Global Electrical Testing Services Market: Need for Protection Testing in Relays and Meter Boards Prominently Provide Traction to Protection Testing Services: Analysis, 2013 - 2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018 - 2028


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Transformer safety to continue witnessing high adoption rate, while protection testing to exhibit higher opportunities in the future

Electrical testing market includes the services that are used to test or inspect the operating standards of a plant. FMIs study on electrical testing services includes only the post-commissioning services. These service types are transformer testing, circuit breaker testing, protection testing and battery testing. According to the final outcome of the market research based on these services, transformer testing covers the highest market share of over US$ 3,200 Mn by the end of 2028. Although, the protection testing service is also in strong competition with the transformer testing segment and is expected to grow at higher growth rate of over 7.3% CAGR during the forecast period. It has emerged as one highly opportunistic segment in the global electrical testing services market within the years coming ahead, while the transformer testing segment will continue to witness high adoption rate across the regions.

Personnel safety stands out to be the foremost factor that maintains the prevalence of electrical testing market

Unchecked electrical equipment has a greater probability of causing dangerous situations such as current leakage, short circuiting, faults in wiring, leakage of lubricants, and equipment par corrosion. Significant number of deaths in industries are caused by faulty electrical equipment such as transformers and rectifiers. These faulty equipment pose the hazard of causing both electrocution as well as generation & propagation of fire. Growing dependency of large institutes such as power generation plants, manufacturing industries, and oil refineries on testing of the electrical equipment will continue to boost the electrical testing services market. Some other advantages, including improved life of the equipment.

Increase in In-house Capabilities and High Cost of Testing to Hamper the Growth of Global Market

Companies are urging to shift the trend from outsourcing the testing services to in-house testing department. Despite incurring higher initial costs for clients, this trend is beneficial due to the instant availability of testing equipment and personnel. As a result, it could increase the frequency of tests without additional price charges, and thereby accelerate the growth of the market for electrical testing services across the globe.

Electrical testing equipment to monitor the functioning of transformers and circuit breakers, etc. are costly devices owing to the extreme nature of the equipment it performs tests on. These testing devices have to endure high voltages, current fluctuations, and other critical criteria without compromising testing performance and are therefore built with sturdy materials and calibrated precisely leading to an increase in its selling price. The factors are responsible for creating a hurdle in the growth of global electrical testing services market.