United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

DIAMOND H TESTING              29248 08-27-95 OTH
LICENSEE: INDUSTRIAL NUCLEAR                 
SITE: .DIAMOND H TESTING             .        EN NUMBER:29248
DOCKET:                                  EVENT DATE: 08-27-95
RX TYPE:                                 EVENT TIME: 00:00
VENDORS:                                NOTIFY DATE: 08-28-95
EMERGENCY CLASS: N/A  REGION: 4 STATE: CA      TIME: 16:41
OPS OFFICER: RUDY KARSCH              
10 CFR SECTION: CCCC  21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH

DIAMOND H TESTING OF POCATELLO, IDAHO, REPORTED TWO DEFECTS      
WITHIN TWO DAYS IN SOURCE CONNECTORS PROVIDED BY INDUSTRIAL      
NUCLEAR CORP OF SAN LEANDRO, CA.  THE PROBLEM IS A DEFECTIVE     
SOURCE CONNECTOR ON A RADIOGRAPHY CAMERA.                        
                                                                 
BALL CONNECTORS BROKE OFF DRIVE CABLES ON 8/25 AND 8/27, 1995.   
IN BOTH INSTANCES THE SOURCES WERE RECOVERED.  THE BREAK SEEMS TO
BE CAUSED BY A MANUFACTURING DEFECT IN THE CONNECTOR.  DIAMOND H 
WILL SHIP THE BROKEN PARTS TO INDUSTRIAL NUCLEAR FOR TESTING AND 
EVALUATION.  THIS EVENT WAS ALSO REPORTED TO REGION 4.           

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