United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for July 11, 2000

                       Headquarters Daily Report

                         JULY 11, 2000

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                    REPORT             NEGATIVE            NO INPUT
                    ATTACHED           INPUT RECEIVED      RECEIVED

HEADQUARTERS        X
REGION I                               X
REGION II           X
REGION III                             X
REGION IV                              X
PRIORITY ATTENTION REQUIRED  MORNING REPORT - HEADQUARTERS JULY 11, 2000

Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Part 21 Database                       MR Number: H-00-0041
Swagelok                               Date: 07/11/00


Subject: Supplement to Morning Report H-99-0093 dated November 1, 1999 -
         Part 21 - Potential Crack in Tube Fitting Seat


Discussion:

In addition to the plants identified in our original Morning Report,
H-99-0093 dated November 1, 1999, Swagelok Company has noted that Florida
Power and Light Company received the identified parts and that the
Susquehanna, North Anna, Duane Arnold and San Onofre plants are also
affected.

Contact:    Robert Benedict, NRR
            301-415-1157
            Email: rab1@nrc.gov
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Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Part 21 Database                       MR Number: H-00-0042
Peco Power Labs                        Date: 07/11/00
Coatesville,Pennsylvania

Subject: Part 21 - Improper calibration of VOTES clamps

Discussion:

VENDOR: PECO Power Labs                 PT21 FILE NO: mm-16-0

DATE OF DOCUMENT: 05/26/00              ACCESSION NUMBER: ml003719593

SOURCE DOCUMENT: LETTER                 REVIEWER: REXB, D. Skeen

The valve testing vendor, PECO Power Labs, a subsidiary of PECO Energy
Company, reported a deviation within their operations regarding the
calibration of instrumentation for measuring valve stem deflection as
part of the Valve Operation Test and Evaluation System (VOTES).
Calibration of the VOTES clamp, performed by a specific technician, was
not completed in accordance with prescribed calibration requirements. The
calibration process requires that 30 test points be measured during
simulated application of load using the calibration fixture. The
technician measured only 10 of 30 test points for as-found data.
Consequently, the sensitivity of the VOTES clamp was based on an average
of 10 test point readings rather than the required 30 test points.

The vendor evaluated the adequacy of taking 10 readings instead of 30 and
determined that 30 readings provide an increased confidence level but
would not assure greater accuracy. As long as the 10 readings are within
tolerance for the subject clamp, the accuracy of the system is within
tolerance. The calibrations performed by the technician were determined
to be acceptable after the vendor re-calibrated a random sample of some
of the clamps calibrated by the technician and found them to be within
tolerance.

The vendor notified the two potentially affected plants, Indian Point 3
and Fitzpatrick, whose clamps were calibrated by the technician, and
offered to re-calibrate the VOTES clamps at no charge.

The NRC will post ensuing reports on this subject on its website at
http://www.nrc.gov/NRC/PUBLIC/PART21/2000.

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Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

                                       MR Number: 2-00-0013
Westinghouse Electric Corporation      Date: 07/11/00
Columbia,South Carolina
Dockets: 07001151 License No: SNM-1107
URANIUM FUEL FABRICATION

Subject: NEW PLANT MANAGER

Discussion:

On July 7, 2000, Westinghouse corporate management appointed
Mr. Robert Monley plant manager of the Columbia Fuel Fabrication
Facility.  This appointment follows a reorganization in February 2000
that named former plant manager Mr. Jack Allen as Vice President of
U. S. Manufacturing.  Since the reorganization, Mr. Allen had been
serving as acting plant manager and Mr. Monley had been Deputy Plant
Manager.

Contact:  D. Ayres                   (404)562-4718
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