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Event Notification Report for October 10, 2003

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40234

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General Information or Other Event Number: 40234
Rep Org: FRAMATOME ANP
Licensee: EATON CUTLER HAMMER
Region: 1
City: CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP State: PA
County:
License #:
Agreement: N
Docket:
NRC Notified By: FRAN STARR
HQ OPS Officer: MIKE RIPLEY
Notification Date: 10/09/2003
Notification Time: 11:22 [ET]
Event Date: 10/09/2003
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 10/09/2003
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21 - UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH
Person (Organization):
RONALD BELLAMY (R1)
KERRY LANDIS (R2)
KENNETH O'BRIEN (R3)
WILLIAM JOHNSON (R4)
JACK FOSTER (NRR)

Event Text

PART 21 REPORT

A potential safety condition was reported which may exist with the Eaton Cutler-Hammer Type W Vintage Unit plug in stabs. On July 3, 2003, Framatome ANP, Inc - Electrical Products received from Eaton Cutler-Hammer an Eaton Cutler-Hammer Type W Vintage Unit Product Advisory, dated June 27, 2003. The advisory warns that the condition exists when a unit of a particular Manufacturing Date Code range is withdrawn from a Motor Control Center structure. Under this condition, the clip holding the stab finger in place may dislodge. As a result, the stab finger remains plugged onto the vertical bus until the breaker cable connection forces the stab finger off the bus. The potential of a unit being extracted from live bus may cause arcing or single phasing or risk of personal injury, death or property damage.

On July 3, 2003, Framatome ANP, Inc. - Electrical Products determined that the defective Eaton Cutler-Hammer Type W Vintage Unit Plug in Stabs were supplied as a Safety Related component installed in Safety Related Type W MCC Buckets to only one Nuclear Customer. On July 3, 2003, Framatome ANP, Inc. - Electrical Products notified the Point Beach Nuclear Plant (Nuclear Management Company). Corrective actions implemented by Framatome ANP, Inc. - Electrical Products included the replacement of thirteen (13) Type W Stab Assemblies, with new Type W Stab Assemblies manufactured by Eaton Cutler-Hammer with "updated clips" (clips with wings) at the Point Beach Nuclear Plant Site on July 11, 2003.

Affected Plant:
Point Beach

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