Explore more Categories
Artificial Intelligence involves the science and engineering of developing intelligent machines
The manufacturing world is at a cusp of a new revolution that will redefine conventional business models
IoT will have a major impact on businesses and consumers in the future
The world is creating 2.5 exabytes of data daily
Our research seeks to connect-the-dots across multiple trends
Personal Robots are Set to Be a $19 Billion Market
Strategic Analysis of BREXIT and its Implications to Industries, Economies and Societies
iFrost is a digital platform for interactive and dynamic reporting of data.
The TOEs are a great source of information which gives corporates critical information on companies to action for their strategic investments either as an open source platform or to collaborate and to develop successful products
Investment for Long-term Capacity Stabilizes Demand for HV Infrastructure
* Required Fields
Pay by invoice
A gas insulated switchgear (GIS), typically housed in a high voltage substation, is a critical component in the substations of the transmission network of utilities or in energy-intensive industrial units. In general, GIS structures are contained in a metal-sealed environment with sulfur hexafluoride gas (SF6) as the insulating medium. A GIS’s basic functions include:• Protecting transmission circuits through interruption of short-circuit and overload fault currents• Enabling isolation of circuits from power supplies; as the GIS equipment is able to enhance system availabilitySales for high-voltage switchgear have always been closely tied to infrastructure investment into high-voltage transmission systems to support expansion of power generation, such as from conventional as well as utility renewable resources. However, the demand lately has also been driven by the need to upgrade aging substation infrastructure, as well as from heavy industries and data centers. Several energy-intensive industrial applications such as data centers are increasingly procuring and operating their own substations and therefore are in need of high-voltage power equipment, including GIS. However, the high cost of HV GIS equipment is among the top challenges faced by the industry. Any increase in prices of these systems will subsequently impact the demand for new switchgear equipment. High volatilities in raw material prices and trade tariffs (especially with most OEMs having their manufacturing facilities outside the US) contribute the most to restraining market growth. Further, refurbishment of old transmission and distribution (T&D) assets provides a cost-effective alternative to purchasing new equipment outright as it helps to defer the need to purchase new equipment by 10-15 years. However, OEMs are beginning to offer full refurbishment services that capatilize on the current market demand, thereby strategically hedging their revenue losses from the sales of new products.GIS have several advantages over their air insulated (AIS) counterparts. But a couple of crucial advantages that have resulted in GIS dominating the market for high voltage applications are the space required for its construction and low levels of O&M costs. With growing levels of industrialization and urbanization, the need for space is a critical element in designing its installation. A typical GIS installation may take up to 90% less space than what an air insulated switchgear (AIS) will require.Innovative design in GIS development has not only resulted in compact modular constructions, but also in the use of less environmentally harmful insulating gases without compromising on performance. SF6-free insulating mediums in GIS will most likely account for a large share in the market beyond 2025 as global regulations to curb the impact of climate change will lead to further SF6 restrictions.
Key Issues Addressed
Global Trends in Electricity Distribution Network Intelligence, 2019
North American Electrification of Transportation—Investment, Forecast to 2024
Analysis of the North American Grids Cyber Security Market, Forecast to 2022
U.S. Grid Modernization Initiatives, 2017
North American Low-voltage Dry-type Distribution Transformer Market, Forecast to 2024
Global Switchgear Market, Forecast to 2020
North American Digital Grid Communication Infrastructure, Forecast to 2023
North American Digital Substation Market, Forecast to 2022
Global Harmonic Filters and Reactors Market, Forecast to 2020
Global Virtual Power Plant Market, Forecast to 2022
Fill in the fields below to receive a sample report
Don't have an account? Create One!
Enter your Email Address here to receive a link to change password.
If you are an existing frost.com user, please register using the same email for seamless access
Already have an account? Login!
Use your Linkedin account to login or register within our store.You're just one click away.