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Information Notice No. 91-31: Nonconforming Magnaflux Magnetic Particle (14AM) Prepared Bath
UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION OFFICE OF NUCLEAR REACTOR REGULATION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555 May 9, 1991 Information Notice No. 91-31: NONCONFORMING MAGNAFLUX MAGNETIC PARTICLE (14AM) PREPARED BATH Addressees: All holders of operating licenses or construction permits for nuclear power reactors. Purpose: This information notice is intended to alert addressees of a product recall notice issued by the Magnaflux division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (Magnaflux), regarding their aerosol cans of fluorescent magnetic particle prepared bath (14AM Magnaglo) (Attachment 1). The recall notice has been transmitted by Magnaflux through its distribution channels; however, all commercial nuclear and industrial end-users may not receive this information. It is expected that recipients will review the 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: While under contract by Consumers Power Company, MQS Inspection, Inc. (MQS), tested some aerosol cans of Magnaflux 14AM Magnaglo in accordance with the American Society for Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (ASME Code), Article 25, Standard SE-709, 1986 edition. MQS found the particle concentration levels of batches 90F12P and 90H01K to be out of compliance with this ASME standard. Subsequently, nondestructive testing personnel of Consumers Power Company performed a particle concentration check on batch 90F12P and confirmed the conclusion of MQS. MQS notified Magnaflux of the deviation on February 11, 1991. On the basis of this information, Magnaflux initiated an investigation on the particle concentration levels of Magnaflux 14AM Magnaglo and, as part of its corrective actions, issued the attached recall notice. Additional information on the Magnaflux recall may be obtained by calling Magnaflux Customer Service at (708) 867-8000. 9105070063 . IN 91-31 May 9, 1991 Page 2 of 2 This information notice requires no specific action or written response. If you have any questions about the information in this notice, please contact one of the technical contacts listed below or the appropriate NRR project manager. Charles E. Rossi, Director Division of Operational Events Assessment Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation Technical Contacts: Joseph J. Petrosino, NRR (301) 492-0979 Nancy Campbell, NRR (301) 492-0836 Attachments: 1. Magnaflux 14AM Aerosol Recall Notice 2. List of Recently Issued NRC Information Notices .
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