United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

ACCESSION #: 9509200375

GENERAL INFORMATION or OTHER                 EVENT NUMBER: 29328

LICENSEE: CANADIAN WORCESTER CONTROLS LTD  NOTIFICATION DATE:
09/13/95
    CITY: SCARBOROUGH         REGION: 0    NOTIFICATION TIME: 17:31 [ET]
  COUNTY:                      STATE:      EVENT DATE:        09/13/95
LICENSE#:                  AGREEMENT:      EVENT TIME:        00:00[   ]
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                                                  NOTIFICATIONS

NRC NOTIFIED BY:  KOTACK
HQ OPS OFFICER:   CHAUNCEY GOULD           VERN HODGE            NRR

EMERGENCY CLASS:  NOT APPLICABLE
10 CFR SECTION:
NINF                INFORMATION ONLY
CCCC 21.21          UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH

                               EVENT TEXT

CANADIAN WORCESTER CONTROLS LTD REPORTED THAT IT SUPPLIED 3/4" BALL
VALVES TO COMANCHE PEAK AND BRUNSWICK POWER PLANTS THAT WERE
DEFECTIVE.

THE VALVES WHICH WERE SUPPLIED BY CANADIAN WORCESTER CONTROLS LTD
(CWCL)
CONTAIN BOLTING THAT ORIGINATED FROM A HEAT LOT CHARGE THAT
CONTAINED A
DEFECTIVE PRODUCT.  THE SUSPECT MATERIAL IS A 3/8" - 16 SA 193 B7 HEX
CAPSCREW PRODUCT MARKETING B7, C, TS6, S5.  PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION
BY
THE FASTENER SUPPLIER (CARDINAL INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS) HAS REVEALED
THAT AS
MANY AS 25% OF THE FASTENERS FROM THE HEAT LOT CHARGE MAY HAVE
MECHANICAL
PROPERTIES BELOW THE SPECIFIED MINIMUM.  A TEST BLANK FROM THE
AFFECTED
HEAT LOT WAS ORDERED BY CWCL AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE, AND THE
SUBSEQUENT
TESTING BY AN INDEPENDENT LAB PROVIDED RESULTS WHICH MEET THE
MATERIAL
SPECIFICATION REQUIREMENT.

     Worcester Controls                                A BTR Company

13 September 1995

NRC Operations Centre
Document Control Desk
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555
Facsimile No: (301) 816-5151

FROM:     Canadian Worcester Controls Ltd
          Glenn Kotack, C.E.T.

SUBJECT:  10 CFR Part 21 Notification Reporting of Defects and
          Noncompliance

EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: 3/4" ASME Section III Class 2 Ball Valves

EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED BY: Canadian Worcester Controls Ltd.

NATURE OF DEFECT:   The bell valves contain pressure boundary bolting
                    which has been identified by our fastener supplier
                    (Cardinal Industrial Products) as originating from a
                    heat lot charge that contained defective product.

                    Notification of this defect was received September
                    12/1995 from B & G Manufacturing who purchased the
                    name and certain assets of Cardinal Industrial
                    Products, Limited Partnership.  The defective product
                    was processed and sold while the assets were owned by
                    the former owners.  Copy of the notification from B &
                    G is attached.

LOCATION OF COMPONENTS: See attached for details.

CORRECTIVE ACTION:  Has been initiated by Cardinal Industrial Products,
                    Nuclear Division of B & G Manufacturing Co., Inc.
                    and reported to the NRC as per attached notification.

