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Gas circuit breakers are current carrying circuit breaker that operates with sulphur hexafluoride or SF6 gas. The gas circuit breakers contain an arc interruption chamber which is comprised of sulphur hexafluoride gas.
The gas circuit breakers are the only current style of circuit breaker that is manufactured for high voltage application EHV. The sulphur hexafluoride gas present in the gas circuit breakers has properties to absorb the free electrons in the arc path to form immobile negative ions that build up superior dielectric strength.
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The arching contact in a gas circuit breakers is made of tungsten (wolfram). The gas circuit breaker's arc extinction method characteristics are either puffer or self-blast circuit breaker.
Global Gas Circuit Breakers Market: Dynamics
Gas circuit breakers outperform in the power supply industry owing to development and advancement in technology which saves the overall power distribution supply during a short circuit. The presence of sulphur hexafluoride makes excellent arc extinguish properties and shows great stability in high temperature which adds a potential factor to the growth of gas circuit breakers market.
The gas circuit breakers use a piston pump for puffer circuit breaker where else in the case of self-blast, it takes advantage of sulphur hexafluoride gas pressure that is created by the heat from the arc extinction are some excellent method in gas circuit breakers that boost the overall market growth. Primary features of gas circuit breakers such as SF6 gas that is used as an arc quenching medium in gas circuit breakers cools the arc and extinguish it during breakage supports the growth of gas circuit breakers market.
Gas circuit breakers show superior result in medium voltage distribution owing to some disadvantage in oil and air blast circuit breaker such as flammability, and high maintenance cost, are some of the factors driving the growth of global gas circuit breaker market. Factor such as low noise level, short break time, high electric endurance, reliability, and possible compact solution when used for gas insulated switch gear are altogether supporting the growth of gas circuit breaker market.
The gas circuit breakers continuously require monitoring due to imperfect joints that can lead to leakage of sulphur hexafluoride gas. The sulphur hexafluoride is heavier than air thus while filling up gas in the tank can lead to an explosion if the gas comes in contact with oxygen are some challenging factor to gas circuit breaker market.
Major threat to gas circuit breaker market are environmental hazard associated due to the presence of sulphur hexafluoride that creates greenhouse gasses
Global Gas Circuit Breakers Market: Segmentation
Based on voltage: Global Gas Circuit Breakers market is segmented into
Up to 63 kV GCB
64 to 145kV GCB
Up to 252kV GCB
Up to 420kV GCB
550kV and Over GCB
Based on types: Global Gas Circuit Breakers market is segmented into
Based on technology: Global Gas Circuit Breakers market is segmented into
Global Gas Circuit Breakers Market: Region Wise Outlook
The global gas circuit breakers market is divided into seven regions, namely North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Japan and the Middle East and Africa (MEA). North America holds a relatively higher share in the global gas circuit breakers.
Followed by North America is Western Europe which holds a significant share in the global gas circuit breaker market owing to the replacement of the old transmission system with the new and advanced version in countries such as Germany and France. The developed market of the gas circuit breaker in global regions of North America and Western Europe is estimated to expand at a moderate CAGR during the forecast period.
APEJ is expected to expand at a relatively high CAGR during the global gas circuit breakers during the forecast period. Rapid industrialization development and technological upgradations in APEJ countries such as China and India are some factors that are anticipated to expand global gas circuit breaker market in APEJ region.
Global Gas Circuit Breakers Market: Prominent Players
Few of the prominent players in the Gas Circuit Breakers market are as follows
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
HYSOUNG Power & Industrial Systems Performance Group
Elimsan Switchgear Equipment & Electromechanical Industry and Trade Inc.
Megger Group Limited
Lords Energy Engg Pvt Ltd
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