The UK subsidiary of global safety seal manufacturer Roxtec is supplying cable and pipe sealing systems for a major flood protection project at the Dungeness B nuclear power station in Kent, UK. Work is ongoing and is expected to continue until the end of 2014.

Roxtec engineers were responsible for design and manufacture of the retrofit products that will be used to seal pipes and cables in existing underground trenches to protect the site’s diesel generators.

"Roxtec was chosen because our seals protect against multiple hazards," said Graham O’Hare, managing director of Roxtec’s UK arm

"The penetration seals meet an IP67 rating for water ingress, H class fire rating and can protect against diesel splashes. Traditional sealants will only protect against one particular hazard and therefore could not meet the demands of this project."

Operated by EDF Energy, Dungeness B is a 1040 MW advanced gas-cooled reactor that started generation in 1983.