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Tubing products for energy industry include Fuel rod, control rod, cladding tubes, wear sleeves and grid lock inserts


Superior Tube’s association with the nuclear industry goes back all the way to the 1930s when scientists first discovered how to split the atom. Since then, Superior has been developing and supplying tubing used in devices that are critical to the safe running of nuclear reactors.

Our products from our tube mill help generate electricity, which is used by millions of people in the United States every day. They are found in an array of in-core components.

In reactor cores, our tubing faces extremes of heat and pressure, not to mention radiation. Because nuclear power involves hazardous materials, precision and integrity are absolutely paramount. Superior Tube products perform in these harsh environments without fail, non-stop, for the entire life cycle of each reactor they’re deployed in.

Our experienced team will work to the exact specifications you supply, or help you develop the right specs for the product you need. We’ll assist you in drawing up process outlines, inspection and test plans, procedures, and certifications all designed to meet, and exceed, your requirements.

Superior Tube has a long history working with the US Government on nuclear energy projects. We’ve manufactured many of the components listed above to meet rigorous federal specifications, and have participated in many government-funded development efforts in the nuclear sector.

  • Fuel rods
  • Control rods and cladding
  • Wear sleeves
  • Guide tubes
  • Grid lock inserts
  • O-rings and seals
  • Flux thimble components
  • Instrumentation tubing
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 Kevin Heaphy, Director Defense and Nuclear Products 
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