Part 21 Report - 1996-065

ACCESSION #: 9605150136 NOTE: This text document was processed from a scanned version or an electronic submittal and has been processed as received. Some tables, figures, strikeouts, redlines, and enclosures may not have been included with this submittal, or have been omitted due to ASCII text conversion limitations. In order to view this document in its entirety, you may wish to use the NUDOCS microfiche in addition to the electronic text. B&G Home Office: Manufacturing Company 3067 Unionville Pike P.O. Box 904 Hatfield, PA 19440-0904 215-822-1925 May 8, 1996 Document Control Desk U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Washington, DC 20555 Reference: 10 CFR, Part 21 Courtesy Notification To Whom It May Concern: This letter provides to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission a courtesy notification as referenced by 10 CFR Part 21, paragraph 21.21, (4). Washington Public Power Supply System ("WPPSS") formally informed ACCUTECH, a division of B&G Manufacturing Co., Inc. ("B&G"), of capscrews recently found to have nonconforming hardness. The trace code TS-7 showed that these capscrews were supplied to WPPSS by the now defunct Cardinal Industrial Products, L.P. ("CIP") during February, 1994. On July 10, 1995, B&G purchased the name and certain other assets from CIP, a limited partnership that had been formed and operated in Nevada. B&G began its own nuclear fastener business at the same Nevada site, and temporarily used the "Cardinal Industrial Products" name before officially adopting the trade name of ACCUTECH in December, 1995. Although B&G is not bound to take formal action under 10 CFR Part 21, WPPSS's notification prompted us to investigate not only the capscrews in question but other inventory that B&G acquired from CIP. We performed hardness tests on any and all inventory still on site that had been heat treated by CIP. Failures were noted in the following two lots: (1) 3/8" - 16 x 1" capscrews, trace code TS-7: 16 pieces failed out of 1,086 pieces tested (note that WPPSS's test results were 2 failed pieces out of 98 tested); (2) 1" x 4" capscrew blanks, trace code K7: 6 pieces failed out of 71 pieces tested. We believe that the nonconforming hardness was the result of insufficient heat treating performed by CIP at the Nevada site. Therefore, we have scrapped and removed from the premises not only the failed lots, but any remaining product found to have been heat treated by CIP. Suppliers of: Bolts - Nuts - Studs - Threaded Rods - Machined Specials Service Centers: 6870 N. Fathom St, 10231 General Dr. Portland, OR 97217 Orlando, FL 32824 503-286-6601 407-857-5858 4660 Pine Timbers 3873 W. Oquendo Houston, TX 77041 Las Vegas, NV 89118 215-822-1925 702-739-1966 Page 2 of 2 Even though the obligation for statutory notifications remains with CIP, as a courtesy B&G is notifying the NRC of the situation. In addition, based upon records acquired from CIP, B&G is sending courtesy notifications to customers who were shipped product from these two lots by Cardinal Industrial Products, L.P. Sincerely yours, Roy P. Reindl Branch Manager, Nevada *** END OF DOCUMENT ***

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