United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

LICENSEE: FARWELL & HENDRICKS                
SITE: FARWELL & HENDRICKS                   EN NUMBER:31450
DOCKET:                                  EVENT DATE: 12-13-96
RX TYPE:                                 EVENT TIME: 00:00
VENDORS:                                NOTIFY DATE: 12-13-96
EMERGENCY CLASS: N/A  REGION: 3 STATE: OH      TIME: 15:08
OPS OFFICER: LEIGH TROCINE            
10 CFR SECTION: CCCC  21.21               UNSPECIFIED PARAGRAPH

POTENTIAL FOR INCORRECT OPERATION (ARMATURE BINDING) OF          
SAFETY-RELATED GE-TYPE HGA RELAYS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN JANUARY   
1989 AND JUNE 1991 BY GE ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION AND SUPPLIED BY 
GE NUCLEAR ENERGY                                                
                                                                 
FARWELL & HENDRICKS, INC., PROVIDED NOTIFICATION VIA FACSIMILE   
REGARDING INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT CO.    
APPLICABLE TO SAFETY-RELATED GE-TYPE HGA RELAYS.  BASED UPON THIS
INFORMATION, FARWELL & HENDRICKS DETERMINED THAT TWO UTILITIES   
HAVE BEEN PROVIDED WITH DEDICATED RELAYS THAT ARE AFFECTED.      
RELAYS PROVIDED TO NORTHEAST NUCLEAR ENERGY CO. UNDER NORTHEAST  
UTILITIES PURCHASE ORDER #878067 AND RELAYS PROVIDED TO NEW YORK 
POWER AUTHORITY UNDER PURCHASE ORDER #C92J1798 WERE MANUFACTURED 
DURING THE TIME FRAME INDICATED.  FARWELL & HENDRICKS PLANS TO   
NOTIFY THOSE UTILITIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RESPECTIVE         
PROCUREMENT DOCUMENTS.                                           
                                                                 
INFORMATION REGARDING THE POTENTIAL FOR INCORRECT OPERATION OF   
THESE RELAYS WAS SENT BY GE NUCLEAR ENERGY LOCATED IN SAN JOSE,  
CALIFORNIA TO THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES ON NOVEMBER 5, 1996:       
CAROLINA POWER & LIGHT CO.; DTE ENERGY; ENTERGY OPERATIONS, INC.;
FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT CO.; NEBRASKA PUBLIC POWER DISTRICT; PECO  
ENERGY CO.; SOUTHERN NUCLEAR OPERATING CO.; TENNESSEE VALLEY     
AUTHORITY; AND VERMONT YANKEE NUCLEAR POWER CORP.                

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