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UK Atomic Energy Agency Visits Heatsense Cables


The UK Atomic Energy Agency (UKAEA) visited Heatense’s manufacturing facility in October 2023 to explore areas of collaboration in the design and development of cables for the atomic sector.

Whilst Heatsense currently supplies the UKAEA with a range of specialist cables the visit enabled the UKAEA to gain a far greater understanding of Heatsense’s capabilities in the nuclear field.

Nuclear fusion is the process by which two light atomic nuclei combine to form a single heavier one while releasing massive amounts of energy.

A significant amount of research is being undertaken globally in the search to replicate the power source that fuels the sun.

According to Reuters, companies have raised around US$5 billion in private funding alone in the quest to replicate the power source that fuels the sun.

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The UK Atomic Energy Agency researches fusion energy and related technologies, with the aim of positioning the UK as a leader in sustainable nuclear energy.


Heatsense Cables, established in 1984, is regarded as the UK’s leading specialist high-performance thermocouple and signal cable manufacturer. Its manufacturing capabilities cover a broad range of specialist cables that operate in extreme environments. The company is a technology leader in fluoropolymer extrusion, high-performance taping and cable wrapping. Related processes include cover sintering, colouring, etching and the application of various specialist coatings. The range covers cables that are resistant to flame, oils and chemicals and which operate in ultra-high vacuum, cryogenic and high radiation environments. Markets include aerospace, nuclear, automotive, medical, R&D, Oil & Gas and general industry.