United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

ACCESSION #: 9502070188

                                                       VSL
VSL CORPORATION
1671 Dell Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: 408/866-6777
Fax: 408/374-4113

January 30, 1995

U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, D. C. 20555

Attention: Mr. Robert Pettis

Dear Mr. Pettis,

Re:  Crystal River Unit 3, Request for Corrective Action No. RCA 0387

In accordance with 10CFR21. para. 21.21 (c)(4), Notification, we
respectfully submit the following written report:

(i)       Informant:     David T. Swanson, Quality Assurance Program
                         Manager
                         VSL Corporation
                         1671 Dell Avenue
                         Campbell, California 95008

(ii)      Facility:      Crystal River Unit 3

          Component      Nuts, bolts and washers supplied for grease cans
          Supplied:      covering post-tensioned anchorage

(iii)     Vendor:        VSL Corporation (same as (i) above).

(iv)      Defect:        Component supplied as commercial grade, non-
                         safety-related required to be supplied as
                         safety-related with no dedication
                         provided prior to supply; no safety hazard
                         applicable

(v)       Date Notified: Per FPL CAR No.  0387 notice 12/27/94 (attached)

(vi)      Quantities if  N/A (not basic component; isolated case)
          Basic
          Component:

(vii)     Corrective     See attached reply in FPL CAR No. 0387
          Action:

(viii)    Other Notices: No advice related to the defect or failure to
                         comply about the facility, activity or basic
                         component is or will be given to purchasers
                         or licensees as this is an isolated event
                         resulting from procedural consequences and did
                         not nor will not create a safety hazard.

ATLANTA/DALLAS/DENVER/EDMONTON/HONOLULU/MIAMI/MINNEAPOLIS/PHILA
DELPHIA/
RALEIGH / SAN JOSE/SEATTLE / WASHINGTON, DC

Respectfully submitted,

VSL Corporation

David T. Swanson
Quality Assurance Program Manager

cc:  Mr.  Andrew Payne, VSL CEO
     Mr.  Alec Bloem, VSL COO
     Crystal River File

Florida                                                 X  VENDOR
Power               REQUEST FOR CORRECTIVE ACTION      [ ] INTERNAL F
CORPORATION

                                 PART I

RCA NUMBER 0387       1. REQUESTED REPLY DATE     2. P.O. NUMBER (if
                      02/03/95                    applicable) Contract
                                                  #N00668AD/PO
                                                  #L810079D
3. VENDOR/RESPONSIBLE 4. ADDRESS/DEPARTMENT 1671 Dell Avenue, Campbell,
PARTY VSL Corporation                        CA 95008

5. DESCRIPTION OF DEFICIENCY: VSL Corporation furnished commercial grade
/non-safety related studs, nuts and washers for use on safety-related
Crystal River #3 5th year post-tension surveillance program.  The studs,
nuts and washers were purchased by FPC from VSL as safety-related
(Reference Attachment Q ) to FPC Purchase Order L810079D.  During a joint
Utility Audit of VSL Corporation that was performed on December 6-8,
1994, the audit team discovered that VSL had purchased the studs, nuts
aid washers as non-safety related from an unapproved supplier that had
not been audited or evaluated by VSL.  VSL Purchase Order # 226-0013-7242
to Lord & Sons for these items, did not impose the requirements of FPC
Purchase Order Attachment Q (10CFR21).  The items ordered were 3/4" - 10
X 4 1/2" A193-B 7 ATR Studs with matching nuts and washers.

FPC recommends that the following conditions be evaluated by VSL during
the development of your corrective action response: 1) VSL to review for
potential 10CFR21 reportability.  2) Develop and submit for FPC review a
commercial grade dedication procedure.  3) Provide a positive corrective
action plan that identifies the cause, corrective action to correct this
condition and actions to prevent recurrence.

6. REQUIREMENT 10CFR50 Appendix 6 sections 4, 5, & 7.  FPC Contract
N00668AD, item 4 (6) (7).  Purchase Order #L810079D Attachment Q
(10CFR21) requirement.

7. ORIGINATOR                           8. QPD SUPERVISOR:
Charles G. Barbour  DATE 12/23/94       C. D. Oberndorfer   DATE 12/23/94

                                 PART II

                         CORRECTIVE ACTION REPLY

9. CAUSE AND EXTENT OF PROBLEM VSL normally furnishes this material for
the same application, as commercial grade, non-safety related, for all
other nuclear customers.  For Florida Power however, these should have
been first dedicated for safety-related prior to supply.  This
discrepancy was unintentional, presents no safety hazard and is an
isolated instance.  To comply with requirements, additional bolts will be
supplied for testing under the program for commercial grade dedication.

10. CORRECTION ACTION TO PREVENT RECURRENCE The commercial grade
dedication procedure is attached and will be used during future
procurements of this nature.  The individual involved has been informed
of the situation and understands the requirements.  Future personnel will
also be indoctrinated through Q.A. in the processing of orders to assure
the commercial grade procedure is correctly implemented.  The NRC was
notified of this event as required in 10CFR21 (copy attached).

11. DATE CORRECTIVE ACTION    12. RESPONSIBLE MANAGER   TITLE    DATE
WILL BE COMPLETED             David T. Swanson          Q.A.P.M.
 02/03/95

                                PART III

REVIEW OF CORRECTIVE ACTION

13.

                              14. QPD ACCEPTANCE & CLOSEOUT      DATE

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