United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

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ACCESSION #: 9506200302

RGE

ROCHESTER GAS AND ELECTRIC CORPORATION o
89 EAST AVENUE, ROCHESTER, N.Y.  14649-0001

                                                  TELEPHONE
                                             AREA CODE 716 546-2700

                                        June 16, 1995

U.S.  Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Operations Center
Facsimile Number 301-816-5151
Telephone Number 301-816-5100

Subject:       Initial Notification of 10 CFR Part 21 Defect
               R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant
               Docket No. 50-244

In accordance with 10 CFR Part 21, Reporting of Defects and
Noncompliance, Section 21 (c) (3) (i), which requires "Initial
notification by facsimile", the enclosed initial notification is
provided.  Written notification, in accordance with 10 CFR Part 21,
Section 21 (c) (3) (ii), will be provided by July 14, 1995.

                                        Very truly yours,

                                        Joseph A. Widay

Enclosure

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                 10CFR21 INITIAL FACSIMILE NOTIFICATION

I.        NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE INDIVIDUAL INFORMING THE COMMISSION:

               NAME:     Joseph A. Widay
                         Plant Manager

               ADDRESS:  Rochester Gas & Electric Corporation
                         89 East Avenue
                         Rochester, New York 14645

II.       IDENTIFICATION OF THE FACILITY, THE ACTIVITY, OR THE BASIC
          COMPONENT SUPPLIED FOR SUCH FACILITY WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY OR
          CONTAINS A DEFECT:

          The facility is the R. E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant.  The basic
          component is the Service Water outlet valve AOV-4561 (Fisher
          Series 7600 valve) for the Containment Recirculation Fan
          Coolers.  This is an air-operated butterfly valve.

III.      IDENTIFICATION OF THE FIRM CONSTRUCTING THE FACILITY OR
          SUPPLYING THE BASIC COMPONENT WHICH FAILS TO COMPLY OR
CONTAINS
          A DEFECT:

          The butterfly valve was manufactured by:

               Fisher Controls Co.
               c/o Northeast Controls Inc.
               60 John Glenn Dr.
               Suite 104
               Amherst, NY 14228

          NOTE:     This valve was purchased commercial-grade and
                    commercially-dedicated by Rochester Gas & Electric

IV.       NATURE OF THE DEFECT OR FAILURE TO COMPLY AND THE SAFETY
HAZARD
          WHICH IS CREATED OR COULD BE CREATED BY SUCH DEFECT OR FAILURE
          TO COMPLY:

          The valve was supplied as an "air-to-open" valve instead of an
          "air-to-close" valve. (Note: the original air-actuator was not
          replaced.)  The safety hazard that could be created by such a
          defect is the loss of Service Water to the Containment
          Recirculation Fan Coolers.

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V.        THE DATE ON WHICH THE INFORMATION OF SUCH DEFECT OR FAILURE TO
          COMPLY WAS OBTAINED:

          The information was obtained on April 18, 1995.

VI.       IN THE CASE OF A BASIC COMPONENT WHICH CONTAINS A DEFECT OR
          FAILS TO COMPLY, THE NUMBER AND LOCATION OF ALL SUCH
COMPONENTS
          IN USE AT, SUPPLIED FOR, OR BEING SUPPLIED FOR GINNA STATION:

          There was one valve (AOV-4561) procured, and this valve was
          then installed in the Intermediate Building at Ginna Station.

VII.      THE CORRECTIVE ACTION WHICH HAS BEEN, IS BEING, OR WILL BE
          TAKEN; THE NAME OF THE INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION RESPONSIBLE
          FOR THE ACTION; AND THE LENGTH OF TIME THAT HAS BEEN OR WILL BE
          TAKEN TO COMPLETE THE ACTION:

          Corrective action is complete.  This action required altering
          the actuator lever which resulted in the valve functioning
          correctly.  Rochester Gas & Electric maintenance department was
          responsible for these actions.

VIII.     ANY ADVICE RELATED TO THE DEFECT OR FAILURE TO COMPLY ABOUT
THE
          FACILITY, ACTIVITY, OR BASIC COMPONENT THAT HAS BEEN, IS BEING,
          OR WILL BE GIVEN TO PURCHASERS OR LICENSEES:

          This valve was purchased as a replacement for a specific
          numbered item.  The original engineering requirements
          stipulated "air-to-close" operation.  The commercial-dedication
          critical characteristics did not verify "air-to-close"
          operation.

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