transfer
ESP Safety Inc.
ExxonMobil

Experitec
Factory IQ
FiberTEQ
FieldComm Group

Fluor
Ford, Bacon & Davis
Frontline Management
Halliburton
Haya
Water
Herman Storey Consulting
Hilliard Corporation
Holly Frontier
Iberdrola
Industrial Automation Networks
Inenco
Infosys
INKOIL
Inviproa
ISA
KBR
Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

LBA Group
Lesman Instrument Company
Lubrizol
LUKOIL
Marsh Group
Martech International
Mcki Wireless
Mead O'Brien
Metso
Mettler Toledo
MotivAgent
MTS Systems Corp.
Myotis Wireless
New Page Corp.
NACE International
NIST
Novelis
Oak Ridge National Labs
Omega Engineering
Origin Energy
Orange Research
Osram
OYO Geospace
Palmer Wahl
PanTech Controls
PCS Ferguson (Dover)
Petrobras
Petroleos de Venezuela
Process Automation
Procter & Gamble
Proteus Vietnam
Puffer Sweiven
RasGas
Reichhold
Reliance
Rexel
Rolls Royce
R.S. Stover

SABIC
Samsung

Saudi Aramco
Seaco Team
Shenyang Automation Institute
Sietech Solutions
Simarck Controls
Solar Reserve
South West Water
Spartan Controls
Statoil
Stone Technologies

Suncor Energy
Superior Controls
Syncrude
TESORO
Tyco
University of Northern Iowa
URS Corporation
US Amines
Valero
Weatherford
Williams

 


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Table of Contents

Executive Summary

The Industrial WSN Ecosystem
Market Opportunity
Value System
Wireless Sensor Network Landscapes
Short Range Wireless
Wireless Mesh Sensor Networks
Long Range Wireless Sensor Networks
Low Power Wide Area Networks
Cloud IoT Platforms
Market Segmentation
Total Potential Market Sizing

WSN Solutions & Applications
Production
Asset Management
Machine Health Condition Based Monitoring
Energy Management
Corrosion & Structural Integrity Monitoring
Asset Tracking & Locating
Health, Safety & Environmental
Emissions Monitoring
Gas Detection
Perimeter Security & Intrusion Detection

Survey Results
Respondent Overview

General WSN Trends
Adoption Trends
Growing Deployments & Network Sizes
Adoption Considerations
Satisfaction Ratings
Equipment Costs
Impact from Lower Prices
Planned WSN Applications
Innovations
Strategic Investment Areas
IoT Platforms Used

Low Power WANs
LPWAN Awareness
LPWAN Applications
Product Development
LPWAN Channels
Market Impact
LPWAN Disruption
Future Projections
Surveyed Organizations

Technology Dynamics
Summary

Standards, Technologies & Industry Alliances
Summary

Short Range WSN Technologies
IEEE 802.15.4
IEEE 802.15.4e
IEEE 802.15.4e Time-slotted Channel Hopping (TSCH)
IEEE 802.15.4k (Low Energy Critical Infrastructure Networks)
IEEE 802.15.4g (Smart Utility Networks)
Wi-SUN Alliance
ZigBee Alliance
WiFi
Bluetooth Smart
Bluetooth Smart Mesh
Industrial WSN Standards
WirelessHART
HART-IP 50
WiTECK 50
ISA100 50
ISA100.11a
ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (WCI)
WirelessHART Convergence
WIA-PA
Profibus Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (WSAN)

LPWAN Technologies
Cellular Based LPWAN Technologies
3GPP
LTE-M
LTE-M1
LTE-NB1 (NB-IoT)
Non-Cellular LPWAN Technologies
SigFox
LoRa Alliance
Weightless SIG
ETSI’s Low Throughput Networks (LTN)
Other LPWAN Technologies
RPMA (Ingenu)
Qowisio
Link Labs
LPWAN Network Tests
Range

IP Smart Object Technologies
IETF Standards
IPSO Alliance
IP Smart Object Technologies
IETF Standards
6LoWPAN
ROLL/RPL
CoRE/CoAP
6TiSCH
Deterministic Networking (DetNet)
IPSO Alliance
IEEE P2413 - Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things

