United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment


LICENSEE: VICTOREEN, INC.                    

SITE: VICTOREEN, INC.                       EN NUMBER:32017

DOCKET:                                  EVENT DATE: 04-15-96

RX TYPE:                                 EVENT TIME: 18:23

VENDORS:                                NOTIFY DATE: 03-25-97

EMERGENCY CLASS: N/A  REGION: 3 STATE: OH      TIME: 18:23

OPS OFFICER: RUDY KARSCH              

10 CFR SECTION: CDEG  21.21(c)(3)(i)      DEFECTS/NONCOMPLIANCE



RESISTOR NETWORKS IN MODEL 530 INSTRUMENTS CAN CRACK, CAUSING IT 

TO BECOME NON-FUNCTIONAL. MEASUREMENTS MADE WITH DEFECTIVE       

INSTRUMENTS COULD RESULT IN ADDITIONAL RADIATION EXPOSURES. IF   

THE INSTRUMENT IS USED AS A CALIBRATION STANDARD, ALL CALIBRATED 

DEVICES WOULD BE IN ERROR. SURVEY METERS AND PERSONAL DOSIMETERS 

COULD BE AFFECTED. RADIATION WORKERS COULD BE EXPOSED            

UNNECESSARILY, POSSIBLY EXCEEDING ALLOWED LIMITS.                

                                                                 

* * * UPDATE 1720EDT 4/11/97 VIA FAX RECEIVED BY S. SANDIN * * * 

                                                                 

VICTOREEN SUBMITTED THE CORRECTIVE ACTIONS AND CLOSE-OUT OF THIS 

NOTIFICATION VIA FAX.  NOTIFIED R3DO(MADERA) AND FORWARDED TO    

NRR(HODGE).                                                      



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