Gas Insulated Transmission Lines (GIL) come across as flexible and safe alternative to the overhead lines and consume lesser space while transmitting power. The negligible electromagnetic radiation caused by them is the best fit within the buildings. The other applications include continuity with the overhead lines underground, space-saving for connecting public grid to the industrial plants, and connection between power stations and power network. These are factors basically driving the gas insulated transmission lines market.
Robust encapsulation and easy installation with respect to public places does catalyze the market. Besides, large-scale industries do call for high voltage lines; especially in metro cities. As such, this is the biggest end-user to the gas insulated transmission lines market. Gas insulated transmission lines could be customized as per requirement. For instance – in case of short distances that involve change in direction at numerous levels, components are usually flanged together; like connecting longer sections in transformer substations. If laid directly along the ground, a flangeless, welded system with an additional coating for protection against corrosion would be used. It could be concluded that customization is the other factor boosting the market.
North America holds the largest market share; thanks to near immediate adoption of technological advancements; followed by Europe. Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest pace in the upcoming period due to rapid urbanization of economies like India and China. High voltage projects would be the need of the hour herein.
The players contributing to the gas insulated transmission lines market include General Electric; L&T Construction; Group Cobra; RWE AG; Jiangnan Group Limited; Siemens AG; and AZZ Inc. Products doled out by topnotch players are already doing the rounds. For instance – The gas insulated transmission line developed by Siemens to carry higher volume of energy; that too, at higher DC; is in great demand all over. This could be credited to collective research carried out by Dresden University of Applied Sciences, berlin Technical University, and Eastern Bavarian technical University Regensburg under Siemens’ lead management team.