Open Source Initiatives

TinyOS
Contiki
FreeRTOS
OpenWSN
Eclipse Foundation
MQTT
MQTT-SN
Californium CoAP Framework

Global Total Market Size Forecasts
Methodology
Global WSN Device Shipments by Scenario
Global WSN Revenues by Scenario
Global Total Units by Landscape
Global Total Revenues by Landscape
Global Total Units by Solution Segment
Global Total Revenues by Solution Segment
Global Total Units by Solution
Global Total Equipment Revenues by Solution
Average Sale Prices
Global Total Units by Sensor Type
Global Total Units by Product Segment
Global Total Revenues by Product Segment
Global Total Revenues by Geography
Global Total Units by Technology
Global Total Units by Topology

Target Markets


Process Automation

Survey Key Findings
Market Size Forecasts
Units by Market
Revenues by Market
Units by Solution
Revenues by Solution
Revenues by Product Segment
Revenues by Geography
Units by Technology

Hybrid & Discrete Industries
Survey Key Findings
Market Size Forecasts
Units by Market
Revenues by Market
Units by Solution
Revenues by Solution
Revenues by Product Segment
Revenues by Geography
Units by Technology

Agriculture, Construction & Others
Survey Key Findings
Market Size Forecasts
Units by Market
Revenues by Market
Units by Solution
Revenues by Solution
Revenues by Product Segment
Revenues by Geography
Units by Technology

Competitive Landscape
Summary
Company Profiles
WSN Components
IoT Connectivity, Data Management & Integration
Devices & Systems
Platforms & IoT Service Providers

