Overview

If your company is looking to save time and money during the initial stages of the buying process, IBISWorld’s Pipeline Inspection Services procurement research will provide you with the tools necessary to do just that. This report breaks down the data and analysis behind buying Pipeline Inspection Services, such as pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and external demand drivers. Your company will also gain expert negotiation tactics to help gain leverage when working with suppliers.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard
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Pipeline Inspection Services - Recent Price Trend

During the three years to 2017, the price of pipeline inspection services has been rising steadily at an estimated average annual rate of 2.3%. Prices have been rising largely on the back of demand growth stemming from increasing activity in the oil and gas sector. Specifically, growth in the domestic production of oil and gas has fueled demand for pipeline use and, subsequently, inspection...

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Pipeline Inspection Services - Total Cost of Ownership

Pipeline inspection services generally carry a low total cost of ownership (TCO); however, there are a variety of add-on charges, including items like travel, evaluation and analysis of pipeline defects. Suppliers’ staff has to travel to project sites to assess the needs and to perform the inspections. In addition, many vendors charge separately for the analysis of pipeline defects. Nevertheless,...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of pipeline inspection services. Suppliers assess the condition of pipelines with in-line inspection tools, such as pipeline inspection gauges (pigs), as well as nondestructive testing (NDT). These assessments include measurements of wall thickness in cast-iron, ductile-iron and steel pipelines, which are used to transport a variety of products, including crude oil, natural gas, ores, coal and water. Pipeline inspection services help buyers identify internal and external corrosion, cracking and manufacturing flaws. Vendors offer a variety of inspection services, including visual, X-ray, magnetic-particle and ultrasonic analysis. This report does not cover pipeline maintenance services.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Regulation
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
  Imports
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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