Case Study: Nuclear Industry
Radiation Resistant Cables
A UK-based nuclear plant was upgrading its Spent Fuel Storage System and required bespoke radiation resistant temperature monitoring cables for an extremely hazardous environment.
The technical design, delivery and installation of the new radiation resistant cable was time-critical to the entire project as it was discovered late that the cables previously used were unsuitable for the upgrade.
The initial enquiry was received on a Monday and the final technical specification approved and signed off by Thursday of the same week. Due to the time-critical nature of the project Heatsense laid on extra staff and worked over the entire weekend to fulfil the customer’s requirements.
By 7.00am on the Monday – just one week after the initial enquiry - bespoke cables were delivered to the Nuclear Plant and installed the same day. Typically, the lead time for this type of a bespoke radiation resistant thermocouple cable would have been 4 – 6 weeks, however, Heatsense understood the critical nature of the production and were happy to go the extra mile. Thanks to the quick turnaround, there were no delays to the nuclear site upgrade and the subcontractor was delighted.