Part 21 Report - 1997-105
ACCESSION #: 9705300011
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April 30, 1997
Document Control Desk
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555
Subject: Follow-up to ENERTECH March 3,1997 Letter regarding Niagara
Mohawk Power Corporation: Non Conformance Report of BW/IP
On February 20, 1997 Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Nine Mile Point
Unit #2, submitted to the NRC Operations Center their sixty (60) day
evaluation report. In Nine Miles opinion, a deviation or non conformance
condition exists in a basic component that is reportable under Part 21
guidelines. The basic component is identified as a Safety Related
Pressure switch supplied by BW/IP that may be any one of five (5) part
Since our first notification, ENERTECH has made numerous unsuccessful
attempts to have the Nine Mile Facility provide information required to
perform a root cause evaluation. Without this information, ENERTECH is
unable to determine specific effected part numbers, failure mechanism,
and failure history.
All known users of the pressure switches in question have been notified
by ENERTECH. An upgrade to a more advanced pressure switch has been
suggested to the affected Nuclear Power facilities. No additional action
or status on ENERTECH's behalf can occur until Nine Mile Unit 2 provides
the requested items for evaluation.
If you have questions or need additional information, Please contact Mr.
John "Rusty" DeKleine, Director Quality Assurance, or myself at your
convenience at ENERTECH (714) 528-2301.
John T. DeKleine for
Frank U. Eriach
President & C.E.O.
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