Having worked extensively with the civil and defence nuclear industries, a nuclear culture has been engrained into working at and visiting Hydrobolt. The nuclear culture drives the safety and right first time zero defects mentalities throughout the company.

Civil nuclear

Market awareness and understanding what our customers expect is a key strength of the Hydrobolt team.

Whether Hydrobolt is supplying a decommissioning project, and nuclear power plant or companies handling radioactive waste, the fasteners have to be to spec, with the correct paperwork (certification and inspection documentation) first time, every time.

Defence nuclear

There are many applications on a nuclear submarine and/or warship where Hydrobolt’s products are used:

  • Primary circuits/reactor/core
  • Secondary propulsion systems
  • Turbo generators
  • Weapon systems
  • Ballast systems
  • Desalination plants
  • Collapsible masts
  • Valves & pipework

Working to DEFENCE STANDARDS (especially DEF STAN 02 862 parts 1, 2 & 3) many of the fasteners supplied to the nuclear defence industry are first level. Hydrobolt has a supply chain and procedures in place for the special processes required, that is approved by BAE Systems and their sub-suppliers.