Air insulated switchgear are used majorly for application such as power generation, infrastructure & transportation, manufacturing & processing, and distribution sector. While >36 kV air insulated switchgear are used for power transmission over long distances.
The report "Air Insulated Switchgear Market by Voltage Range (3 kV–36 kV and >36 kV), Installation (Indoor and Outdoor), Application (Transmission & Distribution, Manufacturing & Processing, and Infrastructure & Transportation), and Region - Global Forecast to 2022", The air insulated switchgear market is expected to grow from an estimated USD 6.69 Billion in 2017 to USD 8.41 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.68% from 2017 to 2022. The global market is set to witness significant growth, due to the increasing expenditure in electrical network and low capital investment of air insulated switchgear.
The availability of alternatives such as gas insulated switchgear can restrict the growth of air insulated switchgear market. In GIS, the entire system is completely sealed and filled with sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) which acts as the insulating medium. As a result, the entire system is compact and can be installed indoor or even underground. But in AIS, air acts as insulating medium, thereby requiring large space. This can hinder the growth in air insulated switchgear market.