Glenn Kotack, C.E.T.
Quality Assurance Manager

c.c: Authorized Inspection Agency
     Ontario Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations
     Pressure Vessels Safety Branch
     Mr. Larry Calvert - ANIS

       CANADIAN WORCESTER CONTROLS LIMITED, 20 MID-DOMINION ACRES,
                SCARBOROUGH, ONT. M1S 4A5 PHONE 298-1671

     Worcester Controls                                A BTR Company

13 September 1995

To:  T.U. Electric Company
     Skyway Tower
     400 N. Olive Street, LB 81
     Dallas, Texas 75021

Attention:     Executive Vice President
               Nuclear Engineering and Operations
           cc: Danny Leigh, Procurement Overview Supervisor

From:          Glenn Kotack, Quality Assurance Manager

Subject:       10 CFR Part 21 Notification Reporting of Defects and
               Noncompliance

Location of Installation:  Comanche Peak SES, Glen Rose, Texas

Item Affected:      3/4" ASME Section III Class 2, Ball Valves

P.O. & Item No.:    S0139740 6S2 item 01 (TU #347941)

Quantity:           4 Serial Number N94-0114-9, -10, -11 & -12

Shipment Date:      8 December 1995

Please be advised that the above referenced valves that were supplied by
Canadian Worcester Controls Ltd contain bolting that originated from a
heat lot charge that contained defective product.

The details of the suspect material is as follows:
     3/8" - 16 SA 193 B7 Hex Capscrew
     Product Marking B7, C, TS6, S5

The preliminary investigation by our fastener supplier has revealed that
as many as 25% of the fasteners from the heat lot charge may have
mechanical properties below the specified minimum.

A test blank from the affected heat lot was ordered by CWCL at the time
of purchase and subsequent testing by an independent laboratory provided
results which meet the material specification requirement (copy
attached).

Glenn Kotack, C.E.T
Quality Assurance Manager

       CANADIAN WORCESTER CONTROLS LIMITED, 20 MID-DOMINION ACRES,
                SCARBOROUGH, ONT. M1S 4A5 PHONE 298-1671

     Worcester Controls                                A BTR Company

13 September 1995

To:  Carolina Power and Light Company
     Brunswick Plant
     P.O. Box 10429
     Southport, NC 28461

Attention:     William R. Campbell
               Site Vice President
          c.c: Carl G. Hensley - Senior Vendor Surveillance Specialist
               Troy Ellis - Purchasing Agent

From:          Glenn Kotack, Quality Assurance Manager

Subject:       10 CFR Part 21 Notification Reporting of Defects and
               Noncompliance

Location of Installation:  Brunswick Plant

Item Affected:      3/4" ASME Section III Class 2, Ball Valves

P.O. & Item No.:    8A4135CJ Item 01 (CP&L #740-509-23)

Quantity:           4 Serial Number N94-0121-1, -2, -3 & -4

Shipment Date:      31 March 1995

Please be advised that the above referenced valves that were supplied by
Canadian Worcester Controls Ltd contain bolting that originated from a
heat lot charge that contained defective product.

The details of the suspect material is as follows:
     3/8" - 16 SA 193 B7 Hex Capscrew
     Product Marking B7, C, TS9, S4

The preliminary investigation by our fastener supplier has revealed that
as many as 25% of the fasteners from the heat lot charge may have
mechanical properties below the specified minimum.

Glenn Kotack, C.E.T
Quality Assurance Manager

       CANADIAN WORCESTER CONTROLS LIMITED, 20 MID-DOMINION ACRES,
                SCARBOROUGH, ONT. M1S 4A5 PHONE 298-1671

     B&G                 Home Office:
Manufacturing Company
                         3067 Unionville Pike
                         Hartfield, PA 19440
                         215-822-1925

                                             September 5, 1995

Canadian Worcester Controls
Glen Kotak, QA Manager
20 Mid Dominion Acres
Scarborough, Ontario  Canada M1S 4AS

Dear Mr. Kotak:

As previously announced, on July 10, 1995, B&G Manufacturing Co., Inc.
purchased the name and certain other assets of Cardinal Industrial
Products, L.P. (Limited Partnership).  B&G acquired these assets with
plans of beginning its own nuclear fastener business under the Cardinal
name at the Las Vegas location and of conducting new operations as a
division of B&G.

B&G has recently learned of a defect in three heat lots of inventory that
were processed and sold while the assets were owned and operated by the
former owner.  Because B&G values its relationship with you, B&G is
disseminating these findings by means of the attached "10 CFR Part 21"
notification to you as a purchaser of material from these lots (even
though the products in question were processed and sold by the former
owner and thus are not the responsibility of B&G).

