United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Morning Report for November 21, 2002




                       Headquarters Daily Report

			  NOVEMBER 21, 2002

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Licensee/Facility:                     Notification:

Part 21 Database                       MR Number: H-02-0097
Facility: C&D TECHNOLOGIES (CORRECTION)     Date: 11/21/02


Subject: Correction - Part 21 - Incorrect welds found in recently
         fabricated battery racks

Discussion:

VENDOR: C&D Technologies            PT21 FILE NO: m2-29-0

DATE OF DOCUMENT: 10/11/02          ACCESSION NUMBER: ml022900283

SOURCE DOCUMENT: LETTER             REVIEWER: RORP, J. Dozier

On November 18, 2002, Morning Report H-02-0094 was issued concerning
incorrect welds found in recently fabricated battery racks.  The MR
incorrectly stated "fuel" racks and it should have read "battery" racks.
Below is the correction:

C&D Technologies, a vendor of battery racks, reported that a series of
welds joining the horizontal cross beam to the vertical member of the
frame were not welded correctly during fabrication of two single tier
battery racks for the Prairie Island nuclear facility. The incorrect
welds may affect the seismic qualification of the rack. These defects
were identified before installation, thus the racks were not installed at
Prairie Island. The vendor is undertaking corrective action to ensure
that future racks will not have this defect.

Contact:    J. Dozier, NRR
            301-415-1014
            E-mail: jxd@nrc.gov




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