The switchgear and switchboard apparatus manufacturing industry comprise establishments manufacturing switchgear and switchboard apparatus. Switchgear is the combination of electrical disconnect switches and circuit breakers used in electricity transmission to interrupt or reestablish the flow of electricity.
The global switchgear and switchboard apparatus manufacturing market was valued at $210.3 billion in 2017. Asia Pacific was the largest geographic region accounting for $113 billion or 53.7% of the global market. China was the largest country accounting for $84.7 billion or 40.3% of the global market.
The demand for arc resistant switchgear is increasing rapidly due to growing emphasis on safety on the shop floor and workplaces. Arc-resistant switchgears redirect arc energy out of the equipment through a duct or vent outdoors away from equipment operators. Arc-energy is the rapid release of energy due to an arcing fault between phase bus bars and neutral or ground. Arc-resistant switchgears are available for low and medium voltage systems. Arc resistant switchgear use prevents damage to adjacent equipment by directing the arc energy out through a vent. Major arc resistant switchgear and switchboard manufacturers for low and medium voltage systems include Eaton and GE manufacture arc-resistant switchgears
The companies covered are ABB Ltd., Toshiba Corporation, Schneider Electric S.A., General Electric Corporation, and China XD Electric Co Ltd.
The countries covered are USA, China, Germany, Brazil, Japan, UK, Spain, Russia, France, Australia, Italy, India and rest of the world.
The switchgear and switchboard apparatus manufacturing market is segmented into Switchgear Manufacturing And Switchboard Manufacturing.
Switchgear is used in combination with metering and regulating equipment to control and protect transmission lines, distribution lines, transformers, generators and motors.
Switchboard consists of one or more panels with various switches and indicators used to direct electricity and operate circuits. Bus bars inside switchboards are flat strips of copper or aluminum used to carry large currents through the switchboards.