United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment


ACCESSION #: 9704010595



                             Victoreen, Inc.



VICTOREEN



Document Control Desk,

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission,

Washington, DC 20555



Subject:       Notification of a noncompliance, Model 530 Resistor

               Network



Reference:     10 CFR 21 Section 21.21

               Notification to the NRC by fax. (301) 816-5151

               NRC Operations Center



Date of Notification:    March 26, 1997



Individual Notifying Commission:

Linda S Nash

Corporate Director, Regulatory Affairs and Q.A



Bill Zimmerman

R&D Engineer



Name and address of company notifying the Commission:

Victoreen Inc.

6000 Cochran Road,

Cleveland, Ohio 44139-3395

(216) 248-9300



Facility Containing the defect:

Victoreen Inc.

6000 Cochran Rd.

Solon, Ohio 44139



Date on which the condition was identified: April 15, 1996



Nature of the condition:

Resistor network can crack, causing portions of it or all of it to become

non-functional.



Why we think "this component has caused a substantial safety hazard"

This device has not caused a substantial safety hazard.



                         6000 Cochran Road

                         Cleveland, Ohio 44139-3395

                         (216) 248-9300

                         FAX (216) 248-9301

                         DATA (216) 248-9043



Continuation of notification of Model 530



Why we think "this component could cause a substantial safety hazard":

Measurements made with a defective instrument may result in radiation

exposure readings which are above or below the actual radiation exposure.

In the event that the measured readings are below the actual exposure,

the actual exposure will be more than the measured exposure.  In the

event that the readings are above the actual exposure, the actual

exposure will be less than the measured exposure.  If a faulty instrument

is used as a primary calibration standard, all devices calibrated with

reference to the faulty device may be in error.  If used to calibrate

survey meters or personal dosimeters, the users of these devices may be

exposed to radiation levels exceeding allowable limits for radiation

workers and others.



Customers / Utilities Affected:

To be determined.



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