Part 21 Report - 1996-065
ACCESSION #: 9605150136
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B&G Home Office:
3067 Unionville Pike
P.O. Box 904
Hatfield, PA 19440-0904
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
4660 Pine Timbers 3873 W. Oquendo
Houston, TX 77041 Las Vegas, NV 89118
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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.
Roy P. Reindl
Branch Manager, Nevada
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