United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

ACCESSION #:  9607180067

GENERAL INFORMATION or OTHER            EVENT NUMBER: 30753

LICENSEE: AESA BROWN BOVERI             NOTIFICATION DATE: 07/15/96
   CITY:  CORAL SPRINGS   REGION: 2     NOTIFICATION TIME: 13:19 [ET]
  COUNTY:                 STATE: FL     EVENT DATE:        07/15/96
LICENSE#:             AGREEMENT: Y      EVENT TIME: 00:00[EDT]
  DOCKET:                               LAST UPDATE DATE: 07/15/96

                                             NOTIFICATIONS

NRC NOTIFIED BY: C.  DAHLE              V.  HODGE           NRR
HQ OPS OFFICER: BOB STRANSKY

EMERGENCY CLASS: NOT APPLICABLE
10 CFR SECTION:
CDEF 21.21(b)(2)    DEFECTS/NONCOMPLIANCE

                               EVENT TEXT

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."

                                   ABB
                            ASEA BROWN BOVERI

July 12, 1996

Document Control Desk
U. S.  Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555
Subject:  Interim Report of Evaluation of Potential Deviation per
          10CFR Part 21
          Qualification Documentation for Class 1E Relays

Notification By:    ABB Power T&D Company Inc.
                    Relay Division
                    4300 Coral Ridge Dr.
                    Coral Springs, FL 33065

This letter is an interim report describing evaluation of potential
deviations in qualification documentation for Class 1E relays.

On May 6-7, Yankee Atomic Electric 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 determine its impact on
COM-5 Class 1E relays, per 10CFR 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 judgement, there was no
impact on the COM-5 relays being supplies.

A follow-up 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
all 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 10CFR Part 21.

Questions regarding information in this letter should be directed to
Cheryl Dahle at the Relay Division at 954-752-6700.

Cheryl A.  Dahle                   Jose R.  Gierbolini
Division Quality Manager           Profit Center Manager
                                   Electromechanical Relays

                       ABB Power T&D Company Inc.

          Relay     4300 Coral Ridge Drive    Telephone: (305) 752-6700
          Division  Coral Springs, FL 33065   Telefax :  (306) 345-5329

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