Part 21 Report - 1996-650

LICENSEE: QUANEX CORPORATION SITE: QUANEX CORPORATION EN NUMBER:30774 DOCKET: EVENT DATE: 05-24-96 RX TYPE: EVENT TIME: 00:00 VENDORS: NOTIFY DATE: 07-22-96 EMERGENCY CLASS: N/A REGION: 4 STATE: TX TIME: 18:45 OPS OFFICER: LEIGH TROCINE 10 CFR SECTION: CDEG 21.21(c)(3)(i) DEFECTS/NONCOMPLIANCE QUANEX CORPORATION INTERIM 10 CFR PART 21 REPORT OF A DEVIATION EVALUATION INVOLVING A MIX IN MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS (SA-106 GRADE B VERSUS A-333 P22) QUANEX CORPORATION GULF STATES TUBE DIVISION SUBMITTED AN INTERIM REPORT TO DOCUMENT THE EVALUATION OF AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION INVOLVING 3/4-INCH, SCHEDULE-80, ASME, SA-106, GRADE-B PIPE ON MILL ORDER #74229 WHICH WAS FURNISHED TO CONSOLIDATED POWER SUPPLY (CPS) AGAINST PO S65-46324. DURING ROUTINE TESTING, CPS FOUND THAT ONE TUBE WAS MARKED AS SA-106 GRADE B, AND IT WAS ACTUALLY A335 P22. THIS WAS SUBSEQUENTLY VERIFIED BY THE QUANEX GULF STATES TUBE DIVISION ON A SAMPLE PROVIDED BY CPS. THE QUANEX INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT CPS WAS THE ONLY NUCLEAR CUSTOMER THAT WAS INVOLVED IN THE SALE OF THIS MATERIAL. CPS WAS NOTIFIED ON JUNE 14, 1996, TO RETURN THE MATERIAL FROM THIS ORDER. HOWEVER, QUANEX WAS UNABLE TO DETERMINE THAT THE DEFICIENCY WITH A MIX IN MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS (SA-106 GRADE B VERSUS A-333 P22) WAS AN ISOLATED CASE RELATIVE TO THE ONE SHIPMENT TO CPS IN NOVEMBER 1994. CPS PROVIDED CORRESPONDENCE TO ALL AFFECTED CUSTOMERS WHO WERE SUPPLIED THE SUBJECT MATERIAL AS ASME CODE AND/OR SAFETY RELATED, AND CPS VERIFIED RECEIPT OF THIS CORRESPONDENCE ON JUNE 21, 1996. CPS NOTIFICATIONS WERE SENT TO THE FOLLOWING CUSTOMERS: CAPITAL MANUFACTURING, INDIAN POINT 3, SEQUOYAH, VALCOR ENGINEERING, S. Y. TRADING COMPANY, CALVERT CLIFFS, BEAVER VALLEY, DAVIS BESSE, COMANCHE PEAK, KEWAUNEE, BECHTEL (AS AGENT FOR GINNA), EDWARD VALVES, AND RIVER BEND. NOT ALL RECIPIENTS HAVE RESPONDED AT THIS TIME. IN ADDITION, NO CPS CUSTOMERS HAVE IDENTIFIED ANYTHING OTHER THAN SA-106 GRADE-B MATERIAL BEING INSTALLED.

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