United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Information Notice No. 88-46, Supplement 1: Licensee Report of Defective Refurbished Circuit Breakers

                                  UNITED STATES
                          NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION
                      OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REACTOR REGULATION
                            WASHINGTON, D.C.  20555 

                                  July 21, 1988


Information Notice No. 88-46, SUPPLEMENT 1:  LICENSEE REPORT OF DEFECTIVE 
                                                 REFURBISHED CIRCUIT BREAKERS 


Addressees: 

All holders of operating licenses or construction permits for nuclear power 
reactors. 

Purpose: 

This information notice supplement is being provided to present additional 
information regarding customers of the five California electrical suppliers 
discussed in NRC Information Notice (IN) No. 88-46 that may have supplied 
defective refurbished electrical equipment, such as circuit breakers (CBs), 
to nuclear power plants.  It is expected that recipients will review this 
information for applicability to their facilities and consider actions, as 
appropriate, to avoid similar problems.  However, suggestions contained in 
this information notice do not constitute NRC requirements; therefore, no 
specific action or written response is required.

Description of Circumstances: 

IN 88-46 discussed a report by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) that defective 
refurbished CBs were supplied to PG&E's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant by a 
California electrical supplier.  The IN listed four other California companies 
involved in refurbishing and supplying possibly defective circuit breakers to 
nuclear power plants.  In addition, the IN provided a preliminary list of 
customers of the five companies and a list of original equipment manufacturers 
whose names may have been used on surplus or refurbished equipment sold as new 
equipment obtained during NRC investigations and vendor inspections in 
progress at the subject companies.

Discussion:

The NRC has obtained additional information from its inspections and investi-
gations related to this issue.  Attachment 1 provides a list of shipments of 
circuit breakers to nuclear power plants or nuclear utilities by the subject 
electrical suppliers.  This list was compiled based on a partial review of 
records obtained from the five California electrical suppliers discussed in 
IN 88-46.  The majority of the sales were through distributors; however, 
direct sales and shipments to nuclear utilities have been identified.  Except 
for certain sales to San Onofre for safety-related use, the safety classifi-
cation of the electrical equipment as sold appears to be commercial grade.


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The NRC is continuing its investigations and review of records on this issue 
and, if warranted, a further generic communication will be issued. 

No specific action or written response is required by this information notice.
If you have any questions about this matter, please contact one of the techni-
cal contacts listed below or the Regional Administrator of the appropriate 
regional office.




                              Charles E. Rossi, Director
                              Division of Operational Events Assessment
                              Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation


Technical Contacts:  K. R. Naidu, NRR 
                     (301) 492-0980 

                     Jaime Guillen, NRR
                     (301) 492-1170


Attachments:  
1.  Shipments of Circuit Breakers to Nuclear Power Plants or 
      Nuclear Utilities
2.  List of Recently Issued NRC Information Notices
.                                                       Attachment 1
                                                       IN 88-46, Supplement 1
                                                       July 21, 1988
                                                       Page 1 of 4


                         SHIPMENTS OF CIRCUIT BREAKERS 
                  TO NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS OR NUCLEAR UTILITIES

The following list represents shipments of circuit breakers to nuclear plants 
or utilities from five suppliers in the Los Angeles area.  The majority were 
sold through distributors; however, direct sales to the utilities are identi-
fied.  Except for the direct sales to San Onofre, classification of the circuit 
breakers as sold appears to be commercial grade.

Plant or                                Sold to and
Utility     Items (Qty)        Date     Purchase Order Nos.  Invoice1 Company2

Palisades   W EB1020 (2)       9/14/87  WESCO Lansing, MI    I 10995  ATS 
                                        PO3255-87089         

Harris      ITE EF3B125(2)     2/9/88   WESCO, Raleigh, NC   WO 24781 CAL BKR 
            ITE EF3B125(2)     3/2/88   POs DS3645-80171     WO 25377 CAL BKR 
            ITE EF3B125(6)     3/14/88  DS3645-08047         WO 25811 CAL BKR 

Dresden    3W FA 2100 (2)     12/21/87  WESCO Elmhurst, IL    I 14174 HLC

Quad Cities W EH 2050 (3)      1/18/88  WESCO Davenport, IA   I 14673 HLC 
                                        D/S5106-259401 
           3W EH2070 (1)       3/10/88  WESCO Davenport, IA   Unknown GEN BKR 
                                        S05106-M031010

Connecticut W HFB 3050 (3)     8/12/87  Economy Elect         I 12585 HLC 
Yankee                                  Manchester, CT 
                                        DS08127-995428
   Mark 
   860590   W STARTER CONTROLS 6/25/87  06157-730176          I 11752  "
            A200M1CAC (13)                   "                         "
            A201K1CA (8)                     "                         "
            A201K2CA (4)                     "                         "
            AN13A (6)                        "                         "
            W HFD 3020 (12)    6/16/87  06167-740072          I 11760  "

Braidwood   W MA3600 (1)       7/15/86  WESCO Elmhurst, IL    I 07721  "
            w/ bell alarm

Ginna       W FA3125 (3)       9/26/84  WESCO Rochester, NY   I 30501 GEN MAG
                                        93095
            W EA2090 (3)          "         "                 I 30371    "
            W FA3125 (3)          "         "                    "       "

Clinton     SD Q0220 (10)      7/18/84  WESCO Peora, IL       I 29708    "
(Baldwin Associates)                    91586

Rancho Seco W JB3100 (2)       8/8/84   WESCO Sacramento, CA  I 29971    "
(SMUD)      W/LINE & LOAD LUGS          90629
            FPE NEF433030 (1)  3/6/87   SMUD                  I 27290 GEN BKR
                                        RN870356713
.                                                       Attachment 1
                                                       IN 88-46, Supplement 1
                                                       July 21, 1988
                                                       Page 2 of 4


Plant or                                Sold to and
Utility     Items (Qty)        Date     Purchase Order Nos.  Invoice1 Company2

SONGS       GE TED134030WL (1) 6/10/88  Southern Ca. Edison  I 102174 ECD 
                                        8B068300 
            IT BQ2B030         6/9/88   8W068023             I 102193 ECD

Lilco       FPE NF631100(2)    6/12/86  Graybar Hauppauge,   I 7297   HLC 
                                        NY(540-BLP901363) 

Mississippi W F2020 (1)        1/30/86  WESCO, Mobile, AL    I 5585   HLC 
Power Co.                               DS-3725-860126 

PG&E        W EH2100 (1)       3/5/86   AMFAC, Stockton, CA  I 6076   HLC 
                                        D7232-8980 
            FPE NE224060(2)    4/11/88  CED, San Luis Obispo,I 15793  HLC 
                                        CA 7605087444D 
            W HMC3800F (1)     1/28/88  7605-D76367D         I 14829  HLC 
            8MC800 (1LOT)        "           "                   "     " 
            LUGS (3)             "           "                   "     " 
            ITE EE3B050(1)    11/3/87   7605D-76116D         I 13783   " 
            EE3B030 (1)          "           "                   "     " 
            W EB3050 (1)      10/2/87   7605-D209190D        I 13333   "
            FPE NE224100 (2)   5/13/88  7605-D87976D         I 16309   "

Detroit Ed. IT EH3B100 (1)     3/18/88  Detroit Ed. Monroe   I 11510  ATS
                                        Pwr plant (190501) 
            SD 989316 (2)     11/23/87  Splane Electric      WO 02160 ATS 
                                        Detroit, MI(111275) 

CECo        IT EF3B070         6/3/87   Graybar Melrose Pk,  I 10684  ATS 
                                        IL  (328M502114CS) 
           3W EH2070 (4)      12/22/87  WESCO Davenport, IA  I 31399  GEN BKR 
                                        WS5106-258143

Consumers   W HDEA2030 (1)     3/30/88  WESCO Lansing, MI    I 11530  ATS 
Power Co.                               DS3255-14766 

Southern    IT FJ3B225 (1)     4/22/88  SCE Construction     I 34435  AC BKR 
Cal. Edison                             Forces (117053L) 
            IT EE3B070 (3)        "     117055L              I 34436      " 
            EE2B100 (1)           "        "                     "        " 
            EE2B050 (2)           "        "                     "        " 
            EE2B030 (1)           "        "                     "        " 
            GE TEF134015 (1)   6/15/78  GESCO El Monte, CA   I 11734  HLC
            W EB2030 (2)       5/2/88   Southern Ca. Edison  I 101586 ECD 
                                        H1238007 
            SD SBW-12          1/28/88  Z0048013             I 100384     " 
            CONTACTOR (1) 
            SD LO-3 CONTACTOR(1)  "         "                    "        "

VEPCO       IT EF3H050 (1)     6/9/88   Electrical Suplrs    WO 28849 CAL BKR 
                                        Norfolk, VA 
                                        1410Q34998 
                
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                                                       IN 88-46, Supplement 1
                                                       July 21, 1988
                                                       Page 3 of 4


Plant or                                Sold to and
Utility    Items (Qty)         Date     Purchase Order Nos.  Invoice1 Company2

Carolina   IT EF3B125 (2)      2/9/88   WESCO Raleigh, NC    WO 24781 CAL BKR 
Power &                                 DS3645-80171 
Light      EF3B125 (2)         2/26/88        "              WO 25377     " 
           EF3B040 (6)         3/11/88  DS3645-08047         WO 25811     " 

Omaha Pub. GE THEF136m1100(2)  1/22/85  GESCO Omaha, NE      I 31695  GEN MAG
Pwr Dist                                86687

Boston Ed. W EH2050 (1)        3/18/85  WESCO Boston, MA     I 32348  GEN MAG

Arkansas   IT E42B020 (2)      1/28/88  Treadway Elect.      WO 24372 CAL BKR 
Power &                                 Little Rock, AR 
Light                                   1217D
           IT QJ2B200 (2)      1/28/88  1215D                WO 24373      " 
           GE TEB122015WL (1)  1/28/88  1216D                WO 24376      " 
           IT QJ2B200 (2)      2/2/88   1245D                WO 24505      " 
           W MCP331000R (4)    2/17/88  1329D                WO 25104      " 
           IT QJ2B200 (2)      2/24/88  1357D                WO 25268      " 
           GE TEB132090WL (1)  3/1/88   1391D                WO 25485      " 
           W MCP431550CR (2)   3/1/88   1392D                WO 25529      " 
           W BAB3060H (1)      3/11/88  1464D                WO 25913      " 
           SD FAL3650-16M (2)  3/31/88  1589D                WO 26447      " 
           IT QJ2B200 (2)      4/8/88   1637D                WO 26707      " 
           IT QP1B020 (2)      5/6/88   1754D                WO 27676      " 
           GE TE111O15 (1)     5/18/88  1805D                WO 28164      " 
           IT QJ2B200 (2)      6/7/88   1869D                WO 28757      " 
           GE TED134060WL (1)  6/16/88  1930D                WO 29038      " 
           W 656D148G03 (1)    3/15/88  1480D                I 52997       " 
           MOTOR OPERATOR 

           IT QJ2B200 (2)      6/7/88   1869D                I 53437       " 
           GE TEB122050WL (1)  6/30/88  19950                I 54164       " 
           GE THED1361OOWL(1) 11/30/87  9975D                WO 22497      "
           GE TED126050 (1)    7/15/87  9324D                WO 18318      "
           IT QJ3B200 (3)      7/31/87  9369D                WO 18774      "
           IT QJ2B200 (3)      7/31/87  9369D                WO 18774      "
           GE THED136060WL (2) 8/7/87   9430D                WO 19041      "
           IT QJ3B200 (1)      8/13/87  9473D                WO 19245      "
           GE THGB2120 (3)     8/7/87   9430D                WO 19041      "
           IT QJ3B200 (6)      8/16/87  9424D                WO 19042      "
           IT QJ2B200 (10)     8/16/87  9424D                WO 19042      "
.                                                       Attachment 1
                                                       IN 88-46, Supplement 1
                                                       July 21, 1988
                                                       Page 4 of 4


Plant or                                Sold to and
Utility    Items (Qty)         Date     Purchase Order Nos.  Invoice1 Company2

Florida    IT JL3B400 (2)     12/23/87  149278               WO 23293 CAL BKR
Power
Corp.

Houston    IT HE9B040 (4)      8/20/87  Aucoin & Miller      WO 19474 CAL BKR
Power &                                 Houston, TX 0153721
Light























                         
Notes:
     1 I - invoice; WO - work order

     2 ATS - ATS Circuit Breakers, Inc 
       CAL BKR - California Breakers, Inc.
       ECD - Electro Components Distributors
       GEN BKR - General Circuit Breakers and Electrical Supply, Inc. 
       GEN MAG - General Magnetics/Electric Wholesale 
       HLC - HLC Electric Supply Co.
       AC BKR - AC Circuit Breaker - Electrical Supply

     3 Shipped to final destination from the distributor 
.                                                       Attachment 2
                                                       IN 88-46, Supplement 1 
                                                       July 21, 1988
                                                       Page 1 of 1

                             LIST OF RECENTLY ISSUED
                            NRC INFORMATION NOTICES 
_____________________________________________________________________________
Information                                  Date of 
Notice No._____Subject_______________________Issuance_______Issued to________

88-51          Failures of Main Steam        7/21/88        All holders of OLs
               Isolation Valves                             or CPs for nuclear
                                                            power reactors.

88-50          Effect of Circuit             7/18/88        All holders of OLs
               Breaker Capacitance                          or CPs for nuclear
               on Availability of                           power reactors.
               Emergency Power

88-49          Marking, Handling,            7/18/88        All holders of OLs
               Control, Storage and                         or CPs for nuclear
               Destruction of Safe-                         power reactors and
               guards Information                           all other licensed
                                                            activities 
                                                            involving a 
                                                            formula quantity 
                                                            of special nuclear
                                                            material.

88-48          Licensee Report of            7/12/88        All holders of OLs
               Defective Refurbished                        or CPs for nuclear
               Valves                                       power reactors.

88-47          Slower-Than-Expected          7/14/88        All holders of OLs
               Rod-Drop Times                               or CPs for PWRs.

88-46          Licensee Report of            7/8/88         All holders of OLs
               Defective Refurbished                        or CPs for nuclear
               Circuit Breakers                             power reactors.

88-45          Problems In Protective        7/7/88         All holders of OLs
               Relay and Circuit                            or CPs for nuclear
               Breaker Coordination                         power reactors.

88-44          Mechanical Binding of         6/24/88        All holders of OLs
               Spring Release Device                        or CPs for nuclear
               in Westinghouse Type                         power reactors.
               DS-416 Circuit Breakers

88-43          Solenoid Valve Problems       6/23/88        All holders of OLs
                                                            or CPs for nuclear
                                                            power reactors.
_____________________________________________________________________________
OL = Operating License
CP = Construction Permit 
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