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Installed Industrial WSN Devices by Segment (2016-2021)
Figure 2: Industrial Wireless Mesh Adoption
Figure 3: End User Satisfaction
Figure 4: Industrial LPWAN Awareness
Figure 5: Global Industrial WSN Revenues by Solution Segment (2016-2021)
Figure 6: Industrial Wireless Mesh Field Devices
Figure 7: Adoption of WirelessHART & ISA100.11a
Figure 8: Industrial Internet of Things
Figure 9: Total Potential Industrial IoT Points by Market
Figure 10: Industrial WSN Solution Segments & Applications
Figure 11: Industrial Corrosion Costs by Segment
Figure 12: GasSecure’s All-Wireless IR Gas Detector
Figure 13: Respondents by Industry Role
Figure 14: Respondents by Job Position
Figure 15: Respondents by Geographical Region
Figure 16: Respondents by Targeted Industry
Figure 17: In-House Wireless Experience vs Outsourcing
Figure 18: No. of Employees Involved with Wireless Networking
Figure 19: WSN Adoption Stage
Figure 20: WSN Adoption Stagescompared
Figure 21: Wireless Field Devices Deployed
Figure 22: Wireless Field Devices Deployed Compared Over Past 5 Years
Figure 23: Largest Wireless Field Device Deployment
Figure 24: Largest Wireless Field Device Deployment Compared Over Past 5 Years
Figure 25: Fastest Growing WSN Applications
Figure 26: Current WSN Applications by Growth
Figure 27: Wireless Mesh Field Devices
Figure 28: Wireless Mesh Field Devices Compared Over Past 2 Years
Figure 29: WSN Network Protocol Used
Figure 30: WSN Network Protocol Used Compared Over Past 5 Years
Figure 31: Preferred Standards Approach
Figure 32: Preferred Standards Approach Compared Over Past 5 Years
Figure 33: WSN Adoption Considerations Rated
Figure 34: Most Important WSN Features in Compared Over Past 2 Years
Figure 35: Satisfaction with WSN Systems
Figure 36: Satisfaction with WSN Systems Compared Over Past 2 Years
Figure 37: Average Cost per Wireless Field Device Compared Over Past 5 Years
Figure 38: Impact from 10X Lower Equipment Costs
Figure 39: Planning Future/Additional WSN
Figure 40: Planned WSN Applications in Compared Over Past 2 Years
Figure 41: WSN Inhibitors Rated
Figure 42: Biggest WSN Inhibitors Compared Over Past 2 Years
Figure 43: Important Innovations Rated
Figure 44: Most Important Innovations Compared Over Past 5 Years
Figure 45: Strategic Investments Rated
Figure 46: Most Important Strategic Investments Compared Over Past 5 Years
Figure 47: IoT Platforms Used
Figure 48: LPWAN Adoption Status
Figure 49: Awareness of LPWAN Technologies
Figure 50: Wireless Sensing/M2M Applications Requiring >1K Bytes/Day
Figure 51: LPWAN Most Likely Types of Applications
Figure 52: LPWAN Product Timeline
Figure 53: Most Likely LPWAN Channels
Figure 54: LPWAN’s Impact by Market
Figure 55: LPWAN’s Disruption on Existing WSN Technologies
Figure 56: LPWAN IoT Penetration Rate by 2025
Figure 57: Most Likely LPWAN Technologies
Figure 58: WSAN Devices in a Production Cell
Figure 59: LPWAN Technologies - Range in Meters
Figure 60: LPWAN Technologies - 5000 Node % Complete vs Power Used
Figure 61: Global Industrial WSN Unit Shipments by Scenario (2016-2021)
Figure 62: Global Industrial WSN Revenues by Scenario (2016-2021)
Figure 63: Global Industrial WSN Unit Shipments by Landscape (2016-2021)
Figure 64: Global Industrial WSN Revenues by Landscape (2016-2021)
Figure 65: Global Industrial WSN Units by Solution Segment (2016-2021)
Figure 66: Global Industrial WSN Revenues by Solution Segment (2016-2021)
Figure 67: Global Industrial WSN Units by Solution (2016-2021)
Figure 68: Global Industrial WSN Eqpmnt Revenues by Solution (2016-2021)
Figure 69: Industrial WSN Node Average Sale Price per Solution (2016-2021)
Figure 70: Global Industrial WSN Sensors by Type (2016-2021)
Figure 71: Global Industrial WSN Unit Shipments by Segment (2016-2021)
Figure 72: Global Industrial WSN Revenues by Product Segment (2016-2021)
Figure 73: Global Industrial WSN Revenues by Geography (2016-2021)
Figure 74: Global Industrial WSN Chipsets by Technology (2016-2021)
Figure 75: Global Industrial WSN Chipsets by Topology (2016-2021)
Figure 76: Global Process Installed WSN Units & Others (2016-2021)
Figure 77: Process - Largest WSN Deployment Compared Over Past 2 Years
Figure 78: Process – Fastest Growing WSN Applications
Figure 79: Process – Preferred Standards Approach
Figure 80: Process – WSN Protocols Currently Used Compared Over Past 2 Years
Figure 81: Process – WSN Units by Market (2016-2021)
Figure 82: Process – WSN Revenues by Market (2016-2021)
Figure 83: Process – WSN Units by Solution (2016-2021)
Figure 84: Process – WSN Eqpmnt Revenues by Solution (2016-2021)
Figure 85: Process – WSN Revenues by Product Segment (2016-2021)
Figure 86: Process – WSN Revenues by Geography (2016-2021)
Figure 87: Process – WSN Chipsets by Technology (2016-2021)
Figure 88: Hybrid/Discrete Installed WSN Units & Others (2016-2021)
Figure 89: Hybrid/Discrete - Largest WSN Deployment Compared Over Past 2 Years
Figure 90: Hybrid/Discrete – Fastest Growing WSN Applications
Figure 91: Hybrid/Discrete – Preferred Standards Approach
Figure 92: Hybrid/Discrete – WSN Protocols Currently Used Compared Over Past 2 Years
Figure 93: Hybrid/Discrete – WSN Units by Market (2016-2021)
Figure 94: Hybrid/Discrete - Revenues by Market (2016-2021)
Figure 95: Hybrid/Discrete - WSN Units by Solution (2016-2021)
Figure 96: Hybrid/Discrete – Eqpmnt WSN Revenues by Solution (2016-2021)
Figure 97: Hybrid/Discrete - WSN Revenues by Product Segment (2016-2021)
Figure 98: Hybrid/Discrete - WSN Revenues by Geography (2016-2021)
Figure 99: Hybrid/Discrete - WSN Chipsets by Technology (2016-2021)
Figure 100: Global Agriculture/Others Installed WSN Units (2016-2021)
Figure 101: Agriculture/Others - Largest WSN Deployment
Figure 102: Agriculture/Others – Fastest Growing WSN Applications
Figure 103: Agriculture/Others – Preferred Standards Approach
Figure 104: Agriculture/Others – WSN Protocols Currently Used
Figure 105: Agriculture/Others – WSN Units by Market (2016-2021)
Figure 106: Agriculture/Others – WSN Revenues by Market (2016-2021)
Figure 107: Agriculture/Others – WSN Units by Solution (2016-2021)
Figure 108: Agriculture/Others – WSN Eqpmt Revenues by Solution (2016-2021)
Figure 109: Agriculture/Others – WSN Revenues by Segment (2016-2021)
Figure 110: Agriculture/Others – WSN Revenues by Geography (2016-2021)
Figure 111: Agriculture/Others – WSN Chipsets by Technology (2016-2021)
Figure 112: The Industrial WSN Competitive Landscape

List of Tables

Table 1: The Industrial WSN Value System
Table 2: Industrial WSN Market Segments & Adoption Drivers
Table 3: Industrial Wireless Sensor Network Standards
Table 4: LPWAN Technologies Summarized
Table 5: Global Industrial WSN Unit Shipments by Scenario (2016-2021)
Table 6: Global Industrial WSN Revenues by Scenario (2016-2021)
Table 7: Global Industrial WSN Unit Shipments by Landscape (2016-2021)
Table 8: Global Industrial WSN Revenues by Landscape (2016-2021)
Table 9: Global Industrial WSN Units by Solution Segment (2016-2021)
Table 10: Global Industrial WSN Revenues by Solution Segment (2016-2021)
Table 11: Global Industrial WSN Units by Solution (2016-2021)
Table 12: Global Industrial WSN Eqpmnt Revenues by Solution (2016-2021)
Table 13: Industrial WSN Node Average Sale Price per Solution (2016-2021)
Table 14: Global Industrial WSN Sensors by Type (2016-2021)
Table 15: Global Industrial WSN Unit Shipments by Segment (2016-2021)
Table 16: Global Industrial WSN Revenues by Product Segment (2016-2021)
Table 17: Global Industrial WSN Revenues by Geography (2016-2021)
Table 18: Global Industrial WSN Chipsets by Technology (2016-2021)
Table 19: Global Industrial WSN Chipsets by Topology (2016-2021)
Table 20: Process - WSN Units by Market (2016-2021)
Table 21: Process – WSN Revenues by Market (2016-2021)
Table 22: Process – WSN Units by Solution (2016-2021)
Table 23: Process - WSN Eqpmnt Revenues by Solution (2016-2021)
Table 24: Process – WSN Revenues by Product Segment (2016-2021)
Table 25: Process – WSN Revenues by Geography (2016-2021)
Table 26: Process – WSN Chipsets by Technology (2016-2021)
Table 27: Hybrid/Discrete – WSN Units by Market (2016-2021)
Table 28: Hybrid/Discrete - Revenues by Market (2016-2021)
Table 29: Hybrid/Discrete - WSN Units by Solution (2016-2021)
Table 30: Hybrid/Discrete - Eqpmnt WSN Revenues by Solution (2016-2021)
Table 31: Hybrid/Discrete - WSN Revenues by Product Segment (2016-2021)
Table 32: Hybrid/Discrete - WSN Revenues by Geography (2016-2021)
Table 33: Hybrid/Discrete - WSN Chipsets by Technology (2016-2021)
Table 34: Agriculture/Others – WSN Units by Market (2016-2021)
Table 35: Agriculture/Others – WSN Revenues by Market (2016-2021)
Table 36: Agriculture/Others – WSN Units by Solution (2016-2021)
Table 37: Agriculture/Others – WSN Eqpmt Revenues by Solution (2016-2021)
Table 38: Agriculture/Others – WSN Revenues by Segment (2016-2021)
Table 39: Agriculture/Others – WSN Revenues by Geography (2016-2021)
Table 40: Agriculture/Others – WSN Chipsets by Technology (2016-2021)
Table 41: WSN Components – Profiles
Table 42: IoT Software – Profiles
Table 43: Industrial WSN Systems – Profiles
Table 44: IT/Automation Platform – Profiles



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