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Event Notification Report for September 9, 2009

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** EVENT NUMBERS **


45325 45332 45333

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General Information or Other Event Number: 45325
Rep Org: MA RADIATION CONTROL PROGRAM
Licensee: ACT ELECTRONICS
Region: 1
City: HUDSON State: MA
County:
License #: G0317
Agreement: Y
Docket: 09-8637
NRC Notified By: JOHN SUMARES
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 09/03/2009
Notification Time: 11:25 [ET]
Event Date: 09/01/2009
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/03/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
AGREEMENT STATE
Person (Organization):
JAMES DWYER (R1DO)
ANGELA MCINTOSH (FSME)
ILTAB via email ()

This material event contains a "Less than Cat 3" level of radioactive material.

Event Text

AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MISSING STATIC ELIMINATOR DEVICES

The following report was received via fax from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:

"In 2009, the Agency [Commonwealth of Massachusetts] billed the general licensee for the 2008 annual fee. The licensee was unresponsive and attempts to contact the licensee failed. On 9/1/09, the Agency discovered a published article in 'Business Week' that reported that the licensee, ACT Electronics, filed for bankruptcy in August 2008. Agency records indicate the licensee received these devices [static eliminators] in March 2007 and October 2007. The Agency contacted the manufacturer of the static eliminator devices, NRD Inc., and confirmed that the devices were not returned to the manufacturer. The Agency has declared the static eliminator devices as 'missing'."

Manufacturer: NRD, Inc.
Model #: P-2021
Serial Number: A2FL283, A2FW008, and AF2W009.

Sources: (3) Polonium 210, 10 mCi each.

MA Report No.: 09-8637

THIS MATERIAL EVENT CONTAINS A "LESS THAN CAT 3" LEVEL OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL

Sources that are "Less than IAEA Category 3 sources," are either sources that are very unlikely to cause permanent injury to individuals or contain a very small amount of radioactive material that would not cause any permanent injury. Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could possibly - although it is unlikely - temporarily injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were close to it for a period of many weeks.

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General Information or Other Event Number: 45332
Rep Org: FLOWSERVE US INC.
Licensee: FLOWSERVE US INC.
Region: 1
City: RALEIGH State: NC
County:
License #:
Agreement: Y
Docket:
NRC Notified By: ROBERT D. BARRY
HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER
Notification Date: 09/08/2009
Notification Time: 15:30 [ET]
Event Date: 09/08/2009
Event Time: [EDT]
Last Update Date: 09/08/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
21.21 - UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH
Person (Organization):
MARK RING (R3DO)
NRR PART 21 COORD. ()

Event Text

PART 21 NOTIFICATION - SOLENOID VALVE MAY NOT PERFORM ITS FUNCTION

On July 13, 2009 Flowserve US Inc. Raleigh, NC was notified by Exelon - Byron Nuclear Power Station that they identified a potential problem with a Borg-Warner (BW/IP) Solenoid Valve (BW/IP Part No. 86868) received by Exelon as it was being tested by their Electrical Maintenance Technician. Flowserve conducted an evaluation of the issue.

Flowserve's evaluation discovered that there existed dimensional deviations on the valve body parts that may cause the Solenoid Valve not to perform its intended function. Flowserve inventory discovered that the dimensional deviation also existed on 8 body parts in the current inventory and it was determined that this part was produced by the same subcontracted machining supplier since 2004. This renders the Solenoid Valve Body parts suspect from that time. This Solenoid Valve Body part is used in Solenoid Valve assembly models identified by the following Borg-Warner / Flowserve Part numbers:

86868 - Solenoid Valve Assembly - Normally Open;
86868-1 - Solenoid Valve Assembly - Normally Closed;
90628 - Solenoid Valve Assembly - Normally Open;
90638-1 - Solenoid Valve Assembly - Normally Closed.

"Based upon Flowserve, Raleigh information, Solenoid Valve Assemblies with the above model / part numbers have been provided to the following licensees and purchasers as Safety - Related products:

Exelon Company - Byron Station:
P.O. 00000375 REL 13388 Qty.: 3 each;
P.O. 00000375 REL 13573 Qty.: 3 each;
P.O. 00000375 REL 13613 Qty.: 3 each;
P.O. 00000375 REL 13650 Qty.: 2 each.

Exelon Company - Braidwood Station:
P.O. 00000375 REL 13439 Qty.: 1 each;
P.O. 00000375 REL 13514 Qty.: 1 each;
P.O. 00000375 REL 13522 Qty.: 1 each;
P.O. 00000375 REL 13566 Qty.: 8 each;
P.O. 00000375 REL 13661 Qty.: 2 each.

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power:
P.O. U050425333 Qty,: 6 each.

Control Components Inc.:
P.O. 304835 Qty.: 2 each;
P.O. 306820 Qty.: 6 each.

"As Flowserve, Raleigh is not capable of determining if the defect could cause a substantial safety hazard based upon the service application which the Solenoid Valve Assembly may be used in. The licensees / purchasers of the subject Solenoid Valve Assembly will need to evaluate their applications to make this determination.

"Flowserve, Raleigh is in the process of manufacturing the Solenoid Valve Assembly Bodies and will rebuild the Solenoid Valve Assemblies as they are returned by the licensees / purchasers. Please contact Gary Shaw (919-831-3331) or Edna Ulsamar (919-831-3331) to obtain a Return Material Authorization."

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Power Reactor Event Number: 45333
Facility: QUAD CITIES
Region: 3 State: IL
Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
RX Type: [1] GE-3,[2] GE-3
NRC Notified By: RYAN MEREMA
HQ OPS Officer: DONG HWA PARK
Notification Date: 09/08/2009
Notification Time: 23:56 [ET]
Event Date: 09/08/2009
Event Time: 20:10 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 09/09/2009
Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
10 CFR Section:
50.72(b)(2)(i) - PLANT S/D REQD BY TS
Person (Organization):
MARK RING (R3DO)

Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
1 N Y 100 Power Operation 55 Power Operation

Event Text

REACTOR SHUTDOWN REQUIRED BY TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS DUE TO AN UNISOLABLE LEAK IN A CORE SPRAY MINIMUM FLOW LINE

"On September 8, 2009, during performance of quarterly Core Spray (CS) system flow rate testing, a pinhole leak was identified in the 1B Core Spray Minimum Flow Line. The pinhole leak is located just downstream of the 1B CS minimum flow valve (1-1402-38B) and cannot be isolated from primary containment.

"At 1935, hours it was determined that structural integrity of the piping could not be assured. Technical Specification 3.6.1.1, Required Action B.1, was entered and a plant shutdown was initiated at 2010 hours.

"In addition, the 1B Core Spray system was declared inoperable. All other ECCS systems remain operable. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified.

"This event is being reported under 50.72(b)(2)(i) due to the initiation of a shutdown required by the plant's Technical Specifications."

The licensee estimates reactor shutdown will be achieved at 0130 CDT.

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