Cable-sealing solution for Sellafield project

Posted on 14 Jun 2019 and read 610 times
Cable-sealing solution for Sellafield projectManchester-based Roxtec UK (www.roxtec.com) is supplying Sellafield — Britain’s largest nuclear site — with specialist cable-sealing solutions as part of a major infrastructure overhaul.

The company’s nuclear and process manager, Will Melvin, said: “We are supplying a range of cable-sealing solutions.

Our cable seals are ideal for nuclear environments, because of the many demands thata nuclear site has, plus the requirement for a true multi-hazard seal.

Our cable transit cabinet solutions are being used in place of the traditional termination method — cable glands — helping to save time, space and weight.

“They can manage high cable density by sealing, bonding and grounding all metal-clad and armoured cables in one opening, instead of punching possible leak paths for cable glands.

“Our solution further reduces the cost and time to install cables, while future-proofing the build, reducing possible workforce exposure to hazards for many years to come.”

Cumbria’s Sellafield site incorporates the UK’s first nuclear reactors at Windscale, plus Calder Hall — the world’s first commercial-scale nuclear power station — which is currently being defueled before the decommissioning and dismantling of its four reactors.

Mr Melvin said: “The nuclear sector is a massive market for Roxtec.

“Our specialist safety seals are used to seal power cables and utility systems in new and decommissioned buildings, as well as data and telecoms cables in data rooms.

“Over the years, Roxtec has developed a strong reputation in the nuclear market for quality, safety, sustainable development, R&D and competitiveness.

“These are key assets that will help us grow an even larger market share.”

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