The North America metal-clad switchgear market was valued at USD 955.9 Million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 1,128.1 Million by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 3.3% during the forecast period 2020-2027. The growth of the market is attributed to rapid industrialization and urbanization across the globe. Additionally, the customization abilities associated with metal-clad switchgear further results in the expansion of the market in North America. It offers the client with a basic load protection and generally operates on the basis of instructions of the relay that is installed making it effective for several applications.
The market is majorly driven by factors such as enhanced safety as well as ease of maintenance associated with metal-clad switchgears. However, maintenance requirements vary from client to client based on its application and usage. Some frameworks need reduced equipment switching. The primary objective a of metal-clad switchgear is to operate as a disconnect that consistently functions in the ‘on’ position except for an annual shutdown. Other applications demand that the system moves more frequently from 'open to close' or on to off' mode. Customers prefer equipment that can handle the continuous usage of to operate the loads that are fed for regular switching applications.
On the basis of type, the North America metal-clad switchgear market is bifurcated into 5kV metal-clad switchgear, 15kV metal-clad switchgear, 27kV metal-clad switchgear, 38kV metal-clad switchgear, other. The 5kV metal-clad switchgear segment is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 3.7% during the forecast period owing to its use in generator and control applications. Additionally, the use of 5kV metal-clad switchgear in new constructions and installation of air brake devices is expected to drive the growth of the segment. The 15kV metal-clad switchgear segment is estimated to hold 32.7% share of the market in 2019 owing to its usage in larger voltage class applications.
Based on end uses, the market is segmented into commercial and industrial. The industrial segment is projected to hold a significant share of the market during the forecast period owing to the enhanced safety features offered by metal-clad switchgear for several industrial applications. The commercial segment is expected to grow at a substantial pace as it offers large electrical backups which are required in commercial establishments.
5kV Metal-clad Switchgear: These metal-clad switchgears operate through voltage range of 5 kV. These switchgears consist of breakers, a cell, and auxiliary equipment. 5 kV metal-clad switchgear are used in new constructions and installation of air brake devices. This type of switchgears is used in generator and control applications.
15kV Metal-clad Switchgear: 15 kV metal-clad switchgear operate through maximum voltage range 15kV. They comprise four auxiliary compartments, a safety shutter, and a transformer. Auxiliary compartments are used for installing voltage or control power transformers, or primary fuses. Safety shutter operates when the auxiliary drawer is withdrawn to protect workmen from accidental contact.
27kV Metal-clad Switchgear: These switchgears encompass horizontal draw out vacuum circuit breaks and it consist of features and advantages of 5 kV and 15 kV metal-clad switchgear. The 27kV metal-clad switchgear are insulated with cycloaliphatic epoxy. 27 kV metal-clad switchgear operates through voltage higher than 15 kV to 27 kV.
38kV Metal-clad Switchgear: 38kV metal-clad switchgear are mostly used in new constructions and also to replace old air-break. These metal-clad switchgears are preferred in industries, as they provide high voltage and require less space. These switchgears are made up of axial-magnetic and copper-chrome which provide dielectric strength and better performance. The 38kV metal-clad switchgear have separate control compartment for monitoring and protecting devices.
Others: The others segment includes metal-clad switchgear of different voltage such as 2.4 kV, 25 kV, 27.6 kV, 34.5 kV, etc.
By End Use
Commercial: Metal-clad switchgear are used for commercial purpose in office buildings, medical centers, hotels, malls, retail stores, multifamily housing buildings, farm land, and warehouses. Metal-clad switchgear are used to provide large electrical backups which are required for electrical equipment in commercial establishments.
Industrial: Metal-clad switchgear provide protection and safety and thus are used in large industries. These gears are primarily used in the electrical industry to stabilize voltage. Metal-clad switchgear are used in power generation, transportation, marine industries. Large amounts of energy are required for power generation, which requires electricity load protection. In the marine industry, low voltage motors are used for cargo pumps, steering pumps, engine rooms, which require metal-clad switchgear load protection and safety.
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According to this Growth Market Reports report, the market from metal-clad switchgear is likely to register a CAGR of 3.3% during forecast period 2020-2027, with an anticipated valuation of USD 1,128.1 million by the end of the 2027.
In addition to market size (in USD Million) and company market share (in % for base year 2019), other data such as volume data during 2017 to 2027 is provided, short term and long-term outlook for metal-clad switchgear market is available in final report.
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Growing need for remote area electrification and rising energy production is expected to drive the market growth during forecast period.
The market is expected to witness a decline of over -6.0% between 2019 and 2020 owing to the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the metal-clad switchgear market. The lockdown among several countries owing to the outbreak has resulted in a decrease in the manufacturing processes.
Commercial and Industrial uses are the key end uses that are driving the metal-clad switchgear market.
The base year considered for the North America metal-clad switchgear market report is 2019. The complete analysis period is 2017 to 2027, wherein, 2017 & 2018 are the historic years and the forecast is provided from 2020 to 2027.
Major manufactures include ABB Ltd., Allis Electric Co., Ltd., AZZ Inc., Crown Technical Systems, Eaton Corporation plc, Efacec Power Solutions, Electro-Mechanical Industries, Inc., General Switchgear & Controls Ltd., Hitachi, Ltd., Industrial Electric Mfg., LSIS Co., Ltd., Myers Power Products, Powell Industries, powerconcorp.com, RIC Power Corp., Schneider Electric, Siemens, and Switchgear Power Systems LLC.
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