Vacuum Valves for the Nuclear Energy Industry CP

Vacuum Valves for the
Nuclear Energy Industry

Vacuum valves play an important role in the nuclear industry. Whether for Nuclear fission or Nuclear fusion, controls and regulations need to be in place. At VACGEN we supply valves helping to regulate the flow of gas and keep the chambers or cascades at the desired pressure or flow.

Nuclear Enrichment

As a qualified supplier to this industry, we have a range of valves available. Isolation valves (manual and pneumatic) and control valves (manual or motorised) come in different sizes, from DN40 to DN150.

VACGEN are experts in the supply of well-proven nuclear valves and, as a result, are tasked by licensed uranium enrichment plants to support their work to fuel nuclear reactors and further research into nuclear energy.

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Trusted By Global Suppliers of Enriched Uranium

Nuclear enrichment takes place in a centrifuge, which uses centrifugal force to separate the different types of uranium atoms to increase the proportion of uranium-235. The process requires a large amount of electricity and highly enriched uranium, which can only be produced in a nuclear reactor. As a result, nuclear enrichment is an extremely controlled and regulated process. The process requires a unique range of valves to support the enrichment.

A significant number of vacuum valves are used in each centrifuge to control this enrichment. Valves are built into valve frames, then installed onto centrifuges which are housed in halls. A hall is then made operational to produce the output of UF6 (Uranium Hexafluoride).

Qualified Energy Sector Experts for Over 25 Years

As research into nuclear energy presses onward, VACGEN continue to supply and support even the most restricted and highly controlled projects.

Designs include control valves in DN40, DN65 and DN100 sizes and isolation valves in DN100 & DN150 sizes, with a wide scope for even the most bespoke plans. All materials are traceable, with full datasheets available, and are held in nuclear-standard, bonded stores.

Why choose VACGEN as your nuclear vacuum valve supply partner?

With over 50 years industry experience, our core competence is in the expert design, engineering, manufacture and clean-room assembly of chambers and manipulation subsystems, offering a wide portfolio of high and ultra-high vacuum chambers for multiple applications in the energy industry. From the manufacture of the first UHV valve to some of the most advanced vacuum research systems built, our long spanning history has given us an incredible grounding in the needs of our customers and how we can support new projects through the design phase, product delivery and installation, and ongoing support.


We are a trusted supplier of vacuum companies big and small and would love to be at the heart of your supply chain.

State of the art
State of the art production line

Our production facility is a purpose built state-of-the-art building, designed around machining centres and flow lines for volume production capacity.

Everything under one roof

From 5-axis complex geometrical chambers with post-welding operations to ultra high vacuum cleaning techniques, we have everything under one roof.

Experts in UHV
Experts in UHV

Ultra-high vacuum product design and manufacture has been a central part of our business for over 50 years and we have the skills and knowledge to undertake your UHV project.

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