Preliminary analysis suggests that a portion of the inventory lot in
question was insufficiently heat treated at the Cardinal facility.  The
heat treating equipment, which B&G acquired, has not been and will not be
utilized until we have fully investigated the situation; furthermore, we
have suspended shipping any material that was heat treated at the
facility.

B&G's customers know us for our excellent and reliable service, which we
hope to bring to the nuclear fastener industry through our acquisition of
the Cardinal assets.  We are confident that our manufacturing experience
and resources will make a difference.

Even though the obligation for statutory notifications remains with the
former ownership (the limited partnership), B&G intends to investigate
the situation thoroughly.  We will keep you appraised of our progress and
hope that we can earn your trust.

                              Sincerely yours,

                              William A. Edmonds
                              President

Supplies of:   Bolts - Nuts - Studs - Threaded Rods - Machined Specials

Service Centers:    6870 N. Fatham St.       10231 General Dr.
                    Portland, OR 97217       Orlando, FL  32824
                    503-286-6601             407-857-5858

                    4660 Pine Timbers
                    Houston, TX  77041
                    215-822-1925

Cardinal
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS

3873 Wet Oquendo - Las Vegas, Nevada 89118-3098
(702) 739-1968 o Fax (702) 739-1860

Date:  September 5, 1995

Customers Name:     Canadian Worcester Controls
                    20 Mid Dominion Acres, Scarborough
                    Ontario, Canada  M1S 4AS

Attention:          Glen Kotack, QA Manager

From:          David Z. Hathcock, Quality Assurance Manager

Subject:       10 CFR Part 21 notification reporting of Defects and
               Noncompliance.

Reference:     Description 3/8-16 x 1 1/16 A193 B7 Hex Capscrew
               Purchase order  C4968    Line Item 1    Qty.  100
               Product Marking  B7.C.TS9.S4  Shipment Date 2/20/95
Reference:     Description  3/8-16 x 7/8 A193 B7 Hex Capscrew
               Purchase order  C4846  Line Item  2  Qty.  100
               Product Marking B7.C.TS6.S5  Shipment Date  11/28/94
Reference:     Description  3/8-16 x 1 A193 B7 Hex Capscrew
               Purchase order  C4846  Line Item  3  Qty.  50
               Product Marking  B7.C.TS6.S5  Shipment Date  11/28/94
Reference:     Description  3/8 x 6 A193 B7 Hex Capscrew Blank
               Purchase order  C4857    Line Item  1  Qty.  1
               Product Marking B7.C.TS6.S5  Shipment Date  11/28/94

Please be advised that the above referenced fasteners that were supplied
to you by Cardinal Industrial Products L.P. originated from a heat lot
charge that contained defective product.

                                                              Page 2 of 2

This discrepancy was discovered during a customer's receipt inspection,
B&G Manufacturing Co., Inc's Cardinal Industrial Products division, which
earlier this year purchased certain assets from Cardinal Industrial
Products, L.P. including the name, has conducted an preliminary internal
investigation which has confirmed that as many as 25% of the fasteners
from the heat lot charge may have mechanical properties below the
specified minimums.

Early indications suggest that the discrepancies resulted from inadequate
heat treatment.  A comprehensive investigation is being conducted to
determine the exact cause of the problem.  We will provide a detailed
report within sixty (60) days.

This notification is provided by B&G as a service to its current
customers who may have purchased this product from the prior owner, so
that you can conduct an evaluation to determine if this product defect
creates a substantial safety hazard in accordance with 10 CFR Part 21
paragraph 21.21 (a)(1)(ii) and (b)(1).  We have reported this problem to
the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)  Inquiries may be directed to me
at (702) 739-1966, Fax (702) 739-1960.

cc:  customer file

                                Cambridge

                        materials testing limited

                           1177 Franklin Blvd,
                         Cambridge, Ont. N1R 7W4
                Tel: (519) 621-6600  Fax: (519) 621-6082

Laboratory No. 116035-1994                   Date: December 16, 1994

Report for: Canadian Worcester Controls
Attention : Eric de Souza                         Customer P.O.# : 5070

Specimen  :
3/8" Dia. x 6" Lg Hex Head Cap Screw Blank, Heat Code: TS6
Material  : ASME SA193 B7, C.E.D.: 1983 Edition, Summer 1984
Addenda Thru to 1992 Edition 1993 Addenda

                          Chemical Test Results

                                                  SA193 Grade B7
                              RESULT              SPECIFICATION

          Total Carbon        0.40 %              0.37 - 0.49%

          Manganese           0.86 %              0.65 - 1.10%

          Phosphorus          0.020 %             0.035% maximum

          Sulphur             0.013 %             0.040% maximum

          Silicon             0.25  %             0.15 - 0.35%

          Chromium            0.94  %             0.75 - 1.20%

          Molybdenum          0.21  %             0.15 - 0.25%

The above analysis satisfies the chemical composition limits of ASME
SA193 grade B7 steel.

Chemical analysis performed according to ASTM E1019-93, E1097-93
(modified) and E1479-92.

This report is subject to the following
terms and conditions:  1. This report
relates only to the specimen provided
and there is no representation or         Cambridge Materials Testing
warranty that it applies to similar       Limited
substances or materials or the bulk of
which the specimen is a part.  2. The     Per
contents of this report is for the           QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER
information of the customer identified
above only and it shall not be reprinted  Per
or published in whole or in part or                         TECHNICIAN
disclosed to any other party without the
prior written consent of Cambridge
Materials Testing Limited.  3. The name
Cambridge Materials Testing Limited shall
not be used in connection with the specimen
reported on or any substance or materials
similar to that specimen without the prior
written consent of Cambridge Materials
Testing Limited.  4. Neither Cambridge
Materials Testing Limited nor any of its
employees shall be responsible for any
claims, loss or damages arising in
consequence of reliance on this report or
any default, error or omission in its
preparation or the tests conducted.  5.
Specimens retained 3 months from date of
test and then disposed of unless instructed
otherwise.

FORM 600  4/92

                                Cambridge

                        materials testing limited

                           1177 Franklin Blvd,
                         Cambridge, Ont. N1R 7W4
                Tel: (519) 621-6600  Fax: (519) 621-6082

Laboratory No. 116035-1994                   Date: December 16, 1994

Report for: Canadian Worcester Controls
Attention : Eric de Souza                         Customer P.O.# : 5070

Specimen  :
3/8" Dia. x 6" Lg Hex Head Cap Screw Blank, Heat Code: TS6
Material  : ASME SA193 B7, C.E.D.: 1983 Edition, Summer 1984
Addenda Thru to 1992 Edition 1993 Addenda

                          Tensile Test Results

                                             SA193
                                             Grade B7
                                             (2-1/2" Dia & under)
                              RESULT         SPECIFICATION

Specimen Diameter:            0.242 in.

Yield Strength (0.2% offset): 147,000 psi    105,000 minimum

Ultimate Tensile Strength:    152,000 psi    125,000 minimum

Elongation in 1 in.:            16 %         16 minimum

Reduction of Area:              62 %         50 minimum

Testing performed according to ASTM A370-92.

This report is subject to the following
terms and conditions:  1. This report
relates only to the specimen provided
and there is no representation or         Cambridge Materials Testing
warranty that it applies to similar       Limited
substances or materials or the bulk of
which the specimen is a part.  2. The     Per
contents of this report is for the           QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER
information of the customer identified
above only and it shall not be reprinted  Per
or published in whole or in part or                         TECHNICIAN
disclosed to any other party without the
prior written consent of Cambridge
Materials Testing Limited.  3. The name
Cambridge Materials Testing Limited shall
not be used in connection with the specimen
reported on or any substance or materials
similar to that specimen without the prior
written consent of Cambridge Materials
Testing Limited.  4. Neither Cambridge
Materials Testing Limited nor any of its
employees shall be responsible for any
claims, loss or damages arising in
consequence of reliance on this report or
any default, error or omission in its
preparation or the tests conducted.  5.
Specimens retained 3 months from date of
test and then disposed of unless instructed
otherwise.

FORM 600  4/92

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