The arc flash protection market is projected to grow from an estimated USD 1.85 Billion in 2017 to USD 2.41 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.38% from 2017 to 2022. The market in North America is estimated to be the largest markets for arc flash protection system and equipment, followed by the market in Europe. This trend is expected to continue till 2022. The growth of the arc flash protection market is driven by increasing investments in electrical networks and growth of the manufacturing sector in South-East Asia.

North America: The leading market for arc flash protection
The market in North America is expected to dominate the global arc flash protection market, given the increasing awareness to reduce the electrical risk hazards at workplace in order to create a safer environment for personnel as well as the equipment. Growth in industries such as food & beverage, infrastructure and transportation, utility, and mining, is also expected to increase capital spending on safety equipment by major manufacturers. All these factors are expected to drive the North American arc flash protection market.

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The arc flash protection market in the Middle East is projected to grow at the fastest rate from 2017 to 2022. Increasing investment in the electrical infrastructure and key focus on electrical safety issues will be driving the growth of the arc flash protection market in the region during the forecast period. The region also witnessed investment in the transportation and infrastructure segment, which are also driving the arc flash protection market.

The utilities segment in the arc flash protection market is expected to be the largest market. Growing demand for electricity has resulted in significant capital spending on electrical networks to boost power generation and improve transmission and distribution quality. Increase in expenditure on electrical networks from China, India, and countries in the Middle East would drive the utilities segment.

The upgradation of existing safety equipment installed across applications in switchgears, distribution boards, motor control centers, and panel boards is expected to create new opportunities for arc flash protection equipment companies. Moreover, governments in most of the countries are investing in renewable energy-based power generation to match up with the growing energy demand. The companies are focusing on deploying High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) systems as they are efficient for long-distance power transmission. All these factors will drive the arc flash protection market during the forecast period.

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The arc flash protection market is dominated by a few global players. Key players operating in the market include ABB, Ltd. (Switzerland), General Electric (U.S.), Schneider Electric (France), Eaton Corporation (Ireland), Siemens AG (Germany), and Littelfuse, Inc. (U.S.) among others.