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Bulletin 88-05, Supplement 2: Nonconforming Materials Supplied by Piping Supplies, Inc. at Folsom, New Jersey And West Jersey Manufacturing Company at Williamstown, New Jersey
OMB No: 3150-0011 NRCB 88-05, Supplement 2 UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REACTOR REGULATION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555 August 3, 1988 NRC BULLETIN NO. 88-05, SUPPLEMENT 2: NONCONFORMING MATERIALS SUPPLIED BY PIPING SUPPLIES, INC. AT FOLSOM, NEW JERSEY AND WEST JERSEY MANUFACTURING COMPANY AT WILLIAMSTOWN, NEW JERSEY Addressees: All holders of operating licenses or construction permits for nuclear power reactors. Purpose: The purpose of this supplement is to (1) modify the schedule for actions addressees were requested to perform in Bulletin 88-05 and Supplement 1 and (2) provide additional information concerning materials supplied by Piping Supplies, Incorporated (PSI), West Jersey Manufacturing (WJM), and a recently identified affiliated company, Chews Landing Metal Manufacturers Incorporated (CLM). Description of Circumstances: On July 22, 1988, the NRC staff met with representatives of the Nuclear Manage-ment and Resources Council (NUMARC) to discuss the status of licensees' actions in response to Bulletin 88-05 and Supplement 1. During this meeting, NUMARC presented information on licensee and NUMARC/Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) testing and evaluation methodology of PSI/WJM flanges. This information was summarized in a letter to the NRC from NUMARC dated July 25, 1988 and a detailed report and proposal was subsequently submitted on July 29, 1988 (Attachment 1). Based on the reported measurement and analytical results to date, the NRC has concluded that for full power licensees it is appropriate to suspend, tempo- rarily, the field measurements, testing, records review, and the preparation of justifications for continued operations (JCOs) that were requested by Bul- letin 88-05 and Supplement 1 until further notice. Addressees that have not received a full power license are requested to continue the in-situ testing and the records review. The time frames of interest remain as specified in the original Bulletin, January 1, 1976 to present. During the temporary suspension of the requested activities, the NRC will review the measurement and test data and results of analysis performed and determine the extent to 8808030289 . NRCB 88-05, Supplement 2 August 3, 1988 Page 2 of 3 which further actions are appropriate to assure the continued safe operation of nuclear power plants. However, addressees should continue to analyze the test results performed to date. On July 22, 1988, the NRC staff completed its review of PSI/WJM/CLM purchase order and invoice records. Based on this review, the staff has determined that PSI/WJM/CLM provided product forms in addition to flanges and fittings. The additional product forms are identified in Attachment 2 and a list of nuclear power plants that were identified as possible recipients of PSI/WJM/CLM materials is provided in Attachment 3. The NRC staff also identi- fied Certified Material Test Reports (CMTRs) for ASME Section III materials from CLM, which also should be considered as suspect. CLM was owned by parties involved in PSI and WJM and the persons signing the CMTRs for CLM also signed the CMTRs for PSI and WJM. Attachment 4 provides a listing of additional intermediary suppliers/fabricators of PSI/WJM/CLM products. Bulletin 88-05 identified 1976 as the beginning date for suspect materials provided by PSI/WJM; however, information available to the NRC now indicates that WJM may have provided ASME materials as early as 1962. The NRC is providing the above information to assist the industry in their understanding of the PSI/WJM/CLM issue. Actions Requested: The actions requested in Bulletin 88-05 and Supplement 1 are temporarily sus- pended with the following exceptions: 1. Addressees that have not received a full power operating license are requested to continue the records review and the in-situ testing of installed flanges and fittings. 2. Addressees are requested to maintain for inspection the documentation of the specific actions taken for the identified materials. 3. Addressees are requested to retain nonconforming materials until advised further by the NRC. 4. Addressees are encouraged to report the results of tests of PSI and WJM supplied flanges and fittings to the INPO Nuclear Network for dissemination to the industry. Reporting Requirements: The reporting requirements of Bulletin 88-05 and Supplement 1 are temporarily suspended with the following exceptions: 1. Holders of full power operating licenses are required to report the results of their records review, testing, and analysis performed as of the date of this supplement in accordance with the 120 day reporting requirement specified in paragraph 1 of Bulletin 88-05. 2. Holders of construction permits are required to report the results of the records review, testing, and analysis prior to the planned fuel load date. . NRCB 88-05, Supplement 2 August 3, 1988 Page 3 of 3 If you have any questions about this matter, please contact one of the technical contacts listed below or the Regional Administrator of the appropriate NRC regional office. Charles E. Rossi, Director Division of Operational Events Assessment Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation Technical Contacts: Ray Cilimberg, NRR (301) 492-3220 Ed Baker, NRR (301) 492-3221 Attachments: 1. Ltr to NRC fm NUMARC, dtd July 29, 1988 2. Product Forms Sold by WJM/PSI/Chews Landing 3. Nuclear Plants Receiving Suspect Material 4. Purchasers Receiving Suspect Materials 5. List of Recently Issued NRC Bulletins . Attachment 2 NRCB 88-05, Supplement 2 August 3, 1988 Product Forms Sold By WJM/PSI/Chews Landing (1) Flanges Half Couplings Full Couplings Plate Rings Penetration Plates -- SA516, GR70 Seal Plates -- SA516, GR70 (Perry) (2) Socket Weld Nozzles (CLM) (3) Long Drain Boss -- A182F11 & F22 Radiograph Plugs (CLM) Square Bar -- 1018 Spacers Sample Probes Class 1 -- SA312, T304 (Perry) (CLM) Guide Lugs -- SA240, T304 Socket Welded Half Couplings Class 1 -- SA182, F304L (Vogtle) Special Nozzles Pipe Caps -- SA234 Lugs -- SA240, T304 (Palo Verde) Lugs -- SA516, GR70 (Palo Verde) Socket Weld Couplings Plate -- SA36 (Perry) Special Boss -- A234, A105, A739 Bolts -- SA193, GRB7 (Confrentes/Spain) Instrument Penetration End Plate -- SA516, GR70 (Perry) Hanger Lugs -- SA516, GR70 (Dravo/Site unknown) Socket Weld Boss -- Class 1 -- SA182, F316 (Seabrook) (CLM) Transition Piece -- SA105 (Vogtle) Thermowells -- A182 (Dravo/Hunter/Site unknown) (CLM) Bar Stock -- A105 (Dravo/Yellow Creek) (CLM) (1) This is a complete list of all product forms identified during the NRC staff's review of available records. (2) Specific nuclear power plants or customers are noted in cases where the product form appeared to be a unique or special order and not wide spread. (3) Indicates that material was sold by Chews Landing Metal Manufacturers Inc. . Attachment 3 NRCB 88-05, Supplement 2 August 3, 1988 Nuclear Plants Receiving Suspect Material (1) Beaver Valley Bellefonte Browns Ferry Callaway Calvert Cliffs Cook Diablo Canyon Duane Arnold Fermi Hatch Monticello North Anna Prairie Island Quad Cities Shoreham Turkey Point Waterford Yellow Creek Zimmer (1) These nuclear power plants are in addition to those previously identified as receiving suspect material. . Attachment 4 NRCB 88-05, Supplement 2 August 3, 1988 Purchasers Receiving Suspect Material (1) Barr - Saunders, Inc. M.W. Kellogg (became Division of Pullman) Lake Erie Iron & Metal Co., Inc. Liberty Equipment, Co. Metal Bellows (listed as Bellows in Bulletin) Power Piping Co. Standards Pipe & Supply Co., Inc. Tioga Pipe Supply Co., Inc. Tyler Dawson (listed in error as Tyler Davison in Bulletin) (1) These purchasers are in addition to those previously identified and are known to have received material for nuclear applications.
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