United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

LICENSEE: AESA BROWN BOVERI                  
SITE: AESA BROWN BOVERI                     EN NUMBER:30753
DOCKET:                                  EVENT DATE: 07-15-96
RX TYPE:                                 EVENT TIME: 00:00
VENDORS:                                NOTIFY DATE: 07-15-96
EMERGENCY CLASS: N/A  REGION: 2 STATE: FL      TIME: 13:19
OPS OFFICER: BOB STRANSKY             
10 CFR SECTION: CDEF  21.21(b)(2)         DEFECTS/NONCOMPLIANCE

10 CFR PART 21 REPORT REGARDING POTENTIAL DEVIATIONS IN          
QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTATION FOR CLASS 1E RELAYS.                 
                                                                 
THE FOLLOWING IS TEXT FROM A FACSIMILE SUBMITTED BY THE VENDOR:  
                                                                 
"ON MAY 6-7, YANKEE ATOMIC ENERGY COMPANY CONDUCTED SURVEILLANCE 
AUDIT 96-066 AT ABB POWER T&D COMPANY INC. - RELAY DIVISION,     
CORAL SPRINGS, FL. THIS AUDIT RESULTED IN A FINDING AND          
RECOMMENDATION TO INITIATE AN EVALUATION OF QUALIFICATION        
DOCUMENTATION, AND TO DETERMINE ITS IMPACT ON COM-5 CLASS 1E     
RELAYS, PER 10 CFR PART 21. AFTER EVALUATION, A REPORT WAS       
SUBMITTED TO YANKEE ATOMIC JUNE 11, 1996 IDENTIFYING CORRECTIVE  
ACTIONS THAT HAD BEEN TAKEN AND STATING THAT, IN OUR JUDGMENT,   
THERE WAS NO IMPACT ON THE COM-5 RELAYS BEING SUPPLIED.          
                                                                 
"A FOLLOWUP VISIT BY YANKEE ATOMIC TOOK PLACE ON JULY 9-10, 1996,
TO REVIEW THESE CORRECTIVE ACTIONS. AS A RESULT OF FURTHER       
DISCUSSIONS, YANKEE ATOMIC DETERMINED THAT THE QUALIFICATION     
DOCUMENTATION FOR THE COM-5 RELAY, AS WELL AS THE CRN-1 AND CVE-1
RELAYS, WAS NOT SUFFICIENT. IN ADDITION, INCONSISTENCIES IN ZPA  
RATINGS WERE FOUND.                                              
                                                                 
"BASED ON THE ABOVE OCCURRENCES, ABB IS INITIATING AN EVALUATION 
OF THE QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTATION FOR THE ABOVE MENTIONED       
RELAYS, AS WELL AS OTHER CLASS 1E RELAYS SUPPLIED. THIS          
EVALUATION WILL BE COMPLETED BY AUGUST 30, 1996. BASED ON THE    
RESULTS OF THIS EVALUATION, WE WILL THEN ISSUE A FINAL REPORT,   
PER 10 CFR PART 21."                                             

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