Event Notification Report for June 29, 2021
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
EVENT REPORTS FOR
06/28/2021 - 06/29/2021
Event Number: 55300
Rep Org: Paragon Energy Solutions
Licensee: Paragon Energy Solutions
City: Ft. Worth State: TX
NRC Notified By: Tracy Bolt
HQ OPS Officer: Donald Norwood
Notification Date: 06/10/2021
Notification Time: 15:56 [ET]
Event Date: 06/08/2021
Event Time: 00:00 [CDT]
Last Update Date: 06/28/2021
Emergency Class: Non Emergency
10 CFR Section:
21.21(d)(3)(i) - Defects And Noncompliance
DRAKE, JAMES (R4)
MILLER, MARK (R2DO)
PART 21/50.55 REACTORS, - (EMAIL)
EN Revision Imported Date: 6/29/2021
EN Revision Text: PART 21 INITIAL REPORT - DEVIATION IDENTIFIED IN BOLTING UTILIZED TO MAINTAIN SEISMIC QUALIFICATION:
"Pursuant to 10 CFR 21.21 (d)(3)(i), Paragon Energy Solutions is providing initial notification of the identification of a deviation.
"Condition that requires evaluation:
"NLI 280-ton Custom Chillers, Serial Numbers XHX-0001A / XHX-0001B / XHX-0001C. The Chillers were originally supplied by Nuclear Logistics under PO: NU-02SR726683 in 2010.
"The original seismic qualification was questioned by plant personnel related to the size of the bolting utilized for the diagonal cross braces on the two lower chiller frames. Paragon performed a review and additional analysis of the original qualification report. It was confirmed that the bolting which was utilized to install the pinned diagonal braces on the condenser and compressor frame sections does not have a sufficient load bearing capacity to support the application loading during a seismic event.
"The upset and emergency loading for the diagonal brace is 5.59 kip and 8.59 kip, respectively. Compared to the load capacity of 2.32 kip and 3.09 kip for upset and emergency, respectively, for the 3/8" bolt in single-shear configuration with threads included in the shear plane.
"This condition does not affect normal operation of the chiller. However, this deviation has the potential to impact the ability to maintain structural integrity during a seismic event.
"Date of Discovery: 6/8/2021
"Formal notification will be submitted on or before 7/8/2021.
"Paragon contact: Tracy Bolt, Chief Nuclear Officer, Paragon Energy Solutions, 817-284-0077, firstname.lastname@example.org."
This equipment was supplied to V.C. Summer Nuclear Station.
* * * UPDATE FROM TRACY BOLT TO DONALD NORWOOD ON 6/28/2021 AT 1459 EDT * * *
The following information was recevied via E-mail:
"Pursuant to 10 CFR 21.21(b), Paragon Energy Solutions, LLC is providing written notification of the identification of a deviation. On 6/24/2021, Paragon has determined that we do not have the capability to perform the evaluation to determine if the deviation, if left uncorrected, could create a substantial safety hazard. VC Summer has been notified within five working days of this determination so that they can evaluate the deviation or failure to comply, pursuant to 10 CFR 21.21(a).
"Condition that requires evaluation: NLI 280-ton Custom Chillers, Serial Numbers XHX-0001A / XHX-0001B / XHX-0001C. The Chillers were originally supplied by NLI to VC Summer station under PO: NU-02SR726683 in 2010. Ref. P21-06102021-IN, Rev. 0 (ML21174A009)
"Name and address of the individual or individuals informing the Commission: Tracy Bolt, Chief Nuclear Officer. Paragon Energy Solutions, LLC, 7410 Pebble Drive, Ft. Worth, TX 76118."
Notified R2DO (Miller), R4DO (Werner), and the Part 21/50.55 Reactors E-mail group.
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