Thorburn Flex Inc.

Thorburn has over 40 years of experience in designing and manufacturing custom flexible piping and engineered connectors for specific applications found in a PHWR/PWR nuclear reactor.


Thorburn's CANDU/ PHWR  experience is global:  Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada Inc., HQ Gentilly (1 unit), NBP Point Lepreau (1 unit), OPG Darlington (4 units), OPG Pickering (8 units), OPG/BP Bruce (8 units), Cernavoda Romania (2 units), Wolsong South Korea (4 units), Quinshan China (2 units) and Embalse Argentina (1 unit).


Thorburn is an N285.0 NCA 4000 NQA-1 certified supplier; we also have B51, ASME Section XIII division 1, U-Stamp, ISO-9001 2008 and the company has been audited and approved by CANPAC as an approved Vendor; we are also CSA Z299.3 by OPG & I.S.C.R. Romania Certificate no. 2N/E10/8-2010 and are certified for the CNCAN quality system.




F/M Catenary Flexible Piping Systems
Non-metallic and metallic hose assemblies and connectors
Fueling machine flexible piping systems
D2O primary and auxiliary system hose assemblies
Quick couplings for Dry Break disconnect / connect applications
Bellows assemblies for main steam penetration
Bellows, Annulus Seal, Active Drainage, Fuel Rod Flask and Rod Cup Seal
Elastomeric and metallic expansion joints for RSW, CWC and CWS piping systems
Core Feeder Flexible Piping and Cryogenic Quick Couplings
Pipe Clamp Connectors

Company Information

Thorburn Flex Inc.
165 Oneida
H9R 1A9

Products & Services

  • Engineering Services
  • Equipment Qualification and Testing (Seismic, EQ, Commercial Grade Dedication etc.)
  • Fluid Control Equipment (valves, pumps and related equipment)
  • Machining and/or fabrication (general)
  • Mechanical Equipment and Components
  • NDE

QA Designations

ISO 9001:2008
ASME B31.1, B31.3, CSA N285.0 B51
ASME Section VIII, Div. 1.1 ( "U" Stamp)
CSA CAN3 Z299.1, Z299.2, Z299.3 ,Z299.4
ISCIR Romania
CNCAN Romania

Contact Information

Robert Thorburn
Marie Valin
Vice-President , Administration

Latest News

Hatch office expansion in Port Elgin

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Global engineering firm Hatch has moved into a larger facility on Goderich Street in Port Elgin. It will accommodate 25 people, with more room for meeting space.

Bruce Power, Framatome sign MoU for safety-related Life-Extension Program updates

Friday, November 30, 2018
Bruce Power today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Framatome valued at $18.7 million covering a range of innovations and new activities, including operational improvements for its nuclear reactors. These innovative modernizations, planned for Bruce A and Bruce B, are an important component of the facility’s Life-Extension Program, which will allow the plant to continue operating through 2064.  

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries welcomes Bruce Power President and CEO Mike Rencheck as Keynote Speaker at its Awards Lunch & AGM Conference

Thursday, November 29, 2018
November 27, 2018, Ajax Ontario. – The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) held its Annual General Meeting, Awards Lunch and AGM Conference on November 27th at the Ajax Convention Centre in Ajax Ontario. The AGM Conference on "Nuclear Innovation and Medical Isotopes Saving Lives" discussed new technologies for producing a variety of medical isotopes in power reactors as well as in cyclotron facilities in Canada.  

OPG's nuclear stations achieve highest safety ratings

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Darlington and Pickering facilities continue to operate safely

Nuclear Innovation Institute temporary headquarters at OCNI Office in Port Elgin

Monday, November 12, 2018
In a joint statement November 9, Bruce Power and the County of Bruce have announced that they will look for a new site on which to build the Ontario Nuclear Innovative Institute (NII).

Canada Poised to Lead the Deployment of Next-Generation Nuclear Technology

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
The Government of Canada recognizes that innovation in the nuclear sector plays a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and delivering good, middle-class jobs as Canada moves toward a low-carbon